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Monday, 20 May 2013

Broken I run to You

You know the song by Kathryn Scott,  "Falling on my Knees"?

Hungry, I come to you
For I know You satisfy
I am empty, but I know
Your love does not run dry

Broken, I run to You
For Your arms are open wide
I am weary, but I know
Your touch restores my life

So I wait for you
So I wait for You
I’m falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus, You’re all this heart is living for

On Friday I was helping with a reFresh retreat and Paula was lead the group in worship to begin. This was one of the songs. I was thinking about the words. This song has spoken to my heart for various reasons over the years. 

As the day went on, I was struck with how taking time away to rest allows us to run to Jesus. It allows us to lean into His love that does not run dry. It allows us to melt into His arms. 

How often do you step away from the busyness of life to melt into the arms of Jesus and just be there?

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Delights and Sorrows of Life

One of my greatest delights is being with my friends for big life events.  

It is also one of the greatest sorrows I experienced while being overseas. 
The missing out of these big life events

This weekend brought the delights and sorrows to the forefront of my mind. 

The wedding of my dear friend Kristin Gibb to Wes Gorton
and Mother's Day.
praying for Wes and Kristin before their wedding

Kristin getting married! God's amazing story!

Bekah Tucker giving an amazing speech for Kristin and Wes's wedding
Dancing at Kristin and Wes' wedding
My dear brother Matthew and my dear niece Ava
cool scenes on the farm

on the farm.. what beautiful views
Ava chasing chickens

Ava, meet Sunny. :)
Ava's first ride on a horse!

The Farm is where my sister in law's mother and step-dad live. They are great. We spent Mother's Day with them on the farm. 
I look forward to getting to know them as I am back in the area again.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Almost 8 years...

3, October 2005. 

It was almost 8 years ago that I moved to Germany and began working with Agape Europe (Cru).

Today 2, May 2013, is my last official day as Cru staff. 

It feels a little strange. 
So much has happened in the past 8 years. 
I have learned so much about who God is and who God is making me to be.

I am processing those changes this week... I hope to give you a little photo journey next week. :)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Transition and Peace

Ah transition... this word has defined my life for at least the past 4 years. 

Rakel (dear friend) shared that her favourite picture of transition is when you are in a little boat, tied securely to a dock and then someone slashes the rope and you are sent in your little boat into the stormy waters not knowing where land is or when you will get there. 
SO true! 

I am okay in these stormy waters because Jesus is in the boat with me.
For all the ups and downs that I am experiencing, I am at peace in Christ. Do you ever have those times where you are experiencing the peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding? When it is not logical that you would be at peace?

It is not logical that I would be at peace when in the past 4 years I lived in 3 countries and returned to my home country seeing that it is a foreign country to me now. 

It is not logical that I would be at peace when my belongings are in the UK, I am in temporary housing and I don't know when or how that will all come together

It is not logical that I would be at peace when everything in my life is changing at the moment.

But I am. 
I am at peace because I know that God has always provided and guided me.
I am at peace because God will continue to provide and guide me.

So, my soul rests in the Lord.