Monday, May 30, 2011

Is it June yet?

So I think May has been one of the most challenging months of my life, in every way possible.
To those of you who read my blog, I’m asking for prayer.
I teach 2 Peter and Jude in less than 2 weeks. Amidst all the distractions, things I’m trying to process, decisions I’m trying to make, I’m feeling more than a little crazy.
Please pray for my clarity of mind, that I will be able to hear God above all the other voices in my life.
Please pray that I can focus and present these books in a way that would honor God, and also that God will be speaking to me through them.

I am encouraged today by Peter as I study..
2 Peter 3:8,9- “ do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you…”

I’m so thankful that God is in charge of time, and His timing in my life is perfect, whether or not it feels good or is hard.
Leaving Kona in 1 month....I guess I'll have to change the title of this blog!
Don't want even a minute to go to waste.
Holding onto His promises!
Thank you for your prayers, I think they’ve been keeping me going.

Friday, May 13, 2011


So I’ve been informed by various family members that I’m lame because I hardly update my blog anymore… to the point where you don’t even bother checking it! J (Neil) This IS a crisis. So here’s my attempt to try harder…
Hmmm lately…well I just got back from a trip home to Manitoba, I got super blessed by my family and they flew me home for a visit/recovery from life. These last few months have included many highs and lows, but I’m so thankful to know that my God is still bigger than any problem in my life.  So, at home, I spent a ton of time with my family, which I feel I never get to do when I’m home because there’s always so much going on. But this time I kind of hid out, so I could just hang out and play with my nieces and nephews…Nothing heals the soul like the laughter of a child, that I will say. Just wanted to make a shout out to my amazing family, who allowed me to come home, who constantly support me in every decision I make, and never think I’m crazy. You guys are the best family in the world and I really have no words for how thankful I am for you.
I arrived back in Kona 2 nights ago…it was surprisingly really good to be back. I missed my friends and class SO much…and actually am so excited to be back to work, with my students and staff who I’ve come to love so much. Lots of hugs today, apparently they missed me a lot too J
Yesterday we had an outreach meeting, planning our trip to Samoa/Fiji to Bible teach. We leave in under 7 weeks!! It’s too crazy! I am getting so excited as we plan. It involves  a lot of hard work to plan but I’m so excited for this adventure to begin. It’s bittersweet to end this season in Kona, yet I know it’s time to go for now.
In other news, I start my teaching prep this weekend for my teaching on 2 Peter and Jude.  Please pray for me, teaching prep is such an intense  time and can be so all consuming. I don’t want to lose focus on why I’m here, which is mainly I feel, to serve and bless my students, in whatever form that looks like each day.

Thanks so much for your prayers….I have felt them. So thankful to serve a God who gives me a reason to still find joy in the midst of hard times.
Easter weekend fun.

Easter breakfast celebration

love this crazy child

time to watch Tangled!


beautiful nephews
Much love and aloha