I'm supposed to be working on grad work. Final projects due, uh, tomorrow.
I am working on it. Truly.
Having a hard time focusing, but my night-person self is just gearing up for the evening.
Totally ignoring the fact that, uh, Sunday is kind of a big deal in our family and I'm usually in bed by this point on Saturdays. And, I'm teaching the 3 & 4-year-old class tomorrow. I LOVE them and LOVE teaching them. But, can I keep up with 8 or so preschoolers on 5 hours of sleep?
I'm thinking a lot of coffee is in store!
Y'all know that I was in Africa for two weeks in February. My heart will forever be changed.
You simply cannot walk away from so much poverty and injustice and orphans and not be.
While we were there we met so many awesome girls and people who are living there, serving Him, and truly making a difference. For example, Katie Davis with Amazima Ministries.
She's in her early 20's, has adopted several beautiful girls, and runs a feeding program that serves over 1,600 children every week!
Seriously, she's making a difference. A radical difference!
And, that's been my prayer since I got back from Africa.
That I would make a difference - a radical difference - for eternity.
The Lord hasn't put us in Ug@nda, East Africa. But, He has put me here. right HERE. with my beautiful family. With our incredible church body. With friends and family that love us.
So, as I've wrestled with balancing poverty and injustice and orphan care with Starbucks and Pottery Barn and Target, I've prayed that I will be radical. For the sake of the kingdom. in our little world, right here.
The Bishop of London said something during his sermon at the Royal wedding (which, folks, seriously, wasn't Kate just absolutely gorgeous?) that my heart has been contemplating.
It sums up my prayer, for myself, my family...and you.
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
Now, I'm back to my Diet Coke, popcorn, and affective needs of gifted and talented students.