A month !?!

I cannot believe that it has been a month since we’ve last updated on our marathon training and fundraising … SO sorry! It has been a busy time around the Barb home as a new school year has started as Southeast Missouri State University – which means students are back in town, and ministry is … Continue reading

It’s a New Year!

Well, it’s been ages since I’ve REALLY posted on here, and I make no promises that I can keep up with this on a very regular basis.  SO much has happened in the last year, there is no good way to try to summarize it all, so I’ll hit the highlights: In May I completed … Continue reading

Vision and fear…

I still feel very “green” in my position here at the BSU.  This is my first experience leading a ministry like this, and I am learning a lot … and being stretched in a lot of ways too. One way that I’m  growing is in the area of Vision.   (not talking eyesight here … although … Continue reading

…Love…

I’ve been reading and studying a lot over the last month to prepare for teaching at the BSU this semester.  Here’s where I’ve landed: love. This is going to be our study point, our springboard, if you will, into the life that Christ called us to. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, … Continue reading

BBC (Barb Body Challenge) update…

So a week ago I posted about being challenged by Carlos Whittaker at Ragamuffinsoul.com regarding this time of year where schedules not only get busy because of school, work, holidays, etc, but that they are also filled with copious amounts of food and sweets and all of that “good stuff.”  So he challenged anyone who … Continue reading

I love the college calendar!…

So, a lot (not all, but a lot) of my work schedule is dependent upon the collegiate calendar … like when students are gone on breaks, it means some of my regular responsibilities don’t happen … For example, this week we get Thanksgiving break starting tomorrow.  So, this week I’m able to go home and … Continue reading

All things new …

So this seems to be a recurring theme in my posts lately … things being new, new job, new places, experiences, etc.  Here are some more: 1) I’ve had the opportunity during the time I’ve been here to visit a few different churches, and haven’t rushed into getting involved for a couple different reasons.  Number … Continue reading

Fall Break…

I don’t remember getting a “Fall  Break”  when I was in college.  Usually we were lucky to get an extra day at Thanksgiving … BUT SEMO gets a Fall Break AND 3 days at Thanksgiving! So, this past Wed. – Sun. was Fall Break and we took a group of students on Fall Break Mission … Continue reading

Lots …

Okay, so a lot has happened since my last post, and a lot is still happening … so here is a quick run-down: Last week I was able to attend the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta with several other campus missionaries/BSU directors from Missouri.  It was a great conference with great presenters/speakers.  The most valuable part … Continue reading