Friday, June 14, 2013

what am I DO-ing?

 As I get ready for this journey to Uganda, I thought I’d fill you in on a little of what I’m up to!


Finding Calcutta by Mary Poplin was written after the author spent two months in Calcutta serving with Mother Teresa. It is about her time there and also about how she applied what she learned to her life moving forward. It is about finding her own Calcutta and investing love and Christ there, every day, in each person she meets.  It is wonderful!

The Peacemaker by Ken Sande is assigned reading from World Harvest and I
am loving it! It speaks biblical truth to conflict, resolution, and is all about grace and truth and love…really, it’s about Christ and what light the gospel brings to
conflict. And that, my friends, is beautiful.

Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers is a compilation of the beautiful stories of the five women mentioned in the lineage of Christ.  Rivers paints these women’s lives into reality and speaks truth throughout each of them

eating: all kinds of good American food I can get my hands on : ) Chickfila, Zoe's, Burger Up, good coffee, strawberries and peaches and all kinds of delicious fresh fruit

working: babysitting and spending a few more days as part of the Frothy Monkey family down in Franklin! I am having such fun working at a coffeehouse, something I've wanted to do for quite some time!  So fun to get to be a part of a wonderful company in this season! 

listening:  to lots of country because it just sounds like summer. You feel me on that? Check out Parmalee's song Carolina. So fun. Put your country on and roll the windows down, summertime.  And also a lot of Kari Jobe and Matt Redman who speak truth to my heart through song.  Got them on repeat.

learning: I am going through Sonship with World Harvest and I am learning about how I am such a big sinner and Christ’s work on my behalf is SO amazing, full of so much grace and love….I am learning this freshly and much more deeply.  As John Newton said, “Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”  Just learning that. Over and over. And over again. Thankful for the cross and for grace.

praying: that the Lord will use these next 6 weeks to prepare my heart and soul well. That I will have time to spend with those I love in these last few weeks.  That all my packing and to-do’s will get done and not make me {or those around me} too crazy : )

traveling: to the lake to hang with some of my team while we're in the States...then Canada for pre-field training...Philly for my deployment meeting...Florida for Crane family vacation...then.....UGANDA!

watching: I’ve gotten hooked on Call the Midwife thanks to my mom.  It’s a beautiful narrative of so many lives, of birth and death and all that’s in between. It’s about life and people and full of good stories…good stuff.

enjoying: time with my family and friends at the lake and time with friends and family in Nashville as much as I can...

sweet friends here for Summit IX

Lion King with Mom and Emily (thanks daddy!)

Austin's graduation party

anticipating: the big move to Bundibugyo, my new community that comes with it, my stop in Jinja on the way, and my first trip to Canada!  SO much to anticipate!  Adventures ahead.

Thanks for being a part of this journey with me!  I am working on getting into this blogging business on a regular basis!  Let me know what questions you may have or what you’d like me to write about : )