Friday, August 22, 2008

I Am Beginning to Hate Augusts

I really think this month has it in for me.

Three years ago, it was the unexpected death of my uncle.

Two years ago, it was my on going health issues.

Last year, it was being fired from youth staff and all the people jumping on me about being single.

This year. Oh this year.

Actually, this year's emotional drama is the cumination of the building drama all summer with my roommates moving out under less than ideal circumstances. So, while I am trying to deal with the loss of a friendship, I am trying to build new roommate relationships. And that is always challenging because we're all human. One hasn't moved in yet (happens Tuesday), and the other is around hit and miss, but we're making it work.

Then I found out that one of my former roommates has slandered me. Don't know how much since he won't talk to me about it. I can't tell you how much this hurts. And since he won't return my phone calls, I really can't put it behind me yet.

But God is still faithful in the midst of it all. How do I know? As I've mentioned before, I am church shopping this summer. Sunday, I showed up at a new church. A church where I saw no one I know (although I do know people who go there.) A church that didn't know I was coming. And the sermon topic? Dealing with Slander from an Unknown Source taken from Psalm 64. Okay, so I know the source. But still, everything said was exactly what I needed to hear. I've been trying to remind myself of it over the last week.

Also this week I got Brandon Heath's new CD. I've been captivated by the song "Wait and See" which is a reminder that God is still at work in our lives. Again, just what I need to hear.

But it hasn't been all downers. My workouts are still progressing, slowly but surely. And everyone is always nice about encouraging me.

And Wednesday night, I made it down to Glendale Centre Theatre to see Brigadoon. I'd never seen it before and really enjoyed it. I think I'd enjoy it more knowing how it ends.

And I'm going to Disneyland this Sunday and next weekend. This week is with Angelique to activate our three day So Cal resident pass (and ride some rides, of course.) Next weekend we will be joining Debbie and family whom I haven't seen in a year and a half. So that will be lots and lots of fun.


Kiert said...

Mark, sorry to hear about your August troubles. Yuck. But enjoy your Disney trips! Ah, we miss Dland :)

Mark Baker said...


And I know I will enjoy Disney as always.

And if you ever want someone to go to Disneyland with.... I'd love to see you both again.