Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Northern Ireland

A small piece of my heart resides here. I have never seen a more beautiful place than Northern Ireland. I took the above picture at Giant's Causeway. This place screams God's exsistance. People often say that a proof of God's exsistance is through his creation and this place made that statement real to me.

I have been twice and my last venture was the summer of 2010. I worked with some wonderful kids and although it was probably the most challenging two weeks of my life, I wouldn't trade it.

Places to visit/return to:

Tollymore Forest: where C.S. Lewis was inspired to write The Chronicles of Narnia

Giant's Causeway

Murlough Beach: because dune jumping is awesome

Maud's ice cream shop: Pooh bear with nutella ... so good

I wanted to return this summer, but that wasn't God's plan for me, but one day, I will. The summer team leaves this week and although I won't be there, I will be praying a lot for them. 

God is good.

  16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Best 4th of July Weekend

This weekend was great. It started out with my wonderful roommate, Cassie, coming down to visit me and ended with the most fireworks I've ever seen in my life. Epic.

Cassie came it and we got to hang out with our friends Anna and Jane. After contemplating what to do for several minutes, we decided to get crafty. After a Walmart run and much internet surfing, we decided to make flower pins

We started off with church and made our way to Culver's for lunch. Then we obeyed the commandment and rested for a few hours and then wasted sometime on Stumble Upon and were inspired again. That evening, we went to a park with friends and watched fireworks. It was beautiful.

Yeah, I'm excited about this one. I'll let you know how it goes.                          

We went to Wilmore and watched the parade with friends.

Sadly, my camera died right before the parade, but it was great. The best part was the lawnmower brigade, which is a bunch of middle aged men wearing shorts, white button downs, ties and caps, walking down the street to music and doing formations led by a whistle. Hilarious.
That evening I hung out with family and friends. We cooked out and set off more fireworks then I thought possible. It was a blast (literally).

After this weekend, I am a little too excited for school to start back. C'mon August!