Monday, August 11, 2008

Photos!!


Yep that's me and Steve being super silly! yay! This was just before Aunty Tracy's wedding - we had about an hour to wait in the church before anyone showed up :P Interesting though, having a civil union in the church. Also interesting was the Livitical blessing that the non-priest-civil servant guy gave at the end.


This is Kristin, Aroha and I. It was super excellent fun to see these girls again. :) Yay - my future extended family!!


Me trying to be arty with the cake photos. It was only 2 layers and was a rich marble cake with white, seriously sugary, icing. I didn't eat much - Steve and i were too busy carving up the dance floor and showing up all the old people!! Honestly, ususally i last two songs, but for some reason, we kept going all night! yay!


Just a random shot - it's my fav from the engagement party and i've learnt how to use the smudge tool in whatever photo program i have :D yay!
My life is whirlwind.
A whirlwind of activity, happenings, photos and stuff.
And somewhere in all of it, God brings me through.

I was recently thinking about the time when Jesus walks on the water, Matthew 14:22-33. I think I can relate to Peter a lot in this story. It's interesting to notice that the wind and the waves do not stop when he steps out of the boat. The wind and waves go on being crazy, but in the long run it is better for Peter to be out of the boat with Jesus right next to him, than holding onto the material protection of the boat in the middle of the storm.

I love that I'm out of the boat, in the middle of the waves with Jesus. I know that sometimes I'm actually walking back towards the boat and it's illusion of protection. Something i've noticed though, is that Jesus says to Peter when he starts to sink: "You of little faith!", but when you think about it - Peter had more faith than the rest of the disciples in that boat! He was the one that stepped out and yet to Jesus - he's got "little faith"?!

I suppose it's true. Sometimes we believe that we've done the best we can do by just getting out of the boat, but in reality, that's only the first step on a long journey.

Whirlwind life with rolling waves and ferocious winds? I'd rather be trying to walk the waves with Jesus than stuck in the boat.

Bring it on.