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June 16, 2011

She Becomes...: Learn a Little, Win a Little~ A Giveaway

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May 29, 2011

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August 06, 2009

Could I?

Could I just sit here a while
Know that there’s nothing that I need to say
Safe in the knowledge that You know my ways
Love me completely no need to hide a thing

Could I just stay here a while
Letting You melt away all of my fears
I feel Your comfort when You are so near
I’ll hide myself in this shelter You’ve made for me

Could I

Could I


Could I just kneel here a while
Doing what I was created to do
Bowing in reverence I long to adore You
Willingly giving all that I can surrender

Could I just rest here a while
Letting You whisper my burdens away
In all of my journeys there’s no other place
Where I find refuge strength for my weary heart

June 07, 2009

June Newsletter

Since I am home from New Zealand (and finally over jet lag ), this will be my last newsletter.

Please continue to pray for the students and staff as we have all come home and some are still needing jobs and places to live. The Devil is out there coming against us strongly with confusion, depression, old habits, no jobs, etc. Please pray that we stay steadfast in Gods Love to fight the devil off and remain thankful!

Even with these powers coming against us, the Lord is good!!! He is providing our needs.

--
Kandi

For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Is. 41:13

May 01, 2009

May Newsletter!

Prayer Requests:
Wisdom on next steps for all students & staff......

--
Kandi

For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Is. 41:13

April 26, 2009

Risky Business

Then the time came
When the RISK it took
To remain in the bud
Was more painful
Than the RISK it took
To BLOSSOM.

~ Anais Nin

A Poem

Time is up, time to go
Back to where I once called home
Back to my fears and failures.
But Jesus is with me,
New strength He provides
To stay close beside Him
To grow as He guides.
A new home He'll provide me
A job and friends, too.
Because He is living
And loves me, so true.

~ Kandi

April 12, 2009

April Newsletter from Kandi

Praise God!!!!
The weather has been gorgeous for break - and the trip that Janet and I took to Taupo!

Prayers are being answered.

The staff is rested up for school to start tomorrow.

Prayer Requests:
Continued healing/deliverance
. Students are still struggling with illness, injuries and other stuff that God is working out in their lives. I have also been frustrated by a sore wrist and continually twisted ankle.

Wisdom - I will need a job and place to live when I return to MPLS. I am also considering (and praying about!) moving....from MPLS.

Direction! I would like to visit my Compassion Intl child in Uganda later this year........

--
Kandi

For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Is. 41:13

March 10, 2009

Finally...Time to Write!

Attached is a little newsletter with tons of photos...there are more, and different ones on my facebook page (if you have one!). If you want to see them but can't, please let me know and I can get a link to you later.

Prayer Requests:
health: i am just getting over a nasty flu, some of the students are now coming down with it.
breakthrus
biking sunday outreach - march 22 there is a bike race arriving in waikanae and the church who sponser's the steiger school here, st. luke's, is have an outreach day at the park for the estimated 1,000 people who have to wait for the bikers. there will be food, coffee, tea, a church service for those interested, child care for parents, and other entertainments. the students are hard at work putting this together. please pray for good weather (it's been iffy lately) and for everything to go well.
for the insanity to stop!!!
better time budgeting - God-Time, sleep, eat, 'work', play....etc.

--
Kandi

For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Is. 41:13

January 30, 2009

Ugh - Lists!

What do I do when I get overwhelmed and nervous about an upcoming event? I make lists. Lots of them. and guess what? I fly out for New Zealand in 20 days. TWENTY!! That is craziness. I kinda thot it would not come so quickly, but yet it’s coming faster and faster! What to do, what to do!! Answer: MAKE LISTS!! I have 8 started. 3 more that I’m working on right now. 4 completed. And a few more that I will start tomorrow. Thots and questions swirling around in my head making me crazy!! I like lists! They keep the craziness in some form of organized mess. Yikes! Lists are good. Yup!

 

January 07, 2009

A Need to Know Basis

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. (hee!)

 

Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.

 

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. (How I wish I could be ‘average’ in this aspect of my life!!!)

 

A rat can last longer without water than a camel. (ewwwww)

December 22, 2008

Weeweechu

It's a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, "Hey, mamacita, let's do Weeweechu."

Oh no, not now, let's look at the moon!" said Rosita.

Oh, c'mon baby, let's you and I do Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Pedro begged.

"But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon." replied Rosita.

Please, corazoncito, just once, do Weeweechu with me."

Rosita looked at Pedro and said, "OK, one time, we'll do "Weeweechu."

Pedro grabbed his guitar and they both sang.....

"Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year."

 

 

WISHING YOU ALL MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT NEW YEAR!!!

November 17, 2008

Polar Bear Attack

Polar Bears are SO CUTE!!

 

Polar Bear Attack!


These pictures are of an actual polar bear attack in Churchill, Manitoba. They were taken while people watched seemingly humored, and did absolutely nothing to ward off or stop the attack! Reports from the local newspaper however say the victim is expected to make a full recovery.

 

November 06, 2008

Dear Keith,

Happy birthday, bro – wherever you are! Today you turn 26.

 

Jesus keep you and bless you and watch over you always.

 

Are you still alive?

Where are you?

What are you up to?

How is life for you?

When will you call?

 

Love ya. Miss ya. See ya someday?

October 29, 2008

This I Know

I like the internet too much. I cannot just not use it, even if I have nothing to do. I sit there surfing mindlessly and wasting time.

 

Well, no more!! I no longer have internet at home. Not only will I save $50/month, but I won’t be able to waste my time! (or watch NCIS, CSI Miami, Burn Notice or Chuck online L).

 

We will see if I survive this month.....

October 15, 2008

So, this bird walks into a store

So, this bird walks into a store..... Marinette, WI

A seagull in Marinette, WI has developed the habit of stealing Doritos from a neighborhood convenience store.


The seagull waits until the Manager isn't looking, and then walks into the store and grabs a snack-size bag of cheese Doritos. Once outside, the bag gets ripped open and shared by other birds.


The seagull's shoplifting started early this month when he first swooped into the store in Marinette, WI, and helped himself to a bag of Doritos. Since then, he's become a regular. He always takes the same type of chips.


The Manager thinks it's great because people are coming to watch the feathered thief make the daily grab and run, and that's good for business, and especially since
customers have begun paying for the seagull's stolen bags of Doritos because they think it's so funnyHowever, the Manager did say, 'This is Wisconsin, and if that seagull starts to grab a 6-pac to go along with the Doritos, I may have to put a stop to it.'

October 08, 2008

Perspective

When you have an 'I Hate My Job day' [even if you're retired, you sometimes have those days] try this out:

 

On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson &Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand. When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed.

 

Change into very comfortable clothing and sit in your favorite chair. Open the package and remove the thermometer. Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken.

 

Now the fun part begins.

 

Take out the literature from the box and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print there is a statement:

'Every Rectal Thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson

is personally tested and then sanitized. '

 

Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, 'I am so glad I do not work in the thermometer quality control department at Johnson & Johnson.'

 

HAVE A NICE DAY; AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS MORE OF A PAIN IN THE A** THAN YOURS!

September 27, 2008

Safe or Not?

The 'safest' place may not be the only place where a person doesn't get hurt - it just means that it's safer than anywhere else!

September 23, 2008

How to clean a toilet

This is simply too much of a time saver not to share it with you:

 

1.   Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.

2.   Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3.   In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close the lid. You may need to stand on the lid.

4.   The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.

5.   Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a 'power-wash' and rinse'.

6.   Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

7.   Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift the lid.

8.   The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.  

9.   Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.

 

Sincerely,

The Dog

July 31, 2008

Say What?

"Models are like baseball players. We make a lot of money quickly, but all of a sudden we're 30 years old, we don't have a college education, we're qualified for nothing, and we're used to a very nice lifestyle. The best thing is to marry a movie star."

~ Cindy Crawford, Supermodel

July 30, 2008

Cute Joke, Told Many Ways

~ Two Little Boys ~

After a hardy rainstorm filled all the potholes in the streets and alleys, a young mother watched her two little boys playing in the puddle through her kitchen window. The older of the two, a five year old lad, grabbed his sibling by the back of his head and shoved his face into the water hole.

 

As the boy recovered and stood laughing and dripping, the mother runs to the yard in a panic.  "Why on earth did you do that to your little brother?!" she asks as she shook the older boy in anger.

 

"We were just playing 'church' mommy," he said. "And I was baptizing him in the name of the Father, the Son and in the hole-he-goes."

July 29, 2008

Time to Change

prayer. it's more than just ask ask ask for what i think i need or just want. it's a way to have a conversation with my creator. not just in church, or on my knees, but when i hear a new and awesome song or a stranger smiles at me or i get a call from a dear friend who i miss tons or take a walk and the scene around me makes my heart beat wildly with the moment Jesus created just for me to see in that moment, a sun set, sun filtering thru leaves, deer in the field, tiny flowers in gardens. and pictures of them all! in my mind and a few on my camera to remember. and no matter how creative i think i may be, my creativity could never come near to matching the wonderful creativity of my God who puts these things in my path to delight me and bring me closer to him. so, i feel silly, but i am excited to travel on this road that Jesus has planned for me no matter.

time to say 'goodbye' to my old wineskin and trade it in for a new one.

Psalm 62

Yours

by dizmas....


Web source for the latest music: onlylyrics.com
It feels like the sky has never been so blue
But that's not the way it used to be
Because there was a time that I was without you
Before I said that I believe

Ooh I need a savior
Ooh I need a savior

I want to give this up
I want to hold you hand
Take away this fear that's like an ocean in my head
I want to tell you now, What I couldn't say before
You are everything that I was always looking for

So take me where you want me
Take me 'cuase I want to be yours

I've got pride that I still have to break
It's keeping me away from you
And you stay patient while I make mistakes
I'm learning how to trust in you

Ooh always a savior
Ooooh

I want to give this up
I want to hold you hand
Take away this fear that's like an ocean in my head
I want to tell you now, What I couldn't say before
You are everything that I was always looking for

So take me where you want me
Take me 'cuase I want to be yours

In the good and the bad times
Ooooh
It don't really matter
I want to know you

I want to give this up
I want to hold you hand
Take away this fear that's like an ocean in my head
I want to tell you now, What I couldn't say before
You are everything that I was always looking for

I want to give this up
I want to hold you hand
Take away this fear that's like an ocean in my head
I want to tell you now, What I couldn't say before
You are everything that I was always looking for

So take me where you want me
Take me 'cuase I want to be yours

July 28, 2008

cat conversation to watch when you need a laugh

Sooo funny.  Watch these in order and praise the Lord for cats!!  hehe =)

Brand New Day

another one by Fireflight:

I’m waking up
The world is turning
The sun is shining again
I’m holding on
To things I shouldn’t
It’s time to let them go
I’ve been on a losing streak
Hit so hard I couldn’t speak
But when I hear Your voice it fades away

And I can hear You say
It’s a brand new day
The pain goes away
I’m headed for the door
And I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home

Your love, it burns
Away my darkness
You guide me when I’m blind
You are the light
That shines inside me
Showing me I’m
So much more
When I’ve been on a losing streak
Hit so hard I couldn’t speak
But when I hear Your voice it fades away

Take me into Your arms
My home lies within Your heart

Unbreakable

by Fireflight


Where are the people that accused me?
The ones who beat me down and bruised me
They hide just out of sight
Can’t face me in the light
They’ll return but I’ll be stronger

God, I want to dream again
Take me where I’ve never been
I want to go there
This time I’m not scared
Now I am unbreakable, it’s unmistakable
No one can touch me
Nothing can stop me

Sometimes it’s hard to just keep going
But faith is moving without knowing
Can I trust what I can’t see
To reach my destiny
I want to take control but I know better

Forget the fear it’s just a crutch
That tries to hold you back
And turn your dreams to dust
All you need to do is just trust

Praise and Adore You

by Wavorly


What I have to say is obvious
A knowledge free, for all of us are
Your Word leaves us with no excuse
The paths we choose make us who we are
There’s a breeze blowing through here tonight

So I praise and adore You
Lay it all down before You
In every way You’re beautiful
From my heart
I praise and adore
You made the world beautiful
I cannot stand and deny
You created life
And some live without it

Wake up morning sunrise in my eyes
At night the moon lights all the sky
(Still some say You didn’t do a thing)
The sound of hope that’s in the air
In everything, it’s everywhere
(Reveals a truth that’s worth remembering)
There’s a breeze blowing through here tonight

It’s true, it’s all You

And every breath I take
There’s no way
Accident created this place