Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Lunch Break

Remember six months ago when I told you they were adding on to our office building?  Well - they still aren't done.  Nearly, oh so close, but still working on finishing touches.  One of those being the electrical apparently.

The fire alarm randomly goes off.  And its not the run of the mill fire alarm from elementary school that we're all used to.  Oh no.  This one sounds like either 1) a demon or 2) a really, really bad video game.

This happened today during lunch.  We all just sat there (yes - we all eat together in the break room).  The thing screeched for five minutes before any of us considered the fact that maybe there was actually a fire.  There wasn't - but we wouldn't have known until we saw flames.  (If you're thinking the smoke would give us a clue, it wouldn't.  We'd ignore that two because its not uncommon for both - the constructions guys to burn something that creates smoke or just smoke their cigs in the building.)

Even after five minutes, we were still trying to pretend that the alarm wasn't going off.  And just being cynical about the whole thing.  It wasn't the noise got progressively louder that our interest was peaked.  And I promise it was getting louder, and louder and louder, it wasn't just my imagination.  Still, we didn't move.  Eventually Randy got fed up and went to turn it off or flip a switch or whatever you have to do to make the noise stop.

At least the fire department didn't show up this time.  But that would have been entertaining - again.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone. - Hudson Taylor

Monday, February 7, 2011


The Lord's timing really is perfect.  Something that we've learned the past six months.  He's brought people into our lives that have steered us in directions we never would have considered.  He's brought us new supporters that we never would have thought of at a time when trust in Him was the only thing we had.  Though right now we're in a season of waiting, waiting to go to the field, waiting for support to come in, waiting to start a family, waiting to know the answers to our questions...  we know that His timing is perfect. 

I often think that I'm not a patient person.  I'm not.  But I am confident that God knows the perfect timing.  I just wish He'd clue me in.  I know that if we're meant to start a family, we will, when we're supposed to.  I know that we're meant to go to Italy, and I am fully confident we will step off the plane on the exact day we're supposed to.

There are a lot of ifs in our life right now.  But the one thing I am completely confident in - thirteen months ago He called us to Italy.

We've hit a few bumps along the way.  There are hills, mountains, and pot holes between here and Italy.  We're on our way.  This is your invitation to join the journey.


Josh and I could really use your prayers this week.  If you're reading this you probably know why.  :)