Thursday, August 30, 2007

Good Stuff.......

My Sister just sent this to me, Chew on this one....
Hey Jen, I just read this from the chapter, Prayer Grasps Eternity in Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill. It's pretty stinking good and convicting.

"We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players, few payers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers, many fears, few tears, much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors, many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere. "

Give me the Passion! - Jen


Thursday, August 23, 2007


I yearn to know God more. To really be a friend of God, to really hang out with him, to know him, sense his presense and be a piece of his Glory here on earth. More than anything lately, I just want to be called his friend, to know how to really press in a spend time with the creator of my life. I know that God created a intrinsicly personal earth so that we may know him more. There has been times over this last year where I have felt left or alone and I know the truth and that those are really lame crappy thoughts that have no room in the beautiful kingdom of God. I know and really believe that God is personally and specifically involved in my life.

I love that we are called friends of God. It makes our relationship with God so personal. He fills our thoughts with thoughts that bear fruitfullness in our lives and in the lives around us. God gives us fellowship with one another so that we may bring life to the world. Fellowship always gives life. Have you every noticed when you are around people who really have genuine fellowship, it brings life and spurs you on? Not just talking about stuff, but really having something genunie in your conversations. I pray that day to day our fellowship with the Father would bear fruit in our lives, that we would be able to encourage those around us and really bring life to the the world around us. I don't want to be stuck on lame, selfish things. I want the Joy of the Lord to change me an bring life to people.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Mama Mandy

My sister has been texting and sending me pictuers at work of Ava. It keeps me going for sure. My whole family is down with my sister. I was able to get away last week for a Thrus-Sun visit and I was really thankful. It was hard to leave as expected, but I am thankful to the Lord for how he is using their lives in huge ways with the people in Texas. I don't think being away from your twin will ever be easy :( She is a beatiful mommy and I am really really stinkin' proud of her. Here is a picture that I just love of her. She looks peaceful, contented and joyful with Ava. What do you think?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Pictures of Ava Lynne

Seriously- This baby is beautiful! I am finally here. Everything in me was so anxious to get here yesterday. I got caught in traffic in Denver and missed my flight. After finally arriving at the DIA airport, I was crying at the ticket counter to get everything figured out. I was so tired and anxious to come see my little Ava. After arriving in Texas last night I went to the hospital to see Ava. I was so overwhelmed with Joy, all I could do was break down in total tears with Love and greatfullness for her life. She is truly beautiful! Mandy is one tough Mama and doing great. Ava is feeding well and is a content little baby. Eli has posted some great pictures.

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Lots of Love!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Ava Lynne Stewart

Mandy gave birth to Ava Lynne Stewart this morning, August 8. She was born at 7:17 am. She is 7 lbs 2 oz and 20in long. Mandy and Eli are doing great and overwhelmed with Joy! I am heading down there tonight, I can't wait to meet my new little niece. Mandy said that she was very feminine and had little rose bud lips. Pictures to follow.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I am up late and I just got back having dinner with a bunch of girls at my good friend, Ann's house. I can' really go to sleep, so I thought I would blog. I am not feeling particularly intellectual about blogging, just thoughtful and can't really put words to what I am feeling. I think I am missing my sister and wishing I could be with her. Her baby is due anytime, so pray for her. Really my brain is fried and not really in any shape to make sense of anything so I think it is best to keep things simple. Highlights in my week thus far.

1. Mountain Biking- great single tracks.
2. Connecting with good friends here
3. Life feels simple here
4. I ate the best Halibut of my life Monday night at a work meeting.
5. Sunday Night Church
6. Talking to my sis a lot

Bummer's for the week

Those of you that know my childhood dog, Jack was put to sleep today. It was really really sad! It is crazy how dog's really become such good companions to famlies. Jack will be missed by many people.

Found out I have to have some dental work which means $$$$$ Oh well, it's life and it goes on.....

Ok, my eyes sting and I really need to go to bed. Lots of Love.