Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Does God Spoil His Children?

It was my birthday last Wednesday... I celebrated it on Thursday...
And both days were like one big party.
I finally have a digital camera... so I can share some pictures
As you can see... it was quite crowded...

There were friends from my study,

friends from church

family members :-D
friends from Sliedrecht
(The village I was bourne and raised... up to a certain level ;-)

I was really happy having everyone there
Some people brought all kinds of pastry (SWEETNESS!!)

But I think the most fun part was my housemates waking me up at my real birthday with a complete breakfast (Lord knows I love breakfast) and singing...
And when I came home from work, my best friend was allready there preparing a surprise - dinner for me...

THANK YOU ALL for thinking of me!!

So Yeah...
I do believe God likes to spoil his children... ánd pastry =)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

How was your weekend?

The past week has been really good but tiring. It was good, because I got a good picture of this company that I’ll work for. I got to meet a lot of people and heard a lot of stories.
I like that.
I also believe that the department that I work is the nicest one :-D So that is a nice conclusion isn’t it.

But it was intense as well. Even my weekend had a shortage of rest to let all this new impressions sink in.
As a result, it’s now nine o’clock in the evening, and I’ll just go to bed.

Yesterday was nice:
me and a girl I know from Summer School went shopping. Afterwards we had diner with her and her family (brother and parents). I had a great time.
Anyway… after diner… we took some time to take some pictures… for no reason… and this one kept making us laugh whenever we looked at it.
So I hope it’ll make your day as well

Monday, May 15, 2006


This was the word that just popped up when I thought of a suitable title for this entry
It's going to be a small one...

I just want the 'world' - those reading my blog - to know how my first official workingday went.
Indeterminate is the word.
I'm not looking up to tomorrow, as if that's going to be a dreadful day, so that is really positive!

They welcomed me, and had a complete scedule for the two weeks to come - so that I'd get to know all the relevant departments of this company, and get to know the general workflow. That will help me to understand what the core business is, and to support the business with the systems. It will also give me a chance to meet colleagues.
The bitter part is, that I'll have to get through 8 days of just archiving all this information in my head (and noteblock) and read through company documents. So that's why I'm not spontaneously shouting hallelujah either.

I'll let you all know

Monday, May 08, 2006


Jup... This is my last week of training... I'll start my 'real new job' nex Thursday or Friday...
that's not all very clear yet,
neither do I really know what tasks I will get when I start... but I'll keep you all updated...

I enjoyed a week off last week. Visited some SoulSurvivor days, (Wednesday about 20 people got babtised at Strand Nulde!!! (location of Soulsurvivor festival)
Anyway... Though emotionally it wasn't all halleluja and happy and clappy... I DID enjoy this babtise-service and it has been great just to see lot's of people that I usually don't get a chance to talk to really.

Last saturday was just really really good for me to be in Rotterdam again. We had to wait for our Kebab a bit to long, but that gave Henrike and I a chance to talk a bit, so I enjoyed that.
Summer School is on for this Summer!!!
If everything goes allright, than I'm not going to be there, because I decided to go to Minnesota in August. Ain't that something :-)
Just love the idea.
No details yet, but those of you who are interested: check out and look at the link on the left below - prophetic school.... that's why I'm going there.


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A woman has to know her limitations

Haven’t felt so feminine since a while.

I’m now reading a book titled “not alone, but single”.
Reading it, is like reading a magazine. This book is written by a 30 year young woman who happens to be single and shares her experiences (positive or negative) and how she handles being single in her relationship with God. She’s really honest in that. Married couple will be shocked reading it. But to us (me and my housemates) it’s still very recognizable.
We try to make it a habit to read a chapter out loud every now and then. Yesterday after diner, one of us read a chapter about fixing things in the house (as a single). How we (single women) can feel very handicapped in that area.

And then it happened…
about 3am…
I woke up...
because the board ground -

don’t know the word… but see this picture
managed to slip out of the bed frame - board by board.
I tried ignoring it, but that only worked until half of the boards reached the floor.
3am, half asleep, I sat down next to my bed, a mattress leaning on my head while I was trying to fix this.
So today I thought I’d fix that problem. Right away. As one should.
As I was halfway fixing it… I understood this was NOT going to be a solution.
Everything within me cried: Every one has his talents… this is not yours J

My conclusion now is… to leave it as it was. I’ve been able to sleep on it without any problem for a month now, having to muddle at these boards once every month is acceptable price to pay. So my renewed plans for this afternoon:

- Make another coffee
- Go shopping
- Clean my room
- Go to the evening service of the soul survivor festival to get my frustrations out

That is what I’m good at.