It is louder than all my thoughts. Bigger than anything I'm facing. Stronger. Powerful. It screams "God" to me. If I lived near it...it is where I would run when feeling overwhelmed. Some people go to a quiet place...horse back ride...sit by a tree....you would find me on the beach. Looking out over the massive-ness of something so powerful it brings peace.
I am now convinced it is deep inside of me. I grew up on the ocean. I never thought anything of it...until when we moved to the mainland I saw my mom struggle because for the first time in her life she wasn't over the ocean. I remember thinking "how silly...the ocean?". Going back...showed me it is indeed something deep inside of you. I would pay a fine price to live right...there. Dean...would rather be on the lake ;)
Our Both Hands project is this Saturday. Deep breath. It's all going to be ok. Right? :) We'll make it and we'll get there. If you have received a letter from us...the thing we want you to know the most...is that every $10 counts. We all too often fall into the trap of thinking "if I can't give big...I can't give". That isn't true here. I'm not convinced it's ever true. You can also click the "donate" button to the left of the blog. Lifesong will mail you a tax deductible receipt for your donation.
We are doing a large yard sale next week (gulp).
Basically we are doing what we can and praying God blesses our efforts.
To each of you that gave...our hearts are so thankful. More importantly...you have been a piece of this story. You have personally had a hand in bringing Taizi and Zihao home.