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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!

We’re All In This Together

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Found this video via our worship leader Ashlee’s facebook…

I don’t know about you, but this broke me.

It convicted me.

How much we take for granted.

How much we throw away.

How much we ignore.

What we are doing IS NOT ENOUGH.

It can’t be.

What will you do to make a difference?

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December 19, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Two Months Later…

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Remember this tweet that I sent…

Well after only two months and a few days(but who’s counting, right?), this is what we have…

[pictures were taken with camera phone]

I have to say honestly, I’m pretty impressed.
New counter tops.
New flooring.
This Saturday I’m going to be painting.
I need your help, what colors should I use to match the counter top:

Anyhow, so far it looks pretty good…for a two month job that is.

How long does it take you to do a project around your house?

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October 30, 2008 at 5:08 pm

The Kingdom or Lucky Charms?

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Why is it as christians we always feel like we have to say the right thing.
I mean, we’re always afraid of offending someone.
Is it always bad to offend someone?
I think the truth is, is that we should maybe offend people a little more.
Push the envelope.
No, I’m not saying we should aim to do things that offend people
What I am saying though is that we should truly do God’s work and not our own.
We should choose His will over ours.
I’m pretty sure when Jesus was here, He was doing God’s work, and people hated him. If you don’t believe people hated him, you might wanna read the part of the Bible that talks about the crucifixion or just look at the picture below:

Truthfully though, why are we so afraid to go out and take chances.
Speak truth and take the chance that we’re going to be misjudged.
Or prosecuted wrongly.
This all has been pissing me off just thinking about it today.
In reality isn’t it all worth it for the sake of the Kingdom?

I’m battling these decision today;
A. Should I worry and care about the reputation of myself. That way I can be around long enough to witness to thousands of people?
B. Should I seek his truth in every fashion, and wherever that leads me, allow it to lead me there. Trusting that He loves me and would only lead me to the dessert knowing I would survive and my faith and passion for him would only be greater?

This decision is a litter harder than my decision the other day….Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch?

I’m frustrated with luke warm, do it for yourself “Christians”.

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September 2, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Cancellation of Small Group

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Hello Readers,

First off let me start by apologizing for the lack of attention and usage of my blog in the recent weeks. Shortly there will be a post explaining in detail why this has been so as of recent.

Regarding our Blogger Small Group, I have chosen to end the small group, or at least it’s place on Run’n Like A Vagabond. If you are a member, and have the desire to continue this group, feel free. If you have any questions, feel free to email me; kylejreese@gmail.com.

Again, I appreciate all of the support that I have received from everyone through my blog and through twitter while I have gone through a rough couple months, and more so, a very rough week or so. If you wish to know what is going on in my life on a day to day basis, Twitter is the way to do that. You can follow me HERE.

Thanks again!
-Kj

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July 15, 2008 at 9:52 am

TWLOHA – Five Day Series

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I’m excited to announce that next week, starting on Monday, here at Run’n Like A Vagabond I will be starting a five day piece over the organization To Write Love On Her Arms(TWLOHA). Within the five day series we will also discuss topics over the awareness of self-injury, depression, and suicide.

What else to look forward to:

  • Q&A with Jamie Tworkowski(founder of TWLOHA)
  • Pending Q&A with Rene'(TWLOHA was found upon her story)
  • Statistics over self-injury, depression, suicide
  • Vision of the future for TWLOHA
  • Ways to get involved(support) with TWLOHA
  • …and much more

I’m excited about next week, and I hope all of you are as well. Next week will not be a time to be fake and hold back. Next week will be focused on reality, truth, hope, and in the areas needed of action taken that you and I can be a part of.

[Important: If there are any questions you would like for me to ask Jamie or Rene’ email me: kylejreese@gmail.com]

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Some have asked about the Blogger Small Group. The small group will continue to meet as scheduled next Tuesday. Our current study is Romans 1. If you haven’t started to reading yet, it’s not too late to start. Click here for instructions and an overview of how to be a part of the Blogger Small Group.

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May 30, 2008 at 8:53 am

Posted in Life, Reality, TWLOHA