Sunday, December 13, 2009


I am very much big on anniversaries, and dates, and memories. That being said, it's only appropriate to recognize that today marks the beautiful beginning of a journey that has only begun for me. One year ago, today, I said YES to God and boarded an airplane to Ecuador. Though leaving my job and the security I had in Lynchburg was never the plan I had for my life at the time, it was necessary, and beautiful, and everything I could have ever hoped for.

By God's grace alone, I am what I am today. God has healed so many broken places in my life over this past year, and it all began with a leap of faith into the unknown. I am beyond grateful for all of the precious things my God has done in my life thus far. This past year is only the tip of the iceberg, I'm sure.

Perhaps the most beautiful part of it all, is that I know that God is not finished moving in my life. The Old Testament words of Habakkuk 1:5 whisper a glimpse of anticipation and great hope for the future: Look at the nations and watch, and be utterly amazed, for I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

How precious it is to belong to Him. My heart desires to be no other place.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

what is beautiful?

seeing the hungry fed.

taking care of those who have little.

bringing the hope of Jesus to those who are poor in spirit.

the way the joy in a child's heart brings joy to your very own.

a young family who does everything to make it right.

a woman who fears the Lord.

an intimate conversation between friends.

the smile of a child who rarely does.

this journey of sharing life with others.

hope beyond what we can see.

We are blessed beyond measure by the beauty that is all around us.
Praising God,

Friday, December 4, 2009

donuts & leche.

The people of Casa del Monte have stolen my heart. That is all.