Monday, July 09, 2007

road trip.

In need of some entertainment? I highly encourage you to check this out...

An old friend of mine from high school, Tyler, and his friend who I [unfortunately] do not know, Disney, graduated from college in New York this May with no job and no plan.

So... what did they decide to do? What any recently graduated college students would do... buy an ambulance and road trip across the country.

Tyler and Disney are currently making their way across the United States in an ambulance whom they have named Tammy. As they make their trek, they have posted blogs and videos to help keep the public updated on their whereabouts/run-ins.

I have enjoyed reading and watching bits and pieces of this road trip take place.


Their videos are on
YouTube, as well as on their own personal blog. You can also find them on MySpace and in a group on Facebook, all in which are dedicated to this phenomenal idea.

Sit back, relax, watch, laugh, cry, love, and join the trip across the states with the genius' who are Tyler Schwartz and Andrew Disney.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

growing up.

When the Lord first called me to Kansas, I had it in my head that I'd be returning to Iowa after the summer, but deep down I could feel Him pressing Kansas on my heart for much longer than a few months. Once I accepted a teaching position, I then knew I'd for sure be staying at least a year... but I still sense God telling me to unpack my bags and to get comfortable.

"We're going to be here a while."

Last weekend I took a huge step... I bought a condo. My dear friend Stephanie had a dream a while back about me wanting to buy a condo, and in her dream I found one that I really wanted and was "a mansion condo" (don't ask me how that works).

Well, I think I found it. And with the Lord's permission, I bought it.

I had a target price I wanted to get the guy at, but I had a feeling I was going to have to offer way less then my desired price. So I did. Long story short, after a few offers and much intercession happening at the exact moment the seller was contemplating, he soon after accepted my target price. I signed the papers, I was officially approved for my loan, and by July 16th, I will officially be a home owner.

Daily He is reminding me and confirming that Wichita, Kansas is exactly where He wants me. Already I can look back over the past month and see the Hand of God in every moment of everyday that I wake up.

He is Faithful. And Good. And Gracious. And Magnificent. And Glorious. And Powerful. He is God. He is my King.

Sidenote: I'll put pictures up soon, but my condo is 1,450 square feet, 3 stories, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, newly remodeled (as in, it was gutted and everything is brand new), granite countertops, Italian tile, new stainless steel appliances, an amazing [huge] stone fireplace, and has a loft above the kitchen. The owner is still finishing it up, but it's beautiful.