Standing For Something

A friend of ours emailed me a pretty interesting video this morning.  It certainly impressed me.  It is a video of a young woman from Blackfoot, Idaho, who is attending Harvard University.  There, she is the president of the LSA on campus, as well as a member of the Interfaith Council.  This video is a panel discussion on several different faiths conducted by Sally Quinn for the Washington Post's blog, "On Faith." I think what impresses me is how articulate she is, and how calmly she talks about some serious points that are often brought up about the church.  I wish that everyone who does not believe as I do would bring their questions to me or other members of my faith, rather than scouring the internet, and other sources, for out of context information, which can cast the church and its members in a poor light.  

You may have seen this video, as it has spread across the internet like wildfire, but if you haven't, I think it is worth your time.  Sometimes, I think we can become complacent.  We become comfortable in our day to day lives, but how much are we thinking about what we profess to believe, and how prepared are we for questions which may come our way?  I love that in this video, not only does this young woman have great answers and information for the audience, but you can see that the things she shares has personal meaning to her.  One of my favorite things she says is where she quotes a scripture in Corinthians about coming to spiritual knowledge by spiritual means.  That one point matters a great deal in this very secular world.  I am sure the folks at Harvard would be quite unsettled by that idea.  So, Bravo Rachel!  Very well done!

Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose - 3. Rachel Esplin from Harvard Hillel on Vimeo.


The Wind is Changing

Well, I have not blogged anything for a very long time!!  It has been three months now since Adam returned, and I can hardly believe it.  It seems like yesterday.  Well, today I wanted to write about some recent changes in our lives.  ( I will try to do a few catch up blogs in the coming days.)  Several months ago, Adam and I became aware that we were going to be transfered, most likely, this summer.  We put in our preferences, the first three of which were not available.  At that point it started to look like we were heading to Augusta, Georgia.  I have to say, we both felt very peaceful about the move, even though we knew it would take us far away from many things and people that we love.  Through communication with the man who would be placing Adam in a hospital, it became more and more certain that Georgia it would be.  There was one more hiccup in the plan of where we would end up, but finally, the day Adam arrived back in the states we were told it was certain we would be moving to Augusta.  Well, we started to do our homework, we looked into school districts and neighborhoods, and finally, we booked a trip to go house hunting this coming April.  Well, as they say, the only thing constant is change, and the very next day, after we booked our flights, we received a phone call telling Adam that we were NOT going to Georgia, but back to Washington state.  This came as quite a shock, but it is a great opportunity for Adam, as he will be working in a training hospital, where he will supervise and teach residents full time.  So now, we find ourselves returning somewhere we never thought we would be.  We will be leaving for the Great Northwest in early June.  It is still a little shocking to me, but Adam and I both feel really good about it, and we feel as though the Lord is guiding our paths.  

Our house has been on the market now for nearly two weeks.  It is, perhaps, not the best time to sell, but we are moving forward anyway.  We hope someone will like our home and want to make it theirs.  I don't know if anyone will be interested in seeing our listing, but here it is.  Let me know what you think.  http://listingsmagic.com/flash/tour.php?property_ID=10118

It really hit me the other day that we are moving, and soon.  It definitely kind of stinks, to be leaving so many wonderful friends, but I don't want to think of that just yet.  We have a few more months of good times together!  

Well, I will sign off for now, but I will try to fill everyone in on all the things that have been happening in the past three months soon!