Showing posts from February, 2011

Expansion--Texas Women's University

Last fall, 3 students at Texas Women's University (TWU) in Denton showed up at our weekly Bible study at UNT (also in Denton). Having heard of Cru from friends at other universities, they were eager to start a movement at their campus in order to reach out to their peers. They committed to come to our leadership training for the first semester. Fall Retreat and Winter Conference (pictured above on "fun day") gave them a bigger picture of Cru's mission to see the Great Commission fulfilled around the world. People ask us how we can possibly minister to a scope of 280,000 college students in Dallas. The answer is: Students like these. They have the heart, faithfulness, vision, training, and they are willing to sacrifice their time to really own a ministry at their campus. The 2 Timothy 2:2 principle: "Therefore what you've heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will also in turn be able to teach others."

Piper on Technological Temptations to Distractedness

This is exactly why I have a purpose statement for my internet use...otherwise I get carried away and lose time. These things that he talks about aren't bad, but I've found for myself, that they key is balance, and finding that is hard and requires consistent re-evaluation on my part. Piper on Technological Temptations to Distractedness

100 Ways We Spent Our Snow Days

I have friends who live in the North. They experience freezing temperatures for months, and I'm assuming do so with reasonable functionality. But here in TX, we had 3 days of ice, and we pretty much shut down. Oh, and I did mention that Karl was gone for those 3 days? Fortunately he and the snow came on Day 4. Here is a list of 100 ways we spent our no particular order & not exhaustive...the fun, the frenzied, and the familiar: 1. Bake 36 Banana Cream Cheese Bars for women’s brunch. 2. Make paper snowflakes. 3. Set up humidifiers to combat the effects of almost non-stop heater. 4. Annual Pin the Tail on the Groundhog game (this pic from 2009). 5. Roll the ball on the floor. 6. Pull out my New Year's Resolution list that I packed away until Feb. 1. 7. Organize girls’ hairclips, bows, jewelry, etc. (Check-off list!) 8. Roll the ball on the floor. 9. Snuggle and watch The Sound of Music Act 1 10. Followed by a spontaneous puppet Show (yodel-lay-ee-oo