July 8, 2010

Trying Times

It's a tough time right now. My (Neil) grandfather is struggling healthwise right now. It's been hard to see his health decline so rapidly and tough to see my mother watch and care for him in this state. Today was an especially tough day.

Thank the Lord that one day I will be in a place where there is no more dying, pain, suffering or tears. Thank the Lord that I know my grandfather will be there one day with me.

Please pray for my grandfather that the Lord gives him peace and for my mother to have strength during this time.


July 5, 2010

July 5th Update

We had a wonderful 4th. Valerie, her brother Mark, my sister Tara and I (Neil) had a bbq at my parents' home in PQ. We then went over to Poway to watch the fire works. Val volunteers at an animal shelter that overlooks Poway High and the area. First time I've watched fireworks with pigs, goats, chickens, burrows, cats and dogs. But the view was spectacular! We were able to see fireworks from RB, and
Escondido as well.

Share photos on twitter with TwitpicWhatcha lookin' at? Watching fireworks with burrows is awesome!

Pursuing my Master's in Science has been put on hold at the moment. I had been currently taking classes at the Institute for Creation Research in pursuit of a Master Science Education. The school has had some legal battles and ended up losing its accreditation. Although it is very disappointing, I am also not surprised. Although the school was fully accredited while is was located in CA, the school has never been accepted in the education world and I knew this going in to the program. When the school moved to TX, it had battles with the state and never became fully accredited. My main purpose was to learn about creation, while pursuing a degree. As a Christian, I fully realize that what I believe in is rejected by most people. I really don't care if people look down on the program. I'm not out to impress people, but the Lord only.

I've looked into a few other Master's programs, but have decided to wait on the Lord. Right now, I'm preparing to take the single subject CSET in chemistry to become eligible to teach in a public school. I don't want to plan too far in advance. What the Lord has planned is a mystery!

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."- Albert Einstein. (Who is going to argue against Einstein?)

My grandfather who is in his late 80s has just accepted the LORD has his Savior. This truly is a miraculous event. I won't go into details, but if you truly knew who my grandfather once was, you'd know that accepting Christ into his life was a long shot. My mother is very happy and relieved. We continue to pray for my grandma.

Summer is going well. Even though, it doesn't quite feel like summer. I don't mind it, though. It feels good not to bake in our apartment. Val is working as an instruction assistant at Monterey Ridge and I am teaching a math prep course for the California High School Exit Exam. It's nice to work half days and get a decent income.


June 24, 2010

The Beginning of Blogs

Valerie Reporting here! :) I have never been much of a blogger, but after seeing someone else's blog I figured what a great way to share information with those that don't live here with us and others that we love.

It is officially the beginning of summer! Neil and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary together last weekend at Coronado (since we got married down there) by having tacos on the beach and just enjoying the afternoon together.  It was simple and sweet; all that I wanted this year.  Neil wanted to take me to a nice restaurant, but I didn't want to this year.

Neil and I are both working summer school and Neil is also continuing his masters program at the Institution for Creation Research. He is doing well and I'm happy to see him enjoying the information he is learning.

Lucy is having a rough start to the summer on account that I found out she had worms at the beginning of this month so she has been quarantined since then and will continue to be until the 14th of July.  Poor thing. She doesn't understand why she can't see friends and family, but we won't know if she is cured until July.

Jesus has blessed us so much! We are so thankful to live in a nice apartment in a pretty safe neighborhood near both of our parents, we have jobs for the summer and it looks like next year too, Neil is doing well in school, and we both have good health.

Until next time, this is Valerie signing off! :)

                             God Bless!