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74 Today, Snow Tomorrow

Life is nice.
Plain and simple as that.
And I think when it is nice and perfect, you have to prepare yourself for the downer, the moment of change, the negativity. I think God has brought me upon a mountain top right now, and while I am very happy to take a breather, I really want to get back in the valley so I can experience another mountain top sigh of relief. It is the moments when you realize God has brought you out, or as Chrystina and Chelsea sang at BigStuf, (Horrible Audio, but you can see Chrystina all the way to the left). And here is Chris Tomlin singing it: . (more…)

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Raphael

Raphael

Folks, I cannot tell you how my life has been changing over the past 6 or so months. God took my places I never knew I would go, he showed me things I never knew I would see. I will post more later this month on Culture Shock and how, honestly, it has only been the past month that I have been able to start the process of reflecting on the best summer of my life. One of the things that is weighing heavily on my heart is Raphael, the child I sponsor in Kenya.

Here’s the truth: I miss him and love the heck out of him.

Here’s even more truth:

When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. – Mark 10:14

I met Raphael. I met the child I sponsor. Who does that?!?! I began sponsoring Raphael in late July/early August of 2008. I had wanted to sponsor a child, but until then could not affort to give a child $32 (now $38) a month. But I felt the time was right, and at BigStuf I picked the child I wanted. Who would know that less than a year later I would be meeting this kid?

Here was my whole perception of child sponsorship before. (more…)

Fall 2OO9

I cannot believe time has passed so quickly! It seems just yesterday that May was here and I was about to embark on my BigStuf internship. BigStuf consumed me for the summer and it was honestly, the best summer of my life. Believe me, I have had some pretty sweet summers, especially trips to the beach with my grandparents, many weeks in Virginia, and Hawaii. But this summer just trumped ’em all. Starting today and throughout the next months I will post pictures, videos, and (more…)

BigStuf is now 3 weeks away!

Hello everyone!
My BigStuf internship is now only 3 weeks away! 21 Days! I am so excited and ready for it to get here. I check BigStuf.com, facebook, my email, and blog for updates almost twice a day. I have been blown away by your support and am so thankful for all everyone has done. I have not raised all my money yet for BigStuf and could aways use your financial and/or support through prayer. If you haven’t read my support letter, check it out below ( and if you have skip on past it): (more…)