Friday, May 23, 2014


Over the past nine months, I have heard a lot of music. It's never anyone I've heard of before, but there are some great artists that I've heard. Just wanted to share a few! FYI: Not all of these are Christian artists in case that's what you were expecting.
Local DC artists:
I saw Andy Suzuki and the Method at Jammin' Java, a local venue in VA. Their openers were Rachel and Don, Dave and Zia as a trio. One of the best concerts ever! So fun!

There are more, but just wanted to give you a sample of who I have been working with this year! Love them all!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I love life!

I'm not the same person I was a year ago (but who is, right?).
I've lived (survived?! thrived?!) in a big city for the past nine months.

I'm just a small town girl... on a journey (haha... see what I did there?).

Tonight I spent a few hours working on my resume. Luckily, I have friends who will double check to make sure I don't sound like an idiot on paper. I plan to apply anywhere and everywhere for positions in event management, student ministry, or administrative work in a non-profit, school, or church setting. If anyone has connections in any of these areas, please let me know.

I'm amazed that at this time last year, I had no idea I would be in DC. I had no idea that I could love a job as much as I do my current position.

The variety of people I get to interact with is awesome. Today at a rental I was working, I saw a powerful politician in person. It never ceases to amaze me that God brought to DC. I don't know what the future holds at the end of August when my protege year is done, but I DO know that God has blessed me immeasurably more than I could ask or imagine this year (hmm... sounds familiar).

I don't think I say it enough, but THANK YOU for all the prayers, packages, financial support, and encouragement throughout this year.

Prayer requests:

  • I am going to N. Ireland this June! So soon! Please pray for me as I brush up on some C.S. Lewis reading (who was from Belfast), prepare to embark on a journey with team members (most of whom I don't know well), and support raising
  • My resume will get in the right hands at the right time for the right position.
  • Continuing relationships with local artists. There are some talented people here in DC. There's a core group I have gotten to know and hope to get to know better.
  • Street Team Summer Small Group. For the past nine months I have led the Ebenezers Street team (basically people who help with promotion + hospitality to artists by hosting concerts). It's been a struggle to meet consistently, but I am leading a summer small group with hopes that we can gain a few more people. Right now my core group consists of four people. 
Thanks! Let me know how I can pray for you!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Brief Update

I continue to build relationships with musicians in the area. It's amazing what months of conversation can do. Small successes + conversations = big successes.

We had some out of town musicians come recently.

If you have a chance to see The Gray Havens, I highly recommend them! They're based in Chicago, so it should be doable for most of my friends/family in MI. I told them to contact Storyline Church, so if you connect with them, that'd be awesome! They are a husband and wife duo, and I feel like they fit SL culture.

Brad Cole was another person who came from Chicago area and he'll be in South Haven in June if you want to see him!

My weekly rental continues to be a highlight of my week. I love being a consistent presence and I'm starting to know some of the regular attenders and our caterers. One of my favorite caterers, Will, recently hurt his back. Please pray for him.

I begin PT in June for my knee. Looking forward to being done with all this medical stuff.

I went to the European Union Embassy Open House this weekend. I just uploaded a bunch of pics to Facebook. I had REAL Italian pizza + that made me really happy! I loved meeting new people + actually recognizing a few people along the way (an NCC co-worker and one of my small group leaders from the fall)! This is Gail, a girl at the British Embassy, who was really nice. She was promoting Wales + gave me a mini rugby ball for answering trivia questions. Wales has always been on my bucket list. Although she's actually from Bristol, Gail has spent time in Wales.

Life is good. Continuing the good work in DC and trying to remember to appreciate every moment.

I don't say it enough, but THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR! I cannot be here without YOU!