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Here are a list of links to blogs that I LOVE reading!!! πŸ™‚

Mckmama

A mommy blogger, Christian and photographer! I love her writing and pictures!

Kelly’s Korner

A mommy blogger, Christian as well, she mostly just writes about her life as a stay at home mom of a toddler and with one on the way!

Kingdom Twindom

This is an amazing blog! This woman LOVES Jesus and she has this blog to inspire and encourage marriages. Her husband cheated on her and they have now been rebuilding their marriage for 4 years since that happened! Incredible testimony. And they have 5 children, two sets are twins!!!

Tatertots & Jello

This is a crafty, decorating blog! I love getting ideas!!

Chatting at the Sky

I just found this one yesterday, but I LOVE IT already. She is a Christian writer and her posts are soooo encouraging and glorifying to the Lord!

Lisa Leonard Designs

Love looking at her pics and she also has an amazing jewelry company! Hand stamped jewelry! Check it out for gifts!

The Nesting Place

A home decor blog! I love her style and ideas for decorating!

Julia’s Poppies Design

An awesome and creative photographer and designer! She is also soo crafty and has tons of DIY’s.

 

Well, I could probably keep going but I will just limit myself! Enjoy!

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My friend Katrina got married!!! Isn’t she beautiful! We brought her black couch out to the wedding site (it was outside) and took all the pictures with it! I thought it was such a great idea!

Bridesmaids!!! The two on the right end of the couch are pregnant!!! πŸ™‚ Acutally, 3 girls were pregnant here…but we didn’t know about the 3rd yet! πŸ™‚

Oh and this bride is already pregnant too, about 3 weeks after she got married!!! πŸ™‚ Babies GALORE!

Praying over the bride right before the ceremony started!!

Bride, walking down the isle!! She was so happy!

It was the most beautiful outdoor wedding ever! It was on a lake, under a willow tree! I loved it!

The new Mr. and Mrs!!! (Martin)

Love this shot of them!

It was a great wedding, and it was so fun being a bridesmaid for one of my best friends! I wish them every year of happiness!



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Christmas 2008. Me and Carol.

Christmas 2009

Oh the places I will go! πŸ™‚

My schedule:

Dec. 11th- Christmas Party!! (where Carol and I will take our 3rd annual Christmas photoshoot! πŸ™‚


Dec. 12th- Start my crazy month of busyness! I head to GA to a retreat place called Restoration Road. There I will spend a week by myself with Jesus…and my sewing machine! I am soooo excited to be by myself with the Lord!


Dec. 17th- Head to Atlanta, GA to catch up with my wonderful friends down there, and one of my best friends new baby boy, Josiah (who is due to make his arrival any day now!)


Dec. 17th/18th- Head to Florida for Christmas!! I will get to spend my days with my niece and nephews and parents and sister! I am very excited about this time with them!! And celebrating Jesus’ birth!


Dec. 27th- Fly out of Florida on a missions trip to Romania!!!! I have the awesome priviledge of going to Romania for a young adult conference over New Years! I will be helping out with the conference, teaching/ministry for 3 or 4 days. Then I will get to go to Bazna, Romania to visit the house of prayer there for 4 or 5 days!! This is going to be an amazing trip!


Jan. 5th/6th- Fly back into Florida, where Carol will be flying into as well and spending a few days withΒ  me and my family!


Jan. 8th- one of my best friends, Josh, is getting married to his amazing fiance, Bekah!! (and they are in a contest to win a honeymoon at theknot <—click there and vote for them…their story is called Worlds Apart…it is amazing!)


Jan. 9th- drive back to North Carolina and begin a new and fabulous year!!!!! πŸ™‚


Oh the places I will go!!!

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This is team 1 and team 2 working on team building activities! The Lord was really dealing with me and exposing me and my selfishness during these activities! Help me, Lord!

This is me helping run games the 2nd week with Jeff. He is one of my best friends brothers!

We worked pretty well together…until…

There is one game where you call out random items for the campers to bring into the center and place in the game leaders hands.

Things like a braclet, toilet paper, hair, pastor, or earwax.

Well, without me knowing (since the translator was speaking) JeffΒ  planned for all the runner who bring the things into the center to have them WIPE the EARWAX (from a campers EAR) onto my ARM!!!!!!!!

It was the most disgusting experience of my life, to this day. I was furious. I stomped off the field.

BUT Jeff apologized and I forgave him and got over my anger. It was actually pretty funny. The campers LOVED it.

Here I am watching intently to make sure no one is doing anything illegal during this game of crab soccer.

Romanians are AMAZING soccer players. And they were even exceptional in this special edition of the game! πŸ™‚ And it was pretty hilarious to watch all these big guys crawling around on the ground!

Katrina sprained her ankle really bad one of the last days at campe the 2nd week! We got to go to a Romanian hospital and they put a cast on it! But the worst part was that she had no crutches for the remaining time and had to be carried everywhere!

She was pretty happy to get back to US and get crutches!

The 2nd week of camp is always HUGE and has older kids. Some of these kids have been coming for 5 years or more! It is really incredible to see them year after year and to watch them grow in love for Jesus!

On our way home after camp and during our flights to the US, we had a layover in Munich, Germany….and while we were there….

We got to go into the CITY! We were only there for about an hour. But it was totally worth it to get to see Munich!!!

All of us walking and taking pictures! Katrina had to be carried because there were no wheel chairs available! The boys were a blessing, to say the least!

Girls in Germany!

 

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2nd week was a week of exposure for me. The Lord was showing me MANY areas where I still needed to become like Him! But He really worked in me!

Not only that but it was incredible to watch the campers worship Jesus. Many were dancing and rejoicing and cry and just experiencing the Lord!

I got to pray and minister with girls almost every night and many got saved! There were also quite a few who were renewed in their passion for Jesus!

The Lord is so good to let us go and minister and share His love with the WORLD!


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Here we go! Pictures from my trip to Romania this past summer!

This is the team that went for the first week. We helped run a camp for kids-20 somethings!

We all got really close and had a GREAT time enjoying each other, enjoying the Lord together and enjoying the campers!

We taught the campers a game called “Ninja”. It was a huge hit and we all had a blast playing it with them!

 

This was mud games day! This is the campers favorite day! I think that all of us Americans have a blast too!

We play a ton of different mud games and basically get the campers as muddy as possible. Then at the end we have them all wash off in the creek! I participated last year and was covered in mud!

This year I decided to stay clean! πŸ™‚

One of the days during the first week it POURED down rain. And so I decided to have fun anway! I went out and started playing in the water on the volleyball court.

Before I knew it all the guys were out there splashing and playing around. It was a blast!

Basically it was them vs. me. I really didn’t stand a chance!

I was getting tired! It is a lot of work trying to run around, not getting splashed and trying to splash!

The boys really didn’t know what to do or what was wrong! ha!

This guy who is diving into the water, which by the way isn’t deep and the sand is like SAND PAPER, his name is Vali.

I decided….

….to get him while he was down! It’s the only way I could even get them! πŸ™‚

And then it was over.

This is one of the last nights for week 1. We ate pizza and hung out. This little girl is one of the pastor’s daughters, Julia.

Friends! πŸ™‚

American girls doing Romanian girls hair! πŸ™‚

Butterflies literally land on your fingers and don’t fly away for a long time! We had fun with this one. (it was not hurt)

He would fly from person to person!

The last day for team 1 we got to go to a little touristy town and we got to paddle boat in this like pond! It was tiring but very fun!

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This first week was my favorite missions trip I have ever taken. The kids encountered the Lord like I had never seen before. The Lord was speaking to them and showing them His love! It was incredible!

These kids fell in love with Jesus and I am praying that they continue to stay in LOVE with HIM!

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I live about 25 minutes from the prayer room now. I moved about a month ago. So it is taking some time to get used to having to leave about a half and hour earlier! Needless to say, I have been late quite a few times.

Well, this morning I was out the door early! So I decided to treat myself to some McDonald’s. πŸ™‚ I had just enough time to run through the drive thru and grab something. I counted the cash that I had and knew I could get 3 $1 items. So I ordered my food and even had my money ready before hand (impressive) and happily stretched my hand out my window to the nice lady waiting.

She sweetly smiled at me and said “It’s been taken care of.” I kind of just looked at her confused for a minute. She continued, “The lady in the car in front of you took care of it.”

A huge smile spread across my face as it dawned on me…

God cares for me and is my Provider!

Yesterday morning I taught a Sunday school class to the 5 year olds in my church. The whole lesson was on God caring for us. The memory verse was 1 Peter 5:7- “casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” The bible story was Matt. 6 where Jesus exhorts us to not worry but understand that God loves us more than the birds, so He will take care of us!

So I asked has anyone ever been worried? It was fairly amusing watching a 5 year old trying to come up with a worry. It is almost non-existent. They completely trust and have faith that their parents are going to provide for EVERY ONE of their needs and they never doubt. It is incredible the faith that children have! I learned a lesson from them!

So during our prayer, I asked the Lord to help them understand how much He cares for them, and that this truth would take root even when they are 30 and have to pay the bills! They all laughed at that.

God is continually reminding me how much He cares for me, and how He can provide in even the most surprising and fun ways!

Thanks for the McDonald’s, Lord!! πŸ™‚

In what ways is the Lord providing for you…look for it in EVERYTHING!

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