Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Some Water For A Thirsty Soul

Proverbs 11:25 says that, "He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."

The Lord brought to mind this verse the other day when I was reading a similar verse in Isaiah. My soul and spirit had been feeling so dry and tired and I was asking the Lord to make me like one of those trees he talks about who are planted by the life giving water that are always bearing fruit.

I realized that the Lord was showing me that I needed to do something to receive what I was asking for. Somehow this principle works! I decided to call one of my friends right away to see if she needed a break from her 6 kids. Turns out she was feeling really sick that day, so I went to her house to be an encouragement.

It's amazing how I began the day feeling like a dried up well and went home feeling the life come back into me, just because I decided to give the little I had to someone else.

Hope that encourages you if you're reading this and are in need of a little refreshing yourself!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

3rd Annual Thanksgiving in Uganda

Our first Thanksgiving in Uganda consisted of a meal of Matooke (boiled bananas) and beans. We had been in country for about a week and had hit the ground running. So we ended up having a pretty "ordinary" day, helping at one of Drake's crusades.

Our second Thanksgiving was spent up North in Lira at the Higgins with the Iversons. The food was sooooooo yummy and i'm especially fond of the wonderful cinnamon rolls that Carol prepared.

This year we just drove down the street and spent Thanksgiving with our friends the Iversons. As you can see in the last picture, we had quite a spread. Everything was so delicious and the compay even better!!