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Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Well, today I am about 35% away from being able to move to Italy and begin my new role with Campus Crusade for Christ.   
35% of the monthly financial partnership yet to be revealed. 

It is amazing how much my heart longs to be in Italy and working in my new roles. 

And as I wait, I endeavor to actively wait. 
I endeavor to be faithful to share the passion and vision in my heart. 
I endeavor to be faithful to pray and trust. 

35% and waiting, with hope and great expectation.  
Even when my voice is gone.. as it has been the past couple days. :-)

Saturday, 6 February 2010

The Path the Lord directs.

I am reading through the Bible this year. Not at a continually rapid pace, I am savouring it so much as I go. For instance, I read past Exodus 15 a few weeks ago and today I glanced at Exodus 13:17 and was blown away by a truth of the Lord. 
Because so many of us are in transition or waiting for transition, I thought I would share with you what God taught me this morning. 

Exodus 13:17
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, "if they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt."

How many times have I read that without pausing? 

God did not lead them on the shorter path, because what they would have encountered might have made them turn back and not press on to the promised land. Instead He took them the longer way and it was this way that gave them more opportunity to see God do amazing things! 

Sound familiar to your life situations? It rings true in my life over and over and over again. 

So I remind myself and you...

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. 
Psalm 27:14

Thursday, 4 February 2010

New things on the blog!

I was so excited today when I discovered that I can add pages to my blog! this means I can use it more as a complete website than simple a place to share my thoughts!  I would love to show you around the new features on my blog. :-)

You will find pages to the left side. Below I have listed the pages and what they contain.
"Home"-that is where you are. Here. This is where I put new postings weekly or more.

"a little bit about me" -if this short history leaves you with questions, please ask them. :-)

"partnering in prayer" -this contains up to date prayer requests. If you want to pray for me, please check this at least weekly.

"partnering financially"-here is information you need to be a financial partner in the ministry God has called me to do.

"CCC/Agape Europe" -Want to know more about Campus Crusade for Christ and the part I work with in Western Europe? click on this page. :-)

Under those pages, is a link for Pray  Please, please, please check this out!

And below that, I have a twitter account and because it is easy to post updates on that, I have included those updates here. Such as the most recent one as of this post... does anyone have a car I could use while I am stateside finding ministry partners?

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

What's in a name?

One of the things going around on Facebook these days... is to go to and type in your name to see what it comes up with .   I did this.. as if I really have time to do this.. 
Melissa is a Greek name.
In Greek, it means "honey bee."
In Persian, it means "red rose."
The feminine version of "Melisseus", legendary "King of Crete."
In mythology, it is the name of a princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after she learned to collect honey.
Melissa is a princess name.
When I was growing up, my mom told me that my name means "honey bee" and that it is Greek. She told me I had a choice..... to be sweet like honey or to sting like a bee.  The part about being a Princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after learning to collect honey... that is not something I ever knew. :-)  
Two years ago in May, I was privileged to be in Greece. And you know what?! There is a town that is named Melissa. Crazy.   

And for most of you... I run across your name on street signs or city signs or company signs. I often see a sign and think.. "oh... so my friend "______________"'s name is German, or Finnish, or French... or... :-) 

ah and the second and third meanings of the name Melissa on 
2. Hottest girl in the known universe
3. a girl, who takes life as it comes,has relationship issues and falls in love easily.