Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Fun!!

Last weekend, Russ and I went to Loganville to visit my family and go to a wedding in Atlanta. We had a great visit and definitely made time to watch the UGA/LSU game (most of which was recorded because we were at the wedding...although all the guys were pulling out their blackberries/palms to check the score during the ceremony...ohh boys)!!
Anyways, we even did something pretty creative...made a pumpkin plant (it was all my mom's idea so I can't take any credit)! Just a fun, easy little project!

This week: getting ready for the GA/FL game. We're not going (Russ is on-call) but we will be cheering VERY hard for the dawgs!! April- hope you and Destin have jealous you are going!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Letting go...


For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9

Russ gave me this verse not too long ago to read and think on. I just read it again the other day and realized how true this is and the fact that I try to control so much in my life/future. I think this has been on my mind so much lately because as Russ is getting closer to 3rd year and finishing up in Greenwood...we have many decisions/choices to make. As I have blogged before, Russ and I know we have a desire for medical missions. At first, we just thought we would do short-term mission trips, but after Bangladesh, we realized God could be calling us to something more. So, Russ and I had another talk last week and he pretty much feels that going overseas for a year or two (or longer...who knows) is what we need to do. We don't know when or where but we know God will lead us and we're praying that He will begin to bring us clarity in all this.
Well, I was talking to my friend about this (who we hope to maybe go overseas with) and sharing with her my worries/thoughts/fears. We discussed a lot of things and I realized that its okay if I'm not completely ready to go now...I don't have to be. The Lord is using this time to prepare me and show me things, and Russ too. I know we're not ready to go yet. There is a reason why we are in Greenwood now and a reason why Russ is in residency. We're not expecting to be done with residency and then just go. We know there is still a lot of work that has to be done in us. There is a lot I still need to let go of. So much you think this world has to offer...none of it eternal. Its still a scary thought for me...going overseas. Leaving family, comfort zone! Is it about me though...
Will we for sure go??..only God knows. As long as we have a willing heart..God will use us. But for now, my hope and prayer for my husband and I is that we will continue to let go of the ways of this world and hold on to what God has in store for us!

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

I'm sure more blogs about this issue to come....