Showing posts from July, 2015

Bury thy Sorrow

These past few days I've felt extremely sorrowful.  There are so many horrible things in the headlines as of late.  Not only in the United States but all over the world.  This beautiful world is becoming more and more evil. With access to so much information it is becoming even more evident.   I look around and it seems I'm standing still and everyone else is contently living their lives-not many seemed to be concerned.  The future is scary, even though my home is secure, it's still scary. Am I really living my life as I should? Do I wake up everyday with a sense of urgency that today could be the day that Jesus returns for His bride?  Absolutely not! That terrifies me. I don't want to be so content, comfortable, preoccupied, ect. that I forget about the prize.  Lord, help me live this life with my eyes on the eternal one.  Let me be like Jeremiah who weeped for the lost of his land, Hosea who stopped at nothing to obey God so that his people could understand God…

Summer Ministry Update

As I sit in the sweltering morning heat, without any electricity, I am reminded through my daily devotional "Jesus Calling" that God wants us to learn the art of giving Him thanks in all circumstances. (! Thes. 5:18)  I give thanks to God that our family has been healthy, I give thanks because we just found a babysitter for Evan, I give thanks for the opportunity to work in a Christian school, I give thanks for all the teenagers in our youth group. 

   The majority of our students have been out of school for summer vacation.  There are two different school schedules here in Honduras. The American schedule which is August to June and the Honduran schedule which is February to October.  Most of the teenagers in our youth group are on the American schedule.  Due to summer vacation we have seen a significant drop in our youth group attendance. However, we have taken advantage of every opportunity to do things with those who are still here in addition to our weekly services. …

How Much More?

"William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - Maternal Admiration (1869)". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -
Yesterday we took Evan for his four month vaccinations.  He was a trooper. Two were oral and two were shots in each leg.  Shortly thereafter he started running a fever, which I know is normal.  On top of that he seems to be teething and he is stuffed up and coughing.   When we got the shots he was just congested and I assumed that was because he was teething. However, last night he started coughing.  It's terribly hard to see your baby suffering.  I just want him to be well.  As I'm watching him sleep, monitoring the fever and making sure he can breathe, the Lord spoke to me.  He spoke to me in that still small voice, "The desire you have for your l…

The Struggle

Whether you live in the United States or not it is so important to cover yourself and your family, in prayer, every time you leave the house.  Living in the U.S.,  one can forget the risk or take for granted the sense of security; but we are all at risk.  Our life here is but a vapor. (John 4:14)  Living outside of the U.S. the risk is a daily reality.  I don't live in fear but I am more aware of my surroundings and more dependent on God.  It's one thing when you are only taking care of yourself but once a "little one" comes into your life all the worries, risks, and fears of living in another country are increased.

   Yesterday, we went to San Pedro Sula, the murder capital of the world.  We had an appointment at the U.S. Consulate to report Evan's birth for his U.S. Passport and citizenship.  Before Evan was born,  I wouldn't have had a second thought about going. Now that Evan is in our lives,  fear tried to creep in. I had to reassure myself that God w…