Thursday, May 31, 2007

I moved my blog...

to here

Friday, May 11, 2007

Whoa Mama!

Today I was giving a pedicure to a very pregnant woman--she had three weeks to go! I look up and this is what I saw:

Ok...Not exactly that...but close. It was awesome!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I am so frickin excited! Trevor called me today- number one which is just exciting in its self. Number two we talked about Addulam, which strangely enough he knew about before me and Ty even told him. I have wanted to follow Trevor and what he is doing since the day he left...I have had this want to move to Chicago for no other reason but to follow God with the help of Trevor. I have faith God is working in me...and guiding me along with the rest of us into what I would like to think of as the next big thing. This idea is gonna spread like starbucks. Praise God for answering my prayers when I haven't had the words to speak them. Praise God for his guidance...and this beautiful day!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Row Row Row your boat...

In the past few weeks I think God has really been working in my heart and trying to push me to see something and try something different. This morning Ty, Rachel, Cameron, Brittany and I all tried something a little different together. We went to a place called Addulam (spelling?). Which I think will be safe to say, is a missional church. Now, all of us are very new to the idea (thanks to Trevor and Mr. Jim) and we walked in this morning not quite sure that to expect. We were welcomed with several very sincere smiles and "hello"s and then we took our seats and listened.

After talking with Ty about what we had heard, I think we can both say that we were convicted, and excited about the idea of getting on the boat no matter what we leave behind. And we should have faith that God will be our oars. For lack of a better outline, I will bullet point my thoughts:
*We live in a selfish world where we feel the need to take care of ourselves before we can help other people. Instead, we should have faith that God will take care of us and provide for us.
*The world is not the same as it was 30 years ago, the church needs to change accordingly.
*We don't always know what our future holds. (we may think we know our dreams and life goals but God won't put those opportunities in front of us if its not right)
*We all have garbage...and we are all full of trash...God loves us anyways. We should see people through God's Eyes, trash included.
*We aren't here to drink pina colada's on the beach...If your in then you better get on the boat!

I am excited and scared for what lies ahead. But mostly excited...I will write more later when I know more

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Body's a Temple...Part I

I think Kenny Chesney said it best in his song Living in Fast Forward: " The body's a temple, that's what we're told
I've treated this one like an old honky-tonk..." This came to my mind tonight when Brian Gray was speaking tonight at TNL-- On a side note:I think its amazing how God speaks through people and how I really needed to hear some of these things--The message tonight was titled "Temple", which was part 4 of a series they are doing on a book called Simply Christian by N.T. Wright. Everything Brian had to say was really interesting but nothing caught my attention like what he said at the end. He said something to the extent of, The Holy Spirit of God dwells in us, our bodies are his house (temple), and we should honor God with our bodies...the way we view our bodies should be seen through Gods eyes.
WOW...What a concept. I struggle with this, I struggle with being beautiful, or at least feeling beautiful. In my mind, feeling beautiful enables me to do things like going out of my house, going to work, talking to people and looking them in the face. If I feel "unpretty" then I find it being the excuse for not getting things done, not helping other people. I go to ridiculous amounts to make myself suitable for me. For example, my shampoo is $60 a bottle. I spend my money on vegan free shampoo in which I care nothing about instead of giving my money to charity, or church, or savings. I spend two hours getting ready instead of 20 minutes when I could use the rest of the time praying, or reading the bible. I know the people around me see a great need for this mindset to change...And I will admit that since I became a Christian, I realize the need for this to change... and I pray for God to change this in me. I should view my body as God's temple...he choses to reside in me and I should honor that and have faith in him enough to know that he knows what is good...and I am good for he created me.

As you may have seen, this is part I...Part II I will rebut!