Monday, July 25, 2011


"There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears."
Philippians 1:6 The Message
Those of you that have been following Young Adventures for awhile know that we left our home church of 13 years almost a year ago.  Since then we have been visiting different churches on and off.  It hasn't been easy, in fact it has been hard and frustrating.  Despite all of this I have had a peace about the situation.  I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and I trust him completely.  
We are on church number six now and it has been kind of unreal.  Woodland Hills church has been around for quite some time but, I never really gave it any serious consideration.  I always thought it was too big and too far away.  It is pretty big, but not as far as I thought.  This place feels like home and such a breath of fresh air.
We leave feeling encouraged, inspired, and refreshed.
Now, we have only visited a couple of times so there is still a lot to know about the church.
We do know a few families that have attended the church for a number of years, and are very happy and seem quite connected.
So, basically we feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Even if we don't end up attending I feel like there is a church out there that will be a good fit for us.
If your looking for a church I just want to encourage you to hang tight, and keep visiting churches even the ones that you don't think will work.
Have a great week!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A glass full

This is the very day God acted— 

      let's celebrate and be festive! 
Psalm 118:24 {The Message}

My friend Mommie Dearest posted this verse in a different translation awhile back and  it was a good reminder for me.  I like to look at different translations every so often, because it gives me a new perspective.
The words celebrate and festive really struck me.  I feel like I just try to make it through my ordinary days
I was thinking about my attitude on special days like holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries.  It is different.  I seem to have more of a spring in my step.  Why is that?  Obviously, we have stress, hard times, and tragedy in this life, but God gave us this day and we should embrace it.
I think of myself as a half glass full instead of empty girl, but really my glass isn't half full.  Because our loving God has FILLED my glass and it is running over.
My days are not ordinary, and they should be celebrated.
I hope that you too can see how much God blesses us each and everyday!