Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Donate to My South African Braai

If you received the evite for my South African Braai Benefit and would like to donate by using a credit card you may click the button below to do so. If you did not receive the evite and would be interested in coming or would like to donate just let me know your email address and I can send the evite to you.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My time...

"And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you, about learning to love a woman or a man, about learning to love a child, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it?
It might be time for you to go. It might be time to change,to shine out.
I want to repeat one word for you:
Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit. It is a beautiful word, isn't it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don't worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed." - Donald Miller Through Painted Deserts

I read this book about a year ago and knew after reading that portion that my time would come. I have been very restless for about two years knowing that the Lord was preparing me for something different. There were so many times that I wished I had a 'normal' life like everyone else making a living and enjoying their job, but I couldn't shake my restless spirit. So I will go to South Africa in June and have the pure joy of just living out the passions that the Lord has been stirring in me.