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

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Wedding Present

A few months ago I had a *brilliant* idea to encourage my sister and her husband to start having a family by buying them a cute and cuddly baby outfit. Kristi and Shane are NOT pregnant. Every few weeks I provide them with another outfit to add to their collection. It's been a funny joke and will hopefully get me some nieces and nephews in the not-to-far future ; ) .... no pressure....

Well, this weekend I was away photographing a wedding and when I got back I got together with Kristi and Shane. Ironically and surprisingly, we both had a gifts for one another. So we exchanged our gifts and this is what we got:

Kristi and Shane received two pink little outfits. Super cute. Cute enough that Kristi decided she wanted to wear them. However, they're about 23.5 years too small.

I received a lovely wedding present! My first one, actually. I am NOT engaged. I am not dating anyone. The present was a picture frame with this written on it: "Wedding is a magical celebration of love, formally uniting two people whose hearts are already bound as one. Sharing wishes and dreams, the bride and groom seal with a kiss their pledge for the future."

I think they'd call that "pay back". So, my wedding present collection has officially started. I am the first one in my house of three other women (two dating) who has received a wedding present. So funny! I laughed hysterically! Only in my family do we give gifts before the celebrations actually begin.

Cheers to weddings and babies ... even before they happen!
And thank you, Joyska, for your brilliant idea.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A home for our House

Yesterday marked Sanctuary's 1 year anniversary! Yay! We've been meeting in a local church on Sunday's from 2:30 - 9:30, seeking God's face, ministering to His heart through worship and interceeding on behalf of our city. God has done amazing things this past year and we're excited to see what this next year will hold!

We are now in the process of buying our own building for our House of Prayer. Our desire is to have unceasing worship and prayer to God for this city! We would love to eventually go 24/7, but in order to do that we need a building to call our own.

We found this old Salvation Army building a few months ago, empty and crying out for some worship to happen once again inside it. This building suits our needs and is a perfect step in this process.

So now we're putting out the word. We need to raise plenty of money by the beginning of June and we would love your help. If you would like to sow into the prayer movement in Winnipeg, you can send a cheque and we will send you a donation receipt in return. You can go to and click on the donation tab.

We are excited about what God is doing in our city. We desire that He come and dwell among us in a greater way. We want healings, signs and wonders, increased wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, salvation, a generation raised up who is lovesick for Jesus... and He wants this more than us!!