Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Soup soothes the soul.

Today was a very long day! have you felt over whelmed with a list of things to do and you feel like you will never get it done, Yea it happens but during Church I felt myself just stuck in my thoughts going over my list of things to do and I realized I wasn't even paying attention! I just was so caught up in I have to do this today and this today and do this for tomorrow and study this for kids club Friday and blah blah blah........ You know that saying "just stop and smell the roses" Well I was never one to take that to heart, I would always say stop and smell the roses!? I don't have time I didn't even know we had rose's! Well after having a good chat with some amazing friends  and my very helpful Mom yesterday and feeling to busy in my head to realize what was going around me, It hit me, What am I doing? Am I really to busy to listen to a message that I really needed to hear. The message was on Romans 10 and about Paul and thinking about Paul I bet anything he felt the same way the rest of us feel some times. But what price are we going to pay just because we are to consumed in are busy schedules. I will admit I still have a lot to get done with in the next few days but when did I become to busy to trust in Jesus to help me get it done? It isn't even about us anyways we do things for HIS glory so why do we make it about ourselves? Some times it just takes on single moment in church and a hot bowl of soup to help you relax and enjoy the time we have with our Lord and Savoir. So I just thought this little blog post could help remember you guys why we do what we do and to never become to busy to just spend time with Jesus and smell the roses He created! I hope every one has a great rest of the week! Monthly news letters  are coming this week and a video! and yes I said letters! I do believe I owe you guys Dec and Jan letters! 
                                                                                                                            God bless! -Amie

Saturday, January 12, 2013

its a new day its a new year! part2.

Okay this post will just be the second half of my "Its a new day its a new year!" post so I will try not to get to carried away with my blabbering ahaha, and I was going to type in my normal black coloring but since the original post is in a nice Christmas spirit red I thought it would only be right to finish off my Christmas blogging in red. Carrying on with the recap of 2012 I left off at right when we left for Ireland and most of you guys already know what my 6 months here has already been like because of my FB posting or my monthly news letter and of course my blog so I am going to do just a over all general little post about the 6 months since I been here. Which for one thing I can NOT believe I have been here this long! Like I can not get it through my head that I have been living in Ireland for half of a year! I still feel like I have only been here for 3 months but not 6! okay well technically it will 6 months since I left home the 14th which is in 2 days so close enough but really I got here in Ireland the 17th so yea you get the point, it's almost been 6 months! wow its just really to hard to believe. When we first arrived in Ireland we only stayed 3 days here and that gave us enough time to pack and get ready to leave for Holland after we spent 2weeks in Holland we came back and got settled in and started 2 months of training, training was hard but I am so grateful for it because with out it I wouldn't have no clue what to do in most situations I have already faced or haven't yet. With in those 2months of training we got to have hands on experience at the plowing championships, horse fair and the many times we helped out with the Big red bus ministry in the streets. So now Darcy and I have been in Shannon since the beginning of Nov. and we have been settled in nicely for a while now and have been loving kids clubs and youth work and we both feel so blessed to be here in Shannon and we are so excited to see what God does here in the new year. Okay one more thing and I am done rambling on, I will be making my very first vlog video today and it will be uploading by Monday but my goal is Sunday night! I hope every one has a great weekend!                                              

                                                                                                                  God bless! -Amie

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Elephants help inflamed knees.

Okay so this a pretty random post but I just had to say I have a awesome room mate who got me this cute little elephant because she knows how much I love them and yesterday my left knee (which give me issues some times) was inflamed and I was just in a lot of pain so I couldn't work today(even though I wanted to they made me rest) but anyways Darcy got me this little teddy to make me feel better and her name is rosy like the elephant from one of my favorite movies "Water for Elephants"  and she is right next to my tiger hot water bottle which is the best investment when you like in Ireland! 

Its a new day its a new year!

woohooo it's 2013! Wow its been a long haul to get here, 2012 was a incredible year for me. So as I look back at the year I have only one thing to say about it, I couldn't have done a single thing to get here with out Jesus. But before I do a 2012 recap I have to say the reason why I decided to type in red is because I though it was very appropriate for this very Christmas feel. I have to admit I am still in a Christmas mood even though its January I just cant shake the Christmas spirit off me just yet. Okay now lets start the recap! 2012 was a BIG year for me full of all of life's up's and downs. So when starting the new year of 2012 only one thing crossed my mind more than anything else did, in just a few months I will be moving to Ireland! Excitement, fear of the unknown, sadness of leaving my family and friends was what I felt for the next 8 months of my time left I had home. Emotional roller coaster was a perfect description of what was going on inside my head. But besides the emotional roller coaster that was inside of my head I got to celebrate my 18th birthday with my friends and family, go to my SR. prom with my best friends, graduate high school! and have the hardest yet most incredible summer of my life. God taught me hard work and dedication in 2012 and I can never do anything with out trusting fully in Him. I would say 2012 was the year of faith for me that's the best way to but it really is that whole year was having faith in Jesus when things are good and when  they are bad and you feel alone and you cant go on He moves and takes your hand and helps you the whole way. So after being a emotional roller coaster for 8months it was time to start on my new journey in life. If some one told me just a few years before I would be moving to Ireland with a group of people I didn't know to share the Gospel I would have laughed in your face, well I guess I am the one laughing now:) I wouldn't have it any other way! when August came rolling around the corner and it was time to leave to be honest I have never felt so peaceful and scared out of my mind at the same time, I couldn't have asked for a better Immersion family, It is incredible to see how God fit us all together.  Okay so I think this is enough reading for all of you now, be looking out for part 2 of this blog post! and videos and pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lets Skate together:)

Okay so here is my attempt to ice skate while making a video, I thought this would be a fun little way of showing you guys a glimpse of my Irish New Years:) 

Olympics maybe?

I am definitely not a ice skating pro but not to shabby for my second time at ice skating! We had a blast all being together for New Years:)

A little Ice skating fun preview!

This is a little preview video of ice skating in Killkenny during are New Years trip to Carlow! Enjoy:)