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Day 1

Quick update,short because I’m exhausted, but I’m doing it because I said I would.  Someone has to hold me accountable.

Today went great in the sense that I ate great, whole foods.  But it went poorly in the sense that I didn’t eat much.  I had a great breakfast, but then after working out didn’t have time to eat, which is a big no no… and my body was functioning on caffeine and God’s grace. I was in a long meeting today for Ncompass.  (Big things happening here!!!) and then had a sparatic coffee date with a friend and her daughter, and then ran home before House Church.  Thank goodness for Lara Bars.  But I will plan better tomorrow.

Speaking of house church.  We had a great discussion tonight on “The Cost of Discipleship.”  We were asked, what does that cost look like? And we really had to prayerfully sit there in silences for a few minutes to come up with a good answer.  And yet, all of our answers were different.  For me, right now, it is dying to self.  Loosing my identity in ME, and finding it fresh and new again in my Savior.  Once I get to the other side of each situation, I know that my way is not the right way, but His way is, yet it is SO HARD TO SEE THAT on the one side of the fence.  Others said that its loosing your pride. Or loosing friends and family who disagree with you. Others said it was having a calling that might not be what society deems as worthy.  I love my house church, or missional community rather.  They are such a great group of honest, and dear people.  So thankful for them.

How would you describe “The Cost of Discipleship?”

p.s.  our team came home today from Haiti!  Praise Jesus for the amazing things they were able to accomplish.  Hopefully I’ll have a moment to type something out about that.  But in the mean time, enjoy this great photo of a memorial mural the kids painted for Jackson.  Image

More Photos from the Wedding

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Wedding Hoopla!!

Wedding Hoopla!!

Congratulations Dan and Vana! A beautiful night for beautiful people. It was truly a night of thanksgiving. A feast for kings. You would be shocked to know I didn’t take pictures of my food, although it was too good for words. Turkey, lamb, squash and corn-taters. Yum yum!! Beautifully decorated too. Vana had sown little squares together to make garland, and panted really rad geometric and graphic patterns to plywood for their backdrop.
I was telling my mom that it’s way more fun to go to family events as a adult. Not only can we drink lots of wine now, but we actually talk!! And I like these people. As kids we were so spread out by age or location that we had little to talk about. But now we are significantly less awkward and we know how communicate beyond our internal family shananagins. I’m glad we got to spend the evening together, welcoming another one to the clan.

PS- check out The Colony. It was a really sweet, very “Portland” venue.

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