in the lab...

Power Lab that is, where we will be Discovering Jesus Miraculous Power.

I got my starter kit for our VBS this past Friday. I must say I'm pretty darn pumped to be a crazy scientist for a week this summer. Science was actually never my strong point. No problem though, I'm not being graded on my experiments or lab reports this time...just having a ball with kids and leaders.

The CMN (Children's Ministerial Network) in Lethbridge is once again joining forces to put on the greatest 4 (possibly 5) weeks this summer. Mornings consist of Group's Power Lab, and afternoons are spent all over the city doing fun activities from swimming to mini golfing to bowling and everything in between.

If you happen to be around Lethbridge this summer from July 21-25 and think you'd like to impact children's lives let me know!

Also...check out this website for more details of what our mornings in the lab will look like:
Power Lab


The past 15 months of my life I feel as though I've been in transition mode.

Someone in my life who's very wise made a comment the other day that seems so true at this time in my life. She said:
"Normal is a setting on your washing machine."

How true! What seemed to be normal last year, is no where close to what normal is to me this year. In fact, "normal" seems to be changing everyday. It's becoming normal for me to be over tired. It's becoming normal for me to have way to many things going on in my head. It's becoming normal for me to be pre-occupied with work/family/friends... It's becoming normal for me to dump on my fiance and family members. In fact, it's almost becoming normal for me to be grumpy.
Hopefully all of this too shall pass...it seems that everything else that's been normal in my life has.

The only thing that I've come to know to be really normal, is my God. In the midst of everything else that's happening He remains steady and strong. He still loves me even after I blow up and scream at Him for what I see as unfair and hurtful circumstances. And, God has blessed me even more, by not only being available to me, but by putting incredible people in my life who are available as well. People who I know would drop anything to just let me cry in their arms. People who don't except an explanation for the scowl on my face. People who are allowing me to work through things at my own pace, in my own way.

I'm daily discovering how undeserving I am of all that God has blessed me with. I come up short and will continue to...yet, here I am, by the grace of God. With people around me who love me unconditionally, just as God does. That's normal to me...even though the daily dealing of my life seem as far from normal as can be.


becoming a domestic goddess...

I'm definitely my mothers daughter...I've decided I love entertaining! Cooking would definitely be one of my favorite activities and the more I do it the more I realize how much I like it...now if everyone else likes it that's another story (and if they don't, they sure do a very good job of hiding it!).

And yesterday...I received NEW pots! With a box full of great recipes from some amazing cooks!The domestic goddess within is about to be unleashed...


one day

I'll look back on today and understand exactly why I went through this season.

It seems like this past year has been a roller coaster, with extreme highs and extreme lows. I thought with the beginning of 2008 the extreme lows would be over and things for the most part would just mellow out with the few occasional highs. Hmmm...seems like yet again God had different plans...although the year has just begun so who knows.

Wedding plans continue as per normal (basically non-existent b/c we have everything more or less figured out). Except for the occasional (and by occasional I mean pretty much never happening) like speed bump everything has been going along fine (37 more sleeps! WOO!)

Work continues on. We're still in a transitional period, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. God has taught me so much about serving HIM over a vision, a person, a ministry etc. And He continues to teach me that it really is all about Him, regardless of what I or anyone else thinks.

Interesting how when man's agenda gets in the way, and we as humans attempt to take total control of what He's entrusted with us, He comes in and takes control back even if it means completely shutting down what He first entrusted us with.

And one day all of the tears that I've shed, and all the pages I've journaled will make sense as I look back on this incredibly crazy season in my life...and I truly do believe that is all this is...a season.