Monday, February 21, 2011

Jungles. Big Bugs. And... SHOTS!

Grace's jungle adventure.  Grace and the jungle. Grace vs. Bugs.

AH! Here is a good one. God's adventure for Grace!

Okay. To the beginning. I had been planning on doing a mission trip with my church this year. For many different reasons it won't be happening this year. So I began to look for other options. I looked at maybe Romania or maybe Ireland. But God kept saying no, no, no. He had other plans for me. So I thought maybe Asia or Africa or even Australia. Australia didn't have good timing. Africa wouldn't work out. Asia's timing wouldn't work either. I had been praying God said keep looking. No where that I wanted to go was working. So, of course, at the end of me God moved. And when He moved I followed and He moved south. (I was trying to avoid that because I never felt like I wanted to go to Latin America/South America region.) So I looked at past pictures and videos of different trips. (I hoped that I wouldn't get called there and I wouldn't have to go there.) Well God said, "You will have a heart for these people." And BAM! Now I am going to Panama for two weeks. To be honest... I CAN NOT WAIT! It is going to be amazing working with the children in Panama. I can't wait to down there witnessing to the people. It won't be an easy trip... sleeping in hammocks and eating who knows what... oh and SHOTS! I despise shots. Anyway! I applied and was accepted and would thoroughly appreciate it if everyone would please please please pray for me as I prepare for the trip. Pray for team unity and safety. And that lives will be changed for God's glory. The trip is July 9-23 this summer. If you have anyone has questions feel free to ask.

Living for Christ,
Grace

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cycles, Routines, and Normal

Getting up, getting dressed, brushing your teeth, fixing your hair, etc. it is all part of the morning routine. You always do these things. Then you go about your day and go to bed then you wake up and do it all over again. It's become a cycle. And that's fine you know what to expect each day you know what to do. You have it all planned out. But has God become a cycle/routine thing. Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies and us to thy service amen. Has that become what you do. Or do you look for ways to please Him everyday. Do you look for the small things like carrying someones groceries or picking something up for someone. Or are you so focused on the next thing in your routine to even take notice of what is going on around you. God is too big to be in your pocket and too great to take for granted. He loves you and don't forget it. Now share that love with others. Live like you believe what you hear in church. And don't make your prayers a routine. Make them a meaningful conversation with your Savior that loves you!