July 29, 2007

home again home again

Just a quick post to let everyone know I'm home now and very pleased with last week's trip. I'll be posting a lot about the trip in the coming days. Unfortunately, the transfer port on my camera came home in less than ideal conditions, so my 1,048 pictures are going to have to wait to be shared here until I can get it fixed. But once I do, watch out. I think my Flickr might explode. In the mean time, check out the link I added to my blogroll - Panama Jack. Jack Farber is the director of Latin American Missions. He has been posting blog updates on the work we did last week, as well as the work that will continue this week.

I'd also like to share that I am now an official member of the Delayed Luggage Club! I'll let you know in a few days if that membership gets upgraded to the (officially) Lost Luggage Club. I'm pretty stoked about the whole thing. I mean, it's an honor just to be nominated. Thanks Delta. Also, special thanks goes out to Atlanta Int'l Airport for your state-of-the-art luggage handling and transportation system. You and Delta make a great team.

Well, I'm off to Target now to buy some new underwear. You know...just in case.

July 20, 2007

where I'll be:

You can't see me here, but that's me...floatin' down the Panama Canal.

Or at least, that WILL be me, in about 24 hours or so.

Blogging here will be non-existent for the next week. Like that's anything new.

I hope you'll pray for our safety and success! I can't wait to get some REAL pics of this place.

Love & Peace - see you next week.

July 14, 2007

my version of a straight record


I fear I have led my readers astray in my previous post.

I'm here to set the record straight: all is well. I am not depressed. I am not sad. I am not worried. I was more or less just venting. I was also tired.

Lesson to the kiddies: never blog on an empty sleep-bank.

I enjoy that my life is full of activities and pursuits and responsibilities. I just need to learn to get enough sleep in order to manage it all gracefully.

Set your own record straight.

July 11, 2007

life on the side

Life has been in fast-forward lately. It keeps whizzing by me like I'm a passenger in a speeding car.

Cliche as of late: "work has been crazy"

Trying to buy a house.

Freaking out overing trying to buy a house; but being simultaneously elated over the whole thing.

Trying to write a blog as a side-gig. I missed my side-job today.

I'm supposed to leave on a mission trip to Panama in just over a week. Note the word "supposed". I feel so unprepared for it in all respects. Physically. Emotionally. Worst of all, spiritually. I literally don't even know what my assignment is yet, nor have I personally received my flight itinerary. I have heard rumors, though, that others on our team have received this...itinerary. I am struggling with this idea that the trip has come before the mission. I feel it should be the other way around. Or maybe it is, and I am just not privy to the plan. In that respect, I am a blind missionary. I know there is a need, but I won't know how desperate it is, or exactly what must be done about it until I get there. Maybe that's ok too. I'm trying to stay open.

I miss blogging more. The blogging I've done lately has been more about blogging than about the stuff that got me blogging in the first place. Just another reason I feel my priorities are out of place and I'm a little mixed up inside.

Life just keeps whizzing by me, and I can't even get up early enough in the morning to prepare for it all. I used to pray and read scripture in the mornings. I used to work out a little in the mornings. I used to, I used to, I used to.... Now when I'm waking in the morning I'm afraid to get out of bed. I just want to stay there where it's safe and where life doesn't spin out of control. So I get up later and later. And I regret it every time. If only I had 8 more minutes.... if only I had a few more seconds...if only.

July 04, 2007

a call for linkage

Warning: I'm about to be shameless.

So a lot of you know that I write for another site called About Nashville hosted by 451Press.com.

My editors are running a contest for their current writers that will pay $500 to the writer that can get the most incoming links during the month of July. Every time someone you link this blog or this site from your blog or site, I become one link closer to the cash victory.

What's in it for you? My undying appreciation, of course. Kidding. I will return the favor with a little link love of my own for ya.

So let's get linking!! Mama needs a new pair of shoes is trying to buy her first house this year!

UPDATE: if you do choose to participate, please leave a comment or send me an email so I will know about it. Right now, I'm not sure I know any other way to catch your link.