Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
After breakfast, Rick took Walter around for some CO sightseeing. They went to Garden of the Gods.
I don't know what lies ahead for Beyond Survival(our ministry to Swaziland). Rick and I are praying about that right now. I do believe that God used this weekend to show us that our work is not finished. That He wants us to do more. We just need to be faithful and see what is next.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
What am I going to do with him? He is exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time. He has two volumes: LOUD and ASLEEP. He knows what he wants and is determined to get it. All the qualities of an amazing leader exist in this little boy. Now, if I can just figure out how to hone them, develop them, and direct him in such a way that he leads well when he is older. On somedays, it feels like an insurmountable task. But no matter how it goes, I can't believe he is mine and that God has entrusted him to our family.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It is with great sadness that I let you know that, Lucy, one of the leaders at our Care Point in Swaziland has died. Marcia Borg, one of our partners with AIM has written a great tribute on her blog if you would like to read about Lucy: click here
Lucy was always excited and grateful each time our team from Vanguard came to visit her country. I remember her dancing in front of the kitchen we built when she saw our vehicles pull up to love on them at our care point. I thought you would want to know.
My heart is sad for this loss. It will be felt at the carepoint. Lucy was always so loving and kind to us when we visited. She truly displayed an attitude of gratitude. I will always remember her in her head scarves and apron while she swept the kitchen area at the carepoint.
So, today, I mourn the loss of a friend on the other side of the world. I am so thankful God crossed our paths.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
As you can see, he was pretty excited about his accomplishment. We had plain and chocolate chip pancakes to go with our bacon, eggs, and hot chocolate. It was delicious and such a treat for all of us to be home for the day together.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I am so impressed by Cathy and her skills. She taught me so much. She loves horses, makes so many things from scratch(I am not talking baking here, although she does that too. I am talking things like making her own butter, cheese, buttermilk), she gardens, cans, and is so knowledgeable about health and wellness. I have much to ponder after our time together.