Monday, July 30, 2007

Back Home Again

I made it home in one piece and sore face muscles from laughing so much in the mini-van. Here are some things that I'm still smiling about:

- 4 girls and 3 guys singing "You Raised Me Up" by Selah

- mad libs

- theological discussions over meals

- taking the train to South Bend

I had a blast in Colorado and now I'm home praying that the Lord will finish things up in the next 2 weeks so that I can leave to go back to Colorado for STINT briefing and then on to Mexico City!

Here are some things you can pray for:

  • that God will raise the last $380/monthly in two weeks

  • for good times with my family

  • for healthy endings at home

  • that my brain will be able to retain all the information from the conferences that I have attended and will attend

  • that God would continue to take care of my intestinal track as I tread through changes

I also got to meet my niece Carly yesterday! What a cutie!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I Stand Amazed

I love Colorado. I love my Crusade staff family. I love my friends here. I love it when I can be myself and laugh and have a blast with people that get me. I also love the sky and those mountains too. This is what the sky looked like the other night. How awesome is that? I had to put down my stuff to get this on camera.

I also got to spend some time last weekend with my stepdad's family. Wayne and Sylvia took care of my friends and I as we settled into our time in CO. I'm so grateful for the rest and refreshment before meetings and challenges of going to the conference. Here is a picture of us at the Cheyenne Mountain Club in the Springs.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Colorado. Here is what I'm excited for:

- the Rockies
- dorm living with no air conditioning (ok I'm being sarcastic about this one)
- time with friends that love me and know me well
- I'll be outside of Indiana
- awesome teaching and seminars

I'll be coming back on the 28th to finish up support stuff. Pray that the Lord will finish my support in those 2 weeks. EEEEK! I'm so excited to almost be done.

I'll post pictures from Colorado. :)

Sunday, July 01, 2007


My church is doing some cool things in the downtown area. I think the way we in recent years have portrayed Christ is changing. In the past, we honestly have been all talk. We say that Jesus would feed the poor and serve the needy but I didn't actually participate. I just talked about it. So we "Christians" would say it but not do it. Maybe it has been since I have started to mature in my faith that I have seen and gotten to be a part of the body of Christ doing instead of saying.

Yesterday, I went to the new community center in downtown SB to volunteer. The team is still renovating and working to get the center up and running. All 3 student ministries were there to help (middle and high school and college age). I'm feeling the burn this morning but it was so worth it. I know that I may not be able to be a part of seeing lives changed in those buildings but I know that I got to be a part of helping demolish, move and transform buildings so that lives may be impacted by a real life, practical, relevant Jesus. I don't want to talk about what Jesus would do. I want to do it.

To watch the progress of the buildings and to see the vision check out the blog.