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.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

RUN Forest RUN

They who believe, don't haste.
Well... this believer is running

from town to town;
Zeist to Sliedrecht (weekend at mom's)
Sliedrecht to Rijswijk (for a week of looking after the cat)
Rijswijk - Zeist Zeist - Rijswijk (during the week)
Rijswijk - Zeist (on Thursday evening, to pack my bags)
Zeist - Limbrug (leaving Friday right after work to Summer School)
Limburg - Zeist (ending the week travelling back to Zeist on Sunday)

out of patience with the heat...
out of inspiration... blog probably because of the poor internet connection.... I secretly blame the heat)
out of time to reach my goals at work for the coming two weeks...

Besides that...
I was invited to this birthday party from someone I know in Zeist. And it was a pleasant surprise that there was a group of family members and friends who were all open to the Lord, and combining that with a wide interest for music and culture and working with teenagers...
I'm so glad I've met all these people...

I just mentioned the busyness in travelling, but I planned all this myself - so I have myself to blame...
and also... Summer School in Limburg is WORTH travelling. :-) Even only for a short weekend.
THe cool thing is... my mom will be there also :-)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

The First one I got was more fun...
It said: Elise Voogt Wille be terribly missed by the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles...
Anyway... Find out yourself
Hilarious Stuff... Thanks for the link

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Early Mornings

I Can't help sharing this
Yes, it's amazing how warm it is outside... AND inside. I have the upper room... and when wind lays down, it's just too warm in there...
One thing I get in return
Are the amazing views of the sky when I woke up this morning Or a beautiful ray of light shining on my floor when I'm enjoying my breakfast


I just love early mornings

Here in Zeist... when the heat wakes me up at 5 am... I hear all the birds from the wood sing their heart out. That's an amazing sound I can tell you.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


In my brainwave of making a few simple stop-motion animations last monday,
I was going through one of my favorite websites again.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

He is not cheesy

Something I just thought about today in between the duties at work;
I stood still and in my thoughts I whispered to God: Father, I love You.Thank You that You are sweet.

Just as I prayed that prayer, I thought about how people sometimes have the wrong perspective about what "Kind" or "sweet" means.

My mom, she is really direct in everything she sais and does. Subtle is not her middle name... but she IS really really sweet. I love her. Not because she is always there for me, she is interested in me AND tells the truth. Her goal is never to put me down, but to bring me further.

When I thanked God for His sweetness... I didn't think about His kindness/sweetness as something cheesy. Sometimes when someone tells you the hard truth, it comes in quite hard, but you know that it's actually very kind of someone to tell you the truth even when it's hardYour intuition would say: that's hard but you just know it's the best sometimes when someone is kind enough to step over his own pride to tell you the truth

God's loving kindness endures forever
That sounds sweet...
...and it IS
Which does not mean He'll just silently agree with everything or that your sins don't have any consequenses.and say nothing when you do wrong, but
out of love
out of His kindness
out of His desire to interfere with your daily life
out of His passion for you

He'll convict you of sins, so that you're able to come closer to Him
He'll teach you what way to walk, so you won't go wrong
He'll get you through rough times and hold your hand when you're crying
He'll let you know He IS YOUR HELPER Who is there

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Summer TIME

I took time to rest last weekend. Hung out with my housemate on the balcony for about the whole saturday...
Went on a boat trip on sunday right after the service...
Man, it felt like having an extra long weekend... how two days of just doing nothing-at-all can make one so relaxed as I was.

I'm compensating all that rest now, by staying up late
In my room, where all the summer-heat from the past days is stored up (so it seems)
It feels like a sauna.
Some people pay lot's of money to experience the sauna effect... I have it here... in Zeist...

- Germany lost from Italy with football :-(
I'm actually sad about that...

...and over it :-)

- We prepared a salade meal today, and as soon as we finished we went outside with all the food to sit down in the shade on a grassfield near our house... and just eat there.
Though I know the sun can melt my brains like crazy, these are the things I enjoy SO MUCH about the summer. :-)