Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Jesus Christ was born this time of year. That's why we celebrate, right? But often times we don't see farther than the miracle birth of Jesus Christ to the virgin, Mary. This world, though it may recognize Christmas as Jesus Christ's birthday, refuses to see farther than the sweet baby Jesus being born in a stable. It's safe and no one is offended.

There is SO much more! We were all born with sin and the price for sin is death! This sweet baby was miraculously born to bear our sins on Calvary! This baby born in the stable intercedes for us and washes away our sins with his blood.

It's often said that Baby Jesus is the greatest Gift, he is that. But He is far more than just a great teacher and miracle worker. He is our Salvation. This wonderful Gift is Salvation!

Looking at it this way, it brings more meaning to Christmas than just the parties, presents, and people!
Pastor VanWright preached a wonderful sermon yesterday, showing us the deeper meaning of this Season, from the time Jesus was born in Bethlehem he had one mission: to die for us.

God really showed me this Christmas that trying to find meaning in things of this world will leave me feeling quite empty. Keeping my eyes on Christ leaves me full of His Love.

I pray that God will bless you this Holiday season and that you truly remember the true meaning of this Glorious Holiday!


Adrienne Renea

P.S. I hope that post wasn't too rambled :c)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Round Robin at the Copple's

Whoo-ho! Round Robins are awesome. Oh, I really want to debate now! So I guess I'm sorta looking for a partner, but I don't know. I have certain expectations and things I'd like to have in a partner. I'm not anywhere near "really good", but I'd hope to have a partner who's striving for high goals and maybe will even push me along! I'm really looking foward to the Round Robin at the Stracks in January. All I know for now is that I'll be competing in Impromtu there. If someone needs a partner I'll be avaliable!

I had an interesting day and the most exciting part? It would definantly be running after the Copple's chickens, who had escaped into the corral. The poor horses and cows were kinda looking at us weird, I mean who runs after chickens? Adrienne doesn't! At least we THOUGHT, she didn't.

Anyway here's some proof of fun times:

Copple/Copple vs. Renfro/Strack

Ashley, me and Emily!

Ze LD'ers ( clockwise from left: Megan, Grace, Nathan, Josha, Amber and Ericka)

Emily, Allyson, Laura, Jasmine, Joy, and Josh

Rachel and Sarah jumpin' hay bales

Friday, December 15, 2006

Co-op Christmas Party!

Food! No party complete without it.

Logan and Mrs. Patti, putting on her "joy!"

Kari Quote: "party all day!"

Daniel and his "red hat" ornament

(no, he did not keep it)

Co-op families!

Us, with food!

The party was fun, Christmas parties with lots of foods always are. I recieved lots of awesome goodies. I really think Sarah, Leslie, and Kari want me to break out with the large amounts of Chocolate I was fed today. Emily and Jessica: what's better than Starbucks? I really should have took a picture of myself walking around with Kari's big box of Whitman's Chocolate. This time of year is such a struggle in the nutrition department. I shall "find myself" sometime in the new year!

We have a Round Robin tomorrow at the Copple's. I'll be there observing, critiquin', and socializin'. If I remember I'll take some pictures and post them here. I love going to the Copple's house and I want to see their sweet horse Ed.
So long!
Love, Adie

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Do you know the true meaning of Christmas?

Church (and an awesome sermon)

One of my favorite days of the week! Church is always awesome and the fellowship of saints is so beautiful
This Sunday's sermon would definitely go under the "renewing of the mind" category. Mr. Craig Cabiness from one of the Sovereign Grace here in Texas came and spoke this Sunday. Wow, it is amazing what we learned from just the first six verses of Ruth. The basic lesson of his sermon was for us not to find satisfaction in things of this world and often times when we're discouraged and distressed my something we often go looking in the wrong places for relief. Contentment with God is so important. I find it hard to take everything to God, instead I mope or eat(wallowing *wink*) or try to make myself happy with something that is temporal.
Another important point he made, which is so relevant to me, was the idea that marrying someone who does not believe as I do, will bring serious consequences. As I get closer to the "marryin' age" I continue to ask God to keep me strong in this belief.
Mr. Cabiness preached an awesome sermon!

Also in the spirit of renewing of the mind, God has placed on my heart the need for me to be more open about my faith and open to sharing the Gospel. Today in worship we sang an awesome song, The chorus goes like this:

Let Your kingdom come
Let Your will be done
So that everyone might know Your Name
Let Your song be heard everywhere on earth
Till Your sovereign work on earth is done
Let Your kingdom come

The song also discusses the idea that Jesus Christ should be known where ever we are. This is my hope that I would truly be light for Him.

I love these holiday's! Especially all the parties, I mean what would Christmas time be like with out friends? I've been trying to get myself together gift-wise, but all my fabulous planning is turning against me.
Christmas break is almost here and all homework will be stricken from my life after this week. I'm looking forward to the co-op Christmas party, it should be interesting to say the least.

The Houston Biscuits( the affection term bestowed on Texans by my mother) lost to Vince Young, that amazing football player beat the whole Texans team single-handed! :c) It was fun. David Carr should be on his way out the door.....

Saturday, December 9, 2006

A New Blog!

I pray this blog will discuss relevent issues and that you'll want to return.
Let's hope that there's not too many random ramblings of Adrienne's mind. :c)
I hope to update this once a week, describing things going on in my world and how God is working in my life.