Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Nothingness of Spring Break

So what's the deal with "having" to go and do for Spring Break? Why can't we just do NOTHING... truly take a break? I mean for the love... slow down, sleep in, relax... On the other hand, we adults really don't get spring break, do we ... technically it's called using a weeks worth of vacation. Well, i suppose i'm joining in on the fun regardless :: packing up the vehicle and headed out for our own little adventure. Drum roll, please :: to Missouri w/ my parents and brothers family for the weekend! I mean come on people... Bass Pro Shop, an economy hotel, visit weekend w/ family, some folk music if we are lucky, can it get any better?! I don't think so. (I'm being sarcastic, but truly am looking forward to the special time with my family.) The worst part is my husband can't even join us for the family fun b/c he's on call for work. He'll be staying at home selling his services (for donations) ... let me clarify :: fixing iPhone screens, yard work and landscaping, detailing cars, fun stuff like that. Although - he has a little adventure of his own planned for next weekend ... not including us so, I guess we'll call it even. Have fun in Rwanda, honey!

Monday, March 8, 2010

His Hands and Feet

I can't even begin to articulate (especially at this hour) how excited i am about what God is going to do regarding our upcoming Foundry Rwanda missions trip where we'll be partnering with Bridge2Rwanda and TOMS shoes... yes, you heard it right. We are officially (and i say official, b/c we turned in our first support funds tonight, which reserves our spot so, thank you all that have given so far & if it's on your heart, keep the $'s comin' or get involved w/ our "Recycle for Rwanda" project on Facebook) ... as i was saying, we are part of an intimate group of around 20 people that will be going in early summer :: it's looking like June, for now :: and we are beyond excited about what God is calling us to do! It is going to be such a blessing, great honor and privilege to be a part of such kingdom-minded work for those that have so much less :: even lacking in the simple bare essentials of life, such as shoes :: and in the process of meeting that need, we will truly be used as Jesus' hands and feet. "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matt 25:40 ... what an absolute honor!

Thanks again for your support, prayers and love while we prepare for such an exciting time as this!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Well, I've decided to sail off on the blogging adventure. I'm not sure how i will fare at sea or if i'll even keep my head above water, but here's to trying. I have grown to enjoy the short and simple things in life :: and one of those is reading others blogs. I've allowed the excuse that i'm not an expert writer or ultra-witty when it comes to creative writing, but that is no reason not to do so. It is a short and simple update of all that is in my world. So here's to setting sail on a voyage of unknown territory... hope to not disappoint or bore you in the process. :)