Monday, March 19, 2007


One year ago today I got my Tattoo. Happy Birthday tattoo!

I am glad that I got you, and even more so I am glad that I got you in Israel! Below are some pictures of me getting my tattoo, no one was allowed in the back with me while I got it so I took the pictures myself. The last picture of me prior to my getting some "ink" done.
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And then the finished peice! Wa LA!

It says "grace" in an old script of Hebrew.

And below are some pictures of the tattoo parlor and I the drawing I gave Poko (the guy who gave me my tattoo) that I drew while waiting for my friend Jeremy to get his. We were the only two out of a group of 6ish people who said they were gonna get tattoos too! The men were separated from the boys that day I tell ya.

It was this time last year I was in Israel, and it was a trip of a life time! If anyone has the opportunity to go to Israel take it! It was so beautiful, not at all as I imagined it. Green lush and full of flowers! OH!!! The coffee a
nd ice cream were to die for! and /swoon I would put up with the 17 hour flight for some right now...

Looking over this past year a lot has happened. A lot! Blessings, opportunities, encouragements, tragedies, disappointments, friendships strengthened, friendships lost, steps of faith and so forth. Some examples being that I moved out, my dad's best friend passed away from cancer, my younger brother got engaged, I preformed my cousins wedding... it was a very skewed year, major ups and major downs. Throughout this year my walk and relationship with Christ had its up and downs, and even in the moments of weakness and shadow I am still thankful for the lessons I learned. I learned a lot about my faith and daily walk with Christ this past year. I was challenged on some of my more biased personal beliefs and encouraged with scripture with ones I was faltering with. Realizing in a deeper and more potent level that it is the quality of your walk and your devotional life that really helps you battle your demons, and its just that, your walk and devotional life, that will give you any hope of one day slaying them. It's not what you do on the outside or what church denomination you are or aren't. I have known this for many years now, but this year I think I finally understood it. I don't know how to really explain it other than differentiating between knowing and understanding. I look forward to see what the Lord has for me this year, and am curious what I will post about on March 20, 2008.

Oh and this is something else I got from Israel...

... my very own curse scar.

P.S. I wanna go back...

1 comment:

jon schneck said...

hey, what do u use ink and color? do u use the computer? if so which program?