January 30, 2006
Actually I didn't actually find it, but my sewing machine manual is no longer lost! I finally ran into the student I lent the machine too and well she said she happened upon it in a pile on her desk.
Yeah for finding lost items!
Now it's time for dinner.
Posted by Stina at 7:52 PM
January 28, 2006
I can't find the manual to my sewing machine anywhere. It is driving me crazy! Where could it be? My apartment is too small and too organized for it to be hiding somewhere. I even pulled my whole craft closet apart to look for it. I really hope I find it because I had to pay $10.00 for that thing, I have a 2nd hand machine and ordered the book on-line. I don't want to pay $10 bucks again. What to do, what to do.
Posted by Stina at 5:29 PM
January 25, 2006
Being Super Silly
This is a photo of me and Esther. Esther is the Scream Mask and I am the alien mask. This is what some Covenant Students did to amuse themselves on a Friday Night. And I'm sure at the time we thought it was hilarious. Now mind you I think the photo is funny, but at the time I think I thought it was side spliting funny!
Posted by Stina at 9:19 PM
not so bad
after having posted some kinda akward photos the last couple of days I figured I should post a more recent photograph of me and my sister Sarah. See we didn't turn out too badly. We actually look normal in this picture. I think this is at Bath Tub beach near Sarah & Nat's home in Florida.
Posted by Stina at 9:15 PM
I've been tagged by Diber.
Four Jobs I Have Had:
Papergirl in the 6th & 7th grade
Circulation Deskworker at Covenant College
Graduate Assistant in the Kent State History Department
Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over Again:
The Breakfast Club
Four Books I Could Read Over and Over:
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller
A Good Cookbook
Blue Like Jass by Donald Miller
Four Places I Have Lived:
Four TV Shows I Watch:
The Real World
Rachel Ray 30 Minute Meals
Design on a Dime
Four Places I Have Been On Vacation:
The Grand Canyon
Four Websites I visit Daily:
The Daily Fuller Fix
Four Favorite Foods:
I love all food.
Thai Chicken bowl from the North Market
a Good Salad
Four Places I'd Like To Be Now:
my friend Alison's house in France
Four Bloggers I'm Tagging:
Posted by Stina at 6:40 PM
January 23, 2006
What a Crew!
Well, this officially begins my project for the year. I hope to digitize our family photo collection. I told my Mom that I was going to start the project and she warned me that it would be a big job. But I figure it should be a fun project, especially because I hope to get the scoop on all the photos to get the family history!
Posted by Stina at 11:10 PM
My Dad visited me last night. He spent the night here in Columbus so he could go to Grace Central's Monday morning men's group and then visit the Columbus Build it Again Store. I have enjoyed getting to know my dad better over the past few years. I especially enjoy having him as a mentor in my ministry to college students. He's a wise man who likes to learn and loves to read books and share what he's learned. He and I (and mom too!) have been book sharing a lot lately. If I had to take a guess the books he's most enjoyed as of late were the 2 I gave him by Donald Miller, especially Blue Like Jazz. I am thankful for my Dad!
Well it's Monday Morning and I should get into gear. Have a great week all you Blog Folk!
Posted by Stina at 9:21 AM
January 22, 2006
Posted by Stina at 1:30 PM
Sweet Baby Anderson & Miss Austina
This photo was taken just before I left for Slovakia in the Fall on my sophomore year. That summer I worked as a Desk Worker for the Covenant Conference Department. That was the summer Anderson & his folks entered my life. They have become super special friends to me. Tracy is definately my sisterfriend. It's hard to believe that the little boy in this photo is now in 2nd grade and will turn 9 years old this year! Crazy. I called their house the other day and he answered the phone and I literally wondered if I called the right house. I just didn't recognize his little voice. Anyhow now he's the big brother to Harrison & Libby. I miss hanging out with all of them and doing laundry and chillin' with the fam at their "Mountain Retreat". Love 'em all!
Posted by Stina at 1:25 PM
January 21, 2006
another graduation memory
If anyone every asks how I ended up in living and working in Ohio, the story always begins with this Professor. Dr. Jay was my advisor in college and well he worked really hard at getting me to apply to grad school. Long story short I ended up going to Kent State and well the rest is, as they say history.
Posted by Stina at 11:15 AM
Meet the President!
Bet you never new I met the first Bush Family. Crazy huh! Yeah sure. This is from my 8th grade trip to Washington DC when I made the national competition for Odyessy of the Mind with other kids from AFCENT. The "cool" about this trip was that I got to make it when we were living in Germany. It was my first big kid trip across the ocean without the fam! How about those glasses?! And well we can't ignore the striped shorts.
Posted by Stina at 11:11 AM
what were we thinking?
Okay this photo was taken in March 1995. So well that might explain it. That is 11 years ago. Meaning I was a young 15 and Sarah was well 13. Ouch. Good thing we don't wear these outfits anymore and well that my hair doesn't look like that anymore!
Posted by Stina at 11:07 AM
January 18, 2006
Posted by Stina at 8:37 AM
Dr. Morton's Birthday
My senior year was certainly the year to celebrate History Professor's birthdays. Dr. Morton loves York Peppermint patties and here he's showing off the gift we made him. He's the initial reason I became a history major.
On another note you'll notice that in this photo you can really tell that it is a joycam polaroid.
Posted by Stina at 8:22 AM
January 17, 2006
Party with the Prof
Look at those young kids with the history department legend!
Posted by Stina at 8:48 AM
January 16, 2006
Keep this photo handy and you'll always remember the four parts of the Culture Box. This is a Joycam photo from my senior year. We had a Birthday Party for Dr. Voskuil. It was so fun! He was so flattered and a good time was had by all.
Posted by Stina at 8:44 AM
January 15, 2006
prayer of confession
Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become from us a consuming fire of judgement. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.
From the Grace Central Worship Service January 15, 2006
Posted by Stina at 9:48 PM
The Joycam. While no longer in production, I have the fortune of owning one of these delightful cameras. Over the next few weeks I will be uploading scanned images of joycam photos that I have taken over the years. I haven't used the Joycam in a long time. I think it's time I get a new pack of film and well, use the joycam.
Posted by Stina at 4:25 PM
Yesterday was my very good friend's Birthday! Happy Birthday Tracy!
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a well executed prank
Posted by Stina at 1:09 PM
me & momma
This just might be my favorite photo of me & my mom.
Posted by Stina at 1:08 PM
my friend alison
I just got off the phone with Alison. We have been friends for almost 9 years now. We met when we were freshman college students at Covenant College. Now Alison lives in France outside of Paris. Paris is far from Columbus. She & her husband Nico (who's a fun French guy) are doing ministry in their community.
It is amazing though that even though we don't talk as often as I'd like we are still capable of talking & talking & talking just like we saw each other yesterday.
Alison is getting ready to have her second baby. Her first baby is already 2, how time flies. I wish I could go visit Alison & her family but as life goes right now that isn't possible. So for now I'll have to settle for long Sunday morning conversations.
This picture was taken the night we graduated from College. We were at Dirty Nelly's in Chattanooga The fun pub with peanut shells on the floor. We were there with Diber, Chris, Jessica, Esther, Brian & I think Nico was there too, although I can't remember. It's hard to believe that this May, 5 years will have passed. They have been 5 good years and we have grown and changed in so many ways!
In grad school I had several opportunities to visit Alison & Nico in St. Louis. Alison even got to visit me in Kent. We always have so much fun together. Usually around eating lots of food espeically bread & cheese.
I am so thankful for Alison it is good to be her friend. Even though our lives are in two different places it is good to know that she's still such a great friend.
Posted by Stina at 12:45 PM
Click here and listen to Grace Central Sermons. They a good and they are challenging.
Posted by Stina at 10:26 AM
January 13, 2006
what a name!
It's a long story, but on Thursday I helped a local social service agency hand out donated vending machine food to local homeless & needy residents of Columbus. Anyhow this particular product got a lot of laughs from me & the students I was volunteering with! It's a rather ironic name, don't you think?
Posted by Stina at 11:19 PM
January 10, 2006
I love Southwest!
I just bought a roundtrip ticket from Columbus to West Palm Beach for my sisters graduation in May and it only cost me $137. 70. I love it when I get cheap airfares!!!
Posted by Stina at 7:32 PM
January 9, 2006
"Legalism fails miserably at the one thing it is supposed to do: encourage obedience."
Posted by Stina at 8:43 PM
a thought...though not my own
"Good sermons and good books are of excellent use, but yet they can serve no other end but that we practise the plain doctrines of scripture."
Posted by Stina at 5:58 PM
My New Favorite food
I just finished eating some. I don't know what it is about it, but I LOVE IT!
Posted by Stina at 5:32 PM
London it is!
You Belong in London
A little old fashioned, and a little modern. |
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
Posted by Stina at 1:59 PM
January 8, 2006
prayer of confession
During the time of confession this evening my pastor Greg said these words during his prayer, "We are not people who are characterized by Self Control." So true. And in this new year my prayer is that I might grow in self control.
Posted by Stina at 9:17 PM
My Freshman Year
The last few days I have been reading, My Freshman Year, What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan. I have just a chapter and a few pages remaining. Up to this point it has been an interesting read. Recently published in late 2005 the book has had mixed reviews, but from what I can see it has been relatively well received.
Considering my current living situation and calling as a Campus Minister this book has been pretty intriguing and at time humerous to read, thought I must admit she doesn't tell me anything that I have already observed from my role as a live in Campus Minister/Mentor for college freshman. Rebekah Nathan writes this book under a pseudonym. She is professionally and academically trained as an Anthropologist. She uses her sabbatical from teaching to go back to school and live amongst 18 year olds. I feel like I could have written the book myself. When I've completed the book I'll offer a review of her books.
Posted by Stina at 3:01 PM
This cement barracade was at the end of the one of the side streets off of US-90 in Biloxi. I couldn't resist photographing it. I wonder what prompted someone spray paint it. I imagine it came after days of watching people attempting to cut through the street, despite numerous signs declaring it was a dead end.
Posted by Stina at 2:50 PM
January 6, 2006
Last night on npr the news lady said something about how blogs have made it fashionable and okay to talk about anything and everything including what we have for breakfast. I'm not sure I've every told folds what I had for breakfast. So today I'll tell you...grits, ham, a fried egg and corn bread. Yummy! No coffee because I have no cream :( oh well. I'll go shopping today!
Posted by Stina at 9:15 AM
January 5, 2006
Sunset on the Gulf
This was from my 2nd night in Biloxi. It was breathtaking. I think I took over a dozen photos of it. The church I stayed in was right across the street from the waters edge. Sadly the beach is now off limits due to the damage from Katrina.
Posted by Stina at 8:43 PM
putting christmas away...
Well at least the decorations. At my parents house the living room and dining room are transformed each Christmas. I love it. My mom always does such a fantastic job of decorating for the season. Yesterday I was back in Dayton after returning from Biloxi and spent a good portion of the day sorting through decorations and trying to figure out how to store things so mom can get to them easily when next season rolls around. Anyhow, dad eventually came home from work. We ate dinner (black eyed peas, collard greens, ham, corn bread, & grits). Then he had the task of carrying it all back into the basement where it spend about 10.5 months out of the year.
Now I'm back in rainy & cold Columbus, OH. I've got lots to do tomorrow. I spent most of today trying to get life organized so when the students return I'm ready & set to go!
Happy New Year to you all. I look forward to sharing some photos & reflections from my time on the Gulf Coast. Continue to pray for that region as they continue to heal and regroup after the devistation of Katrina.
Posted by Stina at 8:40 PM