Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moving.... for the 8th time in 8yrs!

Why??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... you may ask (more politely then I ask myself). I may give you some round about answers that also may seem like excuses for restlessness to you. You may stop to ponder and analyze the deeper meaning beyond my simple answers. But here's the plain and un-complex truth. Are you ready?

All those reasons are fact, complete, and true. I have moved because my roommies get married, graduate, move, I get a different job, this apt will be better, cheaper, a bigger kitchen, my own bathroom or my favorite... "Because God told me to move back home with my parents." In a way I envy those who have stayed put throughout their entire college experience, or young adult life. Yet in a bizarre and scary way, as much as I dislike moving (with a passion really), and as much as I complain about it, my life has never been boring. I enjoy change as much as I enjoy a good run! You may be tired at the end of it, but it is invigorating and new {muscle} memory is created. I have cherished memories everywhere I've moved. Maybe it's also the MK in me that needs and craves that change. oh! That's why I change my hair style every six months! That's why I subject myself to shoving pans and bowls in flimsy cardboard boxes (might as well be made of Hallmark cards for what they can carry) and plastic Kroger bags that will only break the moment I pick them up (duct tape is not really that strong, by the way).

For some strange reason, I expect the groans and complaints every year as much as that promising new hair cut. I think we are all about the same really. what do you think?

I move to Lafayette Aug 1st because of God's amazing provision and your prayers.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Retreat or Advance?

Thank you for praying for me during the ISI conference and the 20s-30s retreat. (even if you didn't, someone did because God did some wonderful things).
I was so excited to hear about what God is doing in the lives of these wonderful members of the body of Christ-ISI chapter.

Special people deserve special mention. Prayer is the best mention of all. These smiling faces (as well as the other table in the back) are my colleagues and fellow laborers in Jesus. We enjoyed camp cook'n at the Golden Bell Camp and Resort.

A scramble of happy faces. It's pretty much impossible to get every one's face in a 15 passenger van; but I tried.

Although, a bit blurry, these faces represent the 20s and 30s (minus our mentoring couple Teri and Gil) that were able to go to the retreat in the mountains above Colorado Springs, Co July 1-3rd. The theme was encouragement and prayer. We had fun together, playing Mad Gab, Dutch Blitz, hiking, and having the police called on the fired we started that was apparently "huge!". It was just burning coals when the police arrived, Ha!
My support continues to increase (all glory to God b/c I really haven't done much to make it increase so much). I will soon be able to move out of my parents house to have a kitchen and bedroom of my own!!! Yey! Pray for perfect timing and obedience on my part. He is good.