Author: Beth
•Monday, November 15, 2010

Dear friends,

After a summer hiatus[and then some], I’m now dusting off this blog once again. If you were following the updates over at 73 Days, you will have heard a few tales of the African adventures from this past summer. Hopefully, those words (written from our little thatched-roof hut) gave you a tiny glimpse into what turned out to be an incredible God-breathed, grace-saturated, ripple-making, faith-building, joy-filled adventure.

We (my dear friend Laurie and me) touched American soil again on September 8, 2010. The pictures have been sorted through, a few videos done, and reports have been made, and life has swept us away in a fascinating flurry back on our homeland mission field.

However, my writing pen has been largely silent.

There’s been a reason for that. Well, more than one. :-)

It’s impossible to go on a trip like that and not have it change you. Sometimes that change isn’t realized right away; sometimes it just takes awhile for it to surface into [words that can be shared.] Now, over two months later (has it been that long?!)…… the words are finally coming.

SO, here’s to ‘remembering the deeds of the Lord.

Remembering His wonders of old.

Pondering all of His work.

Meditating on His mighty deeds.’

In the next few weeks, by God’s grace, I’m going to attempt to share a few stories with you. Some of them are from my journal. Others are from the updates that you might have already read. A few are the result of living back at home and seeing things there with new eyes.

I’m just gonna say – God has this way of writing stories that always leave me speechless. However they might come out, it is my hope that you’ll see God Himself in a way that you’ve never seen before. He deserves far more glory than can ever be expressed here.

What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; You have made known your might among the peoples.” (Psalm 77:11-14)

So, here’s to celebrating that.


P.S. With a new season comes a new blog look! Web design is not my forte, but I've been playing around here to make it a little more navigatable... so pardon the "dust." :) Any suggestions, comments, or helpful hints would be appreciated.