Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Making My Day

I am finally over my jetlag and laryngitis, and Niels and I have been keeping very busy. Last weekend we were in Canada where I was able to meet some of his friends. (In three weeks, we're off to Europe to meet his family and spend a few days in Paris!) It was a whirlwind trip, staying with one set of friends and meeting several others.

A highlight of the trip was meeting Gary, a friend who was instrumental in introducing Niels to Christ. Gary is a worship pastor at a church in Kitchener and though a series of events God crossed their paths over several years. The catalyst for Niels' interest in Christianity was visiting Gary's church and seeing how worship can be relevant and modern.

Over dinner, Gary shared a bit about how he had a discouraging day. We talked a bit about how so often God doesn't allow us to see how He uses us. In fact, more often than not, I think He is best able to use us when we aren't aware of His plans. As Gary shared, I thought how amazing Heaven will be for him as he learns of all the ways God quietly used his life to influence others.

Not long after, a Google alert popped up in my email. It's a blog post from a man who read my book, and how God used it spur him to make some changes in his life. I'm in a season when my writing in on a far back burner. It's frustrating at times, but the conversation with Gary, and this unknown man, offered great encouragement. God is at work, even when I think I'm not.

Check out this man's post, and if you feel led, please honor his request for prayer as he follows as God leads.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

To Sum Up

I'm sick of being sick!

I'm happy to be settling in to my new life in Ohio, but I sure have grander plans than fighting this cold and laryngitis. After 11 days, my throat is finally making a sound that somewhat resembles a voice and my thoughts are expanding beyond, "Eat," "Drink," "Bathroom" and "Sleep." Since I'm headed up to Michigan tomorrow night, it'd be really nice to kick this thing today!

In other news, I learned that there is a showing on my house tonight. Maybe the 5th time is the charm!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Today is the 16th anniversary of the day God moved from sentiment to Savior in my life.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Apparently the craziness of that has filled the calender of young 2007 has caught up with me. I've been sick with laryngitis all week. Despite not feeling all that great, it's been an AMAZING week and I look forward to sharing details about it soon!