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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Moving time!

I've gotta make sure to keep our blog up to date!!

Well we are finally moving up to Raleigh in 3 days! So there is lots of packing being done.
Our housing situation ended up working out perfectly. Mom and dad aren't able to leave for South Asia until sometime in January. They've been getting things together for their business visas. So we've been staying at the Moncks Corner mission house.

Its amazing how God answers prayers (and then blesses us on top of that!). It was awesome to be able to spend Christmas with BOTH of our families. We know thats going to be extremely rare in the future, so it really was a true blessing.

We're very excited about the move. Can't wait to get our new life started! Of course we have our typical worries about finding jobs and money...but when we look back at how God has taken care of us, we realize there is nothing to worry about.

I'll try to keep updated when we move, so that ya'll can know our many adventures. haha.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Oh my goodness, so its been forever since anyones written.
I guess nothing drastic has really changed. Tim's still working. We travel a good bit, and we cant wait to get settled into seminary.
We have both decided on Southeastern and hopefully we will be attending there this January. We are both getting a MDiv. Tim will get his in Worship Leadership, and I will get mine in Women's Studies with an emphasis on Intercultural Studies. We're really excited about this change and wish it would come sooner.

My parents are about to return to the field, which will leave us with no housing. (not to mention no parents...sniff) The Lord provides, but until then we humans worry. haha. We have no time line for this move, and decisions are going to have to be made fast. Please pray that all this works out smoothly.

Finances are also a big worry. We have continually been trying to save, and have had some progress. But not as much as we would have liked. I was reading in Matthew, and was encouraged when I found Matthew 6:26-27.
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet our Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Matthew 6:26-27

I know everything will work out for God's glory. Its that first step of faith that really test where your heart is.

"My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness...On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


We are going to Disney World!!!
Its our anniversary weekend, and we had all this money saved up. So us and two of our close friends are taking a weekend trip and going to Disney!! We're staying in a two bedroom condo! Its gonna be so much fun!

Pictures and stories to come after the weekend!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Life is so weird. Most of us don't have that bright light Paul moment. You know, the moment where everything makes sense, and our calling is as clear as the blue sky. But we do know our passions. We know what we love doing. And we use those to the best of our ability to serve our Lord.

That said, my passion is definetly not in an office. Not in front of a computer. And not sitting on my butt all day. Its not that I hate it, it just doesn't feel right. I love culture, I love missions, and I love people. None of my gifts are being used.

I started thinking. I wonder how many people have such great passions, but are stuck in this work world. Tim and I are examples of this.

Anyone who lives on this planet, has to make money. Tim and I are so blessed to have two full time jobs right now. We don't have alot of expenses, so we are able to save a good bit. How do you give up something so safe? Both of us feel so tired from working jobs we don't enjoy.

We don't hate our lives, by any means. We try to see the best in everything. But I can see how this isn't what God has in store for us. God doesn't want us to work just because we feel we have to. He gave us all unique talents and gifts, and He wants them to be used.

How awesome of a world would that be if everyone worked the job that they are "called" to do...that they love doing! I want to encourage you to use the gifts and talents God has given you, because the safest place to be is in God's will.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Beginnings

Our dream in life is to be missionaries. To see the world worshiping and praising our Father.

We have no idea where this dream is taking us, or how its going to unfold. All we know is that God has placed this passion in our hearts.

We began our application process in January. Due to financial reasons within the company, we are currently unable to go. Of course this breaks our hearts, but we know that this is God's plan, and He has something else in store. Which is really exciting!

So now we're planning on going to seminary this upcoming January. We may not know all of God's plans for our lives, but we do know what commands He has already given us. Go, serve, and love. We believe that seminary will equip us to do just that.

Tim and I have been looking into several seminaries, degrees, and programs. Like I said before, we have no idea where this new step is taking us. Pray that God will show us where to go, and open up opportunities.

It seems like everything is moving very fast, and yet we have no idea what we are doing. Moving, finding new jobs, looking into housing, starting a new school, new church, just everything in general scares us. Pray that we will have faith that God has all of these things under control.

"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin" Zechariah 4:10

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tonsils = Death

Sorry about not writting. I (Candi) had my tonsils removed about 3 weeks ago. Many of you are thinking "Oh ok minor surgery". AHEM do not let this fool you!
As you have noticed, I said THREE WEEKS AGO! Currently, my throat is STILL hurting. Although it is a bazillion times better.

Since I'm at work and have nothing to do besides answer phone crazy phone calls...I will lay out my whole surgery experience.

Day of Surgery:
No eating...and my surgery was scheduled for 5 in the afternoon. My doctor had 18 other surgeries before mine!!! My surgery ended up being at 8:00pm!

After Surgery:
I was so drugged. And it felt so good. The nurse aparently thought I was the happiest patient she'd ever had. I kept asking them for more pink popsicles. It hurt but I was so drugged that it was too hard to focus on the pain that night.

Week 1:
No talking. (Mom bought me a dry erase board) Lived on mashed potatoes, soup, and popsicles. I found out that I was allergic to the codine, so I had to take benedryl with it. Slept pretty much the entire week. Woke up every 2 hours for more medicine.

Apparently when I am sick, I only like to watch cartoons and kid movies. So I pretty much watched every Disney movie ever made. I literally watched around 6 movies A DAY!

Week 2:
Bleeding, vomiting, constant nausa, no sleeping, and soooo much pain. Poor Tim, I doubt he slept much this week also.

Week 3:
I'm off my medicine and back at work. Which had some interesting side affects. The medicine I was taking apparently stopped me up. I didn't poop for two that I'm off my medicine......well, you can imagine.
Also my sleeping patterns were off, so it took a while to get hang of actually sleeping through the night.

I'm currently 99% better. I'm sleeping, pooping, and eating. My throat only hurts when I sneeze or yawn.

Thought I would inform you of the process, in case anyone else has to go through this death procedure as an adult.

From what I hear, it'll be worth it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

mi furst bloog

So this is pretty cool. My first blog. Candi has blogged before so i think i might be a little more excited about this than her. All of you get to see what i have been up to recently....lucky you... So we recently moved out to the corner...moncks corner for you not hip people...which is everyone but from now on i will not use the hip language that i am so familiar with....jk. So moncks corner is cool. everything seems closer to our house than to our old apartment. i can ride the bike to the grocery store, blockbuster, chinese, etc. I also like the small town feel. pretty what else can i say to enrich your lives?????


me and candi's brother andrew are on the third campaign so far. Other than and candi have started working out. i definately need to shed some wedding weight....fatty mcfaterstein. Also i recorded some demos of some original songs and will hopefully finish the real recordings by the end of this summer....we'll all are lucky to have such an awesome friend like me...unless your my enemy....then i will probably destroy you when we meet...nothing personal suck face.

New to blogging!

Everyone else was doing it! Figured we needed to jump on the bandwagon! Mostly it will be Candi writing....Tim stinks at keeping up with these types of things. :-p