Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Proud Picture

It's been snowing/raining here a lot lately, and it's actually given me some awesome picture-taking opportunities!!
Here's one that I really like!!

Hope you're having a great week!!
Ethiopia travel days are coming up soon!!!

Katie :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Prices" to Pay

                                                         Source: npr.org via Katie on Pinterest

That picture is of Katie Davis and her beautiful children in Uganda.
I've been reading her book Kisses from Katie as preparation for my trip to Ethiopia.
It has been incredible. Her story has made me so excited to go.
Her dedication to her Savior and to the children of Uganda is encouraging and infectious.
I can't wait to go, to serve, and to love.

This trip does have a price on its head.
Like today for instance.
I had to go into the Health Department and get a Yellow Fever vaccination.
It was definitely not my idea of a fun way to fill my day.
But it's worth it. And what about all the people who live with it...and eventually die from it?
All I had to do was walk into a government building and get the treatment I needed.

Another thing I've been thinking about is my family I'm leaving behind.
My little sister prayed the other night: "Dear God, Katie and dad are going on a trip to Africa and I'm stayin' home. And I'm gonna miss them. I love my sister."
I started bawling. How can I leave behind this family I love so much?!
Because I love Jesus more. I'm going to show these kids WHO HAVE NO FAMILIES that Jesus loves them more than they could possibly imagine. What better joy or calling could I possibly have?

So this is why I'm going and paying those "prices".
I love Jesus and He's called me to do this hard thing for His great name.

Katie :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Next Overnight Sensation

Yeah, I'm a band.
Fuzzy Bunnies In The Pool.
Oh, I can feel how jealous you are now. ;)
We worked on a cover for the original version of this song.
I would watch the first one all the way through if you haven't heard it yet.
Please enjoy our awesomeness and share it with all your friends, acquaintances, and strangers you meet in the grocery store.

Katie :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Those Cool Questionnaire Thingys

                                                    Source: pete.com via Katie on Pinterest

That's what I looked like in my mind when I found out I got tagged in one of those cool things you get to fill out with fun questions :D (although not quite so adorable as that little girl)

So here's the rules:
First the rules:
1.) You must post these rules
2.) Each person must post eleven things about them on their blog. 
3.) Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

(except I'm going to be a rebel and not tag anyone else or make up new questions.)

11 Things About Moi 
1. My favorite foods are chocolate, go-gurt, and pizza.
2. I love falling asleep to the sound of a thunderstorm
3. One of my favorite things to do is have long heart-to-heart discussions with my best friends over Starbucks
4. I love pictures of random things like lamp posts, brick walls, gazebos, and bridges.
5. I have had many a late movie night with my twin brothers. They're the best!
6. I'm an animal lover to the core. I'll stop for birds in the road to make sure they fly away in time.
7. I love outfits. The whole matching thing from hair to shoes just makes me happy. (that's why I work in retail)
8. Skittles and Snoopy make me happy too. Why would I need a man when I have that amazing combination? ;)
9. Pink is the best color ever. No question. My room is BRIGHT pink and it glows.
10. I have a heart for orphans and I'm very excited to be traveling to Ethiopia next month to visit the orphans in their distress.
11. I love my family so much! Both my biological family and my spiritual one. They really are the best ever. They take care of me and keep me laughing and in line. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

1. When did you become a believer? 
     I became a believer about six months ago while staying in Cincinnati with Aaron and Anna. God used a simple Skype call with several CollegePlus! students to bring me to Himself.

2. What has been a very influential book in your spiritual walk? How?
     "Idols of the Heart" by Elyse Fitzpatrick. This book has really made me aware of how idols can affect your walk with God. I've been able to apply a lot of the things she's talked about in her book. 

3. What is your favourite store to shop at?
     GAP of course!!! Not only do I get an employee discount, but I also see the clothes there several times a week and I absolutely LOVE it!

4. Do you wear your hair up or down in general?
    I usually always start with my hair down and then end up putting it up by the end of the day. So half and half I guess.

5. What city would you like to live in?
     Pretty much anywhere that's not in the Midwest. The place where we stayed in California was so breathtakingly beautiful! I'd love to live somewhere near there.

6. Who is one of your spiritual mentors?
     Anna has been my biggest spiritual mentor for many years, but my parents have definitely been there for me too.

7. If someone gave you a large sum of money, what would you do with it?
    I'd love to donate a large portion of it for orphan care. I'd also put some towards college and my future home with my future husband. Ok, ok and a little bit for shopping too.

8. Are you a night person or a morning person?
    Oh I am a night owl to the core! I can stay up late, but even if I go to bed early, I struggle with getting up in the morning.

9. Starbucks or Caribou Coffee? Why?
    Starbucks ALL THE WAY! Mostly because I've never had Caribou. 

10. Do you enjoy long trips or dread them, whether in a car or a plane?
      I love long trips if I have wonderful people to spend them with. I like car trips with my family and plane trips with my friends.

11. What's your favourite genre of music?
       I don't have a favorite. I like anything except for rap, country, and flat out screaming.

Katie :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A God Girl..."That's Who I Be"

                                                        Source: flickr.com via Katie on Pinterest

It's Valentine's Day.
Do I have a sweetheart to spend it with?
Mmmm that depends.
I have my Savior.
And HE is my first love.
He loves me and He saved me and is looking out for me.
Why on earth would I need a man?!
Don't get me wrong...I do still want to be married someday.
But for now I'm gonna be content to be a God girl.
I want to bubble over and talk about how amazing the love of my life is.
I'm His and that's enough.
He's my love and my heart is HIS!
Happy Valentine's Day :)

Be content in the only One who satisfies.

This song pretty much sums up what I've tried to convey up there. :D

Katie :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Blog Love

                                    Source: huffingtonpost.com via Katie on Pinterest

You know what this means!!! You get to read other blogs other than mine :D
Because, well, I still don't have anything to write.

India writes about predestination and free will....good thoughts to think on.

My little sis Bugg wrote this post that totally made my day!!

Please keep my sick family in your prayers. It's just not ending. Everyone keeps getting sick and we're all, well, SICK of it.

Have a great week :)

Katie :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm Still Alive...promise

I'm sorry for the loooooooooong silence on here.
I was kinda waiting to see if anyone was going to make a video of all the pictures and videos from California. (which was the best weekend of my LIFE!)
I think I might wait and see a little longer :)
So here's a really good song to keep you company and keep you patient until the time comes.
This song always gets me in the gut if you know what I'm saying.
I hope you like it half as much as I do.

Katie :)