Thursday, September 22, 2011

Good 'Ole USA

I would be lying if I didn't say that this morning I am feeling a bunch of different emotions about traveling back to the United States. While I will only be there for a week, I am slightly nervous....Nervous I will:

* forget my Kreyol
* Gain 30 lbs from all of the food I have missed
* Get sick from eating food I'm not used to eating
* Be frustrated with the American Dream
* Want to stay

At the same time, I am excited...Excited to....

* See my friends and parents
* To meet Joseph Aaron (my best friend Betha's son)
* Speak at my friends Youth Group
* Eat Chipotle, bread, cheese, Mexican food, salad, etc...
* Have a fountain Diet Coke
* Lay in the sun and work on my tan
* Get a pedicure
* Go to a store
* Rest

I am also sad....Sad that I am closing the door on a chapter of my life (yes, I know I left 4 months ago), but I will be moving all of my possessions out of the house I owned for 5 + years.

So I leave this morning....knowing I am  leaving the country I am called to serve in. Knowing I will be back shortly and praying God will give me a great time of rest.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

God's Love

"My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:14-19

My prayer, is that these kids will know how much God loves them....that they will truly know. That they will be able to take it all on. That the will know that Christ didn't only die because He loves the world, but becomes He loves them!!  Once they realize how much God loves them, they will forever be changed. They will live different lives, lives that are full!!