Saturday, June 25, 2005

Camp YoliJwa!

Yay, I'm leaving. Won't hear from me in a week. I'm counseling at YoliJwa-- 8th graders. I am going to be sooooo tired by the end of the week but I am going to have fun. Supposed to be deadly humid hot too, yuck. Well adios kids.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Golf Camp

Crazy-busy week. Two words, golf camp. Keeping up with the little munchkins can be quite tiring, but yes I love them all. Gotta go, Jenni needs her nap...

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Sign the ONE Declaration

Great christian bands like Relient K, Newsboys, Jars of Clay, and my favorite actor Brad Pitt have all signed-- I have, and YOU should too!

Watch this video--
good message,
lots of star power,

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Funny Pics

Hardy Har har. Found some funny pics for you. Please excuse the comment embedded into the duck one, I don't know how to remove it.

Drive In

Friday group of my peeps and I went to see movies at the drive in. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the Interpreter were playing. Ahhhh, Brad Pitt. Smile. He makes it all worthwhile.

Friday, June 10, 2005


What's up with this? So I took the nerd test, and to admit it, I was a little disappointed with the results. I am much more nerdy than it would suggest...
I am nerdier than 40% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Whew, hot

Whew, it is hot outside. Walk out the door and a wave of humidity almost knocks you out. Welcome to summer! I've been planning this study abroad stuff that I'm gonna do and I just wonder about traveling. Since I'll be in Europe I kind of want to explore all over the place while there. My question is if hostels are safe. And, what if, I don't feel like exploring after my classes are over. Should I book the flight right after they are over, or give myself time to travel? I just don't know. Asking people doesn't get me anywhere either because they always say it's personal preference, or I don't know anything, or I don't care, or just something that doesn't help at all. *Sigh*

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Sweet Sweet Panama

Lately I have been extraordinarily nostalgic for Panama and our village in Ipeti Choco. Summer of 2003 I went on a mission trip with Teen Mania, Global Expeditions to the Darien Jungle. I was looking through my pictures and reading the journal I kept while there and it makes me want to go back more than anything else. I have never felt so close to God surrounded by Godly influences, his creation, a driving purpose, empowerment to tell the nations of world about God's love for them, and everything living in a jungle entails. I miss sweating to death and taking baths in the river. I miss the fried plantains and soggy pbj’s everyday for a month. I miss the friends I made there and the Panamanian children. I miss the super fellowship I had with God. What has happened over the past two years? Sure I still want to serve God, but what am I doing about it? Where is my passion? What are your plans for my life God? Do with me what you will, I am yours. I feel like I am wasting my summer. I want to use it to reach people for Christ. How do I do that? How do I do that stuck in the monotony of daily life?

Here’s a prayer I wrote down in my journal in about the middle of our mission trip. I need to say it again: “Man, my focus really off center. Lord, forgive me and make my purpose single fold in my heart to solely exalt you through my entire being. I beg of your forgiveness. Take away my desires and replace them with a heart for you. Amen.”

Here’s some pics just for your viewing pleasure. Man God did so many awesome things that summer. Praise the Lord!

Private beach on our free day, beautiful no? My entire team MAFIA-Missionaries Advancing Forcefully into Adventure.

Chile Farmers we witnessed to after a hike. On the seven hour hike we sloshed through mud up to our knees but it was definetly worth the great views.

We visited the Panama Canal as well on our other free day. The river that runs beside the village for bathing, cleaning, swimming, cooking, drinking, and everything else you can imagine. Dan and I getting ready to leave my sister's apartment in Dallas to Teen Mania's base center in Texas.

Bridge of the America's crossing from North to South America! MMMMMM, sugar cane, and then the hotel bathroom in Panama City, my first time seeing a beday or whatever... I was amused.

Me and the kids and out in the river.

Sunday, June 5, 2005

I missed you blog.

Ok, I know it's been seemingly forever since I've last posted. (Sheepish grin) Life has been incredibly hectic these past few weeks/days/how long has it been? With the onset of summer, and apparently more time since I'm not taking any classes now, it has been a load of work to do. I've been drawing a lot, reading a little, hanging out with friends, trying to get fluent on ebay, organizing study abroad stuff, finishing my mosaic bathroom floor, starting new craft projects that I know I'll never get done, and working. I'm sorry faithful Moonlight Masquerade readers, but I will not be able to post as much during the summer as during the other seasons. I will give my best effort though, so do not hate me!