semper reformanda

Pursuing truth and not traditions... “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” –1 Timothy 4:16

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I am the wife of my best friend, Jason. "I am a Calvinist, and a lover of that grand man’s memory and doctrine; but I believe nothing merely because Calvin taught it, but because I have found his teaching in the Word of God" (CH Spurgeon). I am part of a great body of believers who recognize the sovereignty and supremacy of God, and who's desire is to have Christ's name exalted throughout the nations. My mission statement would follow that of John Piper's (well, really Paul's): I exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God, in all things, for the joy of all peoples, through Christ Jesus.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

We arrived! Whew, it had a rocky start but we finally made it.


We were at the airport at 6:15am Friday and our flight was delayed until 10, with a 7 hour layover in San Fran, arriving in Honolulu at 10pm and then not flying to Kona until the next morning. Yup, we were going to have to stay the night in the airport with three small kids. You can imagine how excited we were. :)
And then, we missed that flight while we were going through security. Wha??? Yes, while we were waiting, the flight ended up taking off at 9 instead of 10. That's when I broke down crying. Our plane was right outside the window but we couldn't board because they had already closed the main gate. After I recovered, we found out that we could get on the next flight out at 1pm and not miss our flight to Honolulu (thank you, Mr. 7-hour Layover). So, really, it's didn't make any difference that we missed that flight. When we got to San Fran, we went right over to the gate for a departing direct flight to Kona which was supposed to be overbooked. We were one of the first people there and just told our story and one of the United guys got us on. Two seats together and the other two spread across the plane. When we got on, I asked a nice lesbian couple if they would be willing to take our seats so we could stay with our kids. They did. Thank you Lord! So, we got to Kona at 9pm Hawaii time. Pops and Sandy Sveiven met us there with alohas and leis. We are so thankful we didn't have to go through Honolulu. Here are the girls while we wait for Daddy with the rental van.

Yesterday we got some breakfast at Dennys and went to Costco and Walmart. Got lots of samples and a chicken for dinner. Here the girls are testing out the lava rock.

This morning we went to Shorebreak Church. It was good to be at a church even though I know it will be stretching for me to be in a different environment. Afterwards we went to Queen's bath which is an awesome pool-like swimming area with a nice beach. So far, I am the only one who has gotten hurt. Just a little cut on my finger from some sharp rocks. Home for naps and now we are going to test drive a truck

Aloha!

5 Generations


A couple weeks ago, a friend took photos of the five generations of first born girls in our family. 
Here are some of them:

Grammy Meador, Grammy Anne, Mom, Me, and Miriam



Twirling

Miriam (who later changed her name to Muriel) and Miriam, 99 combined years



Miriam and her Oooo

Hazel sharing something with Grammy

We have been so blessed to have five generations here in Medford. Love these ladies!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hey There! 
I am going to be revamping this blog in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for changes. 
I started this blog in the beginning of 2005, that's 8 years ago folks! Originally, it was designed as my own personal prison cell in which to live out my passion for Calvinism (or Reformed Theology) without ruining all "real-life" friendships. Ha! Well, 8 years later and I can say I am still friends with the same people (thanks for being gracious Teresa!).  
A husband, three kids and four houses later, my focus for this blog is going to be the story of our journey (with theology of course!) and perhaps a recipe or two. So, I guess, all the loves of my life: God, Jason, Miriam, Hazel, Titus, and food. 

That is my summary.


Oh, here is a semi-current (August 2012) family photo before Titus' open-heart surgery (another story):

Talk to you soon!
Julianne

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fall 2009

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Christmas Eve 2008

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Win Ergo!

Enter here!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Miriam Anne


June 5, 2008

8lbs 1oz 20"
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Friday, April 18, 2008

Maui 2008

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Surprise!

Yes, I'm still alive. Some people were wondering if I fell off the face of the planet when I got married, but no, I'm still here. Jason and I are expecting our first little one around June 1st. We decided to wait to find out if it's a boy or girl, and so far, I'm so glad we have! Lord willing, we're going to have a home birth with a midwife and my mom. I'm super excited, ok.... and a little nervous. Will keep you updated...

How have you all been?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

To my faithful readers, to explain why I have been so infrequent in my blogging: please click here.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Curua, Brazil















Grace, me, Debbie, and Hannah working in the cement...ahh...good times

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Is There Anybody Out There?

Sometimes while I'm driving
Trying to find my song
Looking for the answers
And where I do belong
Finally the children are
Bringin' me back home

Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody out there
Does anybody care
Are the people really there
Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody seeking
Does anybody see
Or are they deaf and dumb like me

Sometimes when I'm drivin'
Lookin' for my song
Lookin' for the answers
And where I do belong
Finally the children are
Bringin' me back home

Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody out there
Does anybody care
Are the people really there
Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody seeking
Does anybody see
Or are they deaf and dumb like me

Sometimes when I'm drivin'
Still lookin' for my song
Lookin' for the answers
And where I do belong
Finally sweet Jesus is
Bringin' me back home

Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody out there
Does anybody care
Are the people really there
Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody seeking
Does anybody see
Or are they deaf and dumb like me

Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody out there
Does anybody care
Are the people really there
Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh
Is there anybody seeking
Does anybody see
That he died upon a tree

~Burlap To Cashmere

Israelology

I'm reading a book by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum titled, Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology.

It is very interesting. The definition of Israelology is:

A subdivision of Systematic Theology incorporating all theological doctrines concerning the people of Israel.

Basically it takes on both dispensationalism and covenant theology to look at the significance of Israelology.

Fruchtenbaum is very much into how Israelology relates to end times.

There are some subtle theological differences between his doctrinal worldview and mine which makes it a bit more interesting in studying this new "missing link" in systematic theology.

If any of you have some spare time (like I do...NOT!), pick this up, give it a gander, and see what I'm talking about.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Amazon River, Para, Brazil

Mmmm...














Beautiful, eh?