26 December 2006

a mimo poem

Life

Life
is
a
discovery

new life, new ways



Classic! A must post! Simply had to post this (again).
(PS Saija, this makes me think of you each time I see it!)

23 December 2006

Så som i Himmelen



She's an amazing singer! We watched this movie not long ago. I thought there was something familiar in this actress singing in the movie! and then I realised it was her! Her being Helen Sjöholm who sings in my Kristina från Duvemåla single "Du måste finnas" (Now theres an amazing song! Unfortunately youtube didnt cater me for that..except some dutch version. I may be a language buff but I have to draw the line somewhere!) There's something Julie Andrews-like in Helen, don't you think? Oh and Sade, this one here is for you, it made me think of you!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Love

Me x

21 December 2006

Only God is God

This is one of my favorite songs of all time, love it!! It is an amazing live performance in the White House. So here goes, ladies and gentlemen, Steven Curtis Chapman with "God is God".



It's all about recognising His sovereignity...He is my God. and I love being His child. Worshiping Him, I hope my life brings glory to the One who created me. He loves me, sooooo loves me. And that is what changed my life, for good, 15 years ago. Understanding Hehis love for me. His love has changed me, and keeps changing me! (And Im still on the road of discovery of His love for me)

Actually the other day I was reading about Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 17-19. I love it how even when we make bad choices
God comes out to rescue us when we call out to Him! (Jehoshaphat , king of Judah, had allied himself with Ahab king of Israel through marriage, and this was not a good alliance for him, for all its influences. Ahab wasn't a godly man and only sought his own good) Jehoshaphat went into battle with Ahab in Ramoth Gilead though the prophet Micaiah warned about it, and Jehoshaphat ended up being betrayed by Ahab.


"but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD helped him."
2 Chronicles 18:31

God still helped! When Jehoshaphat called out to Him!

In 2 Chronicles 16 you can read about king Asa (And the chapters before it). They were different kind of leaders and had different leadership style; or mostly the kings either served God, recognised that their authority came from Him or they didn't. And the difference between Jehoshaphat and Asa was that even in sickness and in his old age , Asa didn't turn to God
for God to help unlike Jehoshaphat inthe midst of his distress. I'm sure God would've been there for Asa too in an instant, if he simply had turned to Him.

Oh also liked this post by Brian Heasley about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, they are some of my favorite guys in the Bible! Who and what we bow down to..

Oh, how great are the riches
of His wisdom and knowledge

How unsearchable for to Him and
through Him and
from Him are all things


So let us worship before the throne
Of the One who is worthy of worship alone

(Lyrics from the song above)

17 December 2006

Now what was it again...

I know I am posting like crazy these days, aren't ya glad? :) I'm enjoying the 24-7Prayer E-Bullets a lot these days! I like reading those articles! I dunno, does it have something to do with the fact that you have met the people who write them (and have a faint picture of who they are)? Maybe. Thanks to the 24-7 ILG back in September! It was great, truly a great time.

Anyways, why I started writing. Here's an article by Oria Dale (isn't her name just so beautiful!) who was one of the people I met,though briefly. The article is called "Faith for the Last Minute, Adventures in Brasil."


"But when the 11th hour comes
and there are only a few minutes left
and its gone way past the
‘possible’ stage,
I tend to forget what it was we chatted about"

"I learned that I DO hear God and know His voice…
and to obey in those moments."


I enjoyed it and was inspired, hope you are too!

15 December 2006

Once in a lifetime

ahh, must post this. This vid by Keith Urban is a bit like the weather today - saw the sun peeps!! The sun! Some blue sky! They still exist! Woooow!! It was beautiful. I like the Sun. When it lights and shines. Been just a weeeeeeeeee bit grey over here, and dark! Snow, where art Thou=? You know you are welcome to fall down any day now! No opposition here. Thank you very many please, snow would be in order in these latitudes!

Anyhoo, nice vid. See for yourselves! Sunny and like a nice cold breeze on a clear blue sky autumn day. Full of promise, full of hope. There's hope, there's always hope!




Beyond the walls of religion



Great message here, it is a Day of Fire interview and they are talking about what I could name as a "part two" or continuation to "take the church out".

"We gotta go beyond the walls of religion
We've got to go and love people where they are at
We gotta go where people are"


"The way you live your life
is the biggest testimony to people

Live your life so that it makes people ask
why you live your life that way"


That made me think about some things I thoroughly believe in and have believed for..well, a long time! That is..
"Live the life and lead by example!"

We ALL lead by example. With the way I live my life, the things I do, with every action I communicate something, and it always has some sort of impact on people. I mean you might think "what, me? But I have no significance like that.." But you never know who might be looking up to you and taking example of you in how they lead their lives. For example, I think about "What would my children think?" What kind of example do I want to leave to them? Or any future generations? Anyone? The decisions I do today has an impact on them too! And I dont even have any children yet. (even close, haha. Nae married) :) Basically, you matter, your life matters, and the things you do matter. They do! You matter honey! And so often we truly are oblivious to those who actually care about what we do.

"The church is there to re-charge the batteries,
the church is there for believers to be ministered to
so that they can go out
taking God out to people
who dont know God
"

I so believe in that too and sometimes it seems to me like the church has lost the plot when it comes to that. We need support, we need a resting place, we need a place where we can charge our batteries.

Well, had this on my heart today...

Much love to you all!
love
Mimo

10 December 2006

Taking the church out

This is one of the most inspiring stories I've read recently!! It's an article by Sarah Smith, who leads the 24-7 Prayer clubbing Mission Team in London. I met Sarah at the international leaders gathering in London. She's lovely! I love what she says at the end:

"Let’s not just wait and expect people to walk into church!
Let’s take church out to the people."


The London Night Belongs to Jesus
by Sarah Smith

As the Christmas season approaches, I hope you all have your dancing shoes at the ready for some serious dance floor action at parties, work do’s and nights out galore. Please bear in mind though that a boogie is not just for Christmas and should be nurtured all year around.

I for one absolutely love going clubbing and I actually find a club night out the perfect setting to pray and worship. That might sound strange, especially as clubs tend to be smoky, way too loud and packed to the brim with hundreds of sweaty people trying to do their thing on the dance-floor. But I love all that, and there’s just something about the chunky, throbbing, pulsating beats that really helps me to focus and lift up prayers and praises to God. Thankfully, I am not the only one who can relate to this! I lead a team of about 10 guys and gals who have a heart for the club scene in London and once a month we go out praying and worshipping as we dance at a club in King’s Cross called The Cross.

We do this as a 24-7prayer mission team. We are from different churches across London and we started out about two and a half years ago, responding to a call from God to bring our prayers and worship into the clubs. Basically the places we would normally hang out in at the weekend anyway so not a big hardship! For most of the first year we did a club and pray tour around some of London’s biggest super-clubs such as Turnmills, Fabric and the Ministry of Sound. Since then we have mainly been focusing on The Cross (because we like it, not because of the name!), going to the same club night each month and really sowing into it – hoping to bump into familiar faces and build relationships with people. God has led us in our prayers and sometimes we have had themes for the night such as transformation, God’s love, forgiveness etc. We always pray for the resident DJ and the others DJs that perform there. And we pray for the people around us on the dance-floor.

When I tell people that we pray in clubs, they sometimes have the impression that we kneel down on the dance-floor and start speaking in tongues. We don’t do that! We just look like any other clubber, but we are communicating with God in our heads and spirits and also communicating with each other - telling each other what we think God is saying and what he might want us to be praying into. We also spend time worshipping God, worshipping with our bodies as we dance and lifting up His name to the music. Loads of our fellow clubbers have their hands up in the air for the DJs, but our arms are outstretched as we express our love for Jesus.

We get offered pills a lot and even just saying no and explaining that we’re not even drinking is a huge witness. It can be hard for some people to understand how we have so much stamina to be out dancing until the early hours of the morning without any chemical assistance and this sometimes opens up opportunities for chats about our faith. We were even able to pray with someone in the club a couple of months ago.

Of course, being in a club environment can be very distracting and it wouldn’t be for everyone. There are plenty of temptations along the way and keeping focused can be a challenge. This is why we spend plenty of time in prayer before we even get into the club. We meet to pray and worship in the 24-7prayer City of London Boiler Room before heading out. It’s so good to get up close and personal with God before getting on the mission field and this is a vital part of what we do. We also meet once a month to pray outside of the club mission night to keep the rhythm of prayer going even when we’re not dancing.

Maybe this is something you might be interested in getting involved in! Are you someone who loves clubbing and would be up for getting involved in mission in this scene? The Cross might not be your type of club, but it would be great to hear from you anyway as it would be good to see more teams go out into different clubs across London. Perhaps you are not into clubbing, but would be up for supporting us in prayer from time to time. Either way, I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me on via email.

In this holiday season, I’d love to encourage all of you to think about how you can use your hobbies, interests and places you hang out socially to glorify God and bring people closer to Jesus. For example, if you have a local pub that you go to regularly, why not start getting a bit strategic and have a pray before you go out – asking God for opportunities to speak about your faith and demonstrate His love to others.

Let’s not just wait and expect people to walk into church! Let’s take church out to the people.

Merry Christmas!

title image taken by Mike PD
thumbnail moon image taken by Petur Gauti


07 December 2006

being true

Look at that passion. Jeff Deyo live!



Drown me in Your love
Let me lose myself

Also like what Toby Rand says here.. Put on the search in youtube and you'll get a few more videos! (him singing) He was part of the american rock version of Fame Academy or Idols (ok they are TOTALLY in different leagues!!) They were looking for a new lead singer for a rock band (consisting of a few big names) Just to give you a wee background here!

04 December 2006

Take me to your Leader

" They don't know why we care
They don't know what's out there
They don't know how it's done
Let's Take `Em To Our Leader's Son

They see we've got the joy
They see us live in joy
it's real, it's free, it's fun,
Let's Take `Em To Our Leader's Son"

Oh that our lives would really speak this way that it would make people ask who our leader was!

I was watching Newsboys videos on youtube and yesterday I read this speech given by Conan O'Brien at Harvard.. six years ago. Those made me think how I appreciate and admire people who don't give up, who keep pursuing their dreams and do their thing even when it might not succeed straight away or people laugh at you, dont get it, when you are criticised. I guess it is a matter of finding your thing - what is that thing that makes you tick, that gives you a burn inside, that you have a passion for, that you could die for (almost), not live without? What do you love to do? What do you enjoy doing?

Conan didn't give up. Rather good that speech actually bcos he tells in it what happened between graduating Harvard 1985, and starting the Late Night show in 1994.

And Newsboys have just kept at it, kept doing it for quite some time already. And I actually think that their songs and the whole thing just gets better by the years! So am really glad they have kept at it and not given up. They've got some really apt lyrics that speak directly to your heart.

Here's some lyrics that started affecting our lives back in 1998...That spoke to my heart.

"I'm not ashamed to let you know
I want this light in me to show"

"'
by the moon and the tide
like a man and his bride
i will wait on you,
Lord"

"He doesnt love us because of who we are,
He only loves us because of who He is."

I'll finish off today with a great song by Jeremy Camp, "Understand". He understands it all. He is my ever present help in time of need.

I know you understand it all
So why don't I get back on my feet again
You hear me when I call
You're there when I fall
You hear me when I call



God Bless you all! Much love, Meeee x

PS Special hugs to S, S & P..come visit meeeeeeeeeeee! Miss yous.

27 November 2006

Be lifted high

This vid simply deserves a double posting!!Look at all those hands up in the air!! :-) God Bless you all. Love "vj" Mimo


22 November 2006

inside out

Was reading through my own old posts. I was much wordier back in October 05! Haha I like reading MY OWN POSTS. hehehehehehehe. Truth be told that actually happened 'cos I went for a look out of this particular post. Here's the video of the Hillsong United song I'm talking about there.. luckily someone has posted it on youtube.

"Everlasting
Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending
Your glory goes beyond all fame"






There's hope!

I really wanted to post a video I saw on God tv actually when I was watching this show (did you know you can watch God tv online??) Anyways, if I post the video it totally messes up my whole blog! So I can't. But you can find the aforementioned video in my myspace , it's the first one, in my "about me" section. It's a video by "By the Tree" called World on fire. I like it. Nice. It's a pretty new song.

Also, love this song. We were worshiping along to it on sunday. Love it.

"In my life be lifted high
In my world high be lifted high
In our love be lifted high"



Thanks Juha & guys for bringing that song into the worship. It rocks.

15 November 2006

right foundation



Ohh I so love this song! I'm being inspired by it. Such fundamental truths!!
The key to true security...

"Im Okey 'bcos You get me".

I don't care what the world may say I hear you calling my name There is nothing that I'd rather do Than just worship you, LORD I'm going to worship you You understand me So completely Now I am free LORD you get me.

08 November 2006

scotland

I ended up looking at Scotland stuff on the internet today. It hit me (Im clearly being hit by many things of recent!) how MUCH of Scotland I have actually seen. I know there's still many places (of course!) I've not been to, but still, quite a bit of the country I managed to see in three years. I came especially familiar with the highlands, and even some of the northern highlands! I've even been to Isle of Skye twice. Woohoo! Neist Point is one of my favourite places of all. As is the beach South of Ayr with the ruins of Dunure castle, onlooking to Isle of Arran. (This picture actually describes more of the feel of the beach I think)

Btw, I had a hilarious moment once. There's south of Arran
a wee wee island called "Aailsa Craig" and it basically just looks like a big rock on the water. I was flying back to Glasgow once from summer holidays, and there was an american guy next to me that I had been chatting with. Just before we landed we flew above Ayr and I said "Ohh!!! Looook!! that's..mmm..(thinking as I couldnt remember its name)... Ayr's Rock!!"

...I mean if that guy had any knowledge he would know that Ayers Rock is situated somewhat on the other side of the globe :-) But don't you think pretty clever brain work: Ayr + a rock outside it = must be Ayr's rock! Ok, it really DOES look like a rock! See for yourselves. Ha, don't you agree! It truly is just like a rock. Though a big one, must admit.) This is what it most often looks like from the aforementioned beach. Oh, and I though this pic was awesome - it's taken 70 miles away from Beinn An Lochainn. If you look closely you can catch my Ayr's Rock in the distance.

I'll end with typical Scottish lodgings.


About as typical as polar bears roaming in the streets of Helsinki. =)

07 November 2006

hit me today

..Im actually looking forward to christmas already!! I've been drinking glögi the last two days, and I guess the snow outside makes you think of christmas. Personally, I don't think I have ever before been this early..Well, good preparation makes a good celebration, right! :-) Maybe this year I won't be last minute shopping for gifts.. hehe. Anyhoo, must dash now. Blessings everyone, me loves yous!

02 November 2006

graceful


i'M OFF to Hämeenlinna tomorrow (friday..or is it today?) for the Vapis (Free church) Youth Event to help in the setting up of prayer room there. Am very much looking forward to going! Truly feel like Im meant to go. I love it when I feel my Heavenly Daddy really wants me somewhere and I am meant to go there. Love being sent by Him. Im Looking forward also to seeing Eva again (havent since London) and meeting snew faces (I LOVE meeting people!!) coming together with fellow passionate prayer people, seeing youth, seeing lives changed. I'm looking forward to seeing what He's gonna do in there. It's really good people pulling the event together as well. It's generally gonna be a really good crowd I feel! Come too if you are anywhere near and able! (Sade?! I'd love to see you) :-) And please remember the youth and us in your prayers! Thanks!

"Apprends à l'enfant le chemin qu'il doit suivre,
même quand il sera vieux, il n'en déviera pas."

Proverbs 22:6

24 October 2006

Best friendship quote I know

Ei mikään aika tai etäisyys heikennä niiden ystävyyttä, jotka tuntevat toistensa arvon.

Robert Southey




More Quotes & that one in English here

22 October 2006

there's enough death as it is..let us not further more..let's speak life


This issue about words is very personal to God. It concerns how we talk about ourselves, our spouses, our children, our churches, our cities, and our nations. Our words are being aligned with the words of Christ. Jesus only did and said what He saw His Father doing and saying...this is our example. We must watch and listen before we speak because there is life and death in the tongue, and God is adding a new authority upon our words as His sons and daughters to speak life into nations, people, situations, etc. It is a time to know His words more then ever before, and to align our words with His Word.

God desires that healing comes forth from our mouths, not harm.

We need to let the prayer of our
heart be out of Psalm 19:14


"Let the words of my mouth

and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable in Thy sight,

O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."


By Kathi Pelton,

Operation Prayer Watch

26 September 2006

Life with laughter














'tis how I feel most of the time
(Life's meant to be FUN i think!)

This pic is from July, it's Minna (she's one of my greatest supports, a superb girl!) and Leena and moi! (from left to right: Leena, moi, Minna) I would have so much updating to do I think I gave up on it a long time ago hehe :-) Guess I write here every now and then- thoughts that spur on me, or videos I like, or photos, whatever. Its too much try to tell everything that happens or goes on in this head! But I *will* try to get a London update of some sort up in here..Been just really busy and tired since I came back..Was awesome time though must say. God is good. So good. And I LOVE travelling. I wanna go somewhere again in November!! That's how I feel.. I was ready to hop on the next plane as soon as we arrived at Helsinki-Vantaa :-) ...

I was reading blogs of people I havent been reading for awhile, and was reminded of the thing I love about blogs and forums of all sorts is the community about all this! Since we no longer live in small villages and in households of even four families where you maybe had 30-40 people in your immediate surroundings.. We were created to be together and in fellowship with each other I do believe. Its great to discuss, interact and communicate. Share life. Is there anything better than that? OoOoO I love communication :)

04 September 2006

Wanna join?

Raide 1

Kamera käy!

Raide 1 on evankelioiva nuortenohjelma TV7:llä. Sen tavoite on kertoa evankeliumi nuorekkaasti ja niin että nuoret itse kertovat kokemuksiaan Jumalasta.

Syyskuusta 2006 lähtien Raide 1 on tauolla, toistaiseksi. Syynä on se, että ohjelman päävastaavat Sirkku ja Heimo Tiihonen ovat lähdössä yhdeksäksi kuukaudeksi raamattukouluun Tampaan, Floridaan. Etsimme halukkaita henkilöitä jatkamaan tätä arvokasta työmuotoa, sillä uskomme Jumalan nostavan uusia työmiehiä ja naisia voittamaan Suomen nuoret Jeesukselle.

Sirkku vauhdissa

Haluatko sinä olla mukana evankelioivan, nykyaikaisia ihmisiä tavoittavan nuortenohjelman tekemisessä ja/tai suunnittelussa? Ota yhteyttä meihin osoitteella yfc@yfcfinland.org. Anna Jumalan tulen vallata sinut!

Tuffe kameran kanssa

Terveisin,

Sirkku ja Heimo Tiihonen
Youth for Christ Finland

25 August 2006

Love this one




O Jesus make me an expression of you! And expression of your Heart, and expression of your glory. That you might be glorified in me, you live thru me, thru my life.

24 August 2006

Let us do Good

Therefore, as we have opportunity let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers

Galatians 6:10

07 August 2006

Out of touch

Saturday twas Laura's and Jason's wedding... Ah, weddings are great! Their "song" was "Love is all around"..from the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. Abs LOVED the Ceilidh (ie.Scottish dancing) !!! That is SO happening in someone else's (name witheld) WEDDING as well. It is beyond my understanding how I managed to live three years in the country and never attend a Ceilidh (=?!?) I mean there were many opportunities at uni, many times one organised. Mimosaaaaaaaaaa?!?!?!??! But oh boy! it was FUN! Good times.

..Pictures to follow later on as I get some.

But I must get going now..our internet's not been working since friday, somethings wrong with the 'puter/connection unfortunately..And I=not home at mo..Sees yous!

Much Love to you all!

03 August 2006

Follow Through



Gavin DeGraw

Like the house in the beginning, nice one. tosi upeesti kuvattu..Miten ne osaa?

01 August 2006

Love this pic


*Surrender*

This is Lisa Gungor worshiping..

29 July 2006

Destined for something

We all have a purpose to be, a place to be, we are all destined for something.


I’m destined for something I feel it inside A prophet or poet Would be just fine An inspiring writer An eloquent preacher What do you have for me But I will be Faithful in small things Not neglecting what’s right in my hand And whatever I do May it always bring glory to You Make me a servant Or make me stand tall If I have great talent Or nothing at all Well it doesn’t matter For Your plan is greater I want Your plan for me And whatever will come Let my prayer be this one That I’ll follow You all of my days In the big and the small Let them all bring glory to You Oh Lord I want to Do great things for You But all great things are not so big They’re sometimes small And whatever will come Let my prayer be this one That I’ll follow You all of my days And when my life is through I pray it brought glory to You Lord when my life is through I pray it brought glory to You

~ Lisa Gungor "the Big and the Small" ~

27 July 2006

More to this Life

Hey peeps, hey myself (As not sure if anyone actually besides moiself READS this..haven't sent the new address to much ppl yet..as wasnt sure if I was gonna change it again.) I have emigrated to MySpace somewhat of late. Have not felt much like blogging. Ah, and it's summer, hey! :) I like what Maija wrote on her myspace (Oh and here's Maija's blog too.) I can pretty much sign everything she said, but this bit in particular

"
I see life as an adventure, I don´t think God wanted us to be bored on earth. He has so much in store for us..I wanna explore it throughout my life"

For Freedom it was that Christ set us free.

Follow your heart
Where-ever it takes you
Follow your dreams
where-ever they find you
The light in the storm
Will always be with you
if you follow your heart "

(Paul Barry & Mark Taylor)

Song MORE TO THIS LIFE by Storysibe B here

07 July 2006

Good Morning!

It's another beautiful summer morning!! I can't believe how amazing this summer has been. The mornings are just great. There hasn't been many mornings with rain or anything. Mostly when I cycle to work its like today - blue sky and sunshine. Thank you God! :) I love you Daddy!!!



Now must head to work :)

Have a fab weekend!! May God fill your life with His love!!
Much Love
Mimsmi xxx

04 July 2006

New Horizons



Where have my stories gone? I dunno. Told you I've become a Vj, hehe ;-) Anyways, here is Vertical Horizon's "Everything you want", an old hit song from couple years back, thanks to Jo I ended up listening to Vertical Horizon's music again. Actually quite enjoyed their new cd. Must get that..You can listen to the whole songs on that link if you click it.

I also like stuff like 12 Stones and Pillar.

Btw, dont make any hasty assumptions on my state of mind. :)