Thursday, February 17, 2011

Moving Forward

I have a sweet friend that is always so encouraging to see any advance as "moving forward".  I love her heart.  I love the way she views things!

This time next week I will be on a plane headed to U.ganda.  Excited does not even cover how I am feeling!  "Moving forward" is the theme of this trip!

We will be working on The Suubi Project... overseeing the completion of our children's home and getting ready to bring some precious children home to it!  That is a HUGE step forward.  Not to mention how absolutely amazing it is to see the "vision" come to life!

Just as exciting, if not more so, is the possibility of moving forward in bringing Sharon home.  My heart breaks for my precious girl.  Her smile has faded.  Her laughter has become seldom.  She misses me.  She misses her brother and sister.  And she is sad.  Her heart aches for what she thought would be... for what she hoped and prayed for... for years.

Please... pray for my girl.  Pray that we WILL move forward... and bring her home! 

Pray for Suubi... that God is glorified through every step!  After all... it is ALL for His GLORY!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy 14th Birthday

to my "little man"...

who isn't very LITTLE anymore!

We celebrated with a few friends...

and family...

And then, of course, there was the traditional birthday hug!
(The sweetest tradition ever! started by Nathaniel!)

Of course the perfect ending to any good day for a young man...
means hanging with friends... with a gun in hand! 

Nathaniel, you are an amazing young man
 and I am certain God is going to use you to do great things!

You are a blessing to your entire family...
especially to me!

I LOVE you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Soaking Song

Every distraction removed... In a quiet place...
Face on the floor... Seeking... Soaking...
Yearning... to only be pleasing to Him...

Pleasing To You

Sanctify me
Clean out my closet
Take away anything
That is not pleasing to You

Purify me
Destroy all my anger
Wash away everything
That is not pleasing to You

I will be white as snow
I will be pure as gold
Jesus my heart must know
I'm pleasing to You

I give my life my all
Taking the cross I will follow
Jesus my heart must know
I'm pleasing to You

Sanctify me
You are the light to guide me
To the place where I am
Only pleasing to You

Oh come and Purify me Lord
I need your light inside me
So the darkness flees
And I can be pleasing to You

Jared Anderson
© 2007 Vertical Worship Songs

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

"One act of thanksgiving,
when things go wrong with us,
is worth a thousand thanks when things
are agreeable to our inclinations."
Saint John of Avila

by Ann Voskamp

This book will change the way you view the everyday little things...
it will teach you to really look, to see all things with thanksgiving...
and as a reflection of God's goodness...
a witness to His great love for us.

It is a "Dare to LIVE FULLY right where you are".

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Suubi Update

Check out The Suubi Project blog to

SEE what the Lord has done!!!

To God be the GLORY!!!