Archive for April, 2013

Cry Baby

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

I am a cry baby.  I cry A LOT.  When I say A LOT, I mean, like watching cartoons, listening to the radio, reading books.  Last night, I was crying watching Project Runway.  I hide my tears, or at least try too. And I won’t watch anything that I know will make me cry – like “chick flicks”. (They are a big no-no in my book.)   I somehow got tricked in to watching “My sister’s keeper” a few months ago with a friend and startled her when I blurted out half way through “What the heck is wrong with you people watching movies like this that you KNOW are going to make you cry!”  I was angry that the movie made me feel so much pain.

This morning, I was listening to an audio book while running and one of the characters was mad, yelling at everyone and I just started crying!  I mean, behind his anger, I knew there was a person in pain and that…well pains me!  I had to have a little conversation with myself..”Angel, it’s just a book.”  Fictional character or not, I wish I could take everyone’s pain away from them. 

Sadly, I cannot.  But Jesus can.  In Matthew 11:28, Jesus says.  “”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”   Ahhhh.  Isn’t that great to know?  If you ask for it, God can give you peace beyond your own understanding.  Thank you Lord!


On a Mission!

Posted: April 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Literally…I’m going on a mission trip to Macedonia. Macedonia?! Where is THAT!? Macedonia is a country in Europe (see map). The fact that I’m going on a mission trip isn’t really what I wanted to write about today. What I want to write about is how God is using me there. I’ve been on an international mission trips twice – both times to Guatemala. In Guatemala we fed the poor, loved on the orphans and rescued babies, worked on constructing a new hospital, and just generally lent a helping hand.

So when the opportunity came about to go to Macedonia, I was super excited…thinking I’d be doing some of the same things. (Because that is what you think about when you hear mission trip, right?) Before jumping on the “yes” wagon though, I prayed thoughtfully about it…wanting to make sure that God wanted me to go and that it wasn’t just me selfishly wanting to go. So, I asked God to please make it very clear to me that He wanted me to go.

When the call came to give me information on the trip, I listened intently to what we’d be doing. About two minutes in to the call, I heard the words that were meant specifically for me. “We’ll be helping a local church with marketing and technology.”

Now…most of you reading this know me…but I know some of you do not. For those of you who don’t….my passion is….marketing with technology. So there it was. Clear as a bell. I smiled, looked up and thanked God. He, as always, was directing my path.

So this trip will be A LOT different than the others. But, I’m ready for it and I know God will show up in amazing ways. Because, He always does.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come anad pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13