Thursday, August 27, 2009

producers needed

ReachGlobal is putting together a team of Video Producers to help capture the desperate need that exists in Europe as well as God Sightings in Europe. So since I know I have a lot of friends that are video producers I thought I would pass along the information. Here is a radio broadcast that talks about the project in more detail.

Also for the application you can click here

Just one more way for you to be actively involved in what God is doing in Europe!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Enjoy. I am gone for the week to serve at the Los Angeles Dream Center with my students and some people from my church, so I thought I would leave you with something to enjoy

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stress Release

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So maybe you are not like me and you do not get stressed out by details and deadlines, but I am not a fan of you may have picked up in my last few posts a tension. My apologies. Finally the overwhelming amount of stuff on my plate, good and bad and the facts of raising support and keeping track of numbers for ReachGlobal and youth group and taking an online course and two summer trips, well it got to me.

There you have it friends I am human and I do have a breaking point. That point came yesterday. Yesterday all I wanted to do was crawl into a hole and curl up and cry. But this morning I took time and met with God.

Thankfully God showed up in big ways. As I opened up my book Eugene Peterson's, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. I opened to the chapter I was on and low and behold it was on Perseverance. Gee God is good at this stuff.

There is so much in this chapter which is all based on Psalm 129, that could not have applied to my life more in the moment than it did today.

I took a break from writing...Youth Ministry showed up in my office :)

Like I was saying I just love when God reveals himself to me, when he meets me in my moodiest moments and say's "hello, I am still here. I am still in control. I knew you were going to get overwhelmed, and I have prepared you for this moment." Don't you love when God is there to comfort you and remind you of his hand at work.

Since Tuesday I have been more relaxed, not because money started pouring in, but because I was able to sit down with God and be reminded that He is God, he is in control. He is preparing me even now for the work he has called me to. Right now I am learning what it means to persevere. I am being equipped for a long on going journey with Christ. I don't pretend to have God's timing all figured out, or even his plan for my life, but it is encouraging to know there is a plan and he is not only with me here and now but is walking with me, beside me and before me preparing not only the way but also this servant for the ministry he has asked me to do.

Friends, thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your support, and thank you for journeying with me. For putting up with my highs and lows and offering help along the way. You are such a vital resource and a huge blessing.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Super Simple

ReachGlobal being the up to date and efficient organization that they are have created an even easier way for you to get involved financially in my ministry in Rome! Gotta love that! Now all you have to do is click this HERE and you will be zipped over to a page ready to set you up for online giving! All my account info and name stuff is already entered for you so all you have to know is your info. Super simple and just in time!

For those of you who do not know I am needing to be at 50% of my monthly financial support by the end of August if I am going to get to attend the next training in October. If I do not make that training then I will not get to leave for Rome in Dec. I will have to wait until Spring. So, if you have been planning on giving or thinking about giving but have not signed up yet can I greatly encourage you that now would be a fantastic time to start giving! IF you cannot give now but would like to start giving in Dec, then please let me know what plan on doing so that I can count that in my pledges.

Thanks again for following and joining me on my Road to Rome! I love having you involved in the ministry that God has invited me into. I cannot wait to start serving along side my team in Rome! God is already at work there and I long to join Him in that work!