Monday, August 16, 2010

The View From My Last Day of Summer

The view from my weekend at a B&B with some amazing girl friends.
Cedar's On The Brazos
Glen Rose, TX

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Distance

With such a history behind us,
And my future straight ahead,
Why the distance between us,
And silence in my head?

Surrounded by my loved ones,
With a life that's going well,
I seek you in the hard times,
but when good, where do I dwell?

I walk the walk and talk the talk,
But hidden deep inside,
I feel that something's missing,
Like part of me has died.

I say I want you close again,
But no action do I take.
Why do I sit and wait,
As my heart continues to break?

I miss that feeling all around,
To know that you are near.
I'm to blame for distance,
As I drift from you, I fear.

I pray for you to come to me,
But you been here all along,
I know the ball's in my court now,
But I keep doing it all wrong.

I hope this is a beginning,
To push me back towards to Truth,
I don't pray for things of this world,
My prayer is to be with you.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Pray for Guatemala

One year ago,  I took a leap of faith and headed out with a group of 15 others to Zacapa, Guatemala to a small orphanage and church there.  I didn't know much about what I was to do there except that I felt like the Lord was calling me to be present and to love kids.  Many would say a week is short, but that week had more impact on my life than so many weeks all put together... I was broken, moved, inspired and filled with joy.  While I have spent a lifetime trying to find joy in the things I have, what I do, or where I live, these children were just happy to be.  We embraced without hesitation, spoke in a language of hugs, and experienced the love of Christ in each other.  I finally understood what grace looks like.  I went to Guatemala hoping to give, and I returned having been given so much. 

Yesterday, 15 more people from my church left for Zacapa, Guatemala to do just as I did last summer.  I am sad to not be going with them, and yet excited for the impact that they will have there.  Please pray for those who serve... for safe travel, for open arms and hearts, and for those precious children in Guatemala.

video
 **  This is a video I helped to make upon our return home last summer in an effort to call others to action.**