Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It is a vehicle - literally and figuratively!

Is it a think tank, an iPod on wheels or an actual mode of transportation? My white van, that we affectionately call the Party Bus Jams or PB& J for short, was not my first choice of vehicle for a woman without a soccer team to taxi around.

Regardless, I ended up with it because it had iPod connectivity. I know, in the states that’s a pretty lame reason for purchasing a vehicle but, in Okinawa, it just is what it is. And what it is is a great way to transport some of my favorite people. One of my favorite people, who finds herself in the passenger seat of my Emina Estima, is Ginger. You’ve heard about her here on my blog before, you’ve read about her on Okinawa Hai and have seen several photos of her on my face book. And for whatever reason she seems to come up with the greatest ideas while cruising in my not-so-cool van. My van has inspired a bible study, many fun social events, ministry ideas that have been put into place, others that are still in the hopper and our newest baby – a scrapbooking Bible study.

I love that a van that I didn’t really want has become a catalyst that the Lord uses to transport ladies to lunch, creates an environment that finds us singing at the top of our lungs to “Sweet Escape”, witnessed some tears and frustrations and birthed some material that He may or may not choose to publish one day!!! I didn’t want a van but what I got was literally a vehicle that God uses for His will!!!
P.S. In a perfect world I would have a photo of my van on this post but the world isn't perfect and I have been strongly encouraged by my mom and my friend, Jenny, to update my blog. And this is the best I have right now as I prepare to fly to the states tomorrow!!!!

10 comments:

Team Connors said...

Praise the Lord for you and your van and all that God is doing through you and all He is doing in your van! It is truly of vessel the Lord is using!

Anonymous said...

Sure am glad you took the time to say bye bye to the "cockroarch" blog before you went out of town. I fully agree with Team Connors on God using your van as a means to His end, love and friends sharing His praise and building ideas.
Have a good trip and call me. Love, Mom

Origami Angel said...

A scrapbooking Bible study? How about a knitting one? Perhaps I can knit while y'all get your fingers stuck together with sticky tape. :-) Enjoy your time at home.

K_dubzzz said...

I love your van!! It is my little piece of heaven on an Okinawan day. I've been so privileged to sit in all the seats. The best part is being in the presence of a bunch of women who all love God!!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

How cool is that to be able to see how God can use a vehicle for His glory!!!
Enjoy your time stateside!

Brenda said...

Love the two friends in this picture! Love the ideas God funnels through you two. Love the word picture of your van being a vehicle of God's inspiration!

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Team Connors said...

I really love that picture of you and Ginger!

Dasha, Former Sarong Queen of the East China Sea said...

You may not have a soccer team to tote around, but you fit enough stuff in your van to support one! :) I LOVED our times in your van, when Heather would be the IPOD DJ and introduce us to some fun new tunes. Remember when we first heard the Pussycat Dolls do their version of "Tainted Love"? :) I miss you!!!

Elsa said...

I love the van story... and the ladies in the picture - great shot! Thanks for sharing --

Elsa