Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Transitions are a part of life but this one is really starting to hit me more than some. Preparing to leave Nashville in less than 2 weeks has caused a lot to sink in for me. I am thankful that our time traveling is mostly finished, but in some ways I will miss it, as crazy as that may seem! In many ways the people we have visited at these churches have been more encouraging to us than anyone else apart from our families. They have been so kind and supportive of us as we have visited and shared with them. In our last service at Peace FWB Church in Morristown, TN, the church members gathered around us and layed hands on us to pray for us. I was overwhelmed with emotion over that they would care so much we sensed that they genuinely were behind us in what God has called us to do. What a great way to end our time of traveling! I praise the Lord for the encouragement of our family in Christ all around the world! We have come to understand that in a whole new way.

Now begins the process of letting go of things here and gearing up for what is ahead. We are still trying to sell our house and my Maxima and lots of things we have here. In some ways that has felt very freeing. Letting go of our Yuki was by far the hardest thing to let go of so far. We miss her so much!

The next few months we will be living in North Carolina and attending the Center for Intercultural Training. I hope to learn a lot during our time there that will help prepare us for Spain. It is going to be hard for me being away from Eli all day during our classes, but that has helped me to realize how blessed I am to have been able to stay home with him these last nine months, even if much of that time was spent in the car! :) Right now we are in the processs of deciding what we will need with us during those three months.

We are praying and so covet your prayers that our house will sell very soon. Even if it sells while we are at CIT it will be such a relief! I know that God can do it and that He knows the exact time it needs to sell. He knows what is best all the time.

I am praying that God will use this time of transitioning to draw us closer to Him and equip us for what is ahead. We need His help so much. I feel so ill-equipped for this journey but I know that if this is what God has called us to do, He will enable us by His power at work through us. I am trusting Him to accomplish His purposes through our lives. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The real question is will I actually USE this!!??

So many of my good friends have blogs, and I always enjoy reading their thoughts. I've never thought I would actually create a blog myself because I always think, "Who in the world cares about reading my thoughts!?" Nevertheless, it seems like a good way to keep up with my friends and hearing about their lives, so I decided to join and hope to not be too boring with it all if I actually do post to it. I guess we'll see how often I remember to keep it updated! Any guesses? It's kind of like those old emails that used to go around where you have 20 questions and the last four are something like this: 
17. Who will be the first friend to respond?
18. Who will never respond?
19. Who thinks this is stupid?
20. Who will send this on to 55 of their closest friends if they really truly love you and don't want to die!