9.22.2011

The Timothy Initiative

Hi Friends:)

I really want to share with you about this awesome organization called

Kae and I go to Grace Fellowship in West Palm Beach.
Pastor..ehem... Dr. David Nelms is deeply invested in church planting through TTI.
Ryan and I recently started supporting the organization as well.
They church plant in Asia, Africa and the America's.
See here for some info about them.


I just L.O.V.E. the fact that Grace spends so much time, effort and money into planting churches around the world and equipping pastors of all tongues and ethnicity.
Kinda seems to be a rare quality in churches today in my opinion.. Sad
Anyhoo, hope you enjoy the education:)


Almost the weekend my friends..
I can feel it..

 P.S. Yours truly is now advertising on this super fun blog.
Wish us luck!


9.15.2011

Bucket List II

This is a follow-up to Nicole's original post "Do You Have a Bucket List?"

And here are a few things that are on my list of things to accomplish (in no particular order, and some of them are really 2 or 3 things in one!)...

1. Become the best singer I can be
(and support myself and my family simply by doing my craft)
2. Have one of the best trained dogs in the world! (Hey, you can dream, right?)
3. Travel the world and learn as much as I can from those I meet
4. Help Give Life grow into the project we have envisioned... the vision "to give help, to give hope, and to Give Life to those that are in desperate need."
5. See and love my husband the way I did when we first fell in love by the water's edge and when I walked toward him under tree canopies on our wedding day
6. Learn Spanish, French and Italian (and you can throw in ten more languages too!)
7. Create, create, create... to imagine life and imagine love! Inspired by the Creator.
8. Cultivate a family that is close, honest, passionate,
and deeply in love with Jesus and each other...
9. Learn to play the piano, guitar, and master my ukulele
10. To live the rest of my life fully content with the gifts God has given me

Here's a cute Fall Bucket List!

Anyone have any in common? What's on your Bucket List?



9.14.2011

Do you have a Bucket List?

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Soooo
Our sale and giveaway went pretty well and we made some new friends:)
always a plus in my book.




So, ever since that movie came out,
The Bucket List
i feel like that's what everyone has been re-named their life goals.
and that's ok with me.
i actually made my first list this year.
i wrote down 50 things that i desire to accomplish in life before I go home to 
:::Heaven:::

Now a lot of these are fun and silly
but many are innate desires that i believe were given to me by God.
And, if i choose to put my complete trust in Him and earnestly seek him
( and in accordance with His will for me )
he will grant me those desires.


"Take delight in the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

but it still takes some action on my part.
maybe this is a tiny step in that direction.
just wanted to share some with y'all -
perhaps we have some in common?
maybe kaela will share, too:)

1. Complete a road trip across the U.S.A
2. Open a Bed & Breakfast
3. Take annual trips with my best girlfriends
4. Research family history (we have Native American in there somewhere and If I can prove it, it could save my children $$$$ in college tuition. I'm hopeful!)
5. Become bilingual
6. Learn to play the violin
7. I literally wrote this in my journal: Sit in a cage in the ocean around sharks...and pee in my pants
8. See a volcano
9. Go on a missions trip with my husband
10. Forgive all.


Now that I have this list, i'm aware of the goals and desires I have and it really helps having this list so I'm actively thinking . . . .How can I accomplish these?
We'd love to hear what some of your goals are!!!





9.11.2011

Remembering 9/11

Remembering all those we've lost and those who served... Thank you.

video


Song: "Never Once" by Matt Redman
Images and Video Clips: Found on YouTube and Google.

9.07.2011

Good Morning, God

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion
forever.
Psalm 73:25

Just some encouragement as you start your day :)
What are some verses, quotes, or mantras you use to help you conquer each day?

Happy hump day!
Yay for short weeks.

xoxo
Nicole