Friday, December 18, 2009

good morning...




The best part about having short days is that I always
get to see the sunrise and the sunset.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

my moment

a pitch black sky
more stars than i've ever seen
tainted by a mist of green
waving around in the air
kind of like a spirit
below
icebergs crackle
and break into the sea
that's the only thing
that breaks complete
silence


i think i'm too self-conscious about my writing
to call this a poem so i feel like i have to call it
something else so i'll call it a poetical thought

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Whales, hiking, kids...

This video is actually from about a month or so ago...


video

band: horse feathers
song: working poor

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October in Nuuk

video

band: mewithoutyou
song: orange spider

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This is what we do with our Friday nights.

video

I forgot to mention me and Vibe only ate 6...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

a week in ilulissat

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Band: Sigur Rós
they're icelandic... but that's close to Greenland
Song: Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Christ's agenda

I was really excited to blog some of my recent thoughts/things God is teaching me. There are so many so I will try to combine a few so they make sense.

I think it is easy to take on the burden's of the places around us and feel pressured to do something about them. It is just not our job to do this. I can't make a difference no matter where I place myself. God wants us to rest in Him. To take a break from our busy life and the craziness going on around us and just rest in Him and His presence. Then bring that along everywhere we go.

The sick in the street used to try and just get to Peter's shadow so they would be healed. This had nothing to do with Peter's shadow, the Holy Spirit overshadowed Peter and people wanted to get a piece of that.

The most important thing for us to learn is that if we are resting in the Lord and hearing from Him then He will make things happen in our lives. It really shouldn't even have to be much of an effort on our part.

Jesus was often drawn to people from compassion. We have this same thing placed within us... if the Holy Spirit draws us to a particular person to say or do something then do it. God is still working miracles all the time but only for those who are expecting them, and acting out of Christ's perfect love.

Friday, September 11, 2009

My trip to the Ameralik

video

MUSIC: A popular Greenlandic band from the 80's
Band: Naneruaq
Song: Nunami Narsaannaasumi

Oh and the part where the men left with their guns. We saw 3 reindeer
they were going to shoot, but they didn't succeed.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nuuk


Here is just a little picture update of what I've been
doing/seeing.


These p
ictures were taken in downtown Nuuk. I go there quite often, because that's where everything is.


For dinner?
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Reindeer and Muskox =)


The first day of the first year of school is a really
big deal here.
(they are wearing their national
outfit)

video
I suppose if you're used to freezing cold water this wouldn't
be a very big deal, but it was
freaking cold for me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just listen...


I don't usually like to write posts because I feel like the the things I have to say never come out quite right when I try to portray them through words.

But I suppose it's worth a try.



The most important things I've learned so far and will continue to learn is that my life is totally incomplete without God. The first two months I was here I forgot the importance of this... and I suffered because of it. Right now I am learning to hear God's voice. It's easy to forget that God speaks to us. It's difficult to make the effort to really listen to Him. I suppose it's this way because it makes life easier for us (kind of) when we don't have to "check in" with someone all the time.

I think we get like that in our relationships too. If we aren't constantly communicating with our friends, family, boyfriends, girlfriends... we are going to forget the importance of it and that relationship is going to be weak. If God holds the most importance in my life then it just makes sense I will constantly be talking to Him and including Him in EVERYTHING. In my relationship with Tyler, even though he can't always be with me especially not now, I want him to know everything. If we were together all the time then I would talk about everything with him.


I guess I didn't realize that God really is with us all the time... or maybe I just ignored it.


Lately I have been trying really hard to ask God, or at least listen for His voice, in EVERY situation. It isn't always easy but the more I try the easier it gets.

God doesn't just speak to us about big things but He's talking to us all the time and it's our responsibility to learn to hear His voice. Once I learn to hear Him in small things (which meat to choose, which street to run on, what time to do this or that, how to say something, if i should say something) then I will become more confident with bigger things (life decisions, bold actions to take, direct words from God to speak to others).

I think I would get frustrated sometimes because I wanted God to make big things happen in my life... well that is so selfish for me to think God would work in my life when I was hardly seeking for His voice. I would sometimes, but sometimes just isn't enough.


I guess right now I am just really concentrating on making my life a prayer. It's not like every time I make a decision I'm on my knees asking for direction, but just that I'm always aware God is speaking to me... and if I'm not sure then I'll ask.
It's kind of trial and error at the beginning but I'm really starting to understand this relationship better.



Friday, August 7, 2009

green pruniferous

video

Music: Nive Sings
Album: Nive Nielson and Dear Children
Song: Aqqusernit
She is an indie folk artist that comes from nuuk and she sings in both english and greenlandic

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Here I am


This is my backyard with a rainbow in it.

I really like it here it's beautiful and this family is wonderful.

I miss my friends, family, and Tyler.
A year is such a long time.

I don't regret this at all it's just hard to be so far away sometimes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2 days till Grønland

In the last week I saw...
a few places in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden


yesterday morning I saw...
my bag full of clothes along with my backpack poured completely out, Lucas (the 4 year old) put my mascara all over his face, kids walking in on me while taking a shower, and lots of screaming babies =)

Last night I saw...
Beautiful Copenhagen still lit by the sun at 10pm as I went running there were ducks and swans and lots of big dogs.
I like this place.


In two days I will see...
GREENLAND!
I will have pictures and videos of this beautiful land.

if you have looked at my video on facebook here is the link.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17014637&ref=profile#/profile.php?id=17014637&ref=profile

OH YEAH I have a new boyfriend!







well maybe not completely new but it seems like it =)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

A dog who lost his way.

video

4:30am
I let buddy out the sliding glass door much to his confusion. He instantly walked right onto our pool cover and sat half way in the water looking at me in confusion. I called his name and he climbed out. Then on the way inside he just about ran right into the glass door even though it was opened.
And now he is gone home.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

34



The countdown is 34 days until I'm on my way.
I wish it was tomorrow. Well, today I wish that.
Tomorrow I'm sure I will be glad it is still
33 days away.


Waiting is so hard. I was just thinking about
people in the Bible who had to wait.
The list is long.
I think God teaches us a lot during waiting periods.
Waiting feels like just sitting and not doing anything.
I guess God sees it another way.



I love the people in my life. I feel blessed and
selfish for taking them for granted.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

stretching my lobes

Last week in Lawrence I saw these really cool earings I think they were 12 gage...


I didn't buy them but I am gauging my ears... probably not too big
we shall see.



They're not very big right now (16 gage) I'm working at it slow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A change of scenery



This is Nuuk Greenland (a part of it anyways).
I have so many mixed emotions.

I wish I was leaving right now. I feel like many pieces of my life are getting to a point where in one moment everything is going to make a huge shift. I hate waiting on that moment it is making me pretty apathetic in where I am right now.


I really like 2corinthians 4:7-18 I won't type the whole thing but some of it I will.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us, we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed.......

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Friday, April 3, 2009

a new idea!

I'm getting kind of sick of taping my own activities for my blog (even though I have such an interesting life!).

I want to start doing short videos about other people!


For starters there is this dumpster diver that is always in my alley. He seems like a good start. I'm kind of nervous, though.


well that's all I got, just an idea. I just get more motivated when I post my ideas because it is something people are expecting I guess.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

When I die...

I know some people will read this and think I'm really morbid. I'm not. I was just thinking about funerals and I decided I really don't want one. I wanted this to be written somewhere so that my wishes would be followed through. I'm not planning on dying soon but you never know when it is going to happen.

I know that funerals are like a memorial for a person and their life and a time for people to maybe get closure... but I'm not sure if I see it that way.
I don't want my parents, husband, or whoever to spend thousands of dollars on flowers, a funeral home, an urn, or a grave plot. I just don't see the point.
I don't want a place full of people crying over me, I'll be in a better place! Mourning is normal I'm not saying I don't mourn over death it is hard to say goodbye to someone you weren't ready to leave. I just don't want a formal ceremony.

This is what I want.
I want to be cremated and I want my ashes spread somewhere... I don't really even care where. It makes no difference. Maybe I will decide on a location someday.

Anyways I am posting this so that this will come true. I think it is only fair that I get what I want when I die =)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I NEED YOUR HELP!

Okay I'm putting up an art show next month at Radina's. The show is about landscapes and the images I capture in my mind. I'm putting a few of them here, I need some critiquing... but most of all I need help coming up with titles. Tell me what you do or don't like, feelings, name ideas? Be as creative as you want to be.

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!








Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009


video
So I now have a blog. It will be used mostly to create videos compiled from my week, day... or whatever I feel like. I don't really have an explanation for my title. I think Deja Vu is really interesting and since I'm showing images I thought it worked. That's all.