Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary?

I don't know the exact date, but it's been about a year since we found out about the changes that were to happen at the donut church. When the pastor told us what he was doing, what unfolded over the course of the last year flashed in front of me--the broken relationships, people set a drift...and all I could do was cry.

We tried hard to stay, to help those we knew would be hurting. But in the end, we couldn't stay.

What I miss most is the community. We've been working at forming a community here, mostly by having people over for dinner. And while breaking bread together does make bonds, it's not the same as a community that prays with and for us.

I need that prayer. I know God has something for us here, but it's not coming together in the timeline I'd like.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday--Provision

And to this day it is said,
"On the mountain of the LORD
it will be provided."
Genesis 22:14b

This is the view out my window right now. What a testament to God providing!

God provided a great husband who encouraged me to go.
God provided an obvious childcare provider for Hope so she can be with me.
God provided funding through a travel grant.
God provided a friend to drive me to the airport.
God provided me not only a pack and play, but also a ride to and from the airport!
(And now I'm trusting him to provide a ride home from the airport.)

Thanks, God, Jehovah Jireh, when you make your provision for me obvious. Thanks for the opportunity to be here and marvel at the wonders of Your hand and participate in this meeting. Help me trust that you do provide, even when it's not as obvious.