Thursday, February 24, 2011

counting down the days

i can't believe that I am getting ready to leave in just 8 days! i am so excited and ready to be there but definitely a little nervous :) i am so thankful that i have had some sweet ladies pouring into me and helping me get ready for this journey. please be praying for travel safety...making sure i get through new york :)...and all that i am going to encounter during these next 3 months. i really don't even know what specifically to ask people to pray about, but Jesus knows our hearts. the Lord has been teaching me ALOT about patience and joy and i haven't even gotten out of my house yet, just goes to show that He is going to be up to some good stuff in the coming days.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

amazing grace

I probably shouldn't be writing this right now but I couldn't not do it. We were just singing amazing grace at church and we came to the line "my chains are gone, ive been set free, my God My savior has ransomed me" and it just hit me how untrue that is for so many. Yes there are lost people in our midst but how many people have never even heard the name of Jesus! The numbers really do blow my is hard for me to even imagine.This is an emergency.

I want these people to know the truth that is revelation 5:9
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Friday, February 4, 2011

a world apart

i tried to have a cute little world map picture up here but i couldn't get it to work so anyway...where we live and where i am going in a few weeks(africa!!) are a world apart. i know it could be alot further but i feel like a WHOLE ocean separating me from everything i know is pretty far. it's so crazy...i feel like i am already starting to love the people that i am going to interact with...even though i have never met them. i'm scared for real...but SO ready to be there. i know how much bigger Jesus is than my fear. i was with a sweet friend tonight talking about this journey and what i most want to get out of it and i really can't wait for the Father to fully reveal Himself to me. I get so sidetracked and unfocused here when life is going on...and Jesus has most definitely shown Himself to be faithful and evident in my life, especially over the past few months. i can't wait for times with Him to be so real, and raw and exciting and scary, joyful and i am sure painful. i heard this song on the radio today and i am officially obsessed. i don't think the words could be any more exact for what i am feeling right now...

If I saw you on the street
And you said come and follow me
But I had to give up everything
All I once held dear and all of my dreams
Would I love you enough to let go
Or would my love run dry
When you asked for my life
When did love become unmoving
When did love become unconsuming

Forgetting what the world has told me
Father of love, you can have me

If you're all you claim to be
Then I'm not loosing anything
So I will crawl upon my knees
Just to know the joy of suffering
I will love you enough to let go

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

little kate

i feel like i am wearing out the social networks right now as this story is on my facebook, twitter and now my blog.

i came across this story of a sweet family who is battling their little girls fight with a brain tumor. please take the time to visit their webpage/blog and keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

hearing and reading about things like this are the reminders i need that life is short..and a precious gift from Jesus that we should live to the fullest.