Friday, January 30, 2004
yes, we are now in phoenix. this morning we were unexpectedly in chicago for a couple hours because of our long layover in washington. ok, well there is already much to tell, but i am too busy to tell you all right now. soon though. i promise.
amanda shaye |6:13 PM
they made it to phoenix. let it be known.
amanda shaye |1:05 AM
Thursday, January 29, 2004
because i made mandies blog...and she never changed the password...
just so everyone knows whats going on with our assorted staff, as well as second and third years, who left this morning...
the girls got into an accident on the way to the airport and no one was hurt because it was just slush-slipping or something...and then their flight was cancelled because the fuel workers went on strike, so they took a five minute flight to malmo, sweden...and theyre sitting on the plane for an hour while it refuels...and then when they get to the states, theyll have missed their flight to phoenix...and no one knows what theyre going to do when they get there.
i miss my mandie. i wanna kiss her face!
amanda shaye |7:53 AM
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
prayer this morning was in the sanctuary. i sat up at the top in the huge window overlooking the city of copenhagen. as i sat there pouring out my heart to god it started to snow. i couldn't help thinking that it was meant just for me....that it was a gift from a father to a daughter, from a lover to a beloved, on this beautiful morning. a morning when there was so much to say, and pray, and think about, and yet all i could focus on was how much he loved me. he knows what makes me smile, he knows what makes me cry, and he alone knows what makes my heart dance and tremble. he not only knows, but he cares. these are things that i have known in my head all my life, but haven't felt and REALLY comprehended deep in my heart. so grateful am i for this wonderful realization.
amanda shaye |5:38 AM
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
i just woke up from a 2 and a half hour nap....and it is 10:46pm. i will never get to sleep tonight.
amanda shaye |3:44 PM
Monday, January 26, 2004
it appears that before her leaving, karin had one more of her famous "moments" here at cimc. upon taking a closer look at our flight itinerary, a tiny little thing was discovered. we are flying out on the 29th and arriving on the 30th...odd...you always arrive the same day that you leave when you fly from denmark to the states. ohhh, so we aren't leaving washington at 5pm on the 29th? ohhhh, we are leaving washington at 5pm on the 30th. yes, a 24 HOUR layover. are you joking me? i mean seriously, is this a joke? thank you for this last taste of your wonderful self that you have bestowed upon us karin nicora. it will always be remembered along with...everything else.
amanda shaye |12:41 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2004
daniel told danielle that she was "snooty".
andy, mandie and danielle are all sitting in the computer room and wondering what we can do tonight. so far we have sat and yelled at our computer screens because it makes them jump (try it), then we all sang phantom planet's "california" together. then andy and i decided that what WE wanted to do was hold hands. then we did. then he licked it. then i yelled at him. then krystle cried.....
...that brings us to now. where we are looking at guns on ebay. too bad that i am not at this slammin chinese new year party that is happenin in chinatown tonight...
amanda shaye |12:18 PM
once we have grown accustomed to looking expectantly into the spirit world for a vision from the lord, it readily appears. the simple act of looking in faith opens us up to begin seeing what is there.
i am convinced that the spirit world is there, whether i am seeing it or not. by becoming a seer, i am simply learning to see what is. when learning to see, i am learning to bring alive an atrophied sense (ie. my visionary capacity) and then present it to god to be filled. once my visionary sense has been restored to life and is presented before almighty god, I have the opportunity to live as jesus of nazareth did, out of the continuous flow of divine vision.
the prophets of israel could simply say " i looked," and as they queited themselves before god "they saw" (dan. 7:2,9,13)since I have reclaimed the use of my visionary ability, I too can simply quiet myself in the lord's presence, look and then see the visions of almighty god, i am a "seer" simply because i have become a "looker."
this sounds simple and it is for many, particularly those who are intuitive, spontaneous and visionary by nature, who have not cut off their natural spontaneous openness to vision because of pressure of a culture that idolizes logical, analytyical cognitive functions.
amanda shaye |11:08 AM
one of the first years view of last night (sorry krystle, i stole) taken from another person's site because i am too tired to post....
"The first years had a "thing" planned for the second years at 9:45pm and we told them to look good and the rest was a mystery. So, they all came in all dressed up and we started by serving them kids champagne in the hallway. Then, we escorted them to their tables, which had plates of mixed fruit, candy bowls, and a personal card for each second year. Then, Brittny comes and introduces the production we had planned for the night. Each table had their own waitresses, who were impersonating different second years between each skit. Rebecca did an awesome impression of Rachael. She sat on mandie's lap and said "do you wanna be my friend, I love you, can I borrow all your stuff, I'm really loud". Then, we performed a bunch of skits mocking the 2nd years. It was priceless and luckily we got it on video to cherish forever. Somehow I got volunteered into playing Karin for the CIMC staff jeopardy. It was actually pretty funny. Then, we ended the night on a sentimental note and played a slide show we made of them all. All in all it was a splendid evening. I'll post pictures of this all soon enough."
our first years were awesome last night. i enjoyed myself so much, and couldn't stop laughing through the whole thing. i just want to say a big TAK to everyone that had a part in last nights show. rebecca you were the best waitress ever, and your impressions were perfect. aj and andy and ace, oh man i would have to say that the danielle, mandie and annie impressions were wonderful...you even stood the same! you crazies! i think that one of my favorite skits was the one where danielle and i fought and it ended with me yelling, "I HATE YOU!!!!". nicole you did wonderfully with the skits! you ALL were awesome! ok, going to bed now....pictures as soon as whoever took them puts them on the L drive and i get my hands on them...hint hint.
amanda shaye |7:48 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2004
this was one thing that i forgot to post about missions focus friday morning. we all had to make up a human video or tribal dance in 10 minutes. some of the results below.
"if you say go..." i will never be able to hear this song again without laughing out loud. i laughed really hard this morning in prayer when it came on...
my teams tribal dance started off very slow with expressive hand motions...
then we busted out with booty dancing to a little "kung fu fighting".
amanda shaye |1:17 PM
there is something brewing tonight in the red room....the first years have planned a "second year appreciation night". they are supposedly putting on short skits about us. they took distinguishing qualities in each of us and are going to exaggerate them. they told me that i was the easiest one out of the seven of us. what is THAT supposed to mean?
well, i got yelled at my my sister today because i guess i accidently mistook her blanket for mine and brought it to denmark. i seriously thought that the blue one was mine hannah. SERIOUSLY. so bugger off wench.
amanda shaye |12:13 PM
Friday, January 23, 2004
today in missions focus they had us go through "missionary training", which by the way was a total JOKE. seriously. oh, man, we had so much fun...fun that was based on pure stupidity.
jon on an adventure...he found a knife...AND MY SWEET TARTS! it's ok, i stole his very flexible spiderman figure.
"waiting for them to tell us what to do..."
it's so cold that i have had this blanket on all day
my team...in our hut.
we had to make passports for ourselves. this was mine.
and i had to write a support letter
we had to go fishing and hunting
and eat strange exotic foods
danny and gretchen
sacking another teams camp site
people that wished that they had been on MY team
amanda shaye |7:32 AM
Thursday, January 22, 2004
vision and darkness
whenever god gives you a vision, he puts you, as it were, in the shadow of his hand, and your duty is to be still and listen. there is a darkness which comes from an excess of light, and then is the time to listen. genesis 16 is an illustration of listening to good advice when it is dark instead of waiting for god to send the light. when god gives a vision and darkness follows, wait. god will make you in accordance with the vision he has given if you will wait his time. never try and help god fulfil his word. abraham went through thirteen years of silence, but in those years all self sufficiency was destroyed; there was no possibilty left of relying on common-sense ways. those years of silence were a time of discipline, not displeasure. never pump up joy and confidence, but stay upon god.
amanda shaye |10:10 AM
thank you david for the wonderful 2 hour talk and hot chocolate today. wow, so great. it was fantastic to just get out of this building and in someone elses home for awhile.
amanda shaye |9:58 AM
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
tonight while talking with eric binder, we mutually decided that we should date. grounds for this being because we agree on so much. i mean, we agree on the two biggest issues at hand:
1. wisconsin is stupid
2. the packers are stupid.
so, yes, this new relationship will be starting during our layover in chicago. so my apologies to those of you that are coming there to see me. my attention will be engaged elsewhere for those few hours.
amanda shaye |12:16 PM
we just got finished serving the first years a wonderful breakfast in bed. wow, they love us. we all got up this morning and made them bacon, french toast and fruit salad... well, all of us except for jonny boy. he just kind of roamed around in a multi colored grandma afghan and sang, "kill the first years" to the star wars theme. now we are off to watch forest gump in narnia.
amanda shaye |3:18 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
i would just like everyone to know that kasper hansen is one of the most comprehending, deep, well-informed, and witty persons that i have ever met. he has been a friend through many onerous and austere times, and taught me much about myself along the way. thank you kasper for your friendship. i hope that our connection will never be lost and that this very valued relationship continues on into furthered adulthood. i care for you my friend. goodnight.
i hope that this constitues my being let back into your guestbook world...
amanda shaye |6:15 PM
annie thought that outkast consisted of one person...i love you anne marie, and i am so glad that you don't read this.
amanda shaye |11:26 AM
danielle and andy, will you please have your own conversations and not involve me if you want to trash talk each other? this would be appreciated. danielle loves me. she told me today.
i broke 2 nails today in cleaning. i don't want to sound like a girly girl, but there is just a satisfaction for me in having all nails the same length. i can't believe that i am posting this.
amanda shaye |10:53 AM
phoenix in 9 days...the countdown begins.
amanda shaye |3:59 AM
Monday, January 19, 2004
rockstars have again invaded the sleep in. i think that they like us. johannes and the rest of the band came into the computer lab tonight and said, "entertain us". they were very loud and made helene mad...heh heh, that was funny.
i got to talk to ben rey on the phone tonight which was great. ben you are so awesome and such a great man of god. be blessed. i am so very thankful for your friendship....and it all started at eric binders house this summer. you and i, laying on the floor, and a loooong conversation. wink*
amanda shaye |5:35 PM
i was told that i never post good pics of this girl...so HERE.
amanda shaye |11:17 AM
photodoc of last night...and the night before...i stole rebecca's camera.
butter popcorn jelly bellys...so glad that everone else hates them.
david isaacson...going to rockford for a month and a half. what ever will i do without you?!
kashpar...my wonderful friend
teddy...trying to learn REAL ghetto hip hop moves by watching save the last dance...uhhhh.
simon...there you are, where have you been?
the best picture i have ever taken of jonny.
rockstar friends come to visit
johannes and myself...love this guys hair. SWOON! AHAHHA, sorry inside joke.
entering the room of rebecca and danielle...velkommen til!
danielle please...i cannot have a serious conversation wiht you when you are acting like that.
annie and me.
FIIIIIGHT!!!! that ones for you eric.
this girl is too cute when she whistles. see dad girls DO whistle! there is nothing weird about it!!!
aaron you really need to find a new hobby.
what a lucky girl am i.
amanda shaye |9:43 AM
Sunday, January 18, 2004
wow...you love me. you said so yourself. no getting away from it now. wink*
amanda shaye |7:59 PM
ok, people here are taking this packers game way too seriously. tonight everyone was in craig and sarah's (our director and his wife) apartment watching the game. henrik was making some comments like "the packers stink" and stuff like that and craig started getting upset. you want to know what happened next? do you want to know?!?!?! he kicked him out of the apartment! the director of master's kicked him out, over stupid comments!! he probably didn't know what he was talking about anyways! my gosh. poor henrik. by the time that they decided to let him back in he had already walked away. he was let in later that night though...good thing.
sarah just came in here and said that "someone had unleashed their fury in her bathroom". ohhhh!!!ahahahahahah!!!!! i can't even handle it!!!! whoever you are...wow. GO YOU.
amanda shaye |7:02 PM
reaching for a hope that is not there will always be heart wrenching and heart breaking. be careful with your hearts my friends.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.
amanda shaye |3:45 PM
someone please tell me why danielle is wearing a wise man headress. i have joined her in her efforts to find out how to make ice ream from scratch on the inernet since aj refuses to buy us any. there is a party tonight by the way. danielle and i ARE the party.
amanda shaye |12:56 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2004
I need you like the rain
Come to me and sing again
I long for your love so much
I've wanted your pure touch
You are beautiful, beautiful
You are beautiful, beautiful
So beautiful, beautiful
I need You to be here
Come to me, I can feel you near
I love you, You are my hope
You love me as Your own
haven't been able to get this song out of my head for days...i hope that it stays there.
amanda shaye |6:27 PM
i would just like to say that i got inspired last night and decided to write a poem for jaralei.
and the rain fell in torrential sheet masking the tear in your eye
as passionate kiss salty and wild
tore away cloaks of sorrow
drops ran idly down your face
as lightning scorched night sky
and revealed slanted raindrop
that beat the pattern of your heart in grooves
you drank deeply of one another
and came away intoxicated
crying harder at having fallen in love
the rain to blame for its passion
imbued in spirit
while you kissed
and the thunder rolled
but the rain never knew...
amanda shaye |4:15 PM
my mom sent me some pictures from home today....so get ready to experience *drum roll* A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE WARFIELD'S (some of them).
WELCOME TO OUR HOME
in the warfield home there are many professions that you can choose from
detective...with cowboy looking on in the back.
spiderman (mr. evan in disguise)
professional fit throwers
...and their entertainment
amanda shaye |12:56 PM
everyone meet jonathan. he is about 3ft tall, red hair, and 2 years old. he is learning to go potty in the "potty cheer" and decided that he wanted to send me a picture of himself. wow, i wish that i could get away with wearing a viking hat on the toilet. he is also squeezing the guts out of a frog....look what i am missing.
amanda shaye |11:14 AM
'I'm leaving again',
hot tears threatening
to well in her eyes.
In the plane,
the woman sat,
with eyes closed,
she left behind,
and those sweet voices
and carefree laughter
every single image
that went fleeting pass.
a faint smile ghosted at her mouth.
'Take care, my friends,
I'll be back.'
this post is dedicated to karin nicora, who left us this morning to return home and fulfill what she has been called to do. karin, you are one of those that will always be spoken of for the impact that you had on the lives in this place. thank you for loving people, for loving me and caring enough to take time away from your time, to pour into me. blessings on you, and your wonderful husband to be....remember...those children will have beautiful eyes...wink*
amanda shaye |7:05 AM
Friday, January 16, 2004
aaron just came in here, stood right next to me, looked me in the eyes and asked so sincerely, "mandie, would you ever love someone so much that you would shave their back for them?".
amanda shaye |3:15 PM
talking to mimi (the aunt) today and she asked me what date i get home this summer. i told her that i get home the 1st of june and she said that they were going to jamaica the second week. i told her that that would be really fun and that i was happy for her. then she says something like, " DUDE, YOU'RE GOING TOO!". i was like, "what?!?!?!?" oh, man, jamaica again, whoa whoa so much fun. the sounds of jamaica...."OI OI, OI OI!!". wow, so excited.
nathan eng hoops, c'mon, we said that we were going to do this sometime this summer. you can still COME! pleeeeease?!?!?!? you know that you want to. you can't even resist the meemer, your mama jamma....you have to be this tall... ahhh the memories. makes me smile.
phoenix in 13 days! woohoo! panera and taco bell! i remember the last time i was at taco bell....someone stole a fire sauce ornament for me.
just so all of you chicago people know....the second year class of CIMC will all be in chicago o'hare airport on the 9th of february. we will be there from 7:30pm to 10:30 pm. layover on our way back to danmark. make our day and come see us!
amanda shaye |12:21 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2004
oh, ever to dream once more...
amanda shaye |1:10 AM
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
amanda shaye |4:19 PM
Melime Arne Seregon that is my elvish name. what is yours?
amanda shaye |12:23 PM
wow. god has amazed me alot lately. i have said it SO much, emphasized it so much and it is so true.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
amanda shaye |11:59 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
well, been taking alot of pictures lately...i hope that oyu all don't mind. some of you probably hate me because it takes forever for them to load so i apologize to you. here is some from this evening. i was supposed to be studying with rebecca, but we kind of got distracted and started seeing what kind of tricks we could do with the new camera. the results below.
started out well
getting distracted...i swear, the twix got on my bible all by itself....
dum dee dum
this is me getting tired of scripture memory
REALLY tired of scripture memory
waking me up
definitely awake now
afterwards i did finish homework and then jonny boy did worship in the stairwell. niiiiice.
amanda shaye |5:33 PM