Wednesday, June 17, 2009

it's been a crazy ride, thus far. and i'm not expecting it to get any less crazy, either. the days have been long, but time is flying.

i really don't have much time at all to update this, but, i figured i should at least write something.

tomorrow the journey starts to the orphanage. quite a few mixed emotions are going into that...while i am so very excited to see the children, knowing that reality is going to hit that Johnson is gone is not going to be easy.

but, God has been faithful this far and He will continue being faithful in all of the days that lie ahead.

anyway, until i have time to put a full update here, know that i am thankful for all of you who read this. be blessed today...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

well, i would like to say that all my bags are packed and i'm ready to go, but. ha. i mean really, who would expect anything less of me when it comes to situations like this?! regardless. things conitnue coming together, and it's amazing.

it's still so surreal to me how quickly the time has gone. but i suppose reality can't be avoided as i sit on the plane tomorrow preparing to fly halfway around the world. there are so many things i'm scared of, so many things i'm excited for, so many things i'm ready to experience again, so many things i'm simply joyful about, so many things i'm not looking forward to, and so many other things in between.

you know, as much as i am not necessarily looking forward to teaching for various reasons, i have learned so much while preparing for them. i've typed 60+ pages of what we're going to be teaching all from scratch, and while at times it has been tedious, i've been forced to look at scripture more in depth.

who really knew that David didn't kill Goliath with the stone he slung at him from his sling? i mean that is what they teach in all the sunday school classes...but if you look closely at the scripture, it says that David killed Goliath with Goliath's own sword. David only knocked Goliath out with his stone. and how many people realize how intimate David's relationship with God was...and look at that through the Psalms? what about the parable about the Vine and it's branches?

there is so much buried in scripture just waiting for us to study and uncover to help us come to a better understand of how big of God we serve and how much He desires to have an intimate relationship with us.

anyway. i'll get off my soapbox for now. like i said, i probably should be packing, the mean time, please know for those of you who read this, your prayers truly are coveted. and know in the mean time, that i'll be praying for all of you as well.

how beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News, but let us not forget how beautiful the Body of Christ is as well.

Be blessed today, my friends, be blessed.