Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cadertot has my heart

Cade, my 2.5 year old nephew, today while we were snuggling on the couch.... (completely uninhibited)

"Annie, I love you."
"I'm sad when you go bye-bye."

I wonder if he knows that all he has to do is say that to me as I am boarding the plane to Kenya and I am pretty sure I will drop everything and stay... love that boy so much!!!

I think a lot about how hard it will be to be away from family and friends... missing birthdays, family dinners, coffee shop talk, and all of the other quality time spent with good friends and family. It will be difficult, I know... but I am confident that the Lord will bring me closer to Him during these times and will provide moments of each day where I truly wish to be no other place in the world. I do not know how long He plans for me to be there, but I pray that my willingness to obey His will is not succeeded by my longing for things of home.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

just enough for today, please...

give us today our daily bread

like, manna in the dessert -
only enough for today.

Help me fight the urge to save up
instead of trusting you again tomorrow.

God, it’s a hard way for us to live
And we need the reminder that you want to be our provider.

Amen.

((got this prayer off of the Word Made Flesh website))