I Wonder…

June 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm (Everyday)

…if flies can think. Last night when David and I left our lifegroup in Tuttle we thought a mosquito got in the car with us. This morning I was pulling out of my driveway and saw that it was a fly. I rolled my windows down trying to get him to either fly out or to shew him out…but neither happened. So he road to work with me. At one point he landed on the window so I quickly rolled the window down and he flew out. It reminded me of Madagascar where the animals leave the zoo in the US and end up in Africa. I wondered if the fly thought he had traveled the country since we picked him up in Tuttle, America…that’s a long ways for such a small creature.

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Leader Float Trip 2009

June 12, 2009 at 8:50 pm (Everyday)

Last weekend was our annual leader float trip.  This is something we all look forward to throughout the year.  This year was a little different.  Instead of camping out in tents for one night we got to stay in a cabin…and for 2 nights!  It was so much nicer.  This year they incorporated our leader retreat where we talk about what’s going on in our ministry and where we want to go,  etc. 

I have 2 HUGE passions when it comes to Switch.  The first is Switchgroups.  This is where we really get to know the students and can disciple them.  The second is missions.  I’ve had the opportunity to do a few missions with my Switch girls and love seeing their passion grow for it as well.  This float trip gave us the opportunity to split up into groups and talk about the things we like and the areas we need to improve on.  I thought it was very good and very helpful.  It really made me want to step up and be a better leader…to the students and to the other leaders.  I want them to feel they can come to me when they have feedback or need prayer or just need someone to talk to.

The last night we had THE most amazing praise & worship time.  It was candlelit.  A couple of our leaders played the guitar and a couple sang.  God was definitely in that place!  During the worship we took the Lord’s supper.  It was just incredible. 

We have got the most awesome Switch leaders.  They all have such a strong passion for our students- getting to know them, building them up, and discipling.  I am so thankful to be serving alongside each of them.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

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Thanks again for an awesome weekend!

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Team Swanky Panky Designs

June 8, 2009 at 4:26 pm (Everyday)

Saturday, May 30th some of my family and I participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. We raised $910. Way to go Team! A big thanks goes out to Leslie Dyer at Shabby Sneakers for designing our awesome shirts.

DSC08184(2)David, Me, Mom, Dad, and Aunt Beth

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Doing the Sexy Walk

June 4, 2009 at 8:45 pm (Everyday)

A couple of weeks ago at Switch we were talking about the types of music we listen to and how they affect us. The girls were going around the circle talking about it affects their mood, what they wear, etc.  One of my girls said when she puts her iPod in her ears and listens to music it makes her want to do the Sexy Walk.  I had never heard of that so I asked her to demonstrate.  It was HILARIOUS!!  We all got such a kick out of it. 

Yesterday I get a text from one of my Switch girls who is in California right now.  Here was our conversation: 

 

My Switch Girl:  LOL I just did mi sexy walk thts wat i get wen i’m walking and listening to mi ipod

Me:  Girl you are cracking me up!!  Sure gonna miss you tonight!

My Switch Girl:  LOL you gota tell every one wen you get there i had mi sexy walk moment and tht i miss them

Me:  Definitely will!

My Switch Girl:  Okay love ya 🙂 MuAh

 

This short conversation MADE me day.  I love the fact that we’ve got these inside jokes that we can laugh about.  I love that something that goes on outside of Switch can make her think of our Switch group…it just really meant a lot to me…{tear}.

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