Liz's New Zealand Adventurings

Saturday, July 13, 2013

one and a half years ago.

“Two things I ask of you, Lorddo not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me;  give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. 
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God."
Proverbs 30:7-9

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I've followed Eric and Leslie Ludy for some time now; my thoughts on dating, relationships and romance were greatly influenced by their messages of purity and God's faithfulness. A friend from high school has been the Ludy nanny and assistant for several years and through her I've learned of a new direction the Ludys are taking in their ministries - moving from the focal "romantic relationships" topic into the central "life in Christ" foundation. Their SetApartLife ministry is setting a quake to my insides.

Eric has this video posted on his youtube site.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Let Me Be A Woman - Elisabeth Elliott

We are frail, we are fearfully and wonderfully made,Forged in the fires of human passion,Choking on the fumes of selfish rage.And with these, our hells and our heavens, so few inches apart,We must be awfully smallAnd not as strong as we think we are. - Rich Mullins

I've been to Europe. I've cherished friends in my heart. I've nibbled the chocolate and inhaled the speculoos and lingered in the beers. And still I've been broken, learning Whose I am.

The hand weights sit to the side, the coffee mug - though still warm - is empty, my eyelids sit slightly lower than fully awake, the snow will continue to be skated on, the article read, a song sung along to, a passage wept over. And I continue to break more, learning Whose I am.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Jim Elliott

“Wherever you are — be there 100%.”


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Things I've been enjoying

  • completing first triathlon 7 Aug
  • visiting with friends, locally and internationally
  • this blog
  • fabulous hot weather
  • the Payette river
  • family
  • cycling to work

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hanging Out with the Munchkin on 12 May

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Game night at Jon's, Friday 17 April 08

We had a fun game night at Jon's flat with Susan (Naughty) and Jon's brother, Mike. We played a nasty game of cards, but Sarah had to first make sure the tablecloth was absolutely perfect. *note: Sarah is wearing her non-prescription glasses which, she claims, "raise [her] IQ by 10 points."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fun at the Newton's and downtown Dunedin

Chris Newton wearing Sarah's op-shop find wig;

Liz, Jessie N., and Sarah in Jessie's room; me under my 7 blankets and sleeping bag;

Sarah with boots at an "op shop" (thrift shopping); Newton's house; views from the Newton's kitchen window (including large wood pigeon in the tree outside window); Sarah with her op-shop wig find; us being random again;

Liz and Sarah's Welcome to Dunedin party; 16 April at Matt and Anna's

Mark, Sarah, and Susan [N]Au[gh]ty;

Jon (in yellow);

hosts Matt and Anna;

Sarah, Naughty, Anna, Matt, Matt;

Neelam, Rosalie, and Damon;

Rach, Mike, Hollie, and Mark;

Future NZ Drs. Neelam and Rosalie "talking shop" with Liz;

Liz and Rosalie;

Matt, Anna, and the massive bag of Reeses Pieces by request;

Liz and Anna displaying dessert;

Randoms of Liz and Sarah;

Naughty and Sarah portraying "dragging themselves by the lips" after Jon gave the same excuse for being late to the party...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

last ones in Auckland

waiting in the Auckland airport before heading off to Dunedin. Sarah suddenly shrieked when she saw an airport groundsman riding a bicycle outside. you can just see him riding away in the picture. we ought to implement bicycles at the Boise airport. on the flights down to Dunedin, with stopover in Wellington, we were given cheese platters! with crackers and grapes. they were so nice.