Monthly Archives: March 2012

Aunt Jean’s Flying Academy


Have you ever felt like a baby bird, perched on a tiny limb, not-so-ready to take that first leap off the branch, and hope your wings will work? How often have we let fear rule in our decision making? (“Are you serious? You want me to JUMP?”)

Take a gander at this week’s vlog and find out how taking “Flying in the Face of Fear” lessons at Aunt Jean’s Flying Academy helped.  Then leave a comment and tell us what you have been fearful of in the past, and how you moved past it, or what you are fearful of now.   I’m posting below some great quotes and verses to help us “be willing, expectant and brave!”  🙂


“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;  your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  Psalm 23:3-5

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality.  A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions.  Pilate was merciful till it became risky.”  CS Lewis

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  Romans 8:15

“God’s way will not lack God’s supply.”  Hudson Taylor


Ever Feel Like Rudy’s Red Truck?


Have you ever felt like my friend’s red truck: dinged up, beat up, rusted and even faded? I have!! But God used Rudy’s red truck to show me how, despite our mistakes, inadequacies or just plain feeling tired or too old, to encourage us to “take our faded pink selves out for a spin and see what He has in store for us!” (You’ll have to watch it to get the “faded pink self” part.) 🙂

After watching, I want to hear from YOU!! Leave a comment, answering one or both questions:
1) Have you ever felt like Rudy’s red truck?
2) Do you have an idea you need to go out and “take for a spin?”

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Ponderables: Why Can’t I Be More Techy?


Ok, I never claimed to be a techy. As a matter of fact, I pretty much stink at technical things. It’s a modern day miracle that I’ve actually learned how to post videos! (It took blood, sweat, and a few tears with my ever-patient and techy husband.)

Because I’m so non-techy, today’s vlog was cut off, and my guest vlogger, Twila Belk and I weren’t even aware of it!  (Imagine us talking on and on and it not even recording.  Anyone else ever been there?)

So I’ve decided to still post the vlog, but make it half-vlog/half-blog. Twila and I were talking ponderables, and Twila was on a roll.  Too bad the video camera stopped.  (Of COURSE it’s the camera’s error…certainly not OPERATOR’S error! Haha)

So let’s make lemonade out of lemons and continue to ponder…

Twila:  Why did Cleopatra wear a veil? (Was it to hide chin hairs?)

Twila:  Did the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 shave her legs?

Twila:  Why do restaurants offer small, medium, and large drinks when they give free refills?

Twila:  If we gathered up all our dust, could we create a man?

Laurie (but not original, just one of my favs): If the number 2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still number 2?

Laurie:  Why can’t a woman over the age of 50 be smarter and more technically minded than a 7 year old?

Now it’s your turn! What ponderable have you been pondering recently? What doesn’t make sense to you? Or what question of yours has never been answered? Or did you ever have a “Tech Moment?”  Spill it, girlfriend! 🙂  (Or guy friend…)

Human Trafficking in America: Hear Kat’s story


Tune in and listen to Kat’s story. Kat became–unbeknownst to her–involved in human trafficking right here in America. Her story was told to World Vision, on channel 6 here locally, and other national ministries are asking her to share her story. I was fortunate enough to have a little chat with her for our vlog, and asked the question, “how could this happen to a normal American girl?” It’s a little longer than my normal vlog, but it’s worth hearing about God’s redeeming love in her life now. Pray for Kat and how God is going to use Kat’s story. (PS Apologies for the weird close-up camera angles where one of us is cut off. I was holding the camera out in front of me, since it was just Kat and me in the room.)