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    Tuesday, November 29, 2005
    first timer


    Hey all,
    well tonight I decided to put my digital camera up for auction on ebay. It's my first time selling anything really so i am nervous.... we'll see how it goes. The reason why i wanted to sell mine is just to upgrade and get a better one. So ---- i hope it goes well!!

    Anyway, i have the morning off tomorrow and I am so glad -- seriously this outreach has been crazy, but so great. God is challenging me in every way possible, but also encouraging me. I love my little team and it's reawakening my passions. And it's been pretty busy too! Tomorrow we are going back out on the Drive to do the prayer station, which God has already been giving us so many opportunities to make connections and talk and pray with people.
    posted by jamie @ 1:22 AM   1 comments
    Saturday, November 26, 2005
    Joyful Heart

    Hi All,
    had a pretty good day today. Slept in, and then Craig and I went downtown for the afternoon. Then we ate sushi for dinner and hung out till he had to go coach basketball.

    Today I was looking at an organization that Mariska Hargitay started, called the Joyful Heart Foundation. Check out the site, it's pretty amazing. I would love to start or work for an organization like this. It's vision is to provide resources and help rape/sexual assault survivors to heal, mind, body, and spirit. They use art, animal, and talk therepy, all things that have helped so many people on their healing journeys.
    posted by jamie @ 11:25 PM   0 comments
    Thursday, November 24, 2005

    This week I have not been working in the office, but have been having a time of re-defining 'missions' for myself and 4 other fellow ywam staff. It's been really interesting...hard work and challenging in so many ways that you might not expect from a traditional 2 week outreach. There is no way to hide behind christian activity... it challenges you to the core and it makes you start to wonder what is really important. More on that as the weeks unfold i guess..

    Craig and i got our engagement photo proofs online. I am really excited about them. I wish i could put one of them on here but they are on some program where you can save them, i guess so you can't rip the photographer off...which makes sense. But anyway if you want to see them the program is on Henri's computer.

    One more thing to say before i go bed. Please pray for my health again, yesterday i went to the doctor for sort of a check-in and it wasn't a great appt. First of all she wasn't very nice, but secondly she didnt have the greatest news for me. I have not been healing as well as i had expected so i was quite upset to hear that she said if my pain still doesn't go away in 2 weeks, to call her... but 2 more weeks???? Give me a break... it has already been 6 weeks.... Not as bad as it was mid-october, but still uncomfotable. I just really want to be healed. I beleive God has the capabilites, i just hope that he will do it. Thanks for your prayers though. I feel like my hope comes in waves and the past couple days have been low.
    posted by jamie @ 2:11 AM   5 comments
    Saturday, November 19, 2005
    Goblet of Fire
    oooooooooooh yeah....henri, jessi, and i went to the new Harry Potter movie today. It was excellent - the effects and story line and acting...very much like the book. It was almost 3 hours long and i still wish it would have been longer, of course because they had to cut out a ton of stuff because the book is so long. But, it was still awesome and exciting.

    I havent posted much mostly because i have been pretty busy...but a quick recap of my week - craig and i got our engagement photos taken which was a blast.. and i have been working really hard on the budgets for our outreach teams going to morocco/scotland and thailand. Tomorrow I am working at a craft fair, selling soap for my buddy wade..and then next week a few of us are taking a 2 week 'break' from the office stuff to do an outreach to our very dear city, vancouver. More on that as it comes. Hope all is well...peace..
    posted by jamie @ 9:41 PM   2 comments
    Tuesday, November 15, 2005
    OH BLESSED DAY
    IT CAME!!!! MY AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE FROM MARISKA HARGITAY!!!!

    I sent a letter to her a month ago, and asked for a picture and she actually sent it and signed it!

    I am so glad heather was there to share the joy with me. How exciting!! That really made my day...
    posted by jamie @ 1:43 PM   3 comments
    Saturday, November 12, 2005

    well, not much to report today.. The most amusing thing i did was listen to ralph and ben's podcast, which you can find here. It was pretty funny, i hope it doesn't stop after ben leaves. I don't know anyone quite as funny as ben though, so it might not be the same. We'll see... (i think ralph is almost as funny though)

    Let's see, what else.. i mailed some checks for things that i won off ebay, i watched wifeswap and svu, and now i am eating toast with peanut butter. all in all a pretty boring day.
    posted by jamie @ 9:35 PM   1 comments
    Friday, November 11, 2005
    stuff and things

    Today was an interesting day. I went to the doctor again , and it went quite well. I got the 'official diagnosis' which is what we thought it was, Behcet's, as well as a secondary diagnosis of something called "sjogren's" (pronounced show-grens). This one explains the dry eyes and dry mouth... but other than that i don't really know much about it yet.

    Then i went to the crisis centre where I did the online youth chat, called YouthInBC. Check out the site, it's pretty sweet, and it's run out of the crisis centre. It's an online chat available for youth to come and talk to one of our volunteers in a more confidential environment. I was quite nervous at first because i am used to talking to people on the phones, but it went really well.

    Well i think i'll go to bed. I've decided to go start on the second phase of the diet because I am sick of induction... so to celebrate that, i ate sushi and a candy bar tonight ;)
    posted by jamie @ 2:25 AM   0 comments
    Thursday, November 10, 2005
    anticipation...

    Only 9 more days....

    until.....

    the new....

    HARRY POTTER MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Henri and I are booking our tickets online tomorrow so that we can for sure get into the show. If anyone is interested in coming with us, on friday, Nov. 18th, either the 3:00 showing or 7:00pm showing, please let either Henri or I know and you can book them to and we can all go together.

    The tickets are $11.95 either way, so that means if you put away $1.33 each day until then you will have enough money - come on guys thats less than one cup of coffee a day!!

    You might be thinking, "dang the preview for this new HP movie looks really good...but i've never seen any of the other movies!" or maybe, "I didn't see the 3rd movie!" HAVE NO FEAR! Henri owns all 3.. you can watch them this week. In fact, you can skip the 2nd, its not that great.

    Hope to see you all there!!!!
    posted by jamie @ 12:31 AM   2 comments
    Tuesday, November 08, 2005
    perfect gift
    Tonight Wade gave me his old skateboard. I feel so blessed - i wanted my own board so bad.. right now i am using Leigh's trucks with Nick's old deck. (don't worry leigh i'll put your deck back on..i just didn't want to mess it up)

    Anyway it makes me happy, especially cause i know how much it made Wade happy.
    posted by jamie @ 1:31 AM   6 comments
    Monday, November 07, 2005
    a day to celebrate

    What a day today. Craig, Jessi, Mike, and I went to langely vinyard church, and then to the home where Don and Gwen are housing sitting....and man is it BEAutiful! Even better is the fact that they (and the people who own it) have offered it to Craig and I to hold our wedding there... so, i think we are going to do it. It's so pretty.... Here's some pics.

    We had such a great time hanging out with Don and Gwen, and their 2 dogs, lincoln and keiser.. so much so that we stayed for lunch, then all afternoon, then supper, then the evening. It was truly a nice, relaxing time, listening to Don and Gwen tell story after story about their life. When i am 'older' i want to be like them!


    posted by jamie @ 12:36 AM   2 comments
    Saturday, November 05, 2005
    oops
    well, i did a stupid thing...

    have you heard of that 'hi5 network thing'? some sort of friend network where you put pictures and contact info you and have all these people as your friends... why? I really have no idea.. but, interesting none the less.

    Anyway, so I got this invitation today and i thought, why not... i've turned down most for no apparent reason, but today i decided i'll sign up. And as i am signing up, it takes you to a place where you can send other little messages to all the people in your hotmail contacts list seeing if they want to 'be your internet friend' and sign up as well. And without really paying attention, i clicked 'send' because i though that it was only sending to the highlighted names. Now, the reason there were about 5 highlighted names, out of my 50+ other names, is because these people had already HAD hi5 network thingy... so..without really knowing what i was doing, i sent this invitating thing to every single person on my contacts list, including the following:

    Paul Martinson, some random guy that was my dad's friend in collage, the outreach coordinator in thailand, the ticket coordinator for the vancouver canadaian baseball team, and the accoutant at YWAM Tyler, TX. And every one of you probably reading my blog and wondering why the heck you got that from me.

    How embarrasing....but atleast henri gets a kick out it ;)
    posted by jamie @ 4:59 PM   1 comments
    Friday, November 04, 2005
    Nice to be busy
    I feel like things are really coming along this week...i feel like i have more passion, more ideas, more desire to actually DO something worth while. It seemed like for so long i didnt mind just coming to the office, doing random things, and then going home. But now i feel like my vision is being more defined, or awakening again maybe. Because it's not new stuff -- all things i've wanted to do before as well..but they laid dormant for a while. We had our Captivating meeting last night, which was really good.. i love hearing everyone share. And today, Jessi, Henri and I met and discussed some future plans and things we'd like to do. Yeah it was all good.. I am excited for the weekend though, just to rest, sleep in, hang out with craig.

    Well, I'm off to a meeting about how a certain something is trying to take over the world..but i wont say what cause who knows who will come across my blog and i don't want to get bombed or something.... :)
    posted by jamie @ 3:48 PM   0 comments
    Wednesday, November 02, 2005
    few chur

    "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff -I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. "
    - holden caufield, catcher in the rye

    i love this quote. It sums up what i want to do in life.
    posted by jamie @ 2:53 AM   1 comments
    Tuesday, November 01, 2005
    thoughts...

    This morning i was reading in matthew 12, where Jesus and some of the disciples are walking around on the sabbath and they get hungry so they start picking some of the wheat and eat it. Then the pharisees see them and start saying how they are disobeying the sabbath day and 'harvesting' when they shouldn't be...and then they get mad at Jesus for healing someone on the sabbath as well, because you aren't supposed to be doing any 'work'.

    And it got me thinking....

    Who would i have been back then? Would i have been one of those pharisees, missing the total point of the sabbath? Would i have gotten mad at them for 'disobeying' the rule, just for the sake of keeping a rule?

    I just don't know. I mean, i HOPE i wouldn't be like that...but what does this story translate to in modern day life? Then i am not so sure. Interesting to think about...
    posted by jamie @ 9:44 PM   1 comments

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