Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Less than 2 Weeks

It is officially less than two weeks until I board my plane for Haiti! Saying I'm excited would be an understatement.

I am running around like crazy trying to get all my items, shots, papers and of course, more support! And with Christmas, new babies, our anniversary and leaving soon.. my mind is in need of some down time.

So instead of writing.. I am just going to ask for your prayers. I am in need of strength and wisdom, patience and discernment, courage to leave Eric and faith that the Lord can sustain me. I also am in need of more financial support.
I pray for these things almost constantly throughout the day, and I know that the Lord will provide.

Thank you friends for loving me in spite of my flaws and radical emotions. Thank you for praying and thinking of me during the holidays and beginning of the new year!

Be blessed!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Please Excuse the Exclamation Points!

Sorry it has been so long since I have written. Life, as of late, seems to be a mixture of the incredible and the devastating. There has been tragedy and miracles, death and new life! 
But out of it all one thing is for sure: Jesus' blood never fails me!

This is a line that a good friend of mine Matt Miller sings as a chorus sometimes and it has been my battle cry lately. Why? Because I choose to believe that our God is bigger than the confusing times in our lives. He is greater than my unbelief, my failures, my mess-ups and sins. He is the LIVING God! Do you understand what that means? He is alive and looking over us! Our Lord, the creator of everything! More infinite in love, knowledge, power, mercy, grace and wisdom! I choose to remember that He is God and I am not. Like Francis Chan speaks on Isaiah 55, "My (His) thoughts are not your (my) thoughts..." I trust in the fact that He has not turned His back on me, He knows what is going on in my life and yet He is there with me. His Blood will NEVER fail me! It is certain, sure and concrete.

When I am down on myself for my mistakes, I remember His love for me.
When I don't understand things that have happened, I believe in Him.
When my heart aches with pain, I believe in Him.

I look to the past year and I see evidences of His hand holding mine. I see His protection over me, I see His how He led me back to Him when I veered off the path.

I pray that in 2013 I will look back and say the same. I hope to look back and be confident and content in my obedience to His will.

I am listening Lord! Send me!