Sunday, September 27, 2009

i knew this was going to happen one is really shocked by the fact that it has been almost four months since my last posting....

but none the less, i haven't forgotten my hope of being a "blogger." With all of the time i spend reading other, more dedicated people's blogs -- one would hope that i have collected enough inspiration to press on with my own.

so here i go -- i hope to get the word out on this soon and in my next newsletter so that the hope of an actual audience of readers will encourage me to write.

I have lots of great "mission tales" to share -- and hope for many more to come...

so. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 15, 2009

the newest fargo family

I would like to proudly announce the newest FOCUS FARGO FAMILY!!


from left to right :

Justin and Hanna Pieper
and almost one year old Xavier
they hail from Nebraska and are a GIFT to my life.
Tim Olson
He will serve with us for the first semester. two words: hil-arious.
Lucas Martin
Self-proclaimed "cattle kid" aka skinny cowboy, Illinois born and raised
Yours truly
unworthy, super excited Team Director. watch out NDSU
Melissa Weeder
the newest member of the fam. Nebraska bred, kind as a kitten.

There you have it folks. learn to love them -- you will hear much about them before this blog runs dry.


so blogging huh. . .

weird. mostly because i have yet to send out the web address to anyone. [pause to add that to my to do list]

Monday. poor thing. it always gets a bad rap. my monday however redeemed itself in a big way.

Today at FOCUS Summer Training we had the pleasure of listening to the wisdom of Dr. Edward Sri, professor of scripture and theology -- walk us through Salvation History -- aka Genesis to Jesus. woof. 5 hours of mind blowing info.

Catholics are often attached to the stereotype of not knowing scripture very well --- we here at FOCUS are out to break the trend. This is the fourth time i have heard a similar presentation on the Bible -- and the fourth time i have had my mind blown. amazing. I am re-inspired to dive deep and learn more about OUR STORY.

Growing up i learned about Noah, and Moses, and David, and red water, plagues of frogs, and other cool Bible stories -- but i couldn't tell you who came first, why the frogs, or anything else. Knowing the order and the why changes EVERYTHING. Realizing that the story does not end with Jesus, but barely begins and that WE are living in the story -- -i mean i could just on and on and on. . . . . .

but since no one is reading this anyway. . . ha.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

conquering fears one...word... at... a.... time....

Here we go...

truthfully i have been wanting to start a blog for sometime now. it always seemed like a fun way to share your life with others. being away from home and running around America with the title "Catholic Missionary" tacked before or after your name -- makes for some fun and interesting adventures.

this will hopefully provide a fun record for myself of the fun times i have -- and a way to invite you along. a journal to share. i was visiting my dear cousin Amy yesterday and after seeing her fun blog, i was re-inspired to start this up. The first time is always the scariest. it seems so permanent. maybe i have conquered in a small way my fear of commitment :) who i am kidding. there is totally a delete feature on here!

see ya soon.