Monday, November 28, 2011

I long to be this kind of tree.

The birds nested in its branches, and in its shade all the wild animals gave birth. All the great nations of the world lived in its shadow. It was strong & beautiful, with wide-spreading branches, for its roots went deep into abundant water. Ez31:6-7

I long to be this kind of tree. A shelter where people can run to, whose branches are long enough to embrace people who have their own stories to tell and be a safe place of rest. I long to have my roots run deep into abundant waters of God's love, so deep that it provides nourishment to everything around me. I long to be the kind of tree, where under the shade of my prayers and words, dreams are birthed and cared for and launched forth. I long to be the kind of tree that brings life to others around me and shares life to those who are parched. I long to be the kind of tree, where its mere presence will cause others to see and be in awe of God's miracle working power that was able to transform what was once a small seed of faith into something beautiful and majestic that boasts of His amazing grace. I long to be this kind of tree.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday mornings and training the kids.

Life of a missionary. We do church set up and take down every sunday morning, since we're a mobile church and have no permanent place yet. (thats one thing you could be praying about please) Btw, the one thing i hate about set up & take down are those tables....They are soooo darn heavy it takes 2 people to carry em. Craziness.

Anywhoo, check out those kiddos in the pic. They're amazing kids! They help with carrying stuff, unloading the truck and setting up church (computers, projector, chairs) every Sunday. We're definitely training the next generation right ;)

Friday, November 25, 2011

My birthday gift for myself :)

All for $45. Gotta love black Friday deals :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Be thankful always.

Wall of thanksgiving. So when things are rough, I will be reminded of things that are really important and everything I'm grateful for. Happy thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Joy in the smallest. #choosejoy

Sometimes joy can be found in the smallest of things.

Choose joy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

THIS never fails to make my heart smile.

Thankful for my family.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Breaking dawn.

Waiting in line for hours. Loading up on coffee and red bull and finally in the theater to watch breaking dawn. Yay!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My beloved speaks to me.

My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone (Song of Solomon 2:10-11)

Monday, November 7, 2011

a boy and his best friend.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Be merry.

You have filled my heart with greater joy [psalm 4:7]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

introducing the super powers.

The maximizer in me is über giddy. (it's my #2 theme). Introducing strength finders to the staff and church here. Can't wait to find out what the superpowers of each individual is and our collective strength as leaders in the church. :)