Friday, July 29, 2011

The summer is coming to a close. We are preparing to say goodbye to our friends and gear up for the fall semester to start in a few weeks. It has been unbelievable to see God at work in 130 lives, including mine. I am leaving with treasures God has given me from my time with Him from His word. This was a training prgram for me too.
I have learned a lot of my experiences in ministry this summer, mostly by watching others love people well. And I am thankful for the ministry I work for. The Navigators have been a huge agent of blessing in my life. I can't wait to see what God has planned next.

Monday, July 18, 2011

God was so good to give us an overnight escape to do what we LOVE to do. Eat and explore places to eat.

While in asheville we ate delicious meals and walked around until we were ready for another delicious meal. With a glass of wine or a sipping chocolate in between. We split most things, just so you don't think we are glutons, just half glutons.

And when we were tired of eating and walking we set up our double eno for a nap in the park! It was so special to experience it all with my best friend. Thanks Lord.

Friday, July 15, 2011

My first sipping chocolate did not disappoint. Cayenne & Cinnamon liquid truffle. A french press was to wash it down.

We have the opportunity to get away tonight. So we are headed to Asheville NC where we will eat our way through the city. And stop and take pics along the way.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I took the three women I am discipling this summer on an adventure. We took pictures in fields of wild flowers, picked berries and then floated down the lazy river at the local water park. Day well used I say.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The power of prayer cannot be diminished by distance, it is not limited by age, infirmity, political changes or restrictions. The power of prayer in the life of an obedient Christian can only be undermined by neglect.

David Bentley-Taylor

Friday, July 01, 2011

ok, fine.  I confess.  The only thing I am cooking these days are Pioneer Woman recipes.  Its not that I am PW snob.  Its not that I go to her site to decide what to make for dinner.  Its that every time I browse, I am forced to cook something because it looks so dang tasty.  Its not really a choice.

And PW does not disappoint.  This soup is a bit spicy and I love it.  But it does call for some major simmer time that I cut in half due to lack of planning, impatience, and stomach growls.  This meal we enjoyed with some friends visiting the training program, Ben and Caryn!  Thanks friends for taking a chance with my cooking and for great conversation.

So thankful that this summer means more time with fam while we work. With one brother and sis-in-law 40 minutes away and another sister at the training program, we have gotten some sweet, but short bonding time in. Thanks Lord.