Tuesday, March 22, 2005

It's almost been a week since I wrote last!! Holy Moly!

We celebrated my father's 53rd birthday today (and yesterday). We had a really nice dinner, both nights. My mom made a nice dinner for 15 people last night and because today was the official date we all went out to the Outback Steakhouse.


Earlier today I ventured to the Toronto Reference Library were I had to get some research done for a paper I am doing on 1Cor.13. This library is huge. It has five floors and you can get books dated way back to the 1800's, maybe even earlier. Anyway, I remember back when I was in college we had to do a bomb threat procedure on any building and I picked this library. The memories of college came rushing back and I kept thinking, a bomb threat! Wow, have my studies really changed since then. I wasn't a Christian back then and I never thought I would end up in the religion section, of all places. This has only been my second visit back to this particular library since the bomb threat procedure project. My first was only a week ago.

Time sure flies by so quickly. I remember when I was a kid and it seemed that the school year would take what felt like forever to end and now I look at the date and its already almost April, where did the year go? Where did the year go so far for you?

It is so sad to say but this year has been pretty hard for my family. We have already had two deaths, and three aunts and two uncles are either in or have been in the hospital. On a lighter note I got to share the message of Jesus to family members, my sister is having a baby which is due in April, my dad/brother/uncle and cousin are going to church on Wednesday, my cousin is getting married this fall, and lately we have been sharing a lot of family memories, which have been beautiful.

Cherish the times together because you really don't know when the big guy up there is going to call you home.

Love, embrace, share, laugh, cry and enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Sharp Family

The Sharp Family
Originally uploaded by angeler.

top: (left to right) Tom, Dale, Irene, Brenda, Patricia, Kenny and Gary

bottom: (left to right) Grandma(Theresa), Michele, Grandpa(Harry), and Darrell

Firstly, I would like to thank any and all who prayed for my grandfather's salvation. On Thursday, March 10th, which happened to be my sister's 34th birthday, my grandfather passed away in his sleep. I don't know if he gave his life to Christ but I must hold on to the fact that Jesus didn't send me to speak to him in vain. Jesus had a purpose and a plan. This is what I will always remember. If anything, it helped me to rely on Jesus even more especially when I am put in opposition, which is more often then not. He is my rock and my redeemer. I will trust in him at all times. Who else can we trust? Except God himself. So, I continue to pray for my grandfather, and I do hope to meet him in the heavenly place one day.

He left 9 children (2 predeased), 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Harry Talbot Sharp
August 3, 1931-March 10, 2005

I end with this poem.

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
But remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I've only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
My going has eased my hurt and given me relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me,
Not as I am now, but as I used to be.

Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile.
Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Monday, March 07, 2005

Here's a quote for today.

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

James Dean