Pastor exposed as fraud

In seek of attention some people do crazy stuff. A former Adelaide pastor who inspired hundreds of thousands of young Christians with his terminal cancer 'battle' has been exposed as a fraud.

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New wallet

This is my new wallet!!! Isn’t it COOL?!

Pylones…is the brand of my new wallet and it's a French brand. They have crazy designs! Check them out at I love their stuff!!

Compass interview

Never heard of the band Compass?? They are amazing!

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Check out this interview

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Interview Steven Curtis Chapman

During a tragic accident the Chapman family lost one of their kids. In this interview the family talks about the loss of their daughter and sister.


The life of my family and of myself have been turned upside down over the past year. I came across this song and it reminds me of this past year. Not only that but Carrie Underwood has an AMAZING voice!

Bike trip mania

I’m part of the international committee of the YMCA in Katwijk. YMCA Katwijk has a partnership with YMCA Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Every two years we organise a trip. This year we organised a bike trip in Holland for Dutch and American kids. In 2010 we are going back to Boothbay.

At the moment there’s a group of 6 American kids and two adults here in my hometown. We had planned to take them on two bike trips: one to Otterlo and the other one to Amsterdam. Last weekend we went to Amsterdam. We left on Saturday and came back yesterday.

Our first stop was camping “Amsterdamse Bos”.
Being Dutch and living here in Holland I experienced loads of camping spots here and I can truly say that this is the worst camping EVER! Never go there!!! The owner is extremely rude and there’s continually people smoking pot on the camping site. I don’t care if you want to smoke pot but please don’t do it in a kitchen where everybody is cooking. Later I found out that the kitchen was the only place where you could smoke. Ughhh. We visited this camping 4 years ago and everything was all right back then...but probably much changed in 4 years time. The camping experience ruined our trip for a bit but luckily we still had loads of fun. On Sunday the group visited the Muiderslot castle. On Monday we went to Amsterdam to do some sightseeing. We visited the Amsterdam Dungeon. Which was an awesome place, we had fun! Also we took the group to the Anne Frank house and on a boat ride through the canals. It was amazing. On Tuesday we headed for Spaarnwoude. There we stayed at camping “Houtrak” This was an amazing camping site and the owner was great! We came back yesterday and were all pretty tired. The American group is leaving Friday, unfortunately! But I think we can look back to a wonderful three weeks.


My best friend is getting married!!! Yes! Her boyfriend proposed to her yesterday.

Without knowing it I saw the proposal. I was cycling down the boulevard when I saw a small airplane with a huge banner flying over the beach. I couldn’t read the sign because (obviously) I’m blind without glasses on.
She called me later that evening to tell me the news. It’s amazing! I’m so happy for them!!!

My roommate is getting married too!! Her boyfriend proposed to her 4 weeks ago!!

A LOT of marriages next year ;-) Congrats to both couples!

Media invasion: Radovan Karadzic

Radovan Karadzic in 1992 (left) and in a photo released on 22 July 2008

At this moment there’s a huge media invasion in Holland. Media from all around the world have come to Holland for Radovan Karadzic trial; he’s the former leader of the Bosnian Serbs. He made his first appearance at the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Thursday afternoon where he is expected to be formally charged. Karadzic has been indicted on 11 charges relating to war crimes and genocide during the Bosnian conflict in the early 1990s. According to the BBC a new hearing has been set for August 29. According to Dutch news the trial can take up to two years!