Archive for July, 2009


Wow!  July 12, the day that’s been on the horizon for so long, has arrived! Today I begin the grand plane hop with a final destination of MUMBAI, INDIA on Tuesday! Please pray for our safety as we travel: first to Seattle, then to London, and lastly to Mumbai. It’s about 17 hours of flying time, plus 14ish hours of layovers. I really like flying though, and am looking forward to it all! 🙂

I was sitting in church this morning thinking about today… about getting ready, making lists, things to take/not to take, last minute things I may have forgotten, and such… and my mind finally stopped whizzing and spinning and planning. I realized that ready, or not, today is the day.  I have prepared as much as I can, and I’m excited to GO. I think sometimes we can plan, and plan, and plan some more… but never actually go. That life gets stalled that way, that we get ready to leap (we even think about leaping and calculate the risks, etc), but what a shame if all we do is prepare… by the grace of God let us leap. Let us follow Him with all of our hearts and all of who we are. He is worthy.

The words from the song “Cannons” (Phil Wickham) have been resounding in my mind this morning, and I’d love to share them. Perhaps they will warm your heart on this day, as they have mine. God is mighty and He deserves to be honored and worshipped!

           … CANNONS…

“It’s falling from the clouds
A strange and lovely sound
I hear it in the thunder and rain
It’s ringing in the skies
Like cannons in the night
The music of the universe plays

You are holy great and mighty
The moon and the stars declare who You are
I’m so unworthy, but still You love me
Forever my heart will sing of how great You are

Beautiful and free
Song of Galaxies
It’s reaching far beyond the milky way
Lets join in with the sound
C’mon let’s sing it loud
As the music of the universe plays

All glory, honor, power is Yours amen
All glory, honor, power is Yours amen
All glory, honor, power is Yours forever amen”

Friends, let me leave you with two passages that have been on my mind before I go. I will let them speak for themselves. 🙂

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith — that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength  to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” -Ephesians 3:14-21

“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authroity, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” -Jude 24-25.


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