Thursday, June 2, 2011

Who Knew?

Who knew that packing 8 people for a trip could be more complicated than packing almost 1,000 lbs. of supplies?

Who knew batteries, candy, and t-shirts weigh so much?

Who knew that we could pack almost 1,000 lbs. of stuff in only an hour?

Who knew that going to the cable office would take so much time?

Who knew that I could drink so much sweet tea in one week?

Who knew that those chocolate covered strawberries in my fridge would be such a blessing on this day? (Thanks, Hosanna!)

Who knew we could have such an amazing team of 19 people going to Swaziland?

Who knew that marking items off my to-do list could feel so good?

There have been some surprises over the last week. Even in the midst of the stress, chaos, unplanned work, and preparations for this trip, I have seen God's Hand.

He is in control.

What needs to happen will happen.

What needs to be taken to Africa will be taken.

All things work together for good.

I have experienced it over and over.

I believe it with all my heart.

Now, let's see the amazing work God is going to do.

We must get this family of ours packed and ready to go.

I have less than 24 hours to complete this task.

I plan to collapse tomorrow as we drive to KY.


  1. Who knew that you were such a rock star? That's easy - all of us!