Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mr. Steve is on his way

Mr. Steve and his family arrived home from their amazing mission trip. He reports to Paul that his kids had such a great time while on the trip they didn't want to come home.

I, of course, am thankful they did. I've been counting the days. I wish I could say that I was spiritually sound all the time-that I am happy the trip was so successful. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it was. But as we have all learned from Hunter's journey, honesty is the best policy.

I'm glad they are home. I'm glad that they are safe. I'm glad that it was a success. I'm glad they were able to share God's Word.

But selfishly, I'm really glad their home because that means Mr. Steve is coming to our house Friday. Yeah, this Friday, so we can discuss the plans we have for the house and get them underway. I'm so glad God loves me just the way I am-because I can be really pathetic!

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Walking in the Light

Wow! This year year has been a whirlwind to say the least. I am shocked we are near the half way point in February. Part of me wants to dance. If the start of the year is any indication of how it is going to go, I am happy it's flying by. I will usher in 2009 with bells and whistles.

Yet, I am humbly reminded that every day is a gift, and I need to walk in the Light. I need to let Him guide me through each day. I need to listen to His still, quiet voice...Yeah I know for me that's a stretch. I'm never still long enough to catch my breath.

As I write this, our dear neighbor of ten years is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I am awed by the faith she has in God. I am humbled by the fight she has within her to beat the demon we know as cancer. Hunter, in his six year old wisdom said to me, "Mommy, why are you sad? We are just going to pray and Jesus is going to make her better." The faith of a child and the living testimony of one who is dwelling in God's amazing grace reminds me to walk daily in the His unfailing light.