Friday, April 30, 2010


The High Schoolers at NCA have been working on for the past three months on a Play. Rumors by Neil Simon was the play chosen. It is a hysterical play filled with corny jokes, physical humor and a funny storyline. I had the opportunity to help out with costumes and the set along with my roommate Kate. We had fun coordinating lots of random furniture pieces, housewares and clothing to bring the whole play together.

Here are some pictures of the preparations and the final product!

Kate and I went the second hand store looking for some props we got a little distracted by the bouncy exercise thingy and the SNOWBOARD in Nicaragua.

After spending 7 hours moving, painting, creating and prepping the set and the cast in 90+ degree weather we were worn out. Good thing the Wolf slippers make a good pillow.

The finished set no that is not a bottle of alcohol on the floor it is an empty bottle of sparkling cider. :-)

The cast

The evening was a success and the cast did a great job!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Road mark or Roadblock

It is hard to believe that it has been one month since my world was turned upside down with the news of my brother's death.

Road marks or milestones as some call them are those special birthdays, anniversaries and points in your life where a decision, event or life-change begins. Sometimes when you reach those milestones they can seem like a roadblock. There is a feeling of being paralyzed and unable to put one foot in front of the other in order to keep moving forward. Over time the feeling comes back and the steps become a little easier. Though each step still carries with it the memory of those who are no longer walking with you. The roadblock is dismantled and moved aside and one can continue on their journey.

In the midst of my grief God has remained faithful and always by my side. This song has helped me with the words I can't seem to come up with on my own.

Desert Song
Hillsong United

Verse 1:
This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is a God who provides

My God is the God who provides all that I have needed from hugs, prayer, financial help to go home to be with my family, friends who listen and cry with me....

Verse 2:
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

Lord as I pass through this fire I pray that you would refine me and make me to shine your love and light even brighter.

And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain

I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

Deuteronomy 32:39
Now see that I, even I, am He,
And there is no God besides Me;
I kill and I make alive;
I wound and I heal;
Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.

Verse 3:
And this is my prayer in the battle
And triumph is still on it's way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Psalm 57:2
"I will cry to the God most high, to God who accomplishes all things for me."

Verse 4:
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be emptied again
The seed I've received I will sow

Lord use this time in my life to be a blessing to others in ways that I cannot yet know and understand.

I've updated my prayer requests on the side of my blog. Please continue to lift up in prayer the work in Nicaragua.