Monday, August 27, 2007

Breaking the Limit

I thought about stealing this picture but my friend Cindy beat me to it. It's such a great one I had to post it too! What a joke!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wow! That's just about all she could say!

Stealing a line from "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" seemed like the right way to title this one.

Last week I was feeling overwhelmed by the support that I will need to raise in order to teach at Sahel. When I think about it in terms of my own human effort it's big and it's scary. Everytime I started to worry God would remind me that it's not about me or my effort but about Him and what He wants to do. Saturday, I went to Curves and I was chatting with a lady that I've talked with on several occaisions. Her son works with the Peace Corps in South Africa and so we've had several conversations about Africa and I've had the opportunity to talk to her about how God has been leading me to Sahel Academy. Saturday she asked me where I was in the process. I shared with her that I had been accepted by SIM and I could now begin raising support. She said she didn't want to forget and and so she went to her purse right then and there and took out $100 and gave it to me. Wow! Between that and the amazingly sacrificial gift another person gave me this week - God just knocked my socks off!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

A Sign of the Times

This sign appeared in our school hallways this week. Please note that it is not directed at students but at parents and visitors. Just can't believe that you have to spell it out so clearly for people!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Random Things I'm Thankful for

Several times this summer I've been reminded of some random things that I'm thankful for. Some of them have been really huge things but others have been kind of funny. Like yesterday when I was walking through the grocery store I passed the DOVE deodorant and I was reminded of a SAM's shopping trip prior to leaving for Niger in 2004. I had been using DOVE and planned on buying it in bulk at SAM's before I left. They didn't have any so my friend Amy suggested Degree which I ended up buying and it's a good thing, too. I took one stick of DOVE which promptly began evaporating in the heat. Imagine if I hadn't had the I just want to say, "Thanks, Amy for your most helpful suggestion. If it wasn't for you, I would have been STINKY!"

Monday, August 6, 2007

To Meet or not to Meet...

I'm all for meeting new people (a few at a time :) but I can do without MEETINGS. Today was my first day back to school and guess what I did all day? Yep, I sat in meetings. I don't know what it is about meetings but they just drive me crazy. Of course, meetings at elementary school are even worse because you get to sit on the round cafeteria stools which is a form of toture in itself. Tomorrow will be bliss...a whole day in my classroom without one meeting.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I was just going through my newly discovered email account and found this picture of my FABOULOUS friends in Toronto. I had to post it as the expressions on our faces just crack me up! I love these amazing women. They have been my friends since high school and they are each unique and wonderful. Thanks Chellaine, Jennifer and Michelle for the many ways that you have blessed me!

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