Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Booyah, baby!!!

I have a full time job and am officially a Grad Nurse!!!! Bring on the learning curve!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

For the Singles out there

Apparently I have shocked all of my readers in to oblivion by posting 3 blogs in one month.

I have come to a very weird point of surrender in my journey of following God. 10 years ago this past spring God asked me if I was will to be single for the rest of my life. I said yes if that is what you want. I struggled and triumphed and struggled as I walk with God down this wondrous path. I cried out to hm to let me marry or let me die or at least let that desire of marriage die. Either one worked but something had to die. Sometimes he would let me be in relationship whether it be dating or crushes so that I would loathe the counterfeit of His true love.

I have thought of to many men surely he must be the one. I would remind God that I was getting, uh how shall we put this... OLD! or at least compared to his mother who was twelve maybe fourteen. Yes I said I would do whatever. I have tried to like what they like, do what they do and be what they are. You know what I hated it and I would hate them for "making" me be that way, but it wasn't their fault I didn't know who I was. I am now surrendering to who God has made me to be.

I will tell you one thing I like to do. Come close so I can whisper it to you. I love to worship. If I could worship everyday all day for the rest of eternity I would do it. I love acknowledging that God is God no matter what my circumstances appear to be like He knows what is going on.
This week I have come to a place of surrender in my life concerning marriage. I have told God that if I must I will get married. Weird huh?! It is the truth. I told God that if it would serve his purposes more fully and that more people would come to know him through my getting married I would.

I really love being single and doing as I feel the Lord leads. I love that he is my Lover. (no cheesy chistianese intended) I grieve the thought of having to place my trust in a man who I know will let me down because he is like me, human. On the other hand to walk with a man who loves, trusts and hears the Father's voice bring it on.

He wants our heart - Roxane Bell. This is why he asks for things we want and hold onto. Not to be mean but he wants the WHOLE package, not just the box or the inside he wants ALL of it. Insert peace-filled smile here.

Blessing friends.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Crazy MP3 quiz

My music has the Bible on CD so this is interensting. I cheated once because it said intro to Luke so you can drop them all one if you want, when you get to that part.
RULES:

1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, MP3 Player, ETC on Shuffle.

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.

How would you describe yourself?
Blessed Be Your Name. I like it, I want to bless His name allll the time.

What do you like in a guy/girl ?
Timothy 3 - definitely

How do you feel today?
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Bring it on

Our life's purpose ?
Luke 16 - read it very interesting


What is your motto?
2 Peter 3


What do your friends think about you ?
Mark 7


What do you think of your parents ?
Nongani - it's an African song


What is 2 + 2 ?
Unaware - Mercy Me


What do you think of your best friends?
King of Glory - totally I know my friends love and worship the living God

What do you think of the person you like ?
Opening Prayer - Laura Woodley - mmhmm definitely a prayer

What is your life story?
1st corinthians 14 - I want it.

What do you want to be when you grow up ?
When It's all said and done - Robin Mark
I want to do my best to live for truth and Christ.

What do you think when you see the person you like ?
A Sorrow for Connossieurs - perhaps


What will they play at your funeral ?
Intro to Luke
Acts 16 - maybe not


What is your hobby/interest ?
2nd corinthians 13 - being the bride and pursuing righteousness

What is your biggest fear ?
2nd Cor 9


What is your biggest secret ?
Free Man - I am a free woman but hopefully it is not a secret

What do you think of your friends ?
God's Mission Mandate - teaching series about going into all the world. I hope my friends think of me as a goer. whoops, ya my friends are goers:)

What song best describes you ?
2nd John - to the chosen Lady and her children. I want that.

What song best describes your crush ?
We are soldiers Steven Curtis Chapman - totally


What did you think of this quiz?
Thank You - Heather clark Band - sure why not

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dreams

What is my dream? i am discovering that to know my purest dreams I must think back to my childhood. I love to discover and explore. I love finding solutions to problems (which is highly annoying to women who just want me to listen:) )

"If you biggest dream became your life would the world be a better place?" Erwin McManus

If I may be so bold I think mine would:) What is my dream? Well that is a secret for now, but perhaps in the future I will tell you and perhaps your dream will be to partner with me and I can help you make your dreams come true.

Erwin stood up in his church and told all the volunteers that they were released from doing what they felt obligated and could do what gave them passion and inspired them. The leaders watch horrified as their volunteers left them and then watched as new volunteers came and said they had dreamed of being involved with Children, homeless, etc.

That's it for now more to think about.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sigh!

Well can I get an Amen for how great our God is? I am sitting here in my very warm house looking out the window at the snow that has fallen and feeling reflective. All those things combined means that it is time to write a blog.

I am rediscovering this Sherry Palmer that we have all grown to love and like. Yes this Sherry Palmer is loving her work at The Bridge. Now one would imagine that this means it is quite pleasant and the circumstances are easy. Well let me tell you if your eyes are fixed on Jesus things can still hurt, but you know you have a friend. This week as a staff we have collectively known of 6 deaths of children under 4. Some in the womb and some out. We have also had beautiful opportunities to see God's hand at work. Right now in Africa my friends are seeing people turn to God because of their son's death. Family members are saying if you can praise God through this than maybe I am going to give this God a second chance.

Since being at The Bridge I have had ample opportunities to pray, worship, laugh and cry. I was made for this. I am doing a community health practicum there and it is a blessing beyond measure. Skills and knowledge I have learned outside of nursing have come in very handy. so now with only 2 weeks left I am waiting on my Heavenly Papa to show me the path I shall walk. He is wonderful and I love it when I enter into what He is blessing.

Blessings friends!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A favourite quote from a friend,

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,but that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
--Nelson Mandela

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Smiling

I am smiling today. Why? Because I can. I also got a manicure which was positively heavenly. I walked in the rain and I am wearing a new shirt. My dear friend who loves shopping came with me and waited while I tried on an obscene amount of clothing. Prior to this trip I had informed her that I really didn't like shopping. We were informed that pants have skinny legs now not tapered, either way they aren't going to be loving me. I did the wide hips with the skinny legs in the 80s/90s and well we ain't lookin' back baby.

Moving on...My roommates and I are going to cook together. I think it will work out. It will benefit us for our relationships and fill our bellies. It is amazing how little food you need when you eat at a table with friends.

Oh yes! Last night we put on some of our library CDs and danced to the African groove. We had an old friend over and when he heard the music he started grooving as well. So much fun dancing in your own home.

I am glad to be home.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Africa, the Bridge & ER

What to do, what to do? I am super excited to start my practicum at the Bridge on 20th. Working with Linda and the gang is going to be awesome. I am excited to figure out what God wants me to do there.

I have been thinking about Africa more lately, probably because one of the women I met up here is from Zambia. Two of her brother are touring around the US and Canada. However, in thinking about Africa I have been thinking about the role I could play with my nursing. The question than arises of how do i get the experience I need to do what I need to do. I was thinking about the ER. I would see a lot of things and learn a lot of things that would help me to deal with some of the emergencies I would encounter. If someone walks up to me with a knife wound I want to know what to do, if I encounter a sick child I want to know what to do. I guess I will start researching where I can learn what I need to learn. I would also like to learn more about AIDS and the drugs and care involved with caring for that population.

I have friends in Botswana right now and seeing their pictures make me want to go sooner than later. I told her I was coming next year. I am still planning on it.

I was listening to a sermon by Erwin McManus and he was talking about going unless you get a no. I like it.

So much excitement in life.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

La Ronge

Ok so I was going to post pics of all those I love, but it is not meant to be. I am currently in La Ronge, SK doing my hospital practicum for my 4th year. After this I will work at the Bridge on 20th for 6 weeks, than one seminar for one day and than free of nursing school.

I went out for a little farewell with my dear friends Ninette and Sarah, and we saw Janelle, which was so funny for me because I know these ladies all in separate contexts.

I registered to vote by mail since I am working and not in S'toon till the 19th of October.
Thinkgs - definitions things I am thinking about:)

- where do I work after I am done and for how long??
-How would God have me pay off my student loan?
-What does is mean to be a member of the body of christ?
-If I moved north would I search out a traditional church or a house church?
-What should I eat?
-Why did I by briefs?:) oops, thought they were boy cut:)
-If I catch a fish will I be able to kill it? then how will I fillet it? aaaaaah! I should borrow a scalpel from the hospital?
-will I get to nap?
-?????????????

Sunday, August 24, 2008

100!!!!

Well I missed day 100, but this is post 100. So I am out in windy Manitoba eating straw.
I have decided that more fiber in my diet was needed and this was the most practical way to achieve that goal. Actually I am building a straw-bale house with my sister and eating straw. We have most of the bales in and it is very neat to see.

Other things that are new. I will be heading to La Ronge in 2 weeks to live with Carrie for 6 weeks and work on my nursing practicum. WOW in 14 weeks w
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That's it for now. More later.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

#99

That's write I am one away from having 100 posts, although at this rate I won't reach that till July or August. England was grand, so good to see Naomi and James. Went to Parilament had a hoot. Saw Florence Nightingale Museum, Phantom of the Opera, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Stayed at Palmer's lodge(appropriate I think) and found Paddington Bear. Most things people just see but Paddington took me probably 2 hours to find. He was much smaller than i envisioned. I met wonderful people and people met wonderful me:) Here's a couple videos to satisfy curiosity till I write more.

video video

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A little update for my beloved friends who keep the Faith:)

Valentine's Day
Easter. Very Sneaky!!!
My little brother with his big grin and birthday present.
Three Gorgeous girls! What can I say?
A lovely bride and her handsome groom.
An excellent match on all levels!

So there you have it! We were struck twice by the chocolate bandit. It is fun to think that someone loves us and gives us chocolate.

I am done my third year of nursing. Wahoo!!!!!!! I headed off to England to celebrate and to find some treats from my dearest Friend. AAAAAH.

My friend who is there has planned all sorts of mischief, along with her husband. It is fun to be mischieved over. That's it for now.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Blessed!

I am just so blessed today. Blessed by realizing I have a new brother in Jesus. Blessed to hear health and restoration in the voices of two friends who have been ill for a long time, but Jesus is making them well. Blessed to have godly woman in my life to remind me that I am blessed and beautiful. Blessed to have a mother who gives me hope that God has a plan for me and that it is not so far away.(how does God measure distance, anyways, 28 years and counting) Blessed to have a roommate who cleaned our livingroom (Thanks Roxi). Blessed to have a roommate who throws her self to the ground in laughter, cause it makes it funnier. Blessed.

Are you blessed?

Oh yes I am also blessed to know that one day those whom I long to know and serve the Father will:) I have hope:)

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Chocolate Bandits Strikes Again

Once again we find ourselves the receivers of a gift of chocolate. Three chocolate roses were placed in our mailbox while we were out. Who could it be??? MMMMMM....Chocolate.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Letting things grow!

It is good to ponder things in your heart, so that you can get rooted and established in the dreams that God is giving you. Spend time soaking up His word and spending time with the poor for the kingdom is theirs. If we give we get. If we cling, we strangle. Best to have open hands, makes it easier to give and to receive.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

To New Beginnings

I love the change over of the years. I love to leave last year in the past and look forward to the crazy new opportunities that will darken my doorstep. I had a great time with friends, both old and new. Than I lost a day. January 1st is probably on of the most broken up days of waking periods. It will definitely mess up your sleeping pattern. Oh well it is good practice for shift work.;)

My New Year's resolution is to love deeper, go harder and forgive more. I think that accomplishing these things will enhance my life greatly.

A la prochaine