Wednesday, September 28, 2005

When God closes the doors AND windows, He opens the rooftop. I just hope it's not raining.

I think that's the longest title of all time.

I heard back from the job I REALLY wanted and it's gone. As in they aren't hiring anyone for budget reasons. That's the 2nd job I interviewed for to dissappear in that way in a week. So sad. Today has been kind of a bummer b/c of that. I must say, I am struggling to remain optimistic and full of faith. Back to square one. I even felt good about that one! If anyone has words of encouragement to share, now would be a good time.

10 Year College Reunion

Last Saturday was my 10 year college reunion. It all seems a little surreal. I don't feel old enough to have been out of college for 10 years. Anyway, I dragged poor Heidi to the event. She was pretty bored, I think, but survived okay. I had a great time. There is something about being around people that know you well. I also enjoyed showing off my beautiful wife.

The last 10 years have been great. I wonder what the next ten years hold.

Monday, September 26, 2005


I needed a break from working on my application for Mission: Moving Mountains. It's so long!! I don't even know what me views on Eschatology are. Frankly I think there are better uses of my time that worrying about that. :) Clearly, I cannot write that. Guess I'll have to make something up. Just kidding!!

Ok....back to work.


This morning I stepped outside to see what the weather was like only to find a man taking a little "shower" in the water spicket in the side of the house.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

word verification

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Tim and I are both waiting to hear back from jobs that we are really interested in. We really want these jobs, so please keep us in your prayers. We are still applying various places and I have another interview coming up, but our hearts are set on 2 jobs in particular. The end of October (aka the end of paychecks) will come soon and we are eager for the Lord's provision. While we are enjoying the time together, being able to volunteer and see family, it's hard to be in such a restricted state of limbo.

It's official

The photos that Amanda took on Saturday turned out great! (You can see her in the background on the pic I posted) I strongly recommend to all you wives out there to put on your wedding dresses again, if you haven't already done so. Great fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The Wonderful World of Aldi

Aldi, a discount grocery store that is sweeping the nation has recently moved into S. Mpls. It is a cultural experience to go there - always full of surprises, but we love it. I now buy most of our food there. You never know what to expect and you need to be prepared with your quarter (to rent a cart) and they only take cash. Produce is usually a little sketchy, but it's the best deal in town for ground turkey and tortillas. Sadly, since they don't carry black beans I am still forced to visit other food suppliers.

Last week and on our way out we noticed the an asian women who had been in line in front of us leaving on her bike. Not an unusual occurrence to see folks biking their groceries home, since we do, after all, live in liberal, environment friendly South Mpls. However, her husband was operating the bike, a small bike at that, the groceries were hanging precariously on both handle bars and she was indeed sitting "side-saddle" on the bar between the seat and handle bars. Her husband was carefully pedaling his oversized load home on the sidewalk. Swerving a bit I might add. I tell you what, living in the city, you just never know what to expect. We felt like we were in Thailand again!! It was crazy. You gotta love Aldi! (They even have .25 cherry pies...yum, yum, yum)

Saturday, September 17, 2005

We took some outdoor wedding pictures today! It was really fun. And this way Amanda can start her wedding portfolio!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 16, 2005

bike adventures with Angela

Today Angela and I went on another exciting bike adventure. We always have fun on our adventures, but this was especially fun. We looped around on the greenway and ended up near downtown right next to my old office! Turns out that her friend now works with Matt so we dropped by to visit. Matt was there and it was great to see the old office again - not too much has changed. Almost three great years there. Ah, the memories....

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

it suits you, but not me

i wore the new suit my mom bought me even though it's certainly not my style. i will just never be comfortable in a suit. thanks for the insight though, Am. you're always the voice of reason. first interview went well, but short. next one tomorrow and then i have another next Monday. groovey. still waiting to hear from Teen Challenge.

Monday, September 12, 2005

what to wear?!

I (Heidi) have two interviews this week - yay! One with Bethel (again) for a part time job that I am really excited about and one with a Technology firm that Mike G. hooked me up with. Thanks Mike! Obviously, that position is for a receptionist, not a techy. Can you imagine?! Not exactly a career move, but hey, an interview is always a start. And I should hear back from MN Teen Challenge at the end of the week as well.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Both of our interviews went really well and we are excited about the prospects! My interview was at MN Teen Challenge and his was at the National Marrow Donor Program. This is a good, but challenging time for us. Job searching is always a little stressful, especially when it seems to drag on. Tim is in better spirits than I have been lately, so I would appreciate any prayers you can spare!! Satan knocks at the door with a spirit of discouragement, but I am trying to stay firm. Blessings to you all.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A Batman Moment

A couple weeks ago I (Tim) was running along the Midtown Greenway, as I often do, and I had a Batman moment. I think that many people have these, but call them something else. My sister, Sally, calls it a "Mama bear" moment. Anyway, as I was running I saw a man cruising the Greenway who I have seen several times before. He was in a motorized wheelchair and I believe he has cerebral palsy. Most likely he has a fine mind stuck in an uncooperative body. He struck me as being very vulnerable to anyone that wanted to take advantage of him. In the moment of that realization, I felt like Batman. I decided that while I am near him on the Greenway, nobody was going to mess with him. I would be his unknown protector. Of course, I could not just follow him around forever, so I had to let him go when I reached the street that would take me home. I took a final look up and down the Greenway to make sure that nobody suspisious was lurking about and headed home.

Have any of you had a moment like that? Let me know what you think.

Also, the movie, Batman Begins, is excellent. If you have not seen it, you should check it out. Leave the kids at home, though.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

jobs, jobs, and no jobs

Tim has a second and I have a first interview on Tuesday. We both are really interested in these jobs! Please pray that God would continue to write His story through our lives.