truth be told

"Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you." Jeremiah 31:3 (NKJ)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Our trip so far....

Has been fantastic! It took Kristi, Joyska and I about 15 hours to get down to KC. That's a long time...there's lots of construction from Wpg to KC which seemed to cause quite a delay. But the trip down was fun, filled with many hilarious moments, quotes and lots of laughter! (check out Joyska's blog for the things that were said)

We got here late Monday, hit up the Prayer Room and then grabbed some grub.
On Tuesday we went downtown and had a prayer meeting with some of the homeless/poor people in the Bellerive hotel. This was the first glamorous residential hotel in Kansas City. It has hosted many amazing musicans and singers such as Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Duke Ellington, etc. and the whole eight floor was a "home away from home" for the notorious Al Capone. OoO. This building has seen better days, but the history is evident. And now they're praising Jesus in it!

We also went to this same location to feed the homeless on Thursday afternoon. It's amazing to see the heart that some of these people have for the downtown people and area. Their vision is amazing! These people gaze into the face of Jesus and as they are doing so, they're catching His vision for the poor, widows and orphans. Jesus first, justice follows. I love it!

The prayer room here has been amazing, like always. I have realized how at home my heart feels in the place of worship. I am made to worship God Almighty. I am made to gaze upon His beauty. I'm made to be captivated by His love for me, fascinated by His beauty and Glory. He's incredible! The Throne Room (Rev 4) is fascinating!

It has also been so encouraging, challenging and inspiring (and just plain fun) to see some of the interns from last August when Christina and I came out. Man, they're amazing! I got to chat with one of the girls named Liz, and was blown away by the growth, vision, how God has been speaking to her and her love for her Bridegroom. I love it! Also, we almost had round 2 of mudd soccer last night. Liz and I had prayed for rain for the specific purpose of romping in the mudd....and rain it did. But there was no one to romp with. Maybe next time.

Today Kristi and I went into the prayer room this morning (first thing on the agenda every morning around 10:00) and then we drove down to the Plaza. We had lunch together at Panera and walked around. It's beautiful, huge and rich. We walked around and then drove back and now we're relaxing for a bit before we try and go into the prophecy rooms. I love being here with her! She's my favourite sister and I wouldn't trade her for anything!

I've really been missing Sanctuary these last few days. I love our house of prayer! I love being at IHOP in KC! It's amazing and the Presence is sweet...but I love the ownership that we have at Sanctuary. I love how God is preparing all of us, teaching us and how we're going hard after Him even with practically no resources and very few people. I'm jealous (in a good way) for this time!

I have pictures but am too lazy to post them right now...
I'll upload them when I don't have the prayer room calling my name ; )

Monday, July 24, 2006

hip hip horray! about 5.5 hours, I will be loading up the car and heading on a road trip with Kristi and Joyska! We're driving down to KC to enjoy 6 days of soaking, praying, playing, having girl time, having sweet sister time and enjoying the warmth. (I hear it's really hot this time of year : )

I'm really excited to hang out with Kristi. We've been SO blessed to have TWO sister vacations/trips this year! First, to Puerto Rico and now to Kansas City! YIPPEE!!

This past week was my first week as a part time employee at my job! It felt so weird to not work on Monday and Tuesday. It was totally foreign. I guess that's because my routine for the last three years has been Monday-Friday...9-5...I work. Now, I get to pray, study, drink Starbuck's (on Tuesdays ; )...and pray, read and study some more. I'm so excited! I think it will take a bit of time to actually sink in.

Now I am off work for the next two and a half weeks - yea vacation time - and I plan on spending my time with God, family and friends.

Time to go to bed.
later. gator.

Friday, July 14, 2006

One weding, One conversation and One step closer to my desires

Today my best friend from grade 6 got married. Jennifer and her husband Jordan got married in Niverville at 5 pm this evening. She looked stunning in her gorgeous dress, flowing dark hair and beautiful veil. She looked so peaceful, content and genuinely happy.

Jenn and I both liked best friends in grade 6. We planned on double dating when we got older...and now she's all grow'd up and married! Jenn, I am so proud of you and amazed at where God has taken you! I pray God's richest blessings over your life, Jordan's life and your marriage together! Bless you guys! Keep going hard after God!

During the reception I got to sit with a fabulous friend of mine! I love this friend! I greatly respect and admire her and her passion for Jesus. We ended up talking about the End Times and soon enough almost the whole table of mennonites were involved. Yikes. I have no idea how this conversation began...but I think it was a God-designed conversation. I love when God takes over. Completely. It was so cool, humbling and stretching. I need to know more and more!

I'm so excited about this next season! I'm taking my time and deliberately focusing on gazing, studying, worshipping and learning. YEA!

more later.

Friday, July 07, 2006


Tonight I was hanging out with some cool kids and this girl started singing to me: "Stephanie's daddy loves her! Stephanie's daddy loves her!" First, I laughed. And then I thought how blessed I really am! As much as there have been some great and hard times with my dad, I do know that he loves me. I'm so thankful for my dad!

I went to my first baseball game of the year with my beautiful friend, Becki! If you haven't been to a game this year I highly recommend it! It's a great way to get out, have fun and not spend loads of money. Goldeyes won 5 nothing. It was sweet! Baseball is definitely one of my favourite games to play! As a kid I played back catcher, short stop and field... and i loved it!

AND, last but not least, this is the fabulous, wonderful, lovely couple that I am now living with. I am so excited and priveleged to be able to live with them for the next few weeks. I'm actually super excited about it! I can't tell you about all the great conversations and wacky dinner times we've had. Thank you kris and shane!