June 09, 2010


my oh my has it been busy lately. i've definitely worked more this summer than any summers past. i guess that is a good thing, being that a lot of people are out of work now days. i'm just glad that summer is here! i am a little sad that i haven't been able to work on photography stuff as much, however. hopefully work will slow down just a little.

"do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

lately i've been having that little thing called wanderlust. you know it? i keep re-living the times when i was in germany, walking the old farm road and hiding in windmills. or the time when i was in malaysia, visiting the busy streets of kuala lumpur. or the times when i was in costa rica and argentina, having so much fun with all the little kids and hearing them laugh at me because of my poor spanish. (sigh) the memories. it's so hard to not imagine not going anywhere far for a while...every year since i was fifteen i've traveled somewhere distant. but now in this season of my life, there is this kind of bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye to my wanderlust. i know that the Lord has placed in me a heart for the nations for some reason or another. maybe sometime in the future, we will do missionwork elsewhere. but for now, in this moment, i am learning to stay put and be content. i can't really keep re-living those old memories because new precious memories are about to be made. i'm thankful for His grace that reminds me that i am to live in the moment right now. to trust. no matter what city i'm in. no matter if i'm busy, or not. no matter how much i want to be somewhere else. this is where i am now, and i am thankful........ "godliness with contentment is great gain." 

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