Thursday, March 5, 2009
Life doesn't just happen..it HAPPENS..
There is no doubt that here in North America we live the good life. We have our share of political condundrums, poor water quality, soaring prices and endless rain, but nothing compared to living in other parts of the world. The valley captivates those that come to visit, cements those of us that choose to call it home and beckon those that have never skied, golfed and gone to the beach all in one day. We can benefit sometimes from reading all the tourism propanganda and be reminded, we really do live in the land of plenty. I personally have seen a huge change in the last 25 years here, some things for the good and some things that hurt. So all the say "NO" to Walmart people stop reading now...but bringing affortable shopping options has been a good thing. The airpark construction has been one of mine and Jussi's greatest joys. He loves planes and I love the beach. Many of you too have spent endless hours there, sometimes chatting, power walking, chasing a kid on a new skateboard or sometimes just because you have some time. I cannot hide the hurts though and I struggle with how to help, how to get involved, how to make a difference and just how loud we need to be. The affordable housing projects that need to be okayed and put into action are the first of many sore spots with our local government. Do your part and don't let these matters sit for another year. Ask questions, PRAY, we have been given favor, it is like an umbrella, so YELL bring on the rain...because no matter what paperwork is necessary and what heads need to turn, OUR GOD is much bigger. I remind myself daily of God's incredible faithfulness and love...he blesses us, we hear from an old friend, have time to chat with a new friend, and life just goes exponentially with favor! Life in Christ doesn't just happen....it HAPPENS!