Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Heart for Missions

Monday was a day full of mixed emotions for me.  We had the privilege of having Tom and Melissa over for dinner one last time before they started their travels back east.  We had a wonderful time of fellowship and my heart was full of joy but the time came to say goodbye and it was bitter-sweet.
I am so excited for them and the start of their journey to Africa as missionaries.  I'm so thankful God allowed our paths to cross because I've learned so much from Tom and Melissa's Godly example.  Pray with me as this precious family starts this new season in their life.  To God Be The Glory!

“People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.” Nate Saint, missionary to Ecuador

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Our Trip to San Fran

I wanted to share a few pictures from our trip to San Francisco.  

Paul and Kathy went to Alcatraz.

Dad, Mom and I went on a Bridge to Bridge cruise.

It was beautiful there and the weather was perfect for us.

Thanks again Kathy for including us on this weekend getaway!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I'm Buying Chickens

I know I've been M.I.A. and I am sorry about that but life has been a little crazy and I'm trying to learn how to juggle everything.  In memory of Mike I am continuing my chicken tradition of buying chickens through Gospel for Asia.

It's hard to believe another year has passed without Mike in my life.  I know that God is all I need but I would be lying if I said that Mike's passing didn't leave a huge whole in my heart and life.  I am not very good at sharing my feelings and I think people must think I am so cold hearted but the truth is I do have feelings and sometimes I have to remind myself daily that God has a plan.  Mike dying was not an accident or out of God's control.  God was and is in full control and who am I to question why He took Mike.

One of many things that I have learned over these past three years without Mike is that He balanced me out.  I've had to learn to stay grounded and keep my feelings in check.  I'm grateful to God for giving me a sister who is always willing to listen to me.

As the Godly husband he was, He also kept me headed in the right direction.  I don't know what the future holds but I know I can trust in God to guide me, I just need to make sure to stop and listen.  This Saturday, the anniversary of Mike's home going, I will be spending the day fasting from food and also electronics just like I have in the year's past and I will be meditating and praying for direction for this next year of my life.  I want to be sure I am in God's will.  My desire is to bring God glory in all I do!