Monday, June 26, 2006


I've been home a week now. It really was a great trip. I learned a lot... and a lot of that was just from group devos we had at night. But some of it was from experience too. For example, when passing out tracts, I realized that no matter what your physical needs are, everyone has a spiritual need that is all the same. Like, people who are in poverty may seem like they need Christ more, but the rich guy who lives in a mansion needs Him just as much as the impoverished man.

The trouble I'm having now is applying all that I've learned to my real life. Looking back, I see what great an environment I had to focus on my relationship with God and so forth. Or maybe I just now realize how many distractions pop up now that I have gotten back into the swing of things at home.

Ecuador is beautiful- lush, green mountains and of course, that ocean. I'm really thankful that I got the opportunity to go. Another great thing was getting to know people a whole lot better! There's so much more to explain and tell... i'm sure random stories will pop up.

Dani leaves for SA tomorrow! I'm so excited for her... and I can't wait to hear all about her experiences.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

i wanna be beautiful

1 Peter 3:3-4

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment..... Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

definitly my verse for the summer

Saturday, June 03, 2006

the will to live

When the last word has been spoken

And we've beared witness to the final setting sun

All that shall remains is a token

Of what we've said and done

When all we've had has been forsaken

Distant church bells no longer ring

That's the sound of a heart taken

And the story of tears from a king

The stones from my enemies

These wounds will mend

But I cannot survive

The roses from my friends

~ben harper