Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Christmas was incredible this year. honestly, one of the better, not that every Christmas isn't good, but this one was just exceptional.

Got to spend time with my fam, sean's fam, sean...then it was my birthday (just like every year for the past 24).

New Years is coming up as is a bunch of parties to plan (RELEASE and BEECHPOINT REUNION) and more birthdays to celebrate (YAY Stindall!!), so it's a busy busy time of the year. Plus, working.

I have an interview for David's Bridal today at 2:30, pray i get this job, I need another one, I'm just not making enough to pay all the bills on time, so it would be great to get this one.

Also! UPDATE on SUPPORT RAISING: I finally have all my letters and whatnot done, they are going out TODAY I just have to get the stamps on them and stick them in the mailbox, it's going to be good. Pray that God does some big things through the letters and through my continued efforts to raise support and to develop relationships for the purpose of Beechpoint and its ministry as well as friends for support and encouragement for me personally. I'm excited to see how God is really going to use this time for me to rely on Him for every need that I have.

I hope everyone is doing well. Much love from Michigan/the tundra (did I mention I don't really loove winter...i'm makin it though, no worries)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

man o man.

Can I ever catch a break?

Nah, I'm being more dramatic than I think is necessary, but yeah let me just tell you a story (a story...finally!!!)

Last night, while sitting down to thanksgiving #2 - a plethora of leftovers...I get a phone call from my roommate Stindall (Sara Tindall). She goes on to inform me that she is with the police and says that our house got broken into....

heart, dropped.


yeah, so i guess our house got broken into...our laptops stolen (3 in total), some dvds, some other random stuff...CRAZY.

I guess it's just so weird to even think that someone was hanging out in my room, rummaging through my stuff and in my personal space, while i don't mind this from friends, relatives, even people that I somewhat trust...I can't believe a stranger did. It's just so unsettling to me, so unnerving. I know that's just something that comes with the neighborhood we live in, the work that i'm going into, and whatnot, it's just reality, but it's still scary and always will take me by surprise knowing that there are people out there that are corrupt and selfish. It's unfortunate and sad, but it's humanity...I'm going to just pray for them and hope that their hearts are turned...and if not, then it just happens and life will go on. We're all ok, though Stinds did walk in on them...whoa, and God is still good.

Anyways, kind of a distracted post, but there's my story. life.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

bad blogger?

turns out i'm terrrrriibbblee at this blogging thing. I never post when i should and rarely have any great stories to tell, i don't know why i can't really think of any good stories or whatnot, but meh, i'll keep at it and see how it goes.

story 1: I'm in NY...you'd think city, but no, it's just a little northeast of Buffalo, so it's kinda like Michigan. i'm here visiting family with Sarah and it's pretty good, low key...we're going to watch Star Trek really soon and it'll be good. We are going to go shopping tomorrow probably at some point and then just continue hanging out. It's pretty sweet. I'm enjoying Thanksgiving.
story 2: I'm getting my support letters written and hopefully getting them out soon. I have to get them all printed off and mailed, but that's the slight update on the support front.

story 3: If this interests you at all, I want to go to the Philippines this March. here's the catch, I'm broke 1 and 2 I am also trying to raise support for working full time at Beechpoint. SOOO, I think i'm going to try and get the money by asking on Facebook, blogspot, and any other social networking means....so again, if you're interested please feel free to send me some money to get myself to the Philippines where I will be helping with a camp and with Vacation Bible schools. Address: 1801 Union Ave Se, GR MI, 49507 . :D Thanks! We'll see what happens and I believe that if the Lord wants me to go, I will. :)

story 4: I have really enjoyed living in Grand Rapids thus far, I'm sure it'll only continue to get better. I really like my new friends, spending time with my boyfriend, my pie company job, living with stinds and tiff (I know i wrote this in the first post, but really...), and getting involved in Calvary as much as possible. MSM, Missio, and just sitting in on the teachings of Samra has been incredible. I'm really blessed.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Artprize and Beechpoint

PRAY for the people of the Philippines. Their homes and streets are flooded from the typhoon that recently and still may be hitting. Many of the people that we worked with have lost everything!! It breaks my heart to hear the news and the death toll rise. Pray for God's provision and for the ministries that reside there trying to help with relief work. Pray for aid from anywhere they can get it. And pray for those who have lost possessions and more importantly people. Lord, please be with the Philippines and its people. You are Good.

WELL It's about time for my second post.

Things to CHECK OUT!

Now - OCT 10: Artprize is going on in downtown Grand Rapids and it is a great time!! It's really cool because it feels like such a unifying experience or common thing for the city of Grand Rapids and its residents. I know Chicago has all of its festivals and whatnot and maybe it's because GR is a bit smaller, but it's so fun just hanging out downtown and seeing the creativity that so many people possess. There's really something for everyone...even if you aren't a huge art appreciator. There's the "Loch Ness Monster" in the river, peace signs everywhere, and more framed art than you could imagine! You should check it out if you're around here...here's a link....

Here's one of the entries - Scott Gundersen's My Wife in Wine Corks. Can be seen at San Chez. Not necessarily my fave, but it gives you a taste of what there could be there! So...check it out to see more!


OCT 10: Beechpoint's 50th Celebration Banquet and Alumni Lunch event!!! I'm working on a slideshow as I write this, well actually, I'm sorta procrastinating on it, but I will be working on it more after this post! Everyone who is affiliated with Beechpoint or affiliated with someone who is affiliated with Beechpoint should come and celebrate with us! It's going to be a great time to reflect on what God has/is/will be doing with Beechpoint's ministry in the lives of so many! COME!!!

OK, I have to get back to it. Life is good. God is better. Happppy trails friends!

Friday, September 11, 2009

...and I'm in.

So I just got sucked into
this because I want to follow other peoples' blogs.

So I got one for myself, plus, I have stuff to talk about I guess.

Things I am doing with my life right now:
  • working at Grand Traverse Pie Company
  • hopefully working at East Hills Athletic Club to offset my work at the Grand Traverse PIE company...
  • moved from Chicago to Grand Rapids
  • working on raising full time support for Beechpoint Christian Camp to be the Michigan Follow Up Director
  • hanging with my boyfriend Sean a lot
  • loving living with Stindall and Tiffany
  • loving having my sister nearby again
  • attending/volunteering at Calvary Church

This is really all I have to say right now. I am going to hopefully use this as a place where my friends and family can follow my life, my journey through support raising, and God's ministry in my life.

The. End.