Tuesday, April 29, 2008

-The Lord GOD Is My Strength-

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Though the fig tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the LORD,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
The Lord GOD is my strength,
And He has made my feet like hinds' feet,
And makes me walk on my high places.

I found this encouraging.

I bought a BIKE!!!

I bought the bike yesterday but had to pick it up today. Crystal drove me down town to the bike shop and I told her that I would just ride the bike home.... Wow!!! Love the bike but when you truck up the side of a mountain after not being on a bike for years it really gets you. When I got home my legs were like jello:b

I'm really excited about it though... I think It offer really good exercise.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hey everyone!!! Thanks so much for coming tonight to say goodbye, it was a ton of fun. You all make me feel loved:) No seriously, it really meant a lot for you all to come and see me off. Hopefully I'll see some of you in CA in the near future:)

Finish up school, work if you must and have a wonderful summer!!! Keep me in your prayers, I'll need it:)

God Bless and again, thanks for everything,

Friday, April 18, 2008

What a crazy process!!! My birthday is coming up tomorrow:) Yeah!!! Well my Drivers License was going to expire tomorrow... So yesterday I went in with Sarah (My Sister) sat in line forever.... then we found out we were in the wrong line. Next line.... waiting... waiting... I looked at Sarah, "good thing I brought my passport" didn't think I would need it but just in case. Almost up to the counter and I see a little sign no debit cards, cash or check only!!! AAAAAH!!! I didn't have cash:( "Well" says Sarah "you can come back tomorrow". We get home and Sarah runs my passport down to my office.

I spent the night at Luke and Dayna's house got up early and left for the DMV with 20 bucks. I get there stand in line, get up to the counter and realize that I don't have my passport with me it's at home.... Run home grab the passport drive back wait in line... FINALLY I get up to the counter renew my license, stand in front of the little blue cloth and take an absolutely awful looking picture... Whatever!!! The good thing is, I don't need to renew it again until 2014. I just feel bad for the cop that has to look at the picture next time I get pulled over:)

FYI... If you are getting your DRIVERS LICENSE renewed, bring your passport or birth certificate, proof of address, cash or check, your old license and a big smile:)


Thursday, April 17, 2008

-Leaving for Santa Barbara California Tuesday April 22-

Just got a one way ticket to Santa Barbara California:) So God willing, I'm moving on Tuesday April 22.

I'm really excited to go:) I've never lived away from home for more then 3 months, so it will be different but good. My sisters take care of me all the time right now. They are so wonderful, always helpful, always there to talk to when I'm flipping out over something stupid:) Always giving me hugs when we haven't seen each other for more then 5 minutes. I'll really miss them:) My brothers are pretty cool too... Always supportive of everything, encouraging in the Lord and always up for an adventure:) Mark and I went hunting and 4 wheeling the other day!!! We had a blast!!! Caleb and I are room mates and we are always fighting... no jk.. only when I don't clean up my mess:) Caleb and I are like best buds. Joseph and Isaac... What can I say... They are both the MAN!!! I shake there hand every night before crashing and tell them that. Joseph always says "no your the man" and I say "no you are" and he says "okay, yeah I am the man":) Ill miss those little guys:("

LUKE, DAYNA, BRIC and ANNA I'll miss you too... It's been a blast just hanging out spending time at your houses. I really love you guys:) Thanks so much for all your hospitality and friendship:)

My parents are probably the best parents in the world... I admit I'm a bit bias. My parents are two people I've always highly respected. As I have grown in the Lord and in life they have become 2 of my best friends. Always encouraging me to walk in the strength of the Lord, to find my joy and peace in all that He is. Teaching me to always trust in His sufficiency so that when the proud waves of this world come I'll be firmly anchored to the rock, which is Jesus Christ. My dad always tells us that he want's to raise Spirit filled children rather then good children. So that when we go out and they aren't around to guide us in decisions, they can rest in the knowledge that Christ dwells within and if we are fully surrendered to all that He is, we (Christ through us) will make the right call. They have taught me so much through all these young years of my life. Their example of devotion to the Lord has been so encouraging and uplifting. Knowing that we are going to make mistakes they are always there to run to when we need advise.
I love them so much and truly hold them close as true Friends in the LORD.

To all the soccer people that may read this: You guys are so great!!! Tonight was a blast!!! I couldn't have had a better time!!! Hanging out with you all this last year has been so much fun. To see so many people that love the Lord and can get together and play respectful, competitive soccer is truly amazing. I'll miss you all and soccer so much. Play hard and have a good summer:)

Well that's a wrap... Pray for me, that I get everything packed successfully, everything wrapped up on this end and that I don't freak out:) JK... I don't think I will.

God Bless and I'll miss all of you:)

Paul Rogers