Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Christ our Mediator

Three posts in one day - this is definitely a record!

I just wanted to say that the book - Christ Our Mediator, by CJ Mahaney is an excellent, easy, and short read. I highly recommend it!

If you need to refresh your appreciation for Christ's work for you on the cross - read it!

One of his prayers: Thank you that when there was no other alternative - even after you so desperately pleaded for one - You rose from Gethsemane's ground and stepped forward to the cross in obedience to Your heavenly Father, even unto death. For if you had not done this, I would have been lost forever to sin and death and hell. Instead, because you drank the cup of God's wrath, I can drink forever from the cup of salvation. O Jesus, how can I thank you enough?

Eight Little Known Facts About Myself

Well, my sister-in-law sweetly tagged me to share these eight facts. I hope you find them amusing.....

1. I love going to Sam's Club - what it is, I'm not sure - but it is definitely my most enjoyable grocery shopping experience - maybe it's all those good taste-testing options!

2. I'm waitressing part-time at IHOP this summer. It's crazy - I have never waitressed before, and it has been an extremely unique experience.

3. I'm really bad at gardening - I feel like I'm a pretty creative person in most areas, but I feel like I totally missed out when they were passing out green thumbs. I'm trying to improve, but find that this is a very complexing area of owning a home.

4. Bored yet????? One of my favorite things in the world is ice cream. I could eat it almost any day of the year.

5. Once I fell out of a tree at my friends house and got a concussion - but just over night. I was wearing those big bobble hair things - eighty's girls will know what I'm talking about - I hit my head on those!!!

6. I love to wear sandals, especially flip-flops. I wish I could wear them year-round.

7. I can't ever talk on the phone without doing something else. I'm always trying to get a project done, drive, clean, etc.....instead of just listening. I think it's because I love to multi-task, but my mom, for one, always gets mad at me for doing this...................

8. Whew, I made it. Last of all, I lived in Africa for a month the year I graduated from college. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

Well, let me know if you relate to any of my facts!

Life in the Hall Household

Here is a brief update of our last few months:

In April we enjoyed having Rob’s mom with us. She is a missionary in Africa and came back for a visit and for Phil’s graduation. We had a great time at Northland’s graduation in May – it’s always nice to connect with people you haven’t seen in ages.
We also had my dad here to visit when we got home from Northland and were able to get a bunch of projects done – the picture here is of our baseboards in the living room finally!

We had a great trip to the Outer Banks over Memorial Day. It was a much-needed break, and we had perfect weather.

The last couple weeks we had my mom, Grandma, Aunt and cousins here to visit. It was a blast. Then Jolene Syroteuk was here for a few days. Needless to say, things have been a little hectic, but totally worth it and so much fun!

The next few weeks should be a little more low-key until the end of July when we leave for St. Vincent on a missions trip with the youth group we work with. Please pray for us as we prepare!