Archive for March, 2009

For Rent

So the search begins. Yes we are looking for an apartment/house/anything! The other night James and I came up with a list of things that are important to us when it comes to searching for a home. Here are a few:

  • Pet Friendly
  • Affordable (!)
  • Close walking distance to work and campus
  • Guest/student friendly (to have student over to diner or an occasional guest stay)
  • Workable Kitchen (counter space and double sink)

We ordered a list of 12 and then prayed over the list and also for wisdom.  May we find a place, in through it all may we be discerning and wise about our options!  Please pray for us and our search…


p.s. James’ trip went great! He said that the weather was beautiful in the beginning of the week and they march right into rain during the end of the trip. Needless to say, it seems to be rejuinating and good all around.  Thank you for your prayers!!!


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Playful Leadership

So this is it. This is the day when James,  his co-worker Patrick  and  six students pack up their van and say bonvoyage to Geneva as they head to Pisgah National Forest.  I am so excited for what lies ahead and, of course, I’m sad to see James go.

Spring break trips are pivotal in the lives of students and the leaders as well. I went backpacking with Pisgah my sophomore year of college, at Geneva. I still hold on to that experience and reference it often.  I can honestly say my trip that year changed who I am and how I look at things now. I cannot think of a better opportunity than to go into the woods, live in community, and learn what it means to be out of the normalcy of life and learn how to lead. So with all this to say, I am so excited for James and these students.

I realize that God has already hand picked these students, gave them leaders, and already has a plan for each one of their lives; how exciting!  I pray that God will grant them guidance, wisdom, and discernment in decision making. May the Lord keep them safe, and may their hearts be open to hearing and seeing God in new ways. May their trip be filled with “a ha” moments, and may they be challenged–even if that means some growing pains. This is it, off they go!

In my last few minutes in talking with James I was able to receive a small itinerary and also was able to find out that it will be sunny and in the 70’s all week:

  • Friday: Depart from Geneva
  • Saturday: Arrive & relax
  • Sunday: Rock Climbing
  • Monday-Sunday: Backpacking from place to place
  • Sunday: Celebration meal with Patricks family in North Carolina
  • Monday: Departure for Geneva

The theme of their trip is Playful Leadership. May they have fun, may they play as they learn to lead and find restoration in God’s wonderful creation!

Thank you for stopping by and for your prayers!

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Greetings fellow bloggers and friends. James and I decided that we would like to start a blog together. In this space we desire to share the interesting tidbits of ministry, life and other random thoughts. As many of you know James is currently working with the Pisgah Program and I am working at The Commonplace Coffeehouse. Two very distinct ministries in completely different settings, however there are great places of connect. We hope that you can join us in these stories and maybe share a few of your own.

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Thank you for stopping by.

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