When a Tree falls in the forest….
November 16, 2008, 7:49 am
Filed under: Chapter 2: Beautiful Decision

Today I am taking the very LAST memory verse test of the year!

One of the scriptures is Isaiah 61:1-3 (NLT), the very last line of that verse is; “In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.”

On one hand I love that verse! That is a perfect description of what I want to be for the Lord, I want to grow steadily, not growing so fast that I am weak, or becoming stagnant. I want to become strong and tall all for his glory!

On the other hand, I started to think about that old elementary school song ‘when a tree falls in the forest, do you hear it? Do you care?’

When another brother and sister in Christ is struggleing in their walk with Christ, or falls away from Him, do I pay attention to hear it? Do I even care?

These are the question, that I hope and pray will change my life.



Turnin the page
November 15, 2008, 11:37 pm
Filed under: Chapter 2: Beautiful Decision

I think that I am starting a new chapter on life. I believe that this chapter should be called:

The Beautiful Decision

Many of you have been wondering what lies ahead for me when I go home. That is a wonderful question!

I do not know. Right now the options God has given me (or that I see them as) are both COMPLETELY impossible without God. Now I am not talking about, ‘o I can’t sit down in a chair without God, so everything is impossible without Him.’ That is very true, but from a non-Christians stand point, I think they would laugh at the options. Yet God uses laughter, to show is Mighty Power.

Lord Please continue to show me your mighty power!


so sorry!
November 15, 2008, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Chapter 1: Vision Expedition

O my have I been bad at blogging!

I wish I had a better excuse, other than that the Internet went out for about four days this week.

Let me try and catch you up on some exciting stuff!

1.) Launchpad graduations-amazing! The learners, grew in the Lord, in their leadership, in all ways possible they grew! Including growing close to my heart! I will miss them and am SO proud of them!

2.) Last Hope House- We had a ‘celebration’ party for our lat hope house, crystal, Matt and I made about 90 sugar cookies. Blue, pink and purple icing. 33 gift bags (including, bracelets,puzzles, jacks, and beanie babies!!) I LOVED being with those kids this year! I would do anything just to hug Teboho one more time…

3.) Shannonmas Party-Ms. Shanon Wing has her birthday after the internship is over, so we threw her a HUGE Shannonmas party ( it was our way to have a Christmas party and her birthday all at the same time!) Jody and I worked long and hard (yet super fun!) hours working on making tons (again!) sugar cookies that were stars, santa’s and little angels (or ginger bread women.) We made a shannonmas sign, snowflakes,a Christmas chain, had hot chocolate and whip cream, chips and a cotton ball snowman making station! Yet the very best part of this surprise party was Dave coming in a full Santa costume!! It was amazing!! Thanks Dave!

Sorry to have to give you such a broad over view.

I will be leaving for Cape town early Monday morning, for about ten days. The blogging will continue to be sporadic!


Amazing Grace…How Sweet the Sound
November 2, 2008, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Chapter 1: Vision Expedition

The song ‘Amazing Grace’ has been my theme song from Friday night on.

I think no I know that I am still learning more and more about repentance and how amazing God’s grace really is, with everyday that goes by.



God’s grace is intoxicating. It sets me free. It brings me new life.

Thank you LORD, thank you so much! I am literally eternally grateful!

Your grace is enough.