Tuesday, September 28, 2010


......words just aren't enough.........

.....to express one's feelings. (or activities :) ) 

(Photos courtesy of wehearit.com)
(p.s. only go there if you are looking for something specific)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Triumph and Tragedy part 2 (Guatemala '10 Day 5)

Later in the morning, we had the opportunity to visit the Promise Land. 
But, on the way there, we stopped at a place where a recent mudslide had happened. 

.Simply Breathtaking.

Neither pictures nor words can describe how it felt and what it looked like. 

We then went to the Promise Land
Unfortunately, though, we were not able to get in the water! :(

Compared to last year

Me and Dad at the Promise Land. 

*Well, that was just the morning so stay tuned for the afternoon! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Triumph and Tragedy part 1 (Guatemala '10 Day 5)

*Just for the record, this did not happen on the same day 
but, we are going to pretend it did! :)*

Last year we built a house for a family of three and this year we were able to go and visit them! 

The family had added on a room...


We gave the little boy a bag filled with crayons, paper, and stickers. He loved it!!

Group Shot! 

We then headed back to the church to finish printing and sorting pictures....

and well some of us slept! haha

or entertained kids by playing the guitar.

That same morning the men had an opportunity to be part of a church charter. They hopped on a boat that took them across Lake Atitlian to a village. 

The clear water! 

The church in St. Lucas. 

inside the church....

Dad signing the charter of the church. 

Mr. Todd signing it also. 

The men also visited a school while they were there.

Part 2 to come! 

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Night to Remember (aka Guatemala the Fourth part dos)

One night during supper, Pastor Louis asked us if we would like to go to a wedding. Of course everybody wanted to go including the boys. :)

It was lovely and simple! Here are some pictures from the night. Enjoy! 

The Church all decorated for the wedding! 
Beautifully simple! 

Pre-ceremony pics with the bride!
Even though we didn't know each other, she still offered to take pictures with us

I guess a little man wasn't available. haha

Exchanging vows and rings....

"You may now kiss the bride"

The choir singing a couple of songs to the bride and groom.

They had also prepared some sort of dish for the team, (and everybody who was the wedding), but only a few of us were brave enough to try it!  

A preview of the next post......

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday's Thoughts

Psalm 37:5-9

"Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will be bring forth righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices. 

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
For the evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land." 

Monday, September 6, 2010

So, I Broke it.

I broke my Media Fast yesterday afternoon. I went and looked at blogs, started to make a slideshow, and went on Twitter. I can say, though, that I can go four days without the things listed above. I only allowed myself to go onto my email but that was it. Maybe next time I can go longer! (is anybody willing to join me?? If so, please leave a comment!)

Now, look for posts this week on the rest of my trip to Guatemala and what has been going on lately!

Love in Christ,


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Media Fast

I know I just got back into the swing of things but, I am taking a media fast for seven days. That means no blog(s), twitter, even photoshop! Things are going to get crazy and I just need a break. I will be back next week though so y'all can see what I have been up to these past few weeks! Thank you followers/readers/commenters for understanding!!

Have a Happy Week Y'all!!!!

"One thing have I asked of the LORD, 
that I will seek after: 
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD 
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD 
and to inquire in his temple."

Psalm 27:4