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Monday, November 28, 2005

Wards is Over!

Yes!!! My wards rotation is finally over and I get to show up to work tomorrow at the luxurious hour of 8:00am as a budding endocrinologist. I anticipate a life of relative ease for the next month. Hooray!
Well, once again, it is time for bed. This is a pretty short post but I have to save a little time for a spiritual snack before bed. Here is a little morsel for you:
"Of all the gifts that heaven can bestow upon men, fellowship with Christ in His sufferings is the most weighty trust and the highest honor." --MH 478

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Well, I'm getting tired now, so it is probably almost bedtime. I have only two more days left of this rotation! Yeah! And I'm off work tomorrow! So that actually leaves only one day :) My first agenda item tomorrow is to sleep in as late as possible. After that activity I will probably wander out and shop a little bit (groceries, perhaps a winter coat so I don't freeze, maybe a little Christmas shopping) and then in the afternoon I may do a bit of apartment hunting. Of course that sounds like a full day, so it likely will not happen that way. I will sleep in until the day is half over, get groceries, and if lucky get one or two more things done. You know how it is when you haven't had a day off in a while...Well, time to get some rest...
"In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength." --Is 30:15


You people are the coolest! I miss you all! Come see me in Portland!

Recent Fun

Mom was recently here with me and we went on a little boat ride in the Gorge. It was great having her here! C'mon back anytime Ma!

Friday, November 25, 2005


Ok, so I didn't really mean what I said about hope. Well, maybe I did. However, there is one and only one thing worth hoping for.
"The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord." --Lamentations 3:25, 26 (I took this picture on my first trip to Portland for my interview here: the lovely Mount Hood peeking above the clouds).


There was something really long and frustrating about today...but we'll not go there. Anyone who has done rotations on the wards understands that. The real problem is that I temporarily forgot that hope is absolutely uncalled for and risky. I am referring to the hope that just because there wasn't much left to do I might get home at a reasonable hour. Yeah right. Anyway...I am really counting down until this rotation is over. Not that it is a terrible rotation. I just don't have time for life. That is always a bummer. I will try not to tire everyone out with my fatigue though. I have only 3 more days! Yes!!! And one of them is a day off!!! Even better! Tomorrow I admit patients until 1 pm then do other floor work, Sunday I have off, and Monday is my last day. That can't be so bad (Norman and Doug should recognize this picture:). "If we surrender our lives to His service, we can never be placed in a position for which God has not made provision." --COL 173

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Wow! God is good!... I took this lush picture when LaNaya was down to visit at a park near my place...I am now officially apartment hunting. I was on today by myself, running the ward team, since my senior resident had the day off. It was a busy day, but I was blessed with finishing before 5 pm and looking around a bit for apartments. I thought it would be more simple than this, but I think finding the right place will be a bit more challenging. But I really have peace right now that God has the right place for me. I'm so excited that I feel His leading to move in to Portland. The drive from Vancouver has been really getting to me. I am just amazed at how every day God deserves my praise!!! Every day God is working out the BEST plan for our lives! Even when in a dark hole and not feeling a bit like God is leading, He is still building the perfect plan for me. Yeah! :)

Monday, November 21, 2005

He will swallow up death forever...And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces... --Is 25:8

At Cannon Beach...a refreshing break from the daily toil...
Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness and relies wholly on the merits of the Saviour. --7T 17


In the darkest days, when appearances are most forbidding, have faith in God...
--MH 482

It has been a long time since I have been here...


I'm a little bored today. Just cruising along at work trying to keep from going crazy.