It's so hard to wait. Especially when you have a calling to be somewhere else. We are still trying to figure out as to why we are here in the States, and I don't understand why we have not been given the green light to GO.

I have been making it a matter of prayer for a long time asking the Lord to help us make sense of all this... and silence...when are you going to speak to us Lord? On my walks I pray, I journal during my quiet time, and we have been really seeking His face...silence.

Then, He spoke and it could not have been any more clear...He spoke to me.
He spoke to me through this poem in our devotional. Now this was several months ago that this happened, but it happened again and this time to Matt with a different poem in this devotional.

I finally decided to blog and share this.

This is the poem in which I felt the Lord talking to ME.

“Waiting! Yes, patiently waiting!
Till next steps made plain shall be;
To hear, with the inner hearing,
The Voice that will call for me.

“Waiting! Yes, hopefully waiting!
With hope that need not grow dim;
The Master is pledged to guide me,
And my eyes are unto Him.

“Waiting! Expectantly waiting!
Perhaps it may be today
The master will quickly open
The gate to my future way.

“Waiting! Yes, waiting! Still waiting!
I know, though I’ve waited long,
That, while He withholds His purpose,
His waiting cannot be wrong.

“Waiting! Yes, waiting! Still waiting!
The Master will not be late;
He knoweth that I am waiting
For Him to unlatch the gate.”

J. Danson Smith

This poem continues to encourage me and I hope it brings some comfort to you in your time of waiting.

Curious Luke

Well, a couple of people and Matt think that Luke looks a little like Curious George. What do you think?

My first project

So about a month ago I decided to do a little redecorating. I really like the weathered look in furniture and became inspired to change a few things in our little place, mid-life crisis or something.
So I got this side table at the swapmeet for only $15! Thanks Tim for hauling it for me!
So I bought some green paint and did a little sloppy painting, purposely, I'm going for the weathered look. I painted on Monday and let it dry overnight, and Tuesday I sanded it heavily in some spots to show the white underneath. In time I plan on buying knobs at Anthropologie.
I thought I did a pretty good job for never doing anything like this before.