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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Am Quiet ...

I have had a few sweet friends ask me why haven't I blogged more about the trip or if something is up, since I seem quiet on the blog front ... I think as I process all I have seen in Uganda and all my family is dealing w/ right now (Maggie's surgery changes this summer, Joseph's school/speech/ and working on his future needs, Scott's health scare, and just life w/ the 8 of us), I want to make sure I am speaking from my heart and that I say something that will honor the LORD ... I can spout off the top of my head sometimes and that is not always wise ... I am a very out spoken and passionate person, but I am learning in my quiet times with the Lord that I can sometimes over shadow Him in MY PASSION AND LOUD MOUTH ( this something I don't want to do)...

I don't ever want to make my life, my issues, or my passions to EVER OUT WEIGH THE KINGDOM ... It is the things eternal that are most important ... I love how gently sometimes God will poke me w/ the words from a friend ... Or how He can abruptly knock me off my feet with His presence in song ...

I am never more at the center of HIS WILL than when I am still and seeking HIS direction ... We had our 147 Million Orphans work day yesterday and we spent half the time just sharing, encouraging, and being each other's friend ... As 147 grows, it is an honor to serve w/ these women God has given us to work with at 147 ... We are all seeking God's face, wise w/ with the business side, and humbled to be helping children ...

So just know that when I am quiet, it is a GOOD THING ... blessings to all and I am so excited to report that many people are seeking some of the adoptable orphans we meet while in Uganda ... MAKES MY HEART SING AND DANCE  !!!


How fun to see a sweet little boy in Uganda wearing one of the fundraising shirts I did over 2 years ago to help bring Joseph / Daisy home ... 

10 kind words.:

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

you may be loud and passionate, but you are wise.

Jodi said...

So very beautiful! I hear ya on the hard to be quiet part! My mouth is too big, too!!!

Shauna said...

:) [i am in the quiet, full of lots of life, taking in all in, at Jesus' feet mode too]

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

How very precious.....glad you are doing well...and processing for HIS GLORY!

Lexi MacKinnon said...

I totally feel you on this one. I also all too often let my passion and opinions overshadow His Kingdom. Just reminder... thanks girl!

Jen said...

Beautiful post! Praying for a blessed summer.

Much Ado said...

I love your honesty and your heart!

Diane and family said...

Just me:-) I've been quiet for a while now! It has been a JOY to watch your family grow. During Lent I was really moved at how many times the words, silent or silence are used in the Bible!! Really a powerful reminder:-)

Kneeling beside you, quietly, Gwen!

Amie said...

LOVE YOU, girl!

:)
Amie

AnaLisa said...

Hi, I think the Lord speaks through you and this blog. Reading up tonight! xx