Saturday, July 4, 2009


I was out walking my Woo (Carter, the Great Pyrenees, who lets the world know he is on duty with his woo-woo-woo) this morning and see that the lilies are in full bloom. I stopped for a moment to look closely at one and it took my breath away! They are stunning! I was reminded of the verses in Matthew 6 (NIV) that say:

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

It was a powerful reminder that when it seems like there are more things to do than time to do them, that I need to just keep on doing as much as I am able each day and to trust God to work out all the little details that seem impossible.

On that note, since there are many things concerning us, I'll add a list of specific prayer requests for those who would like to pray.

* for a group of people willing to pray for us on a regular basis, preferably at least weekly.

* for a dependable vehicle to move what stuff we would like to take with us. In our minds that is a 4WD truck with a camper on top pulling a trailer. There are a number of alternatives that might work too, but this seems like it would be the most practical once we get there as well.

* for those we are leaving behind. There are a lot of people we will miss and who will miss us. The partings are already proving difficult.

* for the kids. Andrei in particular has difficulty with change. Please pray for his stability through this time.

* for the many other details that need to work out, for my brain to remember what I need to do each day, for wisdom setting priorities.

I think those are the big ones! I suspect I don't even know half of the ones I ought to be listing, but God does!


  1. Thanks for the reminder from Matthew. AND . . . PLEASE put me down for your prayer team . . . I've been doing that alot over the years and count it a privilege to uphold you in the future!!

  2. Consider yourself added to the list! Thanks, Cheryl!


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