Oh, the places…

that man, Jesus
1 August, 2011, 10:29 am
Filed under: learning process, sharing

He gave of himself everything so that man could live freely and he loved with no condition. He changed mindsets and rejected no one. His compassion was contagious, as well as his laughter—the most joyous man to have ever lived. Not everyone wanted to be his friend. Even still, he treated each person with respect. He did not disguise what he was feeling nor did he sugar coat the cost. Yes, he even threw tables across the temple. He challenged many and changed lives for eternity. The tenderness of his word made him soft on the ears. They could listen for hours and follow for a lifetime.

My desire is to imitate Christ’s humility. -c


is my utmost for his highest?
19 October, 2010, 3:00 pm
Filed under: learning process, TRUST

today i read this : “You have no idea of where or how God is going to engineer your future circumstances, and no knowledge of what stress and strain is going to be placed on you either at home or abroad. And if you waste your time in overactivity, instead of being immersed in the great fundamental truths of God’s redemption, then you will snap when the stress and strain do come. But if this time of soaking before God is being spent in getting rooted and grounded in Him, which may appear to be impractical, then you will remain true to Him whatever happens.” this excerpt is from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest’ October 19 entitled ‘The Unheeded Secret’.

just what i needed to read…i am soaking before God. And I have no idea where or how God is going to engineer my future circumstances. -c

behind the door
14 September, 2010, 3:42 am
Filed under: learning process, what now

This morning i received an unexpected text message. The number i didn’t recognize but i did see there were more than 10 numbers…the usual for a United States mobile. It was from a friend of mine in Australia! you can imagine how excited i was to hear from a friend so far away! He asked me ‘What’s on the other side of the door that was opened for you?’. what a question, eh? It got me thinking…have doors been opened already? my response: well, it seems as though children were behind the door. i’m a nanny now (for a lovely family with 2 precious boys). And beginnings of a young adults ministry. We’ll see what else.” I’m also going to be teaching/assisting in an English as Second Language course. Reaching the nations…

It’s nothing spectacular; most of these are practical—a job, ministry, teaching—but blessings indeed! I shouldn’t underestimate the power of small beginnings. Oh! the anticipation…-c

we’re going to the other side
23 August, 2010, 12:22 am
Filed under: learning process, TRUST

Jesus is the one who asked me to get in this boat. You bet we are going to the other side. Who knew it would be a journey across the great blue Pacific. it’ll be great to be back. I’m just a little sad to leave already…the next adventure begins in 3 days. -c

come on!
17 August, 2010, 6:02 am
Filed under: dare i say..., learning process, TRUST

it doesn’t mean i’ve failed. so let’s can the label ‘failure’. it does not mean i’ve given up. X out the label ‘quitter’. it doesn’t mean it was a mistake so let’s throw out the label ‘sadly mistaken’. this adventure was full of LIFE. packed with exciting things, challenges, laughs. so what i’m leaving earlier than “planned”…what’s a plan anyway? all i know is i’ve been promised plans to prosper, not to be harmed, hope and a future. (jer. 29:11) revelation and redirection or simply a turn in the road happens all the time. and you know what? you just gotta be ready. that’s why we live by faith and not by sight. that’s why it’s called trust and not entrapment. it can get sticky and it can get wild. the road is narrow but the burden is light. i just say ‘YES’. The rest is up to my Anchor to determine. where to? maybe the dark path that will soon be lit up or perhaps the ancient paths, the good way (jer. 6:16). all i need to know is the voice behind me saying, “this is the way, walk in it” (isa. 30:21). my perseverance in the pursuit of my dream is unwavering. i’ll keep on. i will not look back but i will reminisce. my eyes are fixed. the harvest is ready. here we go! -c

the heart of life
15 July, 2010, 6:36 am
Filed under: learning process, TRUST

Pain throws you heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No, it won’t all go the way, it should
But I know the heart of life is good

-John Mayer, The Heart Of Life

For the time being I am living with some beautiful girls in Bella Vista. My gorgeous friend, Tessa, is home in Capetown for 2 weeks. The room she shares with Annie and Christian is my temporary place. Thank the good Lord above for her. My friend Gabby is also staying in this same house for a couple weeks with her friend from Florida! Kylie is an amazing girl, just fresh off the plane from Jacksonville! I am excited that we can all have fun together. It was a pleasant surprise when I heard we would all for a short time be housemates. I am okay. I am continuing to explore my housing options here. I am praying for knowledge and discernment. And I am asking for divine strength to trust in His hand. YEAHHH! Greater things are still to be done….

in a season of tears,they remind themselves of their dream, they remind themselves of good things promised. psalm126:1-6

I am praying for you. -c