Shrek 2 (2004)

Saturday, May 22, 2004

See it!!
its hilarious!!
The first was very funny....this is sooooooooooooooo funny!

It has a good cast too...Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everitt, John Cleese, and Jennifer Saunders!

I laughed from beginning to end!

graced by Gemma @ 6:12 pm | |

Hallelujah The Hills! (1963)

Thursday, May 20, 2004

I've had quite a packed week this last week, so this is the first time I've had to post anything. I want to concentrate on two things in particular that I want to type here so I can remember it, and also so you can fully appreciate the things in my week that have stuck out the most!
Firstly, on Tuesday night (today in Thursday), Kevin, Becky (The American), and I all went to see Hillsongs United in Surrey, a city outside of Vancouver. (For those of you over the age of 30, no Hillsongs United is not a football team as my dad initially thought! They are in fact the youth band from Hillsongs, Australia!)
It was quite an adventure getting there. I left camp, with Jeff's permission, at 5:45 so I could walk back to the house for 6pm. We finally left the house around 6:10, and got the Skytrain to Surrey Central, about half an hour away. We then waited for around 15 minutes for a bus that would take us to 152nd Street, the road that Victory Christian Centre is on, where the band were playing. However, I asked the bus driver to tell us when to get off near the church and he didn't know but pointed out he didn't go all the way down 152nd Street, so we had to get off the bus before he turned off that road. We got off the bus and realised that we had no idea where the church was, or how far down the church was from the bus stop. By this time it was around 7:20pm and the gig had started at 7pm. I was devestated because I thought we would miss the worship, the best bit!! "Please Lord! Let us not miss too much!!!" Thats what I said!!!
As we were trying to decide where to go, we noticed a taxi that just happened to be driving really slowly around the carpark near where we were. So we flagged him down and asked him to take us to the church. I am SO glad we didn't walk! This has to be the longest road in North America - and the church was at the other end! The driver said it was 2km, but I think it was more like 20 miles! By the time we arrived it was 7:30pm.
There were so many people standing outside and I had the horrible thought that the church was packed, so the people outside were the overflow and could only listen to the music from there. However, we arrived just in time to hear the announcement that the band had agreed to do a second gig because there were so many people that they couldn't all get in. So we had our hand stamped with a blue smiley face to say that we could get in first and be at the front!!
We had to wait an hour and a half, but it wasn't too bad as they were coming round giving out twizlers (red licourice - sp??), cups of water, and lollipops (or SUCKERS as they call them here!! Lets not start that one in England!!)! The time went fairly quickly and then we joined a queue to get into the church.
The second gig was almost as packed as the first, but luckily we managed to get fairly near to the front.
The band were amazing! Marti Sampson was leading, with Joel Houston on Guitar (plus others I didn't know!) They opened with 'Jesus, you are the Saviour of my soul', then went into 'Father Abraham', complete with actions, and back into 'Jesus, you are the Saviour of my soul!'That was great - one way to get everybody moving! They did mainly United songs, except for 'Father Abraham'(!!) and that one with the latin name (Hallelujah, for the Lord God Almighty Reigns! - know it!?)!!
Half way through Phil Dooley (the United youth pastor) spoke and made everybody sit on the floor! As if there was room! We managed it with great difficulty, and thankfully he didn't speak for too long! He was great too, and very funny.
To finish off the gig, the band ended with "If I had wings I would fly coz all that I need you are...and if the world caved in around me, to you I'd still hold on...lalalalala....Jesus because of you, I'm free!!!" (I forgot the words in the middle!) Good song!
By this point, we were hot and sweaty and we all smelt! We couldn't wait to get outside. The only problem was that we didn't know how we were going to get home!! There was a bus stop outside the church but I saw a man standing there for an hour! We also heard the nearest skytrain station was a 15-20 minute drive from there! We really were in the middle of nowhere! Just as we were trying to decide what to do, we ran into 2 girls I know from Broadway. They had a friend with them who I had never met before, but she kindly offered to get us home - a second prayer answered!!It was great!
This was the adventure of Tuesday night! We had a great time, and if you ever get to see United play live - GO!

So the second thing that sticks in my head was last night. We had a spelling Bee for the kids...this is a spelling competition! A lot of kids took part and it was so nice to see some of those who struggle with certain things win trophies and look really proud of themselves. One boy in particular has some learning difficulties and struggles to pronounce certain letters, and he won first prize! All the kids got a certificate and a Book to take away with them. There was lots of food too!
I got to see a lot of the kids I knew from last time I was here. One girl said "Gemma! I heard you were back, but I didn't believe it!" I couldn't believe how much she has grown up over the past 2 years. She really is a young woman now!!! Man do I sound old!!
Theres not that much to say about the spelling bee, just that it was nice to see these kids doing their best in something, and it was nice to see the kids I haven't seen for a while.

Thank you, also, for your prayers regarding the girl who was causing me a lot of trouble over the past few weeks! This week shes really been trying hard and we've been getting on well. I helped her yesterday prepare for the spelling bee and I was proud to see her doing well! She didn't win a trophy but she did well! She did her best! Its so good, and encouraging, to see a child so determined to just do their best!!

Richard arrives on Monday night and hes staying in the house. I'm so excited to have him here, its gonna be great!!
I finally have my own room back too, now that Becky has left!

My prayer requests for this week are to continue praying for this girl, that we can carry on building a relationship. Also please pray for me and what I'm going to do when I get back home. I am applying for a job that I really want...Please pray I get it, if its right. If not, pray that the right job becomes available!

Thanks again for your prayers and emails. It really is appreciated!

graced by Gemma @ 9:13 pm | |

Voyage (1993)

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

I am now into my fourth week here, and although I miss home and everybody there, I'm having a good time here and being less annoyed by the American! (only sometimes though!)
Last week was quite a good week! I spent some time with Calli, the Australian visitor we had. She was fun and made me envy her independence! I want to be more independent! I'm doing my own washing - does that count?!
On Friday night we went to the spaghetti factory. I'm sorry if I've told a lot of you this, but it was just so good that it has to be shared.
After changing our minds from sitting on a heated patio to sitting inside (it was raining!), we were given a booth, and warm bread to start off our meal. Greta ordered coffee to which the waitress responded "sure thing babe!!" Interesting! Not quite as interesting as when I ordered my main meal and she said "no problem Babealicious!" Ok then sweetheart! weird. We thought she might be new and trying out some nicknames for customers to see if they work - they don't!
Anyway...we had the choice of green salad (+ dressing of our choice) or minestrone (Bad spelling!) soup. I chose the green salad (funny, eh!? - Canadian eh) and asked the waitress to choose my dressing. It was a bad choice - blue cheese! yuck! I ate some of that salad - if you like salad, it was nice I'm sure! Then we ordered our main meal. I had what many people apparently recommend - penne chicken. It was amazing. I will definately have that again. This was followed by ice-cream and coffee. Note, throughout the meal we could eat as much warm bread (with garlic butter) as we wanted...they just kept bringing it. Guess how much this cost..

Did you guess yet?

5 POUNDS!!! Why are there no restaurants like this in England, I hear you ask from afar...well the answer is simple. In England, most restaurant managers are greedy little rob dogs who want less food and more money! (no references to John Henn or Gemma Davis there...haha!)

Calli and I then walked round to Canada place to look at the view, and obviously get wet in the rain! There was a huge cruise ship in port, and we decided to figure out a way to get onto the ship without paying. First we discussed swinging across poles and jumping long distances, then hiding in the lifeboats. I'm not a very good jumper, so we decided against this. We came to the conclusion that it would be better to dress as workmen and pretend we're being sent to inspect something. However, this idea also went out the window when we realised Calli had a fully paid plane ticket to Hawaii for the next day! Oh well!

I'm really beginning to enjoy spending money in Canada - everything is so cheap.
On Saturday I went shopping and got some Cream Cords from GAP for 13 pounds (reduced from about 30 pounds), and 3 t'shirts. One was 7 pounds and says 'East Coast Rider' (no sexual connotations - please! I know what some of your minds are like...I did have to check with someone before I wore it to church though!!). Another was also 7 pounds and says 'Early Bird - captains lounge' and some other waffle. And the third was only 3 POUNDS and says 'I love MOM' (don't tell her - she'll get a big head!). It was truly amazing - all of that for not a lot of money!
I was embarassed at one point though - I ate lunch by myself, but surrounded by many people, and decided to have a coughing fit and nearly throw up everywhere - I hope nobody was looking!

Yesterday I went on the Seabus to the North Shore where the only thing open at that time was Starbucks! Still, it was fun to go on the Seabus. I even sat by some english boys on the way back! I think they were from London, or Essex, but I never plucked up the courage to ask them!

Tonight I had some alone time. I sat in Starbucks (again!!) for about an hour and a half reading! It was nice actually. I then came home and had a loooooong shower!!!

Camp is going well, but we have one family who are particularly wild. Keenan is the oldest,hes about 12. He doesn't come very often, but when he does he has some attitude and doesn't really like being told what to do. Murphy is next, shes 10 - I will go into her situation more in a moment. Brendan is the youngest - hes about 7, and very cute - hes also very badly behaved! A lot of this goes down to their family background. Their parents are divorcing and apparently don't care what they say about each other infront of the children. Keenan takes a lot of responsibility for the other two, and a lot of Brendans behavioural problems are put down to the lack of attention he had when he was just a couple of years old (about the time his parents split because his father had an affair). This is what I would ask for prayer for mainly. These kids really do need prayer, and they need attention and somebody to show them how good they can be! Please pray for this,and for strength and wisdom for the leaders at camp.
Now about Murphy. I've figured out that she pretty much hates me! Apparently she'd been testing me because I'm new. I have to pick her (and others) up from school everyday, and sometimes she goes by herself without me and I can't force her to come with me. She always ends up at camp, and Jeff has spoken to her many times (and to her mother), but she keeps doing it. Yesterday she stood next to me, then suddenly when it was time to go she'd vanished. I assumed she'd gone by herself, however Jeff had picked her up because she told the teacher nobody was there for her and the teacher rang Jeff. She then told Jeff she'd been inside the whole day. So for not listening to me, for mouthing off at me, and for disrespecting me, she has a week full of punishments which may be extended if she continues to break them like she has been! Please pray that I especially have patience with her. Now I know her background a little better, I can start to try to empathise with her and the situation. I want to be able to understand her better, and also build up a better relationship.
The rest of the kids are ok, though they moan and whinge a lot, but I suppose I do too!

We rented all 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers from the video shop a few days ago. It was very funny to watch them AND the response of people watching it. Calli, the aussie, laughed a lot (shes been in London for 8 months so knows more about the humour!!!). Greta, the Canadian, also laughed a lot (shes seen them all many times and thinks they're hilarious). Becky, the american, spun around on her chair staring at the ceiling and looked very bored. She didn't really get the humour which made me laugh. The only time she cracked her face was when Basil fell over, or something else physical happened. She didn't quite understand the verbil humour! Typical yank!
Shes still loud, but I'm coping a bit better now. She has to go to the border this weekend to get her paperwork. Shes complaining that Canadian Immigration are being hard on her, but shes known shes coming to Canada for a whole year, yet she came without any paperwork, letters or proof of her being allowed to be here. Thats even more unorganised than me, and if she complains anymore I will tell her!
If she does get it sorted she'll be back at the house for who knows how long. I really want my room back!

Richard is coming in 2 weeks - I can't wait. I want to take him to all the places I love - including The Spaghetti Factory!!! I'm very excited!!

Tomorrow I have a meeting at 9am *yawn*, camp in the afternoon - then no idea in the evening! fun!

Thanks for the emails and messages!

graced by Gemma @ 7:37 am | |

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005 - due for release)

I've been reading The Chronicles of Narnia since I've been here, and I'm already on the fourth book, Prince Caspian.
I can't believe I haven't read these books before. I love them. My only complaint would be that none of the books seem to follow on from the previous book and sometimes I get confused. For example, at the end of the first book, Digory plants an apple tree to stop the witch coming back into Narnia. However, the next book begins and the witch is the Queen of Narnia - How?! I also think CS Lewis rushes some of the endings and doesn't fully explain how things happened the way they did so the book could end and the next begin. Ok, so that was two complaints, but I'm not doing too badly!
I think he is a genius, actually. I think his descriptions of creation and Aslan, as the creator, saviour, and Lord of the world, is fantastic. I wanted to share these things with you. The books have spoke to me about the awesomeness of God and how much he does for us. And, in the name of Aslan, I hope it gets you thinking too!!
The following quotes are from the first book, The Magicians Nephew.

In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing. It was very far away and Digory found it hard to decide from what direction it was coming. Sometimes it seemed to cme from all directions at once. Sometimes he almost thought it was coming out of the earth beneath them. Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. There was hardly even a tune. But it was, beyond comparion, the most beautiful noise he had ever heard. It was so beautiful he could hardly bear it...
Then two wonders happened at the same moment. One was that the voice was suddenly joined by other voices; more voices than you could possibly count. They were in harmony with it, but far higher up the scale: cold, tingling, silvery voices. The second wonder was that the blackness overhead, all at once, was blazing with stars. They didn't come out gently one by one, as they do on a summer evening. One moment there had been nothing but darkness; next moment a thousand, thousand points of light leaped out - single stars, constellations, and planets, brighter and bigger than any in our world. There were no clouds. The new stars and the new voices began at exactly the same time...
The Voice on the earth was now louder and more triumphant; but the voices in the sky, after singing loudly with it for a time, began to get fainter. And now something else was happening.
Far away, and down near the horizon, the sky began to turn gray. A light wind, very fresh, began to stir. The sky, in that one place, grew slowly and steadily paler. You could see shapes of hills standing up dark against it. All the time the Voice went on singing...
The eastern sky changed from white to pink and from pink to gold. The Voice rose and rose, till all the air was shaking with it. And just as it swelled to the mightiest and most glorious sound it had yet produced, the sun arose...
The earth was of many colours; they were fresh, hot and vivid. They made you feel excited; until you saw the Singer himself, and then you forgot everything else.
It was a lion. Huge, shaggy, and bright, it stood facying the risen sun. Its mouth was wide open in song.

Isn't it amazing? The song of the lion created an entire world. The song of God created an entire world. You can almost hear the songs of the angels as the earth is created in the same way as you can hear the songs of the stars and they came into being. This makes me want to write my own stories about new and exciting ways of imagining the creation of the world. To be able to use the imagination God also gave us, and words that create a beautiful image in your mind, reminds me of the power of God.
God's creation didn't end here.

The lion was pacing to and fro about that empty land and singing his new song. It was softer and more lilting than the song by which he had called up the stars and the sun; a gentle, rippling music. And as he walked and sang the valley grew green with grass. It spread out from the Lion like a pool. It ran up the sides of the little hills like a wave. In a few minutes it was creeping up the lower slopes of the distant mountains, making that young world every moment softer. The light wind could now be heard ruffling the grass. Soon there were other things besides grass. The higher slopes grew dark with heather. Patches of rougher and more bristling green appeared in the valley. Digory did not know what they were until one began coming up quite close to him. It was a little, spiky thing that thew out dozens of arms and covered these arms with green and grew larger at the rate of about an inch every two seconds. There were dozens of these things all round him now. When they were nearly as tall as himself he was what they were. "Trees!" he exclaimed.
When a line of dark firs sprang up on a ridge about a hundred yards away she [Polly] felt that they were connected with a series of deep, prolonged notes which the lion had sung a second before. And when he burst into a rapid series of lighter notes she was not surprised to see primroses suddenlt appearing in every direction. Thus, with an unspeakable thrill, she felt quite certain that all the things were coming (as she said) "out of the Lion's head". When you listen to his song you heard the things he was making up: When you looked round you, you saw them.

Here in Vancouver, you can sit at Canada Place and see every aspect of creation. Whilst sitting on a bench you can see the sea, the city, snow topped mountains, a clear blue sky, the sun shining, a huge park with thousands of trees, people and birds flying overhead. Its amazing what you can see without even moving your head. I read Lewis' description of creation and it's a wonder how God made one single place where all aspects of creation of visible. It's a beautiful city. The song of God echoes through the mountains even more now that I understand the creation of God more than I did before.

Can you imagine a stretch of grassy land bubbling like water in a pot? For that is really the best description of what was happening. In all directions it was swelling into humps. They were of very different sizes, some no bigger than mole-hills, some as big as wheelbarrows, two the size of cottages. And the humps moved and swelled till they burst, and the crumbled earth poured out of them, and from each hump there came out an animal...
And now you could hardly hear the song of the Lion; there was so much cawing, cooing, crowing, braying, neighing, baying, barking, lowing, bleating, and trumpeting.

There was so much going on, and almost complete chaos, and the song of the Lion could hardly be heard, yet he continued and it didn't end. Sometimes God continues to speak over creation (including ourselves) and doesn't stop when things become chaotic. His hand is in everything, though sometimes we wonder where he is. Among the rest of the animals, Aslan probably did not stand out quite as much, but he was still there, controlling creation. God doesn't always stand out when we're in a crowd, but he is still there.

I finished reading this book within a couple of days, and moved on to read the third book, The Horse and His Boy. (I had read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - the second book - first!)
The story is of a boy named Shasta who spent so much time alone. He didn't know who he really was and he encountered things that he didn't understand. This sounds like everybody I know. There is just one chapter where he meets Aslan. The words of the Lion reminded me of The Passion of The Christ.

'Who are you?' he [Shasta] said, scarcely above a whisper.
'One who has waited long for you to speak,' said the Thing. Its voice was not loud, but very large and deep.
'Are you - are you a giant?' asked Shasta.
'You might call me a giant,' said the Large Voice. 'But I am not like the creatures you call giants.'
'I can't see you at all,' said Shasta, after staring very hard. Then (for an even more terrible idea had come into his head) he said, almost in a scream, 'You're not - not something dead, are you? Oh please - please do go away. What harm have I ever done you? Oh, I am the unluckiest person in the whole world?'
Once more he felt the warm breath of the Things on his hand and face. 'There,' it said, 'that is not the breath of a ghost. Tell me your sorrows.'
Shasta was a little reassured by the breath: so he told how he had never known his real father or mother and had been brought up sternly by the fisherman. And then he told the story of his escape and how they were chased by lions and forced to swim for their lives; and of all their dangers in Tashbaan and about his night among the tombs and how the beasts howled at him out of the desert. And he told about the heat and thirst of their desert journey and how they were almost at their goal when another lion chased them and wounded Aravis. And also, how very long it was since he had had anything to eat.
'I do not call you unfortunate,' said the Large Voice.
'Don't you think it was bad luck to meet so many lions?' said Shasta.
'There was only one lion,' said the Voice.
'What on earth do you mean? I've just told you there were at least two the first night, and - '
'There was only one: But he was swift on foot.'
'How do you know?'
'I was the lion.' And as Shasta gaped with open mouth and said nothing, the Voice continues. 'I was the lion who forced you to join with Aravis. I was the cat who comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was the lion who drove the jackals from you while you slept. I was the lion who gave the Horses the new strength of fear for the last mile so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore when a man sat, wakeful at midnight, to receive you.'

This really reminded me of Footprints. When things went wrong, Jesus was there. When we needed strength, he was there. When we were in touble, he was there. When we needed comfort, he was there. Through these times, he carried us. This paragraph, above all else in these books, stood out the most to me. Aslan was there for Shasta. Jesus is there for us - to comfort, to protect, to help, and to be a friend.

At times its been hard here in Vancouver. At times I felt like I needed a friend and I was alone. I know now that I was never alone and I always had a friend. It sounds cheesy, but this is what God is revealing to me. I am so far from home - from my family and friends - but there is something really powerful keeping us close together. Does that make sense? As long as I look to God and make him the focus of everything I do here, my family and friends will always seem close, and homesickness won't bother me as much as before. This is part of the reason why I am here - to realise how much I need God, and how much I can depend on him when theres nothing else around me to depend on - even at home.

graced by Gemma @ 6:19 am | |

International Observer (2002)

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Well another week has passed here in Vancouver, and things are going well...yet also not going quite so well. That doesn't make much sense, but I'll try to enlighten you!
Days seem to blur into one, so I think about funny stories from camp but I can't remember what happened! This weekend we have a "fun run" to raise money for Urban Promise. If you know me, you'll know that I don't run! So I walked! It was a hot day and I was tired and didn't particularly feel like it - but I did it! 5 laps around 'trout lake', which is about 3 miles. I did 4 laps, and would've done a 5th but they started BBQ-ing the hot dogs - which leads me to another funny matter - weiner! what a funny word! This would mean something totally different in england!!
I also had many 'older' people saying to me "Gemma! Its so good to have you back! We've missed you! How is england!?" I have no idea who these people are.
We played tug-o-war, 3 legged races, and running races (I was the judge for the latter 2!), and went home for an afternoon of doing not a lot.
We then went out for a chinese for Kevin's birthday, wondered Vancouver for an hour or so, then went for a drink on Commercial Drive. It was an ok night, 'cept that everytime I spoke Kevin's friend looked at me like I was stupid and like she wanted me to shut up! I've come to the conclusion that its because she doesnt understand me though! I get so sick of repeating myself 4 or 5 times - I'm thinking about taking a vow of silence for a while just to calm myself down!!
Luckily an Australian girl arrived yesterday for a week. She was an intern last summer. She left Canada to go to London where she looked after children for a family in Fullham for 8 months, now shes back in Vancouver for a week, and is going to Hawaii for a week on Saturday before returning to Australia. Having spent so long in England she actually understands me, and I find the Aussie accent more understandable than the Canadian or American. She also understands words that nobody else gets. Unfortunately shes only staying a week though.
She is staying in my room, along with Kevin's friend - the LOUD American! I'm thinking this is a character trait of all yanks - to talk and laugh loudly, even when you're sitting right next to them. Shes staying for about 2 weeks I think. So I've gone from having my own room to sharing with 2 other people. Doesn't seem too fair really. There were 5 people in this house and I'm the only one who has to share - and with TWO people!
This is why I'm the international observer. Sometimes I want to stay quiet. My accent sticks out so much and I have to keep repeating myself - I'm also scared of looking or sounding stupid and my mom always tells me to be myself, so sometimes I want to stay quiet instead of trying to put on a show. I feel I can talk to Greta - shes older and understands. But she also has her own life and her own friends.
So last night I was left on my own as Kevin and his friend went out without me! So I took the skytrain to 'Waterfront', got a Subway and a latte from Starbucks and sat on a bench looking at my favourite view for an hour or so. Its amazing how many people want to talk to you when you're by yourself! One man sat by me and asked if I liked the view. He asked where I was from and I said England. His response was "I feel sorry for you. Canada is so much better!" This put me off him straight away! Forever English baby!
About half an hour later, another man decided to speak to me. He said he'd met me before and acted like he was remembering facts when I said where I was from! He asked if I was at university and I said what I was doing here. He then said "My names Jay - I don't know if you remember that....well it was nice to see you again, take care!!" I just raised one eyebrow and replied "Yeah, nice to see you again too!" and walked off as quickly as possible! This was the last of my friendly meetings, and I walked home where I watched some ridiculous film about a dog playing American Football.
I managed to console myself after a lonely night by finding Beacon FM and listening to it, via the Internet! I sent an email, but then I went to bed, so if you heard "Gemma in Vancouver tells her friends to email her!!!" then you'll know thats me!
I'm getting fairly used to spending time on my own now too. This morning I walked up 'The Drive' by myself, got coffee and a sesame seed Bagel with Garlic Cream Cheese for lunch! It was actually quite nice, but the garlic was strong. My response was "No kissing boys today!" Because we all know if I didn't eat so much garlic it would be a different boy everyday! ha! (Not really mom - don't worry!)
Camp today was ok too. Pretty average day. I thought I almost made the smallest boy in camp cry though! Hes a twin, but the smallest of the two - called Brandon. They were messing around and he was throwing things on the floor then claiming it wasn't his. So I bent down to his level and told him "I want you to get a cloth and clean up the water, then come back and pick up all of these pretzels off the floor" "it wasn't me!!!" "and if you don't, you will sit on the step for 10 minutes in silence!" He did it.
Hes so cute!
So now do you understand why things are good, but then also not so good? I love it here, this is the prettiest city I've ever been to. The people are friendly and the kids are great - sometimes I just feel a bit lonely, but I need to learn to be on my own. I'd love a good friend here!
This reminds me - anyone reading...please please PLEASE tell Anna to get in touch with me. We were practically inseperable at home and I miss her so much. I haven't heard from her since I left. I'm starting to think she has a whole new life now I'm not there and shes thinking "Gemma who?!" ARGH!

Prayer points for this week are that I won't feel so lonely and sometimes excluded, but I'll find my place in the house, and feel less homesick. Please pray I don't feel like I did last night when I just wanted to go home! I know I'm here for a reason - I need to rediscover the reason!
Also thanks for praying for Kevins sister, if you did. Her test results came back clear! This is very good news!

Cheers guys!

graced by Gemma @ 5:10 am | |