An endless amount of things could be learned in just one day. Can you imagine in 2 months or 3 years what is learned or known? I have been thinking about different periods of time in my life and the pivotal lessons I’ve learned that have guided me into the present, reshaping or forming my abilities, character, and understanding. These “lessons” or opportunities of course intricately involve Him who made me, and I have been rejoicing in the ways God has infiltrated those periods of learning, such as my college journey or this cross-cultural journey. God truly is ever-present in all things, and to believe this more often I glance back for a few moments at where I’ve been. A rush of calm comes soon after.
It’s now August – whoa! When this month hits my heart starts racing in anticipation (school is nearing). This time last month I was welcoming the short term team into Koh Kong, about to begin a lot of travel. Now I am with Courtney and the kids, hours of rain surrounding us, and thick thoughts swirling in my head most days. I’m spending a lot of time “reading between the lines” of this trip, if you will, searching for the “so what” and “now what” of my time here. This connects to culture (Cambodians and mine), the people themselves, the gospel, missions, my future, and a list of other things. Much of my conclusions will be documented in the portfolio I’m forming for my undergrad program, but most of it is simply personal processing, digging into how God is transforming my heart through this time.
I write and share this with those of you reading to ask for prayer that I continue to be present in my time left, which is only 12 days. Also, that I’ll be able to connect with what’s between the lines, that God would reveal the take away and application that follows these 2 months. And pray for baby Dani, that she would get more sleep. Courtney and I take turns rocking her and coaxing her, but she has been rather restless during the day.