Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blast from the Past

Yesterday I got some news... not the "hurray, that is sooooo exciting" kind, but the kind of news that make you want to hit something, or scream and yell and cry or do all of the above at the same time. After I was done wanting to hit things, I started singing. Some of the lyrics to Carman's "There is a GOD" popped into my head and I started singing...

There is a hope, there is a light
There is an answer to all answers
There is a flame that burns in the night
And I know, I know, I know there is a God

The rest of the lyrics talk about the basic facts of nature/science that reveal God's glory and His exsistance (you can find them at The other line in that song that kept repeating over and over in my mind is "If there's a design, there's a designer, if there's a plan, there's a planner and if there's a miracle, there is a God."

So I decided to head on over to Youtube and relive a little of my childhood. Watching Carman "dance" around in overalls, "shoot up a saloon", and go "first Knight" on some demons almost brought me to tears. My spirit needed to be reminded that there IS a God that knows the answer to all things, that has a plan and a purpose far beyond what we know or understand, and He only has our best in mind.

Despite the awful graphics and the super lame 90's dance moves, my soul and spirit we ministered to by a blast from my past.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cards, Coffee, and Chaos

I'm moving on saturday and I have not packed a thing! My room is in utter chaos and I've been struck with the creative urge to make cards! I've made 15 cards in the past 12 hours, which may not seem like much, but I slept for 8 of those hours. And I am "technically" supposed to be working at the moment. I'll take pics and post on my card site (

I can justify my procrastination of packing due to the fact that I have a craft show/sale coming up in in May (the 16th). So it is something that needs to get done... just not right at the moment. I really should be packing and not blogging... Oh well.

I'll take the inspiration when it comes.

Last night I went out to my very last "Crafty Girls Night" not that I've made it to all that many, but now that its not an option I'm uber sad :( I've had some AMAZING conversations with some SUPER AWESOME women the few times that I've made it. I love doing life with these women and I've laid a strong foundation with some of them for a friendship that will hopefully last a long, long time(even with me living in orangeville). Its so refreshing to be open and real with real women. Thanks Ladies!! I'm gonna miss our late night talks... and you better invite me over when I'm home ;)

OK... procrastination time is over... time to get to packing!

Monday, April 26, 2010


WOW... so when I choose the tag line of "life never ceases to amaze me" I had just no idea how true that could be. Seems like my life has been changing at warp speed this weekend!

The biggest change being that I am moving to Orangeville! Its only about 1hr and 15 min to 1 hr and 30 min away depending on traffic, but I have never, ever lived so far from home. But I know that this is the job that I am supposed to have, so I am at peace with the distance. Plus as part of the job I will be driving to Waterloo and then back to Orangeville several times a week. So I can still see family and friends during the day when I'm here... coffee date anyone?? :)

The other smaller changes come as a byproduct of moving. I know that I am gonna miss Ryder (he's the little guy that I am currently a nanny too) and his family. I've been here for 6 months! Can't help but get attached after a while. My Church life will be changing as well. I have committed to coming back to Koinonia at least twice a month, so I'll be looking for another "co church" in the Orangeville area. I've never really gone to another church, so this will be interesting!

So for all of you now asking yourselves "what job could possibly drag Jenn to Orangeville??" I'm gonna tell you all about it...

I will be working as a Nanny with a family that has a 14 year old daughter. She is a competitive figure skater and trains at rim park (thus driving to waterloo several times a week) The family owns and operates a Warmblood horse breeding and training facility, and yes I will get to ride :D

So the bulk of my responsibility will be caring for "M" (thats the 14 yr old). I'll be driving her to school, then picking her up and driving her to Rim park and then bringing her home. It will be a lot of driving, but I get a "household vehicle" to use as my own for as long as I am a member of the household. Pretty exciting :D The family covers the cost of pretty much everything including gas, insurance, and cell phone. Plus what they are paying me is a significant raise over what I am currently making. YAY GOD!!!

On the days that I am not driving "M" around (her mom and I will take turns) I will doing house works and cooking/baking... which I love to do (the cooking/baking part) so it won't feel like work at all. I'll also be helping "M" with school work since she does half her courses by correspondence.

"S" and "A", the mom and the dad of the family, are totally cool with me enrolling in some online courses. So I plan to start that in about a month, once I'm settled in and have the routine down.

So... I think that covers the basics of what will be happening in my life... in just ONE SHORT WEEK!

Guess I better get packing!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The beginning

Well... I have decided to join the world of bloggers. I am not sure what path my blog will follow, all I know is that it will follow my inspirations.

I find that everyday I find some new inspiration... and I never know where it will come from and what form it will take. Sometimes it is very practical, such as the work I do with my cards, or my latest project of coaster making. Sometimes my inspiration takes a very whimsical form and other times its music or poetry. All I know is that my soul craves it. I need my inspiration to get through each day...

There is a line in a song (don't hate me cause its a country song) that goes... "life ain't always beautiful. Tears will fall sometimes. Life ain't always beautiful. But it's a beautiful ride." This song probably applies to many people, but in my opinion especially to me. I have had more than my share of tears and life has, at moments, been very ugly, and yet I carry on. Not in my own strength, but in the strength of my greatest inspiration (I promise not to get "preachy") which is found in God.

Some posts will find me rambling on, others will be about whatever project I am working on at the time. And I promise that I will try very hard not to bore you!

Please feel free to comment... I need the inspiration of feedback :)