The life of a not so average girl doing not so average things.

Archive for June, 2012

God Is Not A White Man

A few videos you should check out. Even if you’re not a Christian, you might understand my sense of purpose in life if you watch these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WybvhRu9KU

http://skitguys.com/videos/item/the-chair

Thanks

-Kay


It Happens To The Best Of Us

The internet has been a little sketchy around here lately, so i apologize for the delays in posting.

I’d like to start this post with a little shout-out to my favorite song by Matt Nathanson, Kiss Quick. It’s fabulous. 🙂 It’s been playing pretty much nonstop on my iPod for a while now. Take a listen.

Now on to the real excitement: COOKING! Yaaay!

Now I don’t get to cook very often at school, but here I will be cooking 1-2 times a week at least, so I’ll get to try lots of recipes and build up my collection.

Wednesday was my turn to cook, along with Breezy and Gluteus, and the meal consisted of Chicken Tacos, Mexican Rice, Mexican Salad, and Mexican Mangoes. Are you seeing the trend?

Wait for it.

MEXICAN THEME!

I like themes, ok?

I will speak for each of these recipes personally, they are each delicious! Pictures to follow.

We had a lot of fun. It took about two hours, because of the amount of prep. work that had to be done(cutting fresh produce and such), but it was SOOO worth it. My suggestion, much like my theory on life, don’t go it alone. It’s so much more fun with friends along.

At one point I was concerned that we would have plenty of side dishes, but not enough items for actually in the tacos. B-Pock kind of made a joke about it, because we had just been reading Mark 8 where the Jesus feeds the four thousand and then later the disciples are still concerned about not having bread. Just like in the story, God provided. It seems to have become an unofficial theme for this internship. Oh, look! another theme! Yaaay!

There was a lot of laughter, a lot of chatter, a few slip-ups and many, many memories made.

I’d like to leave you with another song from my perpetual playlist:

Superchick sings a song called Hero(I prefer the Red Pill Remix) that deals with everyday heroes. It speaks to the heart of everyone of us who has fought the ever present urge to take our own lives. Those of you who, like me, have faced that challenge and overcome it, you are heroes.

Reach out to those around you, especially young people. Let them know they are loved and that someone is taking notice. You never know when your voice will be the one that resounds.

-Kay


Sabbath: A Day of Rest

But first, another post about something I’m working on:

Talent Show

What is it?

  • Community Talent Show
  • Mission Bells Fundraiser

When is it?

  • Aug 17th 6-8pm (Tentative)

Where is it?

  • ManpowerGroup Headquarters, Milwaukee

What will I be doing?

  • Holding auditions to find talent show performers
  • Publicizing event
  • Determining performance schedules
  • Preparing Mission Bells advertising materials

Now back to your regularly scheduled blogging

Today was a good day. I may not have mentioned this before, but Tuesdays are Sabbath days for the interns. It’s absolutely glorious. This is really the first time in my life(apart from when I was little, I’m talking way back before the move to The Hill) that I’ve really learned how to appreciate what the word Sabbath entails. This is my day to rest and enjoy living as a part of God’s creation.

I spent today talking with B-Pock, SAMich(she says this is how she envisions her name in her head! Hehe!), and Breezy. I also got a little reading in on one of the books for the summer, In His Steps, I did some laundry(I get to use a clothes line! Yay! They’re not allowed in our subdivision at home. Boo.), caught up on some blog reading, wrote some guest post type material for a friend’s blog, and took some time to reflect on the ways that I’ve grown and done some healing over the last few years.

Speaking of…

I read through some of my older posts and it really made me appreciate where I’m at in my life. Even on a bad day, I don’t feel total despair. My cleaning/self-therapy sessions are much fewer and farther between, I’m happier, I’m not angsting about my relationship, etc., etc.. Yes, I get frustrated. Yes, I question what I’m supposed to be doing with my life. But when was the last time you read one of these posts and thought, “Oh, man. This girl really needs to get help before her depression spirals out of control!” or “Man, Kay, I had no idea you were going through that tough thing”? Probably not in a while.

LIFE IS GOOD!

In honor of this post about happiness, here are some things that make me happy. 🙂

A picture of my youngest cousin, Bri, and myself.

A picture of the house keys that we, as new residents of the farm, recieved today.

A picture of me, doing that half smile thing that I do, because I’m still learning everyday that I am beautifully and wonderfully made.

 

-Kay

 


Music Festival and Conference

Music Festival

What is it?

  • Day of Christian bands performing on two stages
  • Mission Bells Fundraiser

When is it?

  • July 28th 11am-10pm

Where is it?

  • Jefferson County Fair Grounds

What will I be doing?

  • Finding Christian bands willing to play for free(If you know any in the area, let me know!)
  • Publicizing the event
  • Determining set lists and schedules
  • Organizing concession stand

So a little about my experience at the Wisconsin Annual Conference(It’s a Methodist thing):

It was great to meet all kinds of new people and experience a Conference where I didn’t know half the people in attendance. I’ve gone to Missouri’s Annual Conference several times and I was on CCYM and I knew people from the church camps, so whenever I went to a state function, I knew lots of people there. This was good, it got me out of my comfort zone. And boy did it ever.

Wisconsin Methodists are much more vocal about their theological and political disagreements. At first it didn’t bother me that much, but after four days of debating, voting, etc, it was wearing on me. I had some thought provoking discussions with people and I had to ask myself some very big questions, but the important thing is that I came out with my faith in God and in my calling intact.

Sunday morning I got to attend the Ordination service and I can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. It makes me very excited to get to experience it first hand someday.Also, I have to say that I give Bishop Lee some major props, her sermon had my blood pumping! She got fired up and excited, even a little emotional, and you could tell that the Holy Spirit had a hand on her that morning. What an amazing thing to experience!

All in all, good thoughts on the whole experience. 🙂

-Kay


Photo Dump!

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-Kay

 

P.s. I’m not really sure how to work this en mass like this, as I don’t usually upload many photos, so this may be a work in progress for awhile. Let me know if you can or can’t see the photos. Thanks