Friday, August 10, 2007

ALMOST all together again...

Nina's back! What a delight to have her home, and to hear about all of the things God has done in and through her this summer! She has grown up a ton in the past 6 months since she came to Mozambique to visit. What a gem. Sarah came with us, and my Aunt Kirsten (pictured far right) also came to the airport to meet Nina's plane. Please take note of her earrings. They are from Mozambique! Get this. We went to Starbucks for some after dinner coffee, and they were giving out free drinks! Apparently someone had used vouchers to buy drinks and there was lots of money left. So we got to order anything and it was on the house. That, we thought, was a pretty great deal! I think the Lord wanted to bless us and we were willing to receive that blessing:).

It has been a fabulous week. God has been delighting me with all kinds of wonderful conversations and activities. I've been blown away! I feel overwhelmed and grateful for all of the love I've been shown over the past 2 1/2 weeks by family and dear friends. It hasn't just been stateside either. We've gotten all kinds of emails and text messages from friends in Africa who are praying for us and who love us. From the bottom of my heart, thank you everyone!!!

A friend sent me a verse a couple of days ago, and it was exactly what I needed. A real gift! I was challenged to really let God quiet me with His love. To let Him pour it out... He wants to do that you know... with each one of us. Here is the verse:

"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

We are only 2 days away from having the entire family back together! Josh went down to Texas last weekend and is bringing Sarah back with him on Sunday night. I will FINALLY (extra emphasis on the FINALLY) get to meet this woman!!! Can excitement kill a person?!?!? I hope not.

I am being summoned for a game of Scattergories... time to put on my game face.

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