this morning

Micha and Treva came over
and we made Norwegian pancakes,

Pannekaken a form of crepes

we made small ones and
experimented with different
fruit jams, peanut butters, powdered sugar, whipped cream, & chocolate


while working for Jeanne
i learned to make vegan meatloaf,
a.k.a. loaf


been reading "My Utmost for His Highest"
by Oswald Chambers

O! finally bought a journal,
and it took a few days to
gain the courage to
write my thoughts down.
Jeesh. very scary.


i look forward to seeing
Tadashi at the college group's
BBQ on saturday


my little brother is
I'm so proud of you, Mike

he's a smart cookie
but doesn't believe me



is such a slow process.

i'm in need of a journal.


Christ in me.

Christ in me.

Christ in me,

the hope of glory.

YOU are everything.

Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything


been lovely

.hiked around our property with
my dogs, Harper & Buddie

.ate watermelon with my mom

.had a lovely dinner conversation
with Laura, Ragan, Mrs. Grimes
& Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
over soup -->my welcome home party :)

.shopped with Manda after her
last final

.house-sat with Manda
and Jamie

.baked cookies from scratch with Jenny

.went to Carlsbad State Beach
with Hailey, Manda, Pedro,
Michael, Kevin, Michelle, &
Michelle's two friends from Belgium,
Sophie and Davy

.washed, poked, oiled,
and wrapped in foil
around 50 potatoes
in preparation for
Mike and Michelle's
graduation party tomorrow
{graduating from high school & college}

.ate Mexican food.
again and again.

.look forward to
not being so
spiritually dry/stubborn

.start work on Sunday!!
i'll be serving Jeanne Jennay,
an older lady, who has lost her eye sight,
for about 30-35 hours every week
will have Tuesdays off only!


i fly home

Monday, May 17th!!!

California! I'll be home soon, sweetheart!


all of Ecclesiastes is so good!

but i'd like to highlight this
passage for now:

verses 1-4 {NIV}
"A good name is better than fine perfume,
and the day of death better than the day of birth.

It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of every man;
the living should take this to heart.

Sorrow is better than laughter,
because a sad face is good for the heart.

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure."


God finally got a hold of my heart

went to Common Grounds
to read my Bible


randomly discovered
Antioch's Elevate {training school}
was hosting a Uganda Benefit
concert before
sending them off

the night was filled
with musical, painting,
writing, &
culinary artists


every song or
spoken word {form of poetry}
made me want to cry,
God was speaking to me
through their voices


an older couple behind me
asked for me to sit
with them.

i will never forget their kindness.


after hearing about
how God laid Uganda
on the hearts of
those around me

i realized how much
He has the same heart for me


He wants to heal me.
Restore me.
Love me in the only ways that
will completely fill me
and sustain me.

He wants to be my everything.