Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Morningtime Musings

I woke up thinking about summer missions work - specifically a trip to Spain. It has fallen my way to put something together again this year. I have some people already interested. It seems as though the best plan will be to send a smallish music/drama team. One of our main contacts is working on planning a schedule for ministry in southern Spain and perhaps even Morocco. I also hope to develop an itinerary for Madrid and surrounding areas. At the moment we will have to keep numbers somewhat limited -- we will rent a van there and must all fit! The dates we are looking at are June 28-July 19. If you have an interest contact me!

I feel a bit stuck in a time warp or something. Spring is showing signs of appearing soon. A whole season has passed with my primarily living from my family room chair or couch. Weird. A bit surreal. Out of touch with a sense of the real world. At least it feels that way. From my limited experience, I think I prefer the old way of living. But not to complain - just to let you all know.

It's Louissa's 18th. That's another wonderment. My precious baby girl, adorable toddler, innocent child, and sweet young lady is now eighteen. If anyone can explain how that happened so quickly and so permanently -- well, it just doesn't seem possible to me. I know, I know. It happens all the time. Everyday, in fact. But not to my Louissa!

I will see Dr. Henline today. I eagerly look forward to my visit for two reasons: I long to hear news of my progress, and I want to continue to build relationship and share Christ's love with him. God wants him to be saved and so do I. So pray for him if you think of it.

Grandparents Day is approaching so preparation has at last begun. Three of the girls are learning an arrangement of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. It will be fun. Merrick is still thinking along the lines of a pirate theme. We haven't put that together yet. Maybe today some ideas will gel.

Matthew Henry suggested that perhaps the children of Israel, in their failure to drive out all the inhabitants of the promised land, either knew fear, lost faith, or lacked zeal for the commandments of God. That is something I have been pondering a great deal. My heart was gripped when I considered that last one -- to lack zeal for His commands is -- well, it's not where I want to find myself. But more on this another time. I'm not sure this is the place for expressing my thoughts anyway. It could be too lengthy. Maybe I will write in "installments"!

Have a good day -- worship the Lord, give Him praise in all things, serve Him with gladness, and bring glory to His wonderful name! Amen.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading your posts and just being able to picture you on your couch. It brings a smile to my heart, though being able to see you other places in your house would bring a huge smile as well!

Here we go Four Corners! You can do it! I'm praying.

- Your little Colton girl

8:21 AM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

Here's a prayer that you receive a great report today.

You may be missing the seasons outside your window, but you're not missing a single season of your heart.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

We will pray for an "excellent report" from the Dr. Sorry you won't be seeing "spring" outside on your outing. The ground is all snow covered here in Ogdensburg. I guess that is better than mud for now.

10:23 AM  

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