I am a missionary in Spain who desires for the power of the Holy Spirit to be unleashed in me, to be unabashed about the love of Christ, and unafraid to go where God calls. These are my stories in this journey of letting God have everything.

11 January 2012

11 January 2012

This is for the 9th, 10th and 11th of January. Each day I thought about what I have been grateful for, but am struggling to figure out what time of day is the best to write these down. Do I write at the end of the day, or first thing the next morning for the day before? I guess I've got the rest of the year to figure it out!

25. Marie Mossner (the 9th was her birthday!)
26. Thai peanut sauce in a jar
27. receiving good news from afar
28. vegan friendly restaurants
29. chats with elizabeth
30. ginger peach tea
31. surviving and enjoying my new dance class
32. skyping with 2 great women and planning for ways that our CA community can enter into worship together
33. arranging a new mentoring opportunity

08 January 2012

Year of Gratitude, Grace and Joy

I've recently seen a few people joining in the challenge of spending the year focusing on gratitude, grace and joy. I feel as though, this is a wise challenge for me to join in. The goal is to write or photograph 3 things each day for which I am grateful, have brought me joy or are gifts of grace. As it is now the 8th, I have a few days to catch up on.

1. Celebrating New Years at our church space with friends above Puerta del Sol
2. Brunch with friends.
3. Fresh squeezed orange juice.
4. Sunshine on a January day.
5. A healthy relationship with my parents.
6. Laura from Romania who cleans our church locale.
7. Al, Elizabeth, Jay and Carolyn - I know that is technically 4, but I wanted to list their names instead of just say, my team.
8. Time to relax and watch silly movies.
9. Skype to talk with family and friends.
10. Falafel at Maoz.
11. Picking up a Christmas/birthday package from the post office, even though you do have to walk past about 3 other post offices to get to the one where you can pick up packages.
12. A Better exchange rate.
13. The receptionist at my dance school saying that they've missed seeing me and am glad I'm starting classes again.
14. 10% discount at Starbucks and free wifi access.
15. Cabalgata del Reyes on TV, Dr. Pepper and roscon with Tep.
16. Family time with the Crulls.
17. Love from a 5 year old.
18. Finding Wally and his friends with Chris.
19. Curry with my bestie!
20. Talking about seeking and finding God with good friends at a fun new bar.
21. Starting the year in prayer with my church family.
22. Finding more than 3 things a day to be grateful for.
23. Candy canes.
24. Motivation to blog after 3 years.