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In late November God blessed me with the vision for Interpression Ministries.
While nothing too much publicly has taken place since the initial launch, lots has been going on behind the scenes.
I am looking forward to unveiling the mission for 2009 in the upcoming weeks on the Interpression Blog.
If this is your initial opportunity to hear about Interpression Ministries, I encourage you to take the time to check out the Interpression Blog to learn more:

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If you have any questions, concerns, or idea’s please feel free to contact me via email. You can find all contact information in the contact section of the Interpression Blog.

Any thoughts?

Written by vagabondrunn

December 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm

2008 Review in Photos

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Wow.
I really have no clue where to begin.
2008 brought so many ups and downs that just the thought of going through and rehashing all of it freaks me out.
Regardless, 2008 was amazing for many reasons, and one in particular.

Thankful fors in 2008 in no particular order:
(clicking each photo will enable you to leave a comment and to enlarge a specific photo)

There are many more photo’s I could place up there; blog party, etc. However I have limited space and time.
Perhaps if I feel it, I’ll do a 2008 in Review part II.
I will say this, Twitpic made this a whole lot easier.

Anyhow….
I truly never will forget 2008.
Each memory will be tattooed on mind and heart forever.
From the moment of 01/01/08, to the moment of all the tears I cried, to the moment I first laid my lips on Allison’s, to the moments soon awaiting me in the next few days.
2008 will be a defining moment of my life to come.

I could truly never be more blessed.

Here’s to 2009!

A, “we truly suck”, CHALLENGE…

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“You are not here merely to make a living…You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.”

-Woodrow Wilson

Too often we get so caught up in doing things for ourselves.
We get a job with good pay. We pay our bills. We purchase tickets for a game. We take family vacations. We go through the local fast food joint daily. We throw old books out just to buy new ones.
We do these things because we enjoy them. Because we have learned that an “American” family does these things. The average American family throws out their old shoes when they buy new ones. I mean, who really wants old shoes, right?
Don’t get me wrong, we have to pay our bills, and feed ourselves and our kids. Sure, sometimes the latest electronics will help us accomplish more of “our” goals.
But really, why are we truly doing these thing? For the status? Is it really for the need and for the good of God’s Kingdom? Or is it more for our own selves?
How much more are we truly capable of doing, yet sit on our hands and not do?
How much more are we expected to be doing?
While we are spending our money on new computers, iPhones, HD tv’s, cars, books, our 10th pair of shoes, another shirt from another high end store, there are many people who are struggling to feed themselves and their children. There are people who have no car, no house, can’t read because they can’t afford the cost of schooling. There are people who need treatment, whether it’s medical, emotional, or spiritual, and cannot afford it.
What are our responsibilities to them?
Don’t take this as one of those blogs postings where I’m calling everyone out, minus me.
No, take this as me calling EVERYONE out, including, and especially, me.
I’m tired of wanting more, when I have more.
I’m tired of always just praying for my needs, when God has more than blessed my needs.
I desire so much more.
He desire’s so much more.
It can start with simply praying on behalf for those who are hurting or less off. However it cannot stop there. If we intercede for those who hurt, for those who are struggling, yet do nothing in our actions to help those, then we are simply doing nothing at all, but recognizing the issue.
The issue has already been recognized for years by many christians who have the ability to solve these issues, yet the issues continue to be present.
The true change will start when we REACT in a physical manner towards these happenings
It’s time we start to take a stand for the true injustice’s happening by ourselves.
We are the CAUSE, and it’s time we finally stop saying, and start doing.
It’s time for us to not be the cause, but to finally stary being part of the cure.

How can/will you start being part of the cure?

Below is a list of organizations that you can either donate to, or get involved with, that have dedicated themselves to making a difference. By partnering with them financially, or just actively engaging in what they have going on, you can make a difference.

50,000 Shoes in 50 Days
Toms Shoes
Compassion International
Interpression Ministries
(Red) Campaign
TWLOHA
Mercy Ministries
Soles4Souls

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Written by vagabondrunn

December 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Christmas Cards….Interpression Style

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So I have been thinking about a way that I can get the word out on Interpression Ministries a little more.
I started thinking about maybe handing out flyers, but decided I didn’t want to do that
However, that though is what spawned the idea of this:
Interpression Ministries Christmas Cards(in the form of a post card)

Front:
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Back:
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Designing it took a long time.
I changed it probably 100+ times.
Not kidding.
I wanted to make sure the postcards included the vision of Interpression.
It was also important that people could feel the sense of love upon receiving the card
Not to mention I just wanted the card to look good.

What do you look for in a Christmas Card to consider it “good”?

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Written by vagabondrunn

November 27, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Interpression Ministries

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I introduce to you…
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This is what God has had me working on for four years.
I didn’t realize I was working on it that long until two weeks ago when he decided to reveal his plan for me. This is just the beginning. God has some amazing plans for Interpression and for the lives that will be changed.

I am currently working on funding for a website. Until then however, be sure to check out the blog to learn more about Interpression Ministries, including the first of four Q&A’s with me. I will be updating the blog throughout the week with information. So be sure to check back often.

Honestly, I get chills just talking about Interpression.

Thank you God for trusting me with this ministry.

Written by vagabondrunn

November 24, 2008 at 7:36 pm