Monday, December 1, 2014

But if, impatient, thou let slip thy cross,
Thou wilt not find it in this world again,
Nor in another; here, and here alone,
Is given thee to suffer for God's sake.

In other worlds we shall more perfectly
Serve Him and love Him, praise Him, work for Him,
Grow near and nearer Him with all delights;

But then we shall not any more be called
To suffer, which is our appointment here.
Canst thou not suffer then one hour, -- or two?

...Christ was forsaken, so must thou be too.
Thou wilt not see the face nor feel the hand.
Only the cruel crushing of the feet, 
When through the night the Lord comes down
To tread the winepress. -- Not by sight, but faith,
Endure, endure, -- be faithful to the end!

[ Ugo Bassi ]

Monday, November 17, 2014

"It's one thing to go through a crisis grandly, yet quite another to go through every day glorifying God when there is no witness, no limelight, and no one paying even the remotest attention to us. To do even the most humbling tasks to the glory of God takes the Almighty God Incarnate working in us. The true test of a saints life is not successfulness but faithfulness on the human level of life." -Oswald Chambers

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1-5

Friday, October 24, 2014

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

You will find Him here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Have faith in God when your pathway is lonely,
He sees and knows all the way you have trod;
Never alone are the least of His children;
Have faith in God, have faith in God

Have faith in God when your prayers are unanswered,
Your earnest plea He will never forget;
Wait on the Lord, trust His Word and be patient
Have faith in God, He'll answer yet.

Have faith God in your pain and your sorrow,
His heart is touched with your grief and despair;
Cast all your cares and your burdens upon Him,
And leave them there, oh, leave them there.

Have faith in God though all else fail about you;
Have faith in God, He provides for His own;
He cannot fail though all kingdoms shall perish,
He rules, He reigns, upon His throne.

Have faith in God, He's on His throne;
Have faith in God, He watches o'er His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail;
Have faith in God, Have faith in God.

[B.B. McKinney]

Saturday, July 5, 2014

More Honduras pictures

(on the way to school)

sweet Edgar

At the children's center

I love you, Merelin!

Staff housing - our apartment building

such an incredible view of the ocean!

July 4th fireworks!

Looking at the craters on the moon

Left to right:
Synne, Brian & Raquel, Estelle & Julia Barnett, Rimas Miknaitis (with his son, Levi on his lap) 

happy birthday, America!


Saturday morning breakfast...

Fresh mangoes!

Adventures in Lucinda....

Monday, June 30, 2014

To Honduras, and the first days

So here is a boatload of pictures from traveling and our first two days.
We are so blessed to be here and settle into life in Belfate, Honduras!

Landed into San Pedro Sula.
Waiting our next short flight.

But of course...
first we have coffee

Someone is using her waiting time wisely!
(Learning about Honduras)

It's such a beautiful place

Our awesome pilot of the tiny plane to La Ceiba

Here in Belfate finally

Atop the water tower, on the top of the hill, is the best view

Synnita is so fun!

The Caribbean

There is no better place to go then here after a long, full day of teaching


The salt is so strong here!