Thursday, December 27, 2007

All day!

I don't care what they say about me
It's all right, all right
I don't care they think about me
It's all right, they'll get it one day

I love you, I'll follow you
You are my, my life
I will read my Bible and pray
I will follow you all day

I don't care what it costs anymore
Cos' you gave it all and I'm following you
I don't care what it takes anymore
No matter what happens I'm going your way

All Day
All Day now
All Day
I'll follow You

Anyone around can see
just how good you've been to me
For all my friends that don't know you
I pray that you would save them too

Oh Lord let this be the way I live everyday!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Snowy Christmas!

So this morning Becca woke me up at 7 am to come out and open we did. After that we ate breakfast and were tired again so we went back to sleep and now just woke up again. Anyway I told my dad that I thought it would snow today and he was like "that's not very likely" and he read the weather report and it said rain rain rain. But I kept praying anyway and guess what?! It's snowing. Hopefully for the whole day but we'll see. I reallllly want it to stick. I love that God answers prayers.

Well I just tried to take a picture of the snow falling but there's hardly any flakes, so...we'll just have to see how it goes :-)


Saturday, December 22, 2007

run run run

I'm getting so excited because...

My dad and I love to go on adventures together...hiking Mauna Kea (tallest Mt in Hawaii) and hiking the Grand Canyon etc...but since I'm home for only 2 months and it's winter time, there is no where fun to hike. :( BUT he is going to train me in running. He's a marathoner - and I hate to run. However I really want to learn to love it and do it. So we are doing a 5k (3.7 mi) run next month for fun and training all this month for it. Since I do not run at all we are starting from the beginning. It'll be so much fun training with my amazing dad. He's the best.

Well those are my only thoughts for now. I'm gonna go cuddle with my parents. :-) Loves

Friday, December 21, 2007


Wellll I am home now! It's exciting, I'm back in my natural habitat. Here's a pic that I took of me in MY bed using my sis' Macbook Pro (no,I'm not bitter at all).

I'm extremely tired. Right after the airport we went to washington to pick up the nephews and Meighan and I'm tired out already. But I am so happy to be home!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

air planes

So in two hours I leave campus to head to the airport. It's surreal...I'm going to miss everyone incredibly and it's so hard to think of saying goodbye to some of my best friends...possibly forever?

Last night was our Love Feast and it was incredible. As soon as I get home I'll put some pics of that up as well as our roommate photoshoot that Jenna took of us. It was so much fun.

I am exhausted right now. I've been cleaning my 9 month - o- stuff cluttered room all day long. I've been making runs to the botique and the dumpster all day..barefooted so my feet are super sore. We have our room inspection in a couple of hours though and our room looks fabulous..not to mention we'll get a $50 dollar room deposit! yay. Ok I'm gonna lay down for a few or something and think about how much I'm going to miss everybody. I'm seriously excited for the plane ride though because me and Dave are sitting together and are probably going to watch Count of Monte Cristo on his laptop, I'm stoaked. He's been such an amazing friend and example of Christ to me. Ok well peace!!

Monday, December 17, 2007


Wowie!!! It's down to 4 days now until I am home. 3 until I board my plane. It's absolutely nuts.

Today was our last Monday morning worship together with the entire campus, and it was a day of commissioning all the DTS outreach teams as well as everyone else leaving. They saved SBS for last because we've been here the longest and when we got in a small circle and everyone surrounded us to pray, we played "Bamba lala" over the speakers and everyone started jumping and dancing. It was a time of celebration for sure! No more homework! This school has stretched me as well as everyone I know in so many ways. It's been so wonderful and mentally straining going through a new book or two or three of the Bible a week and doing intensive study on it. I feel freedom! Tomorrow is our last day of lecture then on Wed. we have our "test" which we don't even need to study for - must be something about what we got personally from the school.

Hm well of to Starbucks I go to work on our slideshow presentation for Love Feast Wed. night!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Today was my last day of homework in the School of Biblical Studies!!!!!!!!!
I've been looking forward to this day for the last 9 months. :-) Don't get me wrong, I've absolutely loved studying the word of God but after disecting every paragraph of the Bible, I am so ready for a break. Halle!!
This means it's time for the next step in wrapping up this school..packing and cleaning. Yikes. Let's not go there yet.
In about 40 minutes me and my roomies are getting a photoshoot taken and we're all matching and cute. hopefully I can put some of those up later. I've been in the computer lab on work duty for the last 7 hours and I am so weary of it. I have gone to the room a couple of times just to move my body a bit...but ugh. It makes my body sore not doing anything.
Oh and I want to give a shout out to Ray! LOL

Peace and love!

Friday, December 14, 2007

mud pie!

So for today was scheduled our last work duty meeting with our boss - work duty is a responsibility that every student on campus has to work 2 hours a day to clean up or help out the campus in one way or another. I work in the computer lab which is a very easy work duty! Anyway it is the last official day of work duty and my boss Brian came in with a delicious mud pie for everyone to share then he prayed for each of us individually. It was such a treat! Mud pie is an oreo cookie crust with about 4 iniches of coffee ice cream on it and lots of whipped cream on top. It was so amazing. Plus it was right after sun bathing so it cooled me off nicely.

It's been so nice tanning for an hour a day each day this week by the pool. I'm finally getting some color to take home with me. ;-) Ah and I really need to get back to homrwork right now. It's our last week of homework in SBS!! So crazy. As time is wrapping up it is so sentimental but it is also very stressful. I have to start packing for my departure next week, start thinking about room cleaning so I can get my $50 room deposit, I have 3 books with lots of homework with each: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Malachi. Plus I have to prepare something for our school love feast next week. It'll be so much fun but each person is supposed to contribute something for the class...ugh. Ok well back to Nehemiah I go!

7 days til I'm in my house!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"Baby it's cold outside"

It was so nice today basking in the warm Hawaiian sun at the pool side...listening to Christmas music?! haha that's how it went. It was a unique experience but I feel I got the best of both worlds. My current fav is "baby it's cold outside" by Nick and Jessica, it sounds so awesome and funky.

Well tonight was a super nice evening. Leah - my bestest pal - and I had a much needed date. We walked down to Coconut Grove, bought fresh made sushi at Haishi's then sat on the wall overlooking the ocean and sunset enjoying our sushi. It was a delicious time..and not just the food! After we ate we walked around the shops downtown and it was like a blast from the past. Leah has been my best friend here since day 1 - April 5. We immediately clicked because we had such similar *situations* at the time that we both knew we needed to work through. So the day after we met we went downtown, I bought a smoothie and Leah bought an iced coffee and we went to the same spot of the ocean and put our feet in for the first time for the next nine months. It was such good memories. Leah's friendship has been such a God send to me and I couldn't have requested a better roommate from day 1 ever. She has been my other half and I will miss her terribly when this comes to an end. Only 10 more days til I'm in Oregon and she's in Indonesia on outreach. I can only pray that God will bring us together again someday. Leah if you're reading this you've been a life saver and accountibility partner that I needed and God totally had his hand in putting us together as bff's for this season. God bless you in all your missions in the future and with your 12 babies!!!!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

A Good Day

Today has been really nice. It started out with all campus worship (like every Monday morning) and we prayed for the Colorado victims and friends and family.
Finally the weather here in Kona is back to normal!! The storms were exciting but I like the sunshine every now and then. So today Leah and I sat out at the campus' pool and sun bathed for a bit. My goal is to actually get tan while I'm here..before I go home! I'm so stinkin white and I've lived in Hawaii for 9 months. :-)

I just ate a handful of mixed nuts and it reminded me of the holidays at my grandparent's house and I'm so excited to be going there in a couple of weeks! I get home Dec. 21 an we go to Ohio with the whole fam on the 28th. It will be a busy time but I am so ready! I think that's it for now.

Keep praying for the Denver base and New Life church in Colorado Springs.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A Serious Prayer Request

Last night my room mate Alli got a phone call from one of her friends who is currently involved with YWAM Denver (the place where she did her DTS last year). He told her that two of their close friends Tiffany and Dan had just got shot from a guy who came to ask if he could stay on the base with them. They didn't know him so Tiffany told him "no" then he shot her and Dan and two other guys, Phillip and Charlie who were with them. After surgery, Tiffany is actually now with Jesus. Her boyfriend, Dan, is in critical condition with a gun shot wound in his throat. Phillip died and Charlie is ok. This is a hard enough story without the fact that my room mate was closely mentoured by these people. So please pray for Dan's safety and protection as well as Charlie's. Keep Tiffany's family in your prayers as well as the entire YWAM base in Denver because everyone is pretty shook up right now. It's a time of testing our faith, but all we can hold onto is that God is still good and he is still Sovereign.

Strawberry Ice Cream!

Oh man, my new addiction is straberry ice cream, it is so good. For some reason I never liked fruity ice cream before unless it was sherbet but I am LOVIN the strawberry ice cream..m'm so creamy. Just thought I'd share.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Being Healthy

So I typcically consider myself a healthy person. I have studied health, exercise and nutrition for a while now and really try to be as healthy as I can right now. yet somehow I cannot stay away from junk food!! This last week or so I've been pigging out all the time on Christmas cookies and brownies and as I was just in the class room studying, I was scarffing down goldfish crackers and a diet coke. And by the way, I am supposed to be fasting caffine this week but I gave in today :-( Lately caffine has been affecting me hard core and it's been really hard for me to breathe when I've had caffine. My breathing has become quite shallow and uncomfortable and now that I had that diet coke I'm feelin it for sure.

Anyway, enough complaining. I'm lovin this time of year..Christmas is coming! It's been ironic, I think, that the past week we've had lots of rain and stormy weather here on the Big Island. It makes staying in and drinking tea with my sweats a very cozy experience. I actually think it's quite a blessing, because I've been missing 'normal' weather from home so much. I think it's helped me get into Christmas mode. Everytime I listen to my ipod now I play my "Christmas!" mix over and over. It's random artists and songs but I love it so much. I think I may be more into the holiday spirit than I normally am at did that work out? Anyway, I sure am loving it.

Well I think that's it for now (cause I gots ta get studying) but here is a pic I JUST took my phone of my slippers..I wear them in the class room as I study :-) they're pretty rad. Loves!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Freakin crazy!

The weather on this island in the pacific is absolutely crazy today. It's been a bit weird the past week or so but today is just ...curious. It's off and on rain (and I mean one minute it's raining, the next it's dry) but it's gray and cloudy and extremely WINDY! The wind has been the weirdest thing today. You can actually see the ocean all churned up which I've never seen before...except for the Oregon coast. Usually the water is nice and blue but its gray and turbulent today. Very weird. Also as I was taking a nap today after my class, the wind was so strong it was moving out mirrors around and shaking things outside. All sorts of chairs, tables and umbrellas are knocked over everywhere on campus. I'm not sure what's going on but hopefully it's not a tsunami. Hopefully I can put a pic or two up later sometime. Anyway that's the big topic right now on the Big Island.

We're studying Daniel this week so it's actually a pretty light hw load which is REFRESHING after Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah the last few weeks. I can breathe now! Not to mention the fact that it's only 16 days until I come home...I can't stand it! It'll be nice to be home for the *holdiays* I'm so excited.

Well tata for now (I feel like I'm in Jr High again lol)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

CANNOT consentrate!

Oh man what a day. Today was the dreaded day where we taught the book of Jonah as well as the Inductive Bible Study method to discipleship traning school students. It has been making me nervous all week, but it ended up going super well. It was such an amazing time. The thing that sucks is after a lot of prep and energy that goes into something like that all I want to do is relax...but no. Rather I need to work on Ezekiel homework until 10 tonight when we turn it in. I'm getting tired!!!!

At least there's only 19 days of this school left! Thanks Lord.