Thursday, November 30, 2006

Fun Times from Turkey Day

Thanksgiving was great...I didn't come home last year so it I forgot how fun it is to sit around with my extended family and crack up. Some highlights of the day included:
- Kim encouraging Ben and Alec to spit ice cubes on the table. One landed in Grandma's lap.
- Pumpkin Bowling in the back yard.
- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
- My mom's Pumpkin Dip
- Playing Zigity with Kim and Heather
- Seeing Brady crack up in his Turkey Outfit.

I've included a picture of Roger with Ben and Alec. How cute are these boys?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

God's Work in a Year

I was reminded today of the fierce work that God faithfully did in my life in the last year. I can't go into tons of details but this week last year was one of the hardest times in my life. I watched as the Lord stripped many things away from me so that I could have the option of taking an amazing journey with him of restoration and healing. I am so grateful for the way Jesus has used women in my life to grow and change me and I am so thankful for his commitment to my growth.

What a thing to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Ryan's Art Show

A couple of weeks ago, my brother had a steel piece in an art show. It was a big to do in our family and in the art show business as well. I just wanted to let you know how proud I am of this guy. Here's a pic of Ryan with his piece.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

25 Years Old!

This past weekend, I turned 25 years old. I love birthdays. I love being surrounded by people that care so much for you. I was reminded and refreshed in big ways and I am so grateful for that. It's hard to sometimes to connect with others when I am busy working, raising support, meeting with small groups and working on my New Testament class so it was good to have community all weekend.

I was also reminded of God's sovereign plan for my life. I love the thought that I am right on track. That God knew before the beginning of time that I would be sitting here in South Bend on my 25th Birthday with my family instead of in Mexico with my stellar team. It wasn't news to Him.

He continues to bless, stretch and grow me in this process. Thank you for walking with me, praying for me and encouraging me by just being in the race with me.