Friday, August 29, 2003

The incident at work.

I am so tired. I wasn't planning on writing in here tonight but something happened at work that I can't get off of my mind. My end of night ritual is to put my tips in my wallet, fold up my apron, get my car keys, say my goodbye's and head out the door. Well, tonight as I went for my purse I sensed something was wrong. Firstly, it wasn't in the exact place I left it, and when I opened it, the money I had in there was gone. You don't understand how upsetting it is to find out that someone stole from you. Its not the money that I care about, it is the fact that I had been violated. Most likely by a staff member. When I told certain people, one in particular was acting a bit weird. I was in security for quite some time and it seemed out of character that this person would act that way. I would never say or accuse someone without evidence so, I did the only thing I could do at that time which was to inform the manager of the incident. I am so upset. On the way home I almost cried. I guess because you try to trust the people you work with and then are violated. I really am upset!! I can't believe this! I can't stop thinking about it. I just hope I can stop long enough to fall asleep because I have such an eventful day tomorrow. G'night.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Busy day!

Today is going to be a very busy day. I love those sorts of days! I am working a double, I am doing laundry and I am packing for our camping trip. We don't have anything out of the garage except the tent, which we have to air out. I could have gotten a lot done yesterday had I not gone to the Ex, but I am glad I did. So, I hope everyone has a great labour day weekend and I will tell you all about our camping trip when I get back.

I am a little disappointed in myself. I have been anticipating seeing Mars since I heard that we will be able to see it. And I missed it last night. Very disappointed!!! I am such a spaz. If anyone did get a chance to see it. Please tell me about it. Although it won't be the same it will still be nice to hear other peoples experience.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003


Pamela and I ventured to the CNE today. We had loads of fun. The weather could not have been more perfect. Although, at one point during the day it seemed as if we had a bit too much sun. So, we went inside the International Trade Center, where we found amazing deals on clothing. I bought two pairs of Bluenotes Jeans for only $25. A really nice red sweater for only $15. I bought a few other things too. I swear, if you need back to school clothes, this is the place to go. One thing we did notice was that the girls there really need to cover up some of their skin. It was not very pleasant seeing butt cracks, boobs or bulges every where you looked.

We went on quite a few rides. I love rides! Especially the really fast, spinny, crazy rides. Its kind of funny but you would catch me on any roller coaster, spinning ride or bungee swing but you will never catch me on the Ferris Wheel. :-) We went into one of a few haunted houses there, and it was so cool. I think mostly because Pamela was scared out of her mind. She is so great. We both concurred that this place or any fair/amusement park would really be an awesome place to have a date. Later on in the evening, Pamela went on one too many spinny rides and almost got sick. That was our cue to start heading for the exit.

On our way out we grabbed some 'Tiny Tom' donuts. As we walked closer to the exit, we saw this amazing tight rope artist, Jay Cochrane. Pamela said something which I thought I would share: 'Why would someone put so much faith in a tight rope, the weather (which if you have ever checked the weather network you would know is quite unreliable), and a pole? Yet so many people find it so hard to put their faith in Jesus.'

And so, concluding our night: weather was beautiful, food was pretty good, rides were so much fun, too much sun is bad, too many spinny rides are bad, scaring Pam is fun, watching a tightrope artist is nerve wrecking, this would be an awesome date, girls need to wear more clothing than they do, great deals on clothing, and people need to put more faith in Jesus. The End. :-)

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Which way do you want to go?

Today at church was very interesting. Little history of the church I attend: It started in February 2003. It is called The Lighthouse. 24 George St. Brampton, ON. The pastor, Bill Taylor, is an older gentleman who has been committed to Jesus for over 20 years. He has seen and done many works of the Lord, healings, annointings, etc.. He has not had any formal teaching (no bible schools, no seminaries, no affiliations). The Spirit has been his teacher. If anyone were to have a conversation with him they would know that he speaks only truth and the Spirit is ever present in his life. The congregation is very small. We have had quite a few people come and go. You see, people say they want to hear the truth but once they do, it is the beginning of change in their life. Most people are afraid of change, I am one of them. I know I have to and sometimes its harder than other times. See Hebrews 10:26. James 4:13-17. Recommend reading the whole chapter.

I believe there are way too many churches out there who seek to entertain. They are also very careful of what they speak. They make sure that no one is uncomfortable. I believe that if you are comfortable in a church there is something wrong. The church is meant in some ways to be a guide. We go there to be closer with the Lord, we go also to hear truth and to be corrected. So many people in church are worldly. They think that going to church on Sunday is enough. That one hour with the Lord is sufficient. Well, hello, it isn't. We need to walk daily with the Lord. We are suppose to be winning souls. How can we if we are just like them. If people can not see Jesus in you how can you call yourself a follower of Christ. How can we show them the way if we are not following the way. How can we if we turn the tv/radio/video games/computers etc. on instead of picking up our bible, instead of seeking to know Him more. I am guilty of these things too. I guess in some ways this is myself telling myself to walk away from the world. I know I am going to lose friends. I know it isn't going to be easy. I guess that's why its so easy to procrastinate.

The Pastor said something to me today: Its your day to choose. Which way is it that you want to go? I can not make you go one way or the other. You have to decide, what is most important? (of course this is paraphrasing)

Today its your day. Which way is it for you?

A Farewell to.....

Well, tonight was both a fun and sad night. I worked mostly all night. I actually enjoy working at Boston Pizza. Mostly because the people there are great. They are fun, energetic, or driving me crazy (Vince) :-). We had a farewell party for one of the bosses, Doug. Cool guy, sometimes. :-) The party was a lot of fun. We were laughing so hard sometimes I swore I could have peed my pants. It was a blast. Not only Doug was leaving us though. Victor and Ryan, two really great guys. I will miss them. Ryan is going off into Architecture, and Victor is going back to University. I wish them all the success in the world.

It is so very late and I am so very tired, so I am heading to bed. Good night all!

Saturday, August 23, 2003


II Corinthians 7:1
emphasis mine:

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (KJV)

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Reading the Bible.

Today I read to my daughter a few chapters from the Holy Bible. I don't know why but I have never actually done that before. I have read her and my son stories about the Bible. I have read from a children's Bible but never from the actual book. You don't understand how amazing it felt to share true scripture with my baby. And to explain what each verse meant/means. If you have never tried this, I dare you to. And if you have, well then you know what I am talking about.


Tonight I went to church. I have not been to this particular church since December and believe me I have felt the difference in my being. For the last umteen years a good friend of mine has been praying for her husband to let the Spirit use some of its power within his life. (meaning, he is one who has been afraid of the Holy Spirits magnificance. and so in some ways the spirit stays idle. I hope you understand what I mean here.) Anyways, a few weeks ago he called me up and asked if I would escort him to church. The church I mentioned at the beginning of the entry. I said absolutely, of course. I would love too. Seeing as I haven't been there for so long, I know that my spirit has been longing for it and because he wanted to put his toe in the water. I was thrilled.

Anyway, it was lovely. It was a soaking night. I thought at first that only the first hour or so was and then they would get into the sermon/testimonies/prayer etc.. I was wrong. The whole night was dedicated to soaking. I can't remember when I have felt so at peace. It was so great to soak with the Lord.

We left just after 9pm. He enjoyed himself immensely, as did I. We will be attending again very soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

What to say....

Its funny but before I had a blog I could always think of something to say. And now that I have one I didn't seem to know what to say. After reading a blog that I seem to regulate I realized I was holding back a little because I was afraid of what people might think of the thoughts I've been having. Truthfully I have been having quite a few and most of them have been about the way one should act and think as a Christian(as God would have me be). About little things that don't seem so little anymore and big things that I'm not sure should be so big. Confused? Good.:-) But I will not get into it at this moment. Soon though. I pray that God will reveal things that need clarification in my life, focus my thoughts/heart on Him and direct my path. For I know that I can not do this on my own and don't want to.

Monday, August 18, 2003

I caved!

I finally caved in and started a blog. At first I was a little apprehensive about it, seeing as anyone can read your daily thoughts but after being a 'reader' for almost a year, I have found it a little intriguing. And so here I am making my first post. Hopefully it works. If it doesn't well, life goes on. Blessings to all, even if no one reads this. :-)