Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
A very good friend of mine says, "When the Lord closes one door, He will always open another. But meanwhile it's Hell in the hallway."
I don't think that saying is theologically accurate, but you get the point, right? Many times we are waiting for direction...anything. We spend our lives constantly making choices. What to wear...what to eat...where to go...what to say...what NOT to say... But what about the days when we have to make BIG choices like...should I take that job...should I buy that house...what should I invest my time in... Usually we take choices like those to God. We ask for His will and we seek His guidance.
And then the waiting comes.
Sometimes the answer is quick, but more often its s.l.o.w.
At least it is for me. Probably because I tend to rush into things and God needs to make me wait and really think things through.
So recently, (as in yesterday) God closed a door for me. I had been in the "hallway" for about a month now trying to decipher which door God was going to have me go through next. And honestly I was ok with either direction. One door led to a job position at our church. A position I would have loved to have and I would have done well. But God felt otherwise. The other door is slowly opening and I'm not sure what is behind it just yet.
God has been calling my heart to become more involved in taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Ideas are flying in my head. Josh and I have been praying and seeking God's will in the matter. What does it look like? How will we do it? Where will we do it? What needs to happen first?
Thankfully we have a like mind in the matter. That right there is a HUGE answer to prayer. Since we are still in the early planning stages, I don't feel that I can share the details just yet. But when the pieces of this giant puzzle do start coming together...you will be the first to know!!
Friday, March 4, 2011
I would like you to meet Daniel, Simon, and Isaac. (left to right) These sweet boys are our new friends from Uganda. They stayed with us this past week and have truly been a blessing to our home. They will be in the States until June while they travel with the Mwangaza Children's Choir.
We had a great time sharing our culture with these kiddos. They were tasting rice krispie treats for the first time. Needless to say it was a hit! Who doesn't love rice krispie treats??
And it is offical...Nerf guns are loved by ALL boys. Every night all of the boys were gather upstairs for their "Epic Nerf Battles" followed by peels of laughter. By the way, doesn't Simon just have a beautiful face?
Its amazing to me that these kids had just learned to ride a bike about 2 weeks before they were at our house. They looked like they had been riding them for years!
And this was the 2nd time they had been swimming...EVER!! Can you imagine? Daniel was doing great! Can't you just see him on the Ugandan Olympic swimming team someday?!
And sweet little Isaac. This kid has a smile that can melt your heart. He is always happy...especially when he's eating mangos!
My kids really loved having these boys staying with us. They left today, but they will be back in 2 weeks for 3 more days. We can't wait to see them again.
If you are interested in seeing their choir perform, you can check out there website Mwangaza Children's Choir.