18 August 2006


HiYa Friends! I really don't feel like sitting at this computer very long since I've been here ALL DAY - actually, make that ALL WEEK, but I did want to let you in on a secret. If you could use some encouragement in life, a sobering encouragement that is, you should listen to a couple of these messages on Ecclesiastes. I recommend you start with #1 to get the full effect although I have to say #4 is now my new fav. Whatever the season of your life at the moment, good, bad, easy, hard, building up, tearing down, gathering stones or scattering, I promise these words will give you perspective and hope and wisdom for how to enjoy the days whatever they hold. The Village Church - Matt Chandler - Ecclesiastes - I promise you won't regret taking the time to listen. Take a listen while you're e-mailing or cleaning house or whatever. Just listen. :) Just click on the blue "Ecclesiastes" at the top and it will take you straight to the website. I'm telling you, whatever it is, our sweet and wise and powerful Father is saying, "I've got this."

03 August 2006

By the way

By the way, if you want to hear more about the trip - you can check out the blog we kept while we were on the road - fun stuff. http://xchangem6alexander.blogspot.com

Nobody cares anymore

Yep, I've been so remiss in posting, that nobody even harasses me about updating anymore. But, even left to my own devices, I thought hey, I think I'll update the cosmos about my goings on. Not that I really have that much to say, but I'm sure I'll come up with something. Hmmm, the last month - so much I can hardly even begin to talk about it. The HS mission trip was incredible, lots of lessons learned, laughs had, and challenges overcome, relationships built, insight gained, wow - I'm starting to sound so...I don't know, just weird. Hmmm...maybe photos, photos are always good. Let me see what I can dig up. Let's see, here's one of the whole team our very first day out and about - We spent this day hanging out with a friend we met at Camp who lives in Austin. What else, what else...Oh yes, the kids burying each other in the sand at South Padre, along with our Isaiah the amazing guy God provided to help us out for a couple days. Wow, this is boring me - not that the trip was boring, but it was just so long ago. Maybe one more pic and then we'll move on...Here's some of the gang with two girls at a children's home in Brownsville . Oh wait, just one more...I developed a love (rather an addiction) to cream soda on the trip thanks to Rev. Dr. Chuck Norris Ricky Bobby MD, PhD, SUV, who influenced me under much duress to drink the stuff on every occasion. By the way, I'm Mrs. Chuck Norris Ricky Bobby, also known as Sweet Pea - yeah, it's kind of a long story. So yeah, here I am happy w/ yet another bottle of liquid gold. And yeah, you can see how spiritual the week was! Oh goodness. It's hard to have a serious moment sitting in my office right now (after hours I might add) because there are currently 6 other people in here with about 4 of them talking at the moment and so it's a little bit hard to think. So, more later. Remind me to talk about the principle of one...