She’s back on her mission.

Since I came back from China a bittersweet taste came to my mouth. I wanted so bad to be over there doing the Father’s work but, I didn’t go back. I still haven’t. I am at this moment right with God and I have peace about the whole thing. The last two and a half years I haven’t. I got sad and angry with God. I wanted to know why He would put such a desire in my heart to do something so great and so amazing and then not open a door for me to walk through and do something I felt so strongly about.

At this point at 5:56pm on Monday September 29, 2014 I know that calling is only a small part of what he called me to do. I had to figure out that God doesn’t just call you to one place sometimes he calls you to do life a life after him and after his people. That means that where ever you are that is where God is using you. You just have to have you heart and your hands wide open and let him move in and through you. This takes courage and strength but I know that he is watching over me and he is directed me even though it may be a scary thing to do.

God works in mysterious ways. He uses people from your past and present and makes them apart of your future. Its hard to let someone back in your life who hurt you or made you angry or sad. But think about it this way: God’s love is so deep, we left him and he still after years has his arms wide open waiting for us at the end of the driveway. He waits for to see our face. He knows we caused him pain and sadness but he still has his hands wide open ready to embrace us with his love. THAT is how we should be with people who have hurt us in the past. When they have ran away, just be there waiting with arms wide open with love. To be able to do that you have to forgive them and forgive yourself. To forgive is to forget.

Life will get interesting once you give it all to him. He will take you places you never thought you would go.

This past weekend I went to Asheville, NC. I went with someone who is very special to me. We just went on a mini vacation to see some of his family’s land. On Saturday night we looked for a church to attend in the morning, we knew that we need to worship and hear the word. So we went to a small church in downtown that had just lost their pastor. The service was interesting to say the least. But during the service I heard God say that we were supposed to take the pastor and his wife out. So we did. We talked kingdom living and how he is going to change the way the church we attended. He wants to build community and build relationship then have a Sunday morning service. We had a great time with them. It was what was exactly what we needed to hear and have. That being said I’m not the one who is just on this mission. This will still be my personal blog but, I believe these stories that are shared are going to be about what God is doing in our life.

we are on a journey

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Just a Thought..

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Audrey Hepburn
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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn:

When we think of Audrey Hepburn, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” probably comes to mind along with several of her others from her acting career, but in her later years she stopped acting and started doing humanitarian work. In 1988 Audrey Hepburn was appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She traveled to Africa, Asia, and Latin America to help children in need until she died in 1993 from Appendix cancer.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

From the young are of twelve Mother Teresa felt the call of God on her life. She knew she was going to be a missionary, so at the age of eighteen she left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto and took the vow three years later to become a nun. She knew she was set apart, and that God had called her. She began her missionary work for the poor in 1948. She continued for several years until her health started to decline. She stepped down from being the head of Missionaries of Charity in March of 1997 and later passed away in September of 1997.

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China Pictures

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Something to Think About…

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. 
-Mother Teresa 
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April 9, 2012 – Day Ten

Day Ten:

This will be an extremely long day. This morning I woke up at 5:30am… We are going back to the different markets to do some last minute shopping.  We leave China around 6:45 and we will arrive in Toronto at the exact same time… and then we have a two hour, forty-five minute lay over there, then back to North Carolina. I am pretty sure we land about 11:30 or something unless we have a delay. This will be a long day thirty-six hours in April ninth…

At Toronto Airport… my gate…

(its my gate number written on a piece of paper with sharpie)

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April 8, 2012 – Day Nine

Day Nine:

We came back to the hostel late last night. Today we toured the Summer Palace. Then did some last minutes shopping. Today is our last full day in China. I am extremely sad about this because I love it here.

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April 7, 2012 – Day Eight

Day Eight:

Today we toured several worship places for the Chinese people. After we finished at the places of worship we headed to set up for our charity sale. While there we got our picture taken with a chef who was filming his TV show. We got to work and get to know better the college students from yesterday. Our charity sale was very successful, we were able to inform the younger Chinese culture about the importance of charity.

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April 6, 2012 – Day Seven

Day Seven:

Today we packed overnight bags and took a bullet train to TianJin. After we arrived we loaded a bus and went to a local university and toured the campus. We are in TianJin because we will be doing a Charity sale tomorrow. Today we went to an adult education center for the mentally handicap. We ate lunch with them and watched them perform their talents. Before we headed to our hotel we walked around near a Ferris wheel and walked across a bridge.

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