He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I've been a bit quiet on here, but sometimes it's just tough as it gets a little further from when I last posted, to figure out what's worthy of posting, and what's not. So, I get in a rut, and post nothing. Hmm.. 

We've been getting our oldest ready for her missions trip to Uganda in 6 days! It's happening awful soon, and I've been a little panicked about her raising enough money. But guess what? For some reason she's been able to get this far, and I just remembered the other night, that this is how God works. He makes us completely turn it all over to him, so that we understand that we cannot do this alone! We've been so busy "grabbing those reigns" and trying to do it all ourselves, that we just get overwhelmed. So, I am settling down a bit. I do believe she will get her funds in time. I'm praying about it, and have turned it over to Him, and I know His name will be praised in all of this!

Uganda. Sounds a little scary to those of us who haven't been out of the country. Well, if Tijuana, Mexico and the borders of Canada count.. I guess I have, but I really haven't seen much of the world! I would love to! Someday, right? Someday. Well, this little country sounds amazing! Working in orphanages with abandoned children that were left out on the streets, helping construct more buildings for them, trying to be a light in a world that seems a little dim, this is what they will be doing. Please pray that they will be used according to what God has planned for them, that they will listen and learn, pray for their safety, and for the wisdom and guidance of the leaders. This will be much appreciated!

I cannot wait to hear the stories, see the photos, and see how God uses and speaks to everyone involved. I'm wondering who will be the most ministered to.. 

remember the movie, The Blind Side? When the friend commented, "You're changing his life, sweetie!" the mother (Sandra Bullock) answers with tears in her eyes, "No, he's changing mine!"

Okay, this is hardly a flower from Africa, but it reminded me of the beauty that they will get to experience in a country they've never been to. It won't be the normal everyday type terrain they are used to, the flowers won't be the same, everything will be different. Just like this flower.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just for fun - Wave at the Bus!

Wouldn't it be great to do something fun to send your kids off to school? 

What about a great breakfast, a fun note, a happy song to sing as they walk out the door. What traditions do you have to send your kids off in a fun way? How many kids don't get a happy send off? How many kids walk themselves to the bus and make their own lunches? 

Some may have to.... but not this school bus of children... they all get to participate every day in a "have a good day!" wave. This is something I'm sure they will never forget!

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Rain Price will never forget the first day of his sophomore year of high school. On the bus, packed with classmates from his suburban Utah school, Rain peered out the window, mortified. 

"The school bus for the first time ever came down our street this year," explains Rain’s dad, Dale, to Utah’s Daily Herald. "This was [my son’s] first year on the bus. My wife came running in the room and suggested we go wave at him to embarrass him.”

And so began Dale’s hazing ritual that continued every day for the rest of his son's
school year. The first day may have been the most shocking for Rain, but in the days to follow, the surprises kept coming.  

Since the fall, Dale has waved at his son in 180 different outlandish costumes. The second day of school he wore a football helmet and jersey, and in the months that followed he opened the front door dressed as a blushing bride, a superhero, a Star Trek fan, Michael Jackson, and a giant chicken.  One day he even lugged an old toilet bowl onto the street and sat on it reading a newspaper, stopping to wave as the bus rolled by.

Over time, Rain's most humbling moment became his most anticipated. "The first day of high school...it was really embarrassing," 
Rain tells the Herald.  "But the last couple of months it has turned into more entertainment."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Still thinking about it?

What fun it will be, right? 

Are you thinking about it?

Keep thinking, planning, hoping.. 

I am!
  Girls Get Away Cruise ... we're next!

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