Saturday, April 17, 2010

so, we're having a good time in Guatemala...

yesterday was an exceptional day. I had a LOT of fun. A LOT. and this is why: i went down THAT hole and then made THIS video. My life's obra.

GSO link for article and video:

http://www.globalshore.org/


Youtube like for just the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPNdOSUAbd8&feature=player_embedded

obviously, the first link is the better option. Tell all your friends.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

'SUP!,

-leaving for Detroit in one hour

-flying to Guatemala tomorrow with 6 men who are coming to put in our septic system for the new school facility

-this they are hoping to do in 12 days...!

-PLEASE PRAY FOR: safety. health & well-being for our equipment to FUNCTION. Canadian-style efficiency in Guatemala. for the LORD'S will to be accomplished, spiritually, in the lives of these men. For me...it is not merely a work trip. it is a...Jesus-knew-about-this-one -a-long-time-ago kind of trip. and has something up his sleeve. for these six. and ME!

AMEN.

Summer Student Team 2010 arriving in....3 weeks. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, April 03, 2010

I am back in Canada; until the 12th. And then I'll be going back to Guatemala for 12 days with some men coming to put in the septic system for the new school. Living in a time of Blessing. And somehow I've managed to keep up on my Song of Solomon course. Below is an excerpt from a Journal Entry that I submitted this morning for this Unit's meditation topic which was Luke 14 & 15; it impacted me and I thought I'd share.

Happy Jesus-died-for-you-and-now-the-Cross-is-EMPTY weekend.

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LUKE 15

The Parable of the Lost Sheep; the Lost Coin; the Prodigal Son
(15: 1- 32)


I find the juxtaposition of these three parables interesting. In the first two parables, there is an active searching of the “Father” figure in finding that which was lost. The shepherd goes out searching, the woman lights a lamp, picks up a broom and searches, searches, and recovers that which was lost: a sinner repents. In the story of the Prodigal Son, the Father does not search. He waits. He hopes. This is perhaps an example of the “right hand, left hand” represented in Song of Solomon. (His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! ~ 1: 6) I really took to that analogy and find it to be true: the left hand of God speaks of the activity of God that we cannot see. Protection. The drawing of our spirits to His. His release of blessings, blessings that we might not attribute to His work. The right hand of God speaks of the visible or discernible activity of God. A healing right in front of my eyes. A prophetic dream. The feel of his presence in worship. Brought to tears at His goodness.

The sheep, the lost coin, the right hand of God was discernible in the act of recovering both. But in the Prodigal Son…that is the left hand of God. Indiscernible, but still as powerful. Drawing, drawing the Son back. Not an active searching, but a potent call to the spirit. Waiting. Hoping. Faith-filled. Patient. Placing the thought in his head to return. And he acts. He returns. He returns in the “darkness of His heart” and the Father exalts the humble, and sees him as Lovely.