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Thursday, 28 July 2005

David Klinkenberg

Check out the website of this fiddle playing man. So fun and so glorifying to the Lord! I love that God gave us music and laughter and that the two can go together. David does both.. amazing musician and great humor.

Wednesday, 27 July 2005

Mary Kay Clearance Sale

Okay.. so some of you may not know this.. but I have been a Mary Kay consultant for just over 7 years now...

What??? Are you serious????
Yes. I am serious. (ah.. the things you learn about people when you read a blog...)

And now that I am moving to Germany I need to make a change.. I am not quitting .. but rather I am taking a sabbatical from the business.

I need to clear out my shelves of most of the Mary Kay product before I move to Germany as I am not able to sell it from Germany...

So... I am having a clearance sale...

If you are in the Portland/Vancouver area... I can get products to you.... so read on! :-)

From now until September 1st. If you purchase any items with a total purchase of $130 or less, you will receive them at 40% off. If you purchase a total of $131 dollars or more, I will gladly reduce the total by 45%. Just think of the possibilities!!! :-)

I will include, free with your purchase, any sample sizes, sponges, etc... that I have instock to go with your purchase.

The way this will work best is as follows.....

:-) email me a list of items that you would like to purchase, I will see what I have in stock.. don't be shy.. I have a fairly large inventory. I will then let you know what I have, along with the total cost minus the discount and we will figure out a good time for me to deliver the product and collect payment.

If you need a more current list of items available.. please let me know. If you are looking for something that you used a long time ago and would like to have some more of... let me know. If you want to try something new.. let me know. :-) I am sure I can accomodate your needs.. at least I will try. :-)

I am excited to help you purchase some products you like at reduced prices and I am excited to clear out my boxes and I am excited for an opportunity to put some money toward my time in Germany. To God be the glory!!!!

Friday, 22 July 2005

Garage sales

Okay.. so it has been forever and a day since I put on a garage sale.. and I don't think I can confidently say that I have ever done one on my own... but I find myself, this weekend in such a state...

So, hopefully the things that we are clearing out of my mom's house, and the stuff that I no longer need will all sell.

Here is to good weather and lots of interested parties... :-)

Monday, 18 July 2005

Trusting God

So this past weekend I was really struck with how much or how little I trust God in certain areas... more specifically... am I afraid to ask for "too much" from Him? Ridiculous...I know... you cannot ask too much from God. God is bigger than anything I can imagine. He owns everything. He rules everything.

This means that it is not too much to ask God to move in the hearts of those who should be joining my support team. The funny thing is.. I know the joy and challenge that committing to support a person prayerfully or financially can be... it can be hard! It is always good....always a growing experience.

And as the one being supported... it is a growing experience for me. It is humbling to me that others would be praying for God to use me in mighty ways. I am in awe that others would trust God to use their finances to further His work through me. Wow...

So, yeah... am thinking about how big my faith is... I trust God. I know He is in control of all time, all place, all resources.. but do my actions align with my heart. They should. they really should. I should not be afraid to ask big! and then to believe.

Friday, 8 July 2005


So tonight I and my dear friend Bekah (who is moving to Prague in less than 1 month) went to Comedy Sportz! I always forget how much fun it is until I go again.. and laugh almost non-stop... laughter is good. If you do not know what Comedy Sportz is.. then you need to check out their site.. click the link. Good, Clean, Hilarious!!!!

And a member of the team since 1998 told me tonight that I was his favorite.. of course he says that to everyone.. but funny thing is.. he has been my favorite since 1998! fun times were had by all....

It was just what I needed in the middle of some crazy times. :-) I get to be in the wedding of some very special friends of mine this weekend. And I get to see a great friend from Phoenix, AZ this weekend. And Monday I get on a plane and fly to San Diego, CA to visit my grandparents.. who don't know I am coming...

Oh.. and my best friend Amy.. is coming back to the states soon!!!! very soon!!! I am so excited!!!! :-)

Sunday, 3 July 2005


I have been thinking a lot about grace and forgiveness... there is a lot of power when those are extended to someone who has sinned against us.

What is our immediate reaction when someone has wronged us.. or when we feel that we have been wronged? What would happen if our first response was an offering of grace? Isn't that what God extends to us every moment of our lives? And if we are to be followers of Christ... shouldn't we also extend grace? What is the pain we feel when we have been wronged.. compared to the pain that it must be to God when we even think a wrong thing?

I am not saying that we should not be pained by sin... sin causes pain. But I wonder if that pain could be carried to the cross, laid at the feet of the One who died for sins and grace offered instead of revenge or hatred or bitterness. "Twas grace that taught my heart to fear... and grace my fears relieved... how precious did that grace appear.. the hour I first believed."

May that grace always appear precious to me. It really is amazing... grace is undeserved... it would not be grace if it was deserved.

Friday, 1 July 2005

The 229th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

I am heading down to Redding, CA with my delightful friend Jamie to hang out with her family for the 4th of July weekend.. I hope you all have plans to have fun, relax, ponder... anyway... here is something else to ponder...

As we celebrate...Here are 10 trivia questions for you (thanks to my friend Tracy and The Dallas Morning News ^ July 3, 2004 The Dallas Morning News Staff):

1. Which three presidents died on July 4?
2. Which president laid the cornerstone for the Washington Monument on July 4, 1850?
3. What was the title of the 1969 Broadway musical, written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone, that told the story of the founding of the United States?
4. What city in the American South fell to Ulysses S. Grant and Union forces on July 4, 1863, after a short siege?
5. What twin advice columnists were born on July 4, 1918?
6. In one of the wildest baseball games of all time, the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves, 16-13, in how many innings on July 4 (and 5), 1985?
7. When was the Stars and Stripes authorized by Congress as the national flag?
8. The flag has 13 stripes. How many of them are red?
9. Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star-Spangled Banner after witnessing what?
10. Where and when was the first 50-star flag flown?


1. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (1826) and James Monroe (1831)
2. Zachary Taylor. He became ill with cholera that night and died five days later.
3. 1776
4. Vicksburg, Miss. It came a day after the Union victory at Gettysburg, marking a turning point in the Civil War
5. Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren (real names: Esther "Eppie" Lederer and Pauline Phillips)
6. 19 innings. The game ended at 3:55 a.m., and the Braves then fired off their Independence Day fireworks, leading many local residents to believe the city was under attack.
7. June 14, 1777. This date is observed as Flag Day.
8. Seven.
9. The bombardment of Fort McHenry
10. Philadelphia, 1960