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!