Thursday, February 26, 2009

Furniture Still for Sale!

Hey guys!

I have been successful selling about half of my furniture but here is whats still available...Please if you are me at within this next week and let me know. I will get you prices and pictures when you send me an email...This furniture is all two years old or less, residing in a pet free, smoke free, kid free environment.

Living Room Set:
1 leather couch
1 leather love seat
2 dark wood end tables
1 dark wood coffee table

Dining Room Set:
1 dark wood table with removable leaf
6 dark wood chairs with built in cushion

Outdoor Set:
1 outdoor couch with cushion
1 outdoor chair with cushion
1 outdoor table
1 outdoor side table
3 outdoor pillows

1 futon with cushion and 4 pillows
1 square dark wood mirror
3 5x7 rugs
1 8x10 rug
1 dark wood octagon side table

Monday, February 23, 2009

Book Recommendation

I read a book awhile back ago...maybe 4 or 5 months ago, called Girl Soldier. It was an amazing story of the survival of a child who was abducted in Uganda and forced to fight in the rebel army.

A few weeks ago, I came across an interview by is an interview with this same girl who's biography I read. So here it is...the side of war that most Americans don't see...the unfortunate veterans who should have never been recruited in the first place.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Yippee!!! (hustle, bustle, eehh!)

So yeah!!!

I have a HUGE praise! In 2 weeks my new tenants are moving into my condo!! IT is such a blessing to have them and they love my place so I am praying they will be there a long time! They are going to be starting their family here so that is a great sign!

But eeeekk! Two weeks! So yeah, that's where my hustle, bustle comes in...This is only the second time i have moved in my life time and well...both times have been with only 2 weeks notice. So I know the next two weeks are going to be INSANELY busy but so rewarding once its done!

If you didn't get my furniture is for sale asap...if you are interested let me know! and anything I cant get sold I will need storage for so if you have garage space let me know...wink, wink!

I'm off to pack! Thanks for praying...I love to see God work stuff out :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Web of Friends

And by a web I mean a very tangled web...

Have you ever heard of the 6 degrees of separation?? Well over the last several months my own little friend web has been you may ask??

It all started with a few pictures from my friend Janay...

Janay gave me these pictures last summer...I could only point out Janay (far left). She was on her way into full time ministry with pioneers and so she asked me to help put the pictures together for a slide show. I did it...but never deleted the pictures off my pc...and boy I am glad I didn't!

Totally separate from my friendship with Janay...I met a girl named Lisa at a singles group at my church...she is super cool and so naturally we became facebook friends...One day while on facebook I was looking at Lisa's was a deja vu moment. I couldn't figure out why her Kenya pictures looked soooo familiar to me when it hit me...these are the same kids in Janay's pics! So naturally back to my pc I went and well...right next to Janay is Lisa (2nd from the left)

That in itself is quite a web but this web got even more tangled...I was looking yet again at Janay's pictures and found a new familiar face...One of my roommates from my recent training in Florida...Helen

Turns out the picture below is of Helen in front of her house in Kenya...turns out Janay and Lisa went for a visit to see Helen. Talk about a web of friends...

Further investigation of Janay's pictures also cracked me up even more because Helen told me about her house in Kenya catching on fire...Turns out I have a bunch of pictures of the fire damage as well...

Today I was telling Helen all about my discovery...our determination...we were meant to be friends!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Okay, okay...I have been told that I put a lot of videos on my blog and are right, I do!

That being's ANOTHER video but there is something different about this one....

What you may ask....??

It's an original...while I wasn't the one who created it, it was created just for me and for my ministry in Uganda :)

SO here it is...I won't keep you in suspense any longer! I would love to hear what you think!

Thanks're the best video guy EVER!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Singles Awareness Day!

In honor of some of my new friends in is what I believe is NMSI's first "unofficial" music video by two of our very own fun-loving and creative missionaries...Matt and Erin

Have a great Singles Awareness Day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009


So after 8 long months of advertising my condo for rent on craigslist, apartment hunters, westside rentals and the cornerstone classifieds I decided that the free advertising route just wasn't working.

So, I bit the bullet and sprang for some paid advertising this past Tuesday. Since then I have had about 6 phone calls and actually had a couple make and keep an appointment to come and see my place. They took the credit apps and are hopefully bringing them back today.

Pray hard that this place gets rented soon! The thing with our economy at this point is that I am having to rent it for less than I pay BUT the cool thing is that if I rent it now, the money I will be able to save in the next 4 months will be able to cover the deficit for about 2 1/2 years!

So just in case you missed request of you, my faithful blog readers, is to pray hard!!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


After one month of some intense fundraising I am happy to report that I finally broke the 10% mark!! I am 11% funded on my monthly support and 12% funded on my one-time expenses.

The 100% goal is set for May...let's see how God provides!

Thank you to those who have prayed and contributed...I couldn't do it without you!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Could You Imagine?

What if you had the opportunity to introduce Jesus to the entire world?

What would you say?

Would you say all the things He has done for you?

Would you list the miracles He has done or the promises He has fulfilled?

Would you drop to your knees or scream at the top of your lungs?

How would you introduce your Savior to the world?

Here's just one take on it...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Junk Mail

Don't you just HATE junk mail!!?? It comes in all forms from large over sized grocery ads to credit card deals and well today I came across a new form of junk mail....its laminated!

Today I got a postcard that felt more like a credit card from good ol' Tony Robbins. The junk mail is meant to go in your purse or wallet for quick reference...the contents of this junk...

SIDE 1: Morning & Evening Questions
Apparently you are supposed to be able to come up with 3 answers to each one of these questions...
  • What am I most happy about in my life now?
  • What am I most excited about in my life now?
  • What am I most proud about in my life now?
  • What am I most grateful about in my life now?
  • What am I enjoying most in my life right now?
  • What am I committed to in my life right now?
  • Who do I love? Who loves me?

My Question...why are you sending me this to put in my wallet!!

BUT...Since its so important to you Mr. Tony Robbins...I am happy about serving the Lord, I am excited for Africa, I am proud that my Father, God, made the universe, I am grateful that my God is in control, I am enjoying walking in God's footsteps, I am committed to serving my Father in Heaven, I love God and He loves me!

SIDE 2: 5 Keys to Asking Intelligently & Precisely
According to Tony...these are the 5 keys to getting WHATEVER you want:
  • Ask specifically
  • Ask someone who can help you
  • Create value for the person you're asking
  • Ask with focused, congruent belief
  • Ask until you get what you want

My Question....Why do you NEED everything that you WANT??? And....why can't you just pray and ask God specifically...He can help you, He knows the value of what you need way more than you do anyway, He listens to you and will give you only whats best... that I have made you suffer through my junk mail...Enjoy yours...Maybe we can call Mr. Tony Robbins and tell him the real secret....

Life isn't all about YOU and it isn't all about YOUR happiness...The world was here and revolving without you way before you were born and it will continue to do so way after you are gone so stop thinking about self help questions and start thinking about your eternal future...that is worth way more than a laminated piece of junk mail!