Friday, May 30, 2008

The Weekend

Hi friends!

This weekend I'll be sharing at a church here in town. I'll share a few minutes with the youth in Sunday school, a few minutes in morning service, and some Q&A in the evening service.

Tuesday I fly up to Wisconsin for Autumn and Levi's wedding. Please pray that I'll be able to concentrate Sunday with Tuesday coming up!


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Update on the Mud Wrens

The mud wrens have pretty much left the nest!
They were flying around this weekend.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Petty Officer Timmy

My phone rang at 7:05am one day last week to: "Girl, get some respect, you're talking to a petty officer!" My brother, Tim, got a promotion last week! He had a commendation from an admiral, and I am so proud of him! Silly as he may be, he is a very hard worker. He has gotten BlueJacket of the Quarter for being a hard worker.
Good job, Bubba!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

WOOHOO!! Post 100

Well, many of you may have heard about Shreveport in the news lately. We have had some flooding, but things are beginning to look back to normal. Thought you may enjoy a few pictures I took at the Duck Pond yesterday.

Before the storms last month

After the storms: We fed the ducks down by that tree!

There are benches under the water!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Shreveport Makes National News?!

Hi everyone,

For those of you who made the connection, yes, I am in Shreveport Land of Flash Flooding. It started raining last night, and the roads were flooded by the 10:00 news. The area where I live has not flooded yet, but about a mile and a half away had a few feet of water last night. It's still raining, and should be for the rest of the day.

On a "Mexico" note, I've been praying about the following for August:
  • To take the car, or to not take the car?: Since my car is in my dad's name, I would need to transfer the legal documents for it into my name for the border crossing. This would be costly, and then have to be transfered back to Dad's name next summer before I go to Paraguay. I'm wondering if "costly twice" is (1) practical and (2) God's will.
  • Housing options: I have possibly four different housing options, ranging from car to no car, near the school to far from school, roommates to no roommates...and many other factors.
Would you pray with me? I haven't come to a conclusion on either, but I am leaning towards certain areas. If you have any thoughts, suggestions, or questions, PLEASE feel free to get ahold of me! Thank you for your prayers!

In Him,

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A New Project

The Back

The Front

Last year I heard of a neat project: after coloring on muslin with crayons, you iron it and it becomes permanent. Anytime I can use a crayon, I'm in! So I finally had a chance to try the idea: I had my friend Amanda's three kids color, then did some sewing. Yesterday it was finished! With a few random bug buttons, it's done! (Minus one square which needs colored.) It's been fun to try my hand at quilting, and I look forward to doing another!

Friday, May 02, 2008

"Like a...Chevy?"

Do you ever feel like this Chevy?

While I was sick with the pneumonia and recovering, I felt like this truck. Put out to pasture, with no signs of recently moving--or moving in the near future. This past week has been a huge encouragement on my way to Mexico in August. The two meetings on Monday went very well. I now have an appointment June 1st, and another in the works for mid-June. Thank you for your prayers for these meetings. And, hey, God hasn't put you out to pasture!