John Piper is winning me over

If you read my blog sometime last year…I think it was…I said something about John Piper. Just that I was skeptical-ish. And didn’t get the “hype”…I may have used the word “cult” for silly reasons. (Most of my skepticism was passed on from one thing that my dad said about Piper, and I trust my…

a new name for campus crusade for christ

Just this past week I officially joined this organization, Campus Crusade for Christ, after a thorough interview and application process spanning several months (Nov-April), and 5 weeks of theological and Biblical studies classes, leadership development and training, concluded with a special commissioning ceremony, similar to a graduation ceremony.  We (as an organization) received the announcement…

Rid me of myself…

I desperately need your prayers and encouragement this week. We have finished our theological training and 2 major things remain, with this week being the hardest of all. We are being trained on raising support and it requires a lot of things that I am scared and feeling unexcited about doing. I know there are…

week 2 reading schedule bookmark for NST11

week 2 reading schedule bookmarks nst11 RIGHT CLICK and “download linked file” to download a PDF of a bookmark I created of our reading schedule for week 2 of our Intro to Theology and Bible Study Methods classes. Feel free to print and use for yourself! or if that doesn’t work here’s the direct link:…

the road to colorado: part 3: a very long day

My alarm went off at 2:30 AM. I walked inside the truck stop ladies room and splashed my face, made coffee, and grabbed a snack and got back on the road by 2:49AM. I finally made it to Gallup, New Mexico at 5:45 AM with great prices at $3.49/gallon! I happily munched on the Panera…

the road to colorado: part 2: departure

I was scared to death. Not in a fearful, unable-to-move-way, but just overwhelmed with how needy and dependent on God I would have to be for this journey. How gigantic a step  leap of faith this really was. How much was unseen. How much was unknown. And the idea of traveling alone for this great…

the road to colorado: part 1: preparations

I was to depart California for Colorado on Sunday as soon as I completed my membership interview at Sandals Church on June, 12, 2011. I had spent the week leading up to this departure taking care of my car’s many needs, including getting it smogged, oil changed, new tires and paying for registration (still need…

Strawberry girl friendraiser

I am having a friend-raiser to help get to Colorado. Place your order for delightful chocolate dipped strawberries or dessert filled berries. =) Take chocolate dipped strawberries to the next level! Cheesecake, cookie dough, or birthday cake stuffed strawberries. made fresh and delivered in a pretty box, order one flavor, a triple threat combo or…

this summer: video update

Hi!! I just wanted to give you a quick update on what I know and what’s next! Video update: My Campus Crusade site is here: lorijomusic.com/min which directly links to: lorijoquick.posterous.com Check out the about page at this site to read a short little bio about how I ended up with Cru! (FYI I will…

some late night journaling

I should be sleeping…but alas…my head is buzzing. Because of the traveling we’ve been doing, and staying all over the place, I’ve barely had a few minutes alone to think and process and pray, and while I should be sleeping with women of faith a few hours away, I must get some stuff out of…

starting the new year with a…sneeze

Not quite the bang I was looking for. In fact I’ve spent so much time sleeping or just doing those little activities to pass the time. I got sick on New Year’s Eve (and I  hope none of my 3 roommates got sick.) I had a fun time though…watching a roomful of college kids dancing…