Sep 30, 2010

Our God story

This October it will be 2 years since we moved.
That move used to be one of the biggest things that had happened in my life.
Now?  Not so much.

It has been a CRAZY year.

A year and a month ago I arrived home from my first missions trip.

ONE year!

8 months later I found my self on a plane for Africa.

That was 4 months ago.

Are you following me?

I am now in Africa again for 3 months.

Somewhere in there my brother got married and I started public school.

{Cambodia 2009-Place of Rescue Orphanage}


In June, this year got even crazier.

a lot crazier.

A crazy God thing happened.

{Uganda May 2010-Ssenge Village}


This crazy God thing took me by surprise.  I had been praying for this thing for years {!} and all though I kept on praying and begging God I had lost hope that he would ever answer.  And I was OK with that. It was hard, but after years of bringing this to my parents attention, I had learned it just was not worth the stress and friction.  I prayed and kept quiet (for the most part) but it was up to God now.  I was at peace.

{Uganda September 2010-Amani Baby Cottage}


On our way home from Africa in May I was reading my Bible and this verse popped out at me

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him..."
Psalms 37:7

It sounded a lot like a verse that popped out at me years earlier when I was so depressed that this "thing" would never happen.

"Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
Psalms 27:14

Now, this "thing" is happening.  After years of "being patient and waiting" it is happening.  My hearts desire.  People who know me know that this is true.  I might never know all the reasons why God made me wait for this thing.  I already know some of them.  The reasons are as clear as day now.  Funny how he knew what was best and that He knew that NOW (2010) is the best time for this thing

I'm glad he made me wait.  Really I am.  Waiting has grown me.  It has made my faith stronger.  It blows me away.  God is so, so good.


What is this thing?

A child.

A child who I love deeply.  Who has grown in my heart.  Who I have been praying for and dreaming of for years. 

A child who is a dream come true.

I am blessed.

Very, very blessed...

And I am in love
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I cannot share a lot of details right now.  We are in a pretty tense situation.  I have been emailing back and forth with my mom and prayers for my family would be greatly appreciated. Please pray that God will work everything out.

Sep 29, 2010

In Awe

I have a story.  I really big God story. 
I just got the OK to share this story. 

Its amazing.
It blows me away.
It leaves me in awe of how good God is...all.the.time.

He knows what is best.
He sees our hearts.
He hears our prayers.

And he answers...

{More to come}

Sep 4, 2010

Just Because

I love this picture



*click to enlarge. It looks better that way ; ) *

Sep 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I'm 18 days away from heading to Africa for 3 months.....Can you hear me freaking out?!  So much to do but I need to do a thankful Thursday today.  Just to keep me sane.

So today, I'm thankful for:

-The Internet/email/blogs

-My bed!

-Music

-Knowing that God Knows

-My camera

-My family

-The chance to go back to Uganda

-Blue nail polish

-Ice cream

-LOST (Oh my word! I adore this show!!!  Anyone else out there ever watch it?  I have been watching it on the Internet with Joylynn (The sister I'm going to Uganda with) from season 1 to season 6.  We are almost finished it and I am blown away.  Pleaseeeee do not tell me anything that happens in season 6 if you have watched it!!!!!!!!!!!!  OK, moving along..)

-God

-Being sweet 16 and never been kissed

-skirts

-My hair

-Reece's Rainbow

And one thing I am NOT thankful for today:

-Telephones.  Goodness I can not stand having to call people!

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I could go on and on. But right now I need to go check on my sick brother.

Have an awesome Thursday!!
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