Sunday, November 15, 2009

Skype snapshot

It was so good to see the girls smiling and laughing on Skype today. Grace is now able to walk holding on to fingers. Praise the Lord! We did not know if that would ever be possible when we first met her.

Friday, November 6, 2009


October 31 was the one year annivesary of our dossier's arrival in Haiti. It feels like a huge victory to have completed a full year of waiting. On our imaginary timeline (though in truth it means absolutely nothing), we are halfway through the wait. Thoughts start coming like: this may be our last Thanksgiving without the girls here... the last Christmas... Geoff finished the girls bedroom. We are ready and eager for their arrival.

At the same time we found out a close family member has stage 4 cancer. Quite a surprise. Once again we find ourselves surrounded with new senarios and terminology. Not nearly so fun as trying out Kreyol. Thoughts start coming like: this may be our last Thanksgiving... the last Christmas...

How is it possible to want to miraculously speed up and miraculously slow down time all at once.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I must learn that the purpose of my life belongs to God, not me. God is using me from His great personal perspective, and all He asks of me is that I trust Him. I should never say, "Lord, this causes me such heartache." To talk that way makes me a stumbling block. When I stop telling God what I want, He can freely work His will in me without any hinderance. He can crush me, exalt me, or do anything else He chooses. He simply asks me to have absolute faith in Him and His goodness. Self-pity is of the devil, and if I wallow in it I cannot be used by God for His purpose in the world. Oswald Chambers