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Wedding Vows.

I think we found the ones, here they are!!!

Pastor: Will you answer me right now
These questions, as your wedding vow?

Groom: Yes, I will answer right now
Your questions as my wedding vow.

Pastor: Will you take her as your wife?
Will you love her all your life?

Groom: Yes, I take her as my wife,
Yes, I'll love her all my life.

Pastor: Will you have, and also hold
Just as you have at this time told?

Groom: Yes, I will have, and I will hold,
Just as I have at this time told,
Yes, I will love her all my life
As I now take her as my wife.

Pastor: Will you love through good and bad?
Whether you're happy or sad?

Groom: Yes, I'll love through good and bad,
Whether we're happy or sad,
Yes, I will have and I will hold
Just as I have already told,
Yes, I will love her all my life,
Yes, I will take her as my wife!

Pastor: Will you love her if you're rich?
Or if you're poor, and in a ditch?

Groom: Yes, I'll love her if we're rich,
And I will love her in a ditch,
I'll love her through good times and bad,
Whether we are happy or sad,
Yes, I will have, and I will hold
(I could have sworn this has been told!)
I promise to love all my life
This woman, as my lawful wife!

Pastor: Will you love her when you're fit,
And also when you're feeling sick?

Groom: Yes, I'll love her when we're fit,
And when we're hurt, and when we're sick,
And I will love her when we're rich
And I will love her in a ditch
And I will love through good and bad,
And I will love when glad or sad,
And I will have, and I will hold
Ten years from now a thousandfold,
Yes, I will love for my whole life
This lovely woman as my wife!

Pastor: Will you love with all your heart?
Will you love till death you part?

Groom: Yes, I'll love with all my heart
From now until death do us part,
And I will love her when we're rich,
And when we're broke and in a ditch,
And when we're fit, and when we're sick,
(Oh, CAN'T we get this finished quick?)
And I will love through good and bad,
And I will love when glad or sad,
And I will have, and I will hold,
And if I might now be so bold,
I'll love her my entire life,
Yes, I WILL take her as my wife!

Pastor: Then if you'll take her as your wife,
And if you'll love her all your life,
And if you'll have, and if you'll hold,
From now until the stars grow cold,
And if you'll love through good and bad,
And whether you're happy or sad,
And love in sickness, and in health,
And when you're poor, and when in wealth,
And if you'll love with all your heart,
From now until death do you part,
Yes, if you'll love her through and through,
Please answer with these words:

Pastor and Groom: I DO!

Pastor: You're married now! So kiss the bride,
But please, do keep it dignified.

Marty Blase, the author of these vows, writes: "My fiancee and I agreed a long time ago that we wanted to write our own wedding vows, and as a spur-of-the-moment idea, I suggested the following. To my disappointment, she didn't quite go for it..."

It just might be mono

So, I missed the whole phase in high school when you kiss a bunch of people and get mono. Luke didn't, so he's a carrier. I think he gave me mono.

I went to the doctor on thursday and he was like, no, I don't think you do, because you would get this really bad sore throat and your glands would be all swollen... oh wait your glands are all swollen... but you don't have the sore throat and you said you're actually feeling better, and your fever went away... so I don't think you have mono.

Guess who woke up Friday morning with a really bad sore throat that still hasn't gone away? Yeah, it's me. Anyway, this kinda sucks. Mostly because it started the day after I went to the doctor... So now I'm like, do I go back to the doctor (which will take about 2 weeks) or just wait it out for, like, a month?

Alright...

So I signed up for a Beth Moore book study... and I don't know.

So far it's been alright. I've only done day one, though.

Let me start further back, though...

This morning I got up and went to BCC. In the atrium there were a bunch of tables set up for the woman's brunch with yellow table cloths and elaborate centerpieces and up front there were two cushy chairs on a platform. "What are those for?" "I dunno, that's big church for you." As it turns out those were for a drama presentation. Yes, folks, a DRAMA PRESENTATION. During brunch two performers got up onto the stage.
One of them was a middle aged lady and the other was this guy in a white choir robe holding a Bible. At the beginning, they were both seated in the chairs and she was about to start her quiet time, but she received a phone call. The woman on the other end was one of her friends telling her about a great sale that she was going to miss, unless she left right away.
"But I'm kind of busy right now" "but you need to get down here" "Alright, I'm going"
So then as she's getting up to go, the man in the robe (at this point, she starts calling him Lord, to signify God, I think) starts to follow her and she's like, "no, you stay here" and he keeps trying to follow her as she's getting ready. And eventually she gets annoyed with him and grabs his wrist, and says forcefully as she nails it to an invisible cross "YOU STAY HERE" and with each word, there's a sound effect like hammering as she nails both wrists to the invisible cross.

And then after that, another woman gets up and starts talking about how we become too busy for Jesus and that we leave Him up on the cross while we go about our days, never living in relationship with Him.

So, I'm not sure what to think at this point. Do I feel somehow guilty for not spending enough time with God? Or do I feel sorry for a God who doesn't say anything?

That's what really bothered be the most. The way they portrayed God as helpless and silent. Instead of a God who speaks to us. I guess that was their point: that we don't stop and listen. And that God will speak to us when we slow down and seek Him. It just seemed like an extreme example. As if missing my quiet time for one day is like crucifying my savior again.

Rather than portraying a loving, jealous God, who wants my whole heart, they portrayed Him as a weak God who can only speak to you under the right conditions. As if it's up to me when and how God will speak.

Anyway, this is already a long post, so I'll just say that Beth Moore is alright, she's just a little intense and I'll get over it. Aside from that she's a biblically sound woman who loves the Lord and I feel like I owe her an apology for any mean things I may have said about her or her studies in the past.

Been a while

I haven't updated in a while, so here goes:

I'm engaged.
I'm going to take a chemistry class at PCC.
I'm also trying to save up some money for a wedding and that seems to be in conflict with going to school and cutting my hours at work.
They did change my hours at work to accommodate my school schedule, so I feel a little weird about being like, "oh, thanks for bending over backwards to change my schedule around, but just kidding I won't be taking that class after all."
Also, I'm taking a class for a major that isn't offered at PSU and the closest program I've found is at OSU... and the likelyhood of me moving anytime in the next year is very very slim... soooo... why am I taking this class?

Oh and I decided against my better judgment to have a fantasy football team which is doing very poorly and is causing me unneeded stress. But on the bright side I dyed by hair and it looks really pretty.
Okay, officially, we need a roommate.


I'll know for sure about my car on Monday, but I'm pretty sure it's totalled. I'll figure out what I'll do about it then...

More importantly, Will gave his official notice and has moved out his stuff. So we officially need and official roommate. Any takers?

That's our craig's list add down there:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/roo/719204128.html

friggin' hit by a car.

So a car hit my car and it sucks cuz I liked that car a lot and now it has a smashed up door and I'm sad.

Here's what happened. I was pulling left out of our driveway across to go left and the fred meyer driveway across from our driveway, but not directly across. There were 2 or 3 cars lined up to go left out of their driveway. Car 1 goes as I am going, not a problem. Car 2 pulls out into the side of my car! I'm sure she didn't see me, she even said so. I'm fine, but now how am I supposed to get to work?
These two guys buying beer saw the whole thing, so I got their names and numbers as witnesses that it wasn't my fault. And this really nice guy named Bob helped me out by bending the metal away from my tire so I could go back across the street to my appartments and park... but this really does suck.

Baking at the airport

I accepted a job at the airport behind the security checkpoint at a European bistro that I can't remember the name of. It sounds like a better job because I'll be able to move around once they open a resturaunt downtown and he says that he doesn't like to keep people in the same position too long once they get bored. Unfortunately, I have to be there at 4 in the morning... Not too excited about that, but I will get more pay, 10/hr, versus the 9 something I would have gotten at Embassy. I do hope it's worth it.

Anyway, I have to get fingerprinted on Friday and that takes a few days to process they say, so I won't start until next week... Anyone want to hang out? Ashby left for Kenya yesterday, so the house is kinda quiet. And if anyone feels so moved, she would appreciate your prayers. I'm nervous for her because the government is so unstable there... I don't want her trip to be useless or her to get hurt. Speaking of prayer... We have a prayer night at our apartment on Wednesday... That's tonight.

Bar-ack Oh-bam-uh!

So yeah, yesterday Luke and I went to see Mr. Obama speak at the waterfront.
Here's what the koin news people had to say:



It didn't feel like there were 75,000 people there, but we were sorta in the middle so we didn't know how many people were behind us. We were close enough to see that there was a skinny black man on the podium, but it could have been any skinny black man.

He gave a good speech, though. Lots of ambitious promises, like universal health care and our troops home by the end of '09. That seemed a little far fetched to me, but it's worth hoping for, maybe. The question that seems to be asked the most is "well, it sounds good, but how is he going to pay for it?" or "How is he going to actually make these things happen?" The only answer I heard is that he's going to pay for things with the money that was going to fund the Iraq war. That's a little more of a concrete answer than there has been so far, but far from a solid plan. I'm still undecided, but leaning toward voting for him if he becomes the nominee.

One good thing he talked about was how it's about the American people, and that's one thing I think our nation has lost sight of. The whole "by the people, for the people" idea has left American politics. That's one of the reasons I wouldn't vote for Hillary if she became the nominee. I think she's about her own ambitions and for her own purposes running for president.

Oh, and in other news, I have possibly the worst sunburn I've ever had. I don't feel like taking pictures of it to show it off, but I thought I would let you know.

Job!

Finally! I have a job. I'll be working at the Embassy Suites down at the airport. There is another job that I might take if they offer it to me, but they won't call me back until Monday. I figured I might as well take the job and change my mind later if it comes to that, rather than waiting and ending up with no job. I'll be making breakfast from 6-9 and then salads for the rest of the day, until 2ish. Hooray!!!

Thank you to everyone that has been praying for/with me, we have been answered, Praise God!!!
Seriously, there is an assisted living home within walking distance. That is so sweet, cuz it's about the only thing I have experience at. I applied today and hopefully they will get back to me by the end of the week. That would be sweeeet.

On a roommate finding note, someone who works there responded to our add on craig's list... too bad he's a dude.