Who knew you could be challenged by God theologically at fast food restaurant? A while ago I needed breakfast since I left the house at 4 am to make a day trip to the US, so I stopped at the first one I came to. In an attempt to be fast but healthy at the same time I ordered oatmeal and that is when the challenge came. Continue reading
Fear or Faith?
Choices, choices. This life is full of choices. They are definitely more fun when the choices involve places like Baskin and Robbins or See’s Candies, but the majority of them are not that way.
A couple of weeks ago I had a test that involved choices. Continue reading
God is probably not going to reach down and flip a switch in your Christianity that suddenly floods you with the fear of God.
It is not something that “someday maybe I will get”. Continue reading
Here is how Isaiah saw the LORD:
“I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple……Isaiah 6:1-5
(vs 5) “So I said, woe is me, for I am undone. Because I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of people with unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of Hosts.”
Suddenly Isaiah was awestruck!!!!! He had just caught a picture of who God really was and he was awestruck!!!!
Fear vs The Fear Of God
- Fear- Dread, fear great terror- ( a human emotion)
God does not want you to have that type of fear of Him! He is a relational God- he desires to have a relationship with you and that is not accomplished if you are terrified of Him! Romans 5:1-8
God is not standing in heaven just waiting to smoke you! Continue reading
The greatest question ever asked….
We get asked a lot of questions here at Casa Blanca. The constants seem to be:
- “Where do I sleep?”
- “When do we eat?”
- “ What are those rings out there in the water?”
- “How early is coffee ready in the morning?”
But the best one I think I have been asked so far in 2 ½ years was asked by a six year old little girl. Continue reading
The other midwife has left for furlough so I am holding down the maternity ‘fort’ for the time being. Prior to her departure we had both been running around like chickens with our heads cut off, so I anticipate staying nice and busy while flying solo.
We have been in Mexico 2 ½ years now. It is amazing to think about this. We have faced challenges, grieved and rejoiced in our time here, and God continues to work. Even with all this there are times I let my fears creep in (the “I can’t do this” thoughts), yet God meets me in this, encourages me and challenges me. Sometimes the challenges and encouragements come with the people who stay with us.
The days here at the clinic are filling to the brim with swollen bellies, laboring women, the arrival of long awaited bundles and checking in on those little bundles as they begin the uncertain journey toward realizing their potential. I guess you could say that things are going pretty well.
With the clinic currently running smoothly and efficiently, I could easily feel comfortable and content… but I don’t. I remain uneasy; aware of a coming storm that has been steadily brewing in my spirit for some time.
Here is the link to Abigail’s blog on WordPress to read more.
Focus scripture: Eph. 6:18-22
Effective public speakers, and your freshman English teacher, teach that when attempting to communicate an important point, start by “telling the audience what you are going to tell them”. Then, as you are wrapping up, always finish by “reminding the audience of what you have told them”. Paul clearly understood and applied this wisdom. Continue reading
What is the will of God? I know most if not all of us have asked this at one time or another. We have definitely asked it many times being on the mission field. Most often, seeing so much need, you don’t even know what to do.
If you have eyes to see when you are here, you will see poverty and injustice all around you. And right next to it, you can see wealth and privilege. This condition is hard to reconcile within your mind. Continue reading