Saturday, March 21, 2009

javamamma is on the move!

I'm moving!
Literally (in May) and in blogland (right now!).

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

a story in the making

So, a week ago my husband gave his resignation to our congregation here in Farm Town. It's quite a story and I won't share it all now, but hopefully I will take the time to blog it sometime - it's a good God-story!

We will be here until June 1 but then are taking this part-time traveling ministry to the next level. We will be re-locating - actually back to my hometown, wince we came from 4 years ago. We have been given a small apartment to live in rent-free so we can focus on the mission at hand. Taking the revolutionary power of Jesus to the U.S. and the world. {first stop: Ireland in June!}

We're extremely excited and have been anticipating this season for a while now. But there is a down side, it's leaving a beautiful group of people we have been doing life with for 4 years now. Our season here has been wonderful and a definite season of the Lord, for this congregation and for us. I'm thankful we're just moving down the road 3 hours and grateful that the planet has become so small in recent times ~ Facebook will be a huge blessing!

There's so much more to share as this is the very short bottom line of it all - hopefully soon. And while I'm at it, here's a couple more changes soon to come....

I will probably also be transitioning out of Blogger and over to Vox ~ with just one blog.

And we will take up our 'homeschool family' status once again. Traveling seems to be easier that way!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So, downsizing seems to be a theme in the world today. It is in our lives but not for the reasons most would think ~ much more on this thought a little later in the month.

For now, downsizing means consolidating blogs. I have 4 here at blogger. An idle blog at Homeschool Blogger that I'm still trying to cut 'n' paste into Word for posterity's sake. And most recently one over at Vox. I think the Vox one is going to become THE one for me. But baby steps, my friends.

For now, I've posted my last post over at 'Stones of Remembrance', the blog I've used to document my kids' milestones and such. This last post over there includes a buncha photos ~ go take a peek!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

my daybook

The Simple Woman's Daybook: March 10, 2009

Outside My Window... icy snow.

I am thinking... about the next 24 hours.

I am thankful for... God's wonderful thoughts towards me and His plans that excite, yet terrify me.

From the kitchen... I left a mess last night but woke up to it being tidied My Beloved, late last night.

I am wearing... sweats ~ still need to shower but there's some cleaning that could be done first.

I am creating... memories for my kiddos {and me} on the faithfulness of God.

I am going... nowhere for a while. *sniff*

I am reading... Anne Lamott's "Traveling Mercies". It's quite raw and organic.

I am hoping... for silence after tomorrow. Or atleast limited phone calls.

I am hearing... many friends and mentors cheering us on in the faith.

Around the house... are many piles.

One of my favorite things... a fresh, full pot of coffee when I drag myself outta bed in the morning.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Single's Group tonight ~ I'm hosting on my own so we can multi-task and My Beloved has a board meeting. Wednesday is prayer & worship ~ my fav night of the week. The kids have Thursday and Friday off~ I really wish we had traveling plans for those days but nada.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... Mitch and I got to see the Blue Man Group at Universal Studios a couple weeks ago in Florida. We had such a fun night together!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

that kinda woman

I received this in an email today. I love it! It's my two-fold passion: loving on Jesus and giving the devil hell.
(yes I did just say that)

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says, "OH CRAP, SHE'S UP"!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Things that make me smile *ding*

Found this over on Jenni's blog. Thought it looked fun!

Grinning on the inside smile
yes, I DID work-out today

Eyes rolled back in your head smile
holding hands with My Beloved on City Walk in Universal Studios

Yes, I'll have another thankyouverymuch smile
warm funnel cake on a cool summer evening

Taking a stroll down memory lane smile
watching my kids acting like pros while flying for the first time

Put your feet up and relax smile
a fairy that comes when I'm gone for days at a time and tidies up the house, making it not feel so empty when we come home

I knew He would all along smile
My Beloved giving me permission.....I'll share in about a month or so

How funny is that? smile
my nephew pounding his new drumsticks all over the apartment so much so that the neighbor wondered if he got a drumset. No, auntie just bought sticks, that's all.

I could do this all day smile
laying on the beach, listening to the ocean

Grinning with anticipation smile
a new routine come fall

This is what I was made to do smile
Worshiping at the keyboard (with a drummer who follows) in a dimly lit room with people who are just basking in Jesus' glory

Make your eyes twinkle smile
listening to my husband converse passionately about life and ministry

Saturday, February 28, 2009

happy days these are

I've become the blogger I despise - so inconsistent with posts few and far between. Blah.

This past week was way fun. A week ago, we were traveling back home after leaving the kids with family 3 hours away. Then on Sunday afternoon, we hauled an Explorer full to a service we were doing 1 1/2 hours away. We got home around 1am-ish and slept about an hour before rising, showering and finishing packing for our trip to Florida. We headed for the airport about 4:30. I actually slept about an hour on the plane - first time ever I think.

We enjoyed a unique Pastor's Idea Exchange for a day and half, then spent the next 24 hours on a belated Valentine's Day date. We got to see the Blue Man Group perform at Universal Studios on Wednesday night - so cool.

Jesus blessed us with some seriously discounted items at Dillard's - I mean seriously good deals. Seriously. We overpacked the bags and flew home Thursday evening. Being ravenously hungry when we arrived about 9pm, we had dinner at Famous Dave's before heading home.

Friday morning we headed down the road to pick up the children and bring our family back together in our own home. Today is laundry and finishing up schoolwork. And the kids are catching up on play time in their own habitat.

We'll settle in for a few days, then I will go to a women's retreat next weekend. Happy days these are!