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Wise Words from a Donkey

One of my favorite movie quotes is from Shrek: "I can't feel my toes!!  I don't have any toes!! -pause- I think I need a hug." (It really just doesn't have the same flair when I type it, but, what're you gonna do...) The other day was a big rainstorm day.  No matter what I did, I couldn't swallow the tears that kept welling up inside of me.  As most of you know, Noah and I are in Springfield, MO right now for missionary training.  So while the speaker is speaking of reaching indigenous people groups and how to effectively reach them, it might be somewhat appropriate for me to shed a tear or two out of passion for the lost.  And believe me, I was banking on that being my fall-back.  But the few lonely tears started to turn into a flowing mighty river that was getting uncontrollable, and I knew I probably couldn't blend in with the group as we sat there taking notes on how to translate Bible stories. Noah, being the amazing guy he i

Ebb & Flow

When I was 11 I went to Disney World, and I remember that it would be a super sunny day, gorgeous breeze, and then out of no where a rainstorm would come.  So, we'd pull out a poncho and stay on line, waiting for our ride. In some ways I feel like that 11 year old girl at Disney World, except that instead of a rainstorm its tears, instead of a poncho its tissues, and instead of waiting on line I'm just living life. Our little K-man, Tub of Chub, K-money, bambino left us a week ago.  I can't believe it's only been a week... it feels like a month.  The days drag on like there's no tomorrow, and the nights are filled with restless sleep.  Add to that the fact that this entire week we've been moving out of our house as we wrap up our time being on staff at Life Chapel.  This Sunday we embark on our new journey as we follow God's leading to share His love with the people of Mexico (which is super bittersweet AND exciting!) I think the hardest part about be