Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Day 08: Kick Start

Today’s Bible Verse
“I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great his power is to help those who believe him. It is that same might power that raised Christ from the dead.” (Ephesians 1:19-20)

I absolutely loved the power of this verse. I got reminded again that when I rely on God as the source of all the power in my life, you can see mind-blowing results that I can never attain on my own.

These words sustained me throughout the day. Today was my last day to pack and prepare for everything on second 3-week road trip.

I had to pack clothes good for 3 weeks. I do not like to run out of something to wear and have to buy new clothing.

I also do not like to repeat clothing in a matter of 3 weeks. I know – a character flaw. So I had to make sure I had everything.

I also had to wash all of my husband’s clothes so he can pack enough. It is just amazing how many clothes he goes through in just 1 week.

Believe it or not, it is so much more than my pile of dirty clothes! I purposely decided to wash all of his clothes the day before we left so no dirty stuff will be left behind.

I washed 6 loads and lasted the whole day.

I also had to do a lot of work so that I can afford to work a less amount of time while we are on the road.

Thank goodness for God’s grace to be able to cheerfully do all of these things! Just knowing that His power is more than enough to sustain me, I knew I was going to get through the day with a smile on my face.

Since I am in the one month to live frame of mind, I decided to – CUT MY OWN HAIR!! Ok, not my entire hair but I wanted to get some bangs to update my haircut.

I wasn’t that crazy spending at least $20 on my bangs (this is what I miss about the Philippines! $10 haircuts by a fabulous hairstylist!).

I realized – hey, I think YouTube has pretty much everything. So I went to YouTube and saw a good video on how to cut bangs properly.

I decided to live boldly and cut it myself! I was very happy with the results.

In the late afternoon, I went with my Mama (my mother-in-law Linda) and did some grocery shopping for our trip.

We wanted as a family to go out that evening but it appears that when there are 4 opinionated people (Pops, Mama, Robert and myself) in the group, it is hard to come up with decision on where to go – HAHAHA!

Then Mama came out with the best idea… she will cook some good ol’ barbecued ribs and we will all have a nice dinner at home.

The ribs were so delicious!! Each of us also took the time to say a prayer, give thanks to God and say some things that show appreciation for one another.

I am so grateful to God that He blessed me with a second family that are comfortable with showing affection for each other.

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