I have been absent from this world for a while. I am preparing to leave Missouri and head to Illinois for a year on a vicarage assignment. I am hoping through the nest year I will be more faithful in corresponding what is transpiring in Staunton through this medium.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Chapter the Seventh: Fleeting Time

Has anyone else realized, I am sure you have. What did you think when you came to the realization, "Hey 30 more days of Americana before I am thrust into a whole new way of life." Ther eis just something that makes me a little anxious not to be here. Maybe it is the New Real world that has me depressed, or is it that Burrito I just ate I do not know. I am ready to see life in this culture in a way only a person from the outside can. I do not expect this to happen right as I set foot in Taiwan, Poof now I am totally un-Americanized, no not exactly. But there is a great deal of wisdom and knowledge that I and we can take back with us after a year to share.
What will be the one greatest lesson that any of us learn from what we are about to endure? Who can say, only God, and because of his love and great sense of Humor we get to find out for ourselves.

Dear God,

Open my eyes, open my heart, and open my mind to what you have to show me. Help my pride to be broken like a cheap wine glass and your love to fortify me like Steel. Galvenize my spirit with your Spirit. Let me shine like a candle in the dark. Let my mouth be silent so that your will may be communicated, let my actions be still so that your will may be shown, I love you Lord for you will never abandon your servant, so make me just that.

Peace to all of you in this time of life, I hope you are having the time of it.

Just go...


  • At 1:59 AM , Blogger Cassie said...

    Sometimes the thought crosses my mind that I am completely crazy, then Lord reminds me that his ways are considered foolish by the world. And so I stop thinking about.

  • At 7:04 AM , Blogger Mark said...


    Great prayer and thoughts. It is amazing to think how much this year is going to change us, and all the challenges and joys we will have along the way. I look forward to taking that journey with you and the rest of those going to Taiwan. I love the question you have posted, and it will be cool to think back after the year how God answered it and used us in Taiwan.


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