Saturday, June 13, 2009

A little game of tag

This day has been set aside to meet Mari’s challenge! But first I need to have that 2nd cup of coffee while I allow myself to be still and know that God is with me, because it is good to wait quietly on Him. I desire to start the day finding sacred in the common and as I raise my hands, His glory is revealed.

On days when I have time I love to get out bits and pieces of fabric, common threads, and all sorts of supplies and be an artsy craftsy babe. I brought boxes of material with me although it’s possible I will work for fabric when it runs out.

Most days we’re involved in ministry so fabulous I don’t have time for anything else. We love to host people in our home and often have someone over on Thursday for dinner when I make everything way more homemade than I would have in the U.S. because I can no longer run to Greg’s General Store to buy the ready-made products.

(There are a lot of things I can’t get here so no daydreaming about grits, fried okra or cornbread and beans!)

Here in my little corner of the world, I often feel like a resident alien. People are nice but it’s still hard for me to follow the threads of conversation in Spanish. As tough as it is, I have to remember that it coulda’ been worse -- God could have sent me to some country where the lingua is even more difficult!

Do you ever think about how people see you? I wonder, because of my limited linguistics, do I come across as the village idiot savant? Does being quiet because I don't know what to say translate into haughty like a Queen B? Or does my goofy humor prove I’m just a fun old hag?

From my perspective, there’s only one thing I can do to help others see me the way I’d like to be seen: Be more like Christ. And I do that by daily Scripture reading, prayer and obedience to His Word.

Don’t look now but it’s YOUR turn to play tag! If you’re reading this, you’re IT!

5 comments:

skoots1mom said...

oh, ho...so well done
it really made my brain work and it got my writing in a little different style...
that was a fun exercise.
thanx for linking us back to mary to play
:)
my hubby's standing on the great wall of china today...
how weird is that?

sara said...

wow! that was very creative!!!

Mari said...

Wow - you did such a great job! That flowed so well. Thanks for playing along!

Debbie said...

You did this very well!

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

Kim, that is hillarious. :)