Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wrapping things up...

I've spent the last 3 1/2 weeks back in my hometown in the USA. It's been a needed rest. However, in a few hours I'll be on my way again, back to the place God has called me, back to my home, as much of an earthly home as I'll ever have.

People always ask the same questions: Don't you wish you had more time? Are you sad to be leaving again?

And the answer is never as easily breathed as the question itself. For I've come to find that no matter where I go in this whole world, I will always be missing someone. I will never be 'still' and 'done'. There will never be a moment when I will have everything and will want to just stay there forever. That is not who God has called me to be. He has called me to follow Him and in that He has interwoven my heart with those in many different places, many different lands. As nice as this break was, it is just that, a break, a bit of relaxation. I don't go back to "get it out of my system" and I will never finally be "done".

And because this is what God has called me to and because He has become my passion...I have suitcases packed waiting by the door and tomorrow I will again be on my way.

~ To God Be the Glory!

Friday, October 14, 2011

I never was good at art...

So, I read this post from my dear friend J just minutes ago... everything in this is exactly what God has been dealing with in my own life. I'm learning this lesson, but a month ago I was asking REALLY GOD?? I now know the answers to my questions that I have HAVE to trust Him. But this is a huge life changing decision in itself. J's words are so elegant and honest and bare and exactly .... real.

Read it HERE

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Oh A.... sweet little mr A... how I will miss ....

those raised eyebrows,
that hysterically unique imagination,
your adorably fake 'surprised' look,

your silly faces that make me laugh,

your brilliant creativity,
(your first time to build something other than a tower.. AIRPLANE!
and your first drawing.. other than scribbles.. SNAKE!! )

your sweet caring spirit,

those sad 'puppy dog' eyes you can give that melt my heart,

your contagious laughter,

your leadership,

your protective heart,

your beautiful friendships,

your love for life.

Oh, A, how I will miss our snuggly smiling pictures! God has such a wonderful plan for your life, He has delivered you to your family! I love you and through these tears, I'll be praying for you always.

~ To God Be the Glory!

I know I haven't posted in a while, I'm just laying low for a little while.

I have taken some time to return to KY for a short but much needed break. Only 3 1/2 weeks, but God is doing much in my life, I'm refocusing on Him and catching my breath.

I'll be starting a new chapter in my life when I return and I'm desperately needing to process this last year and mentally and emotionally prepare for this next chapter. I know this is what is needed, but it's so hard to be away from those precious faces.

Here's a few pics of those faces I'm missing!!! :