I am a missionary in Spain who desires for the power of the Holy Spirit to be unleashed in me, to be unabashed about the love of Christ, and unafraid to go where God calls. These are my stories in this journey of letting God have everything.

20 September 2007

Beef Stew and Brothers

Yesterday my roommate and I decided that we wanted to make dinner for a friend of ours. His parents are out of town and we just felt that he would really appreciate this. What's the best thing to make for a boy that eats as much as a whole village? Beef Stew of course. It was really fun to make the stew and then surprise him. He was totally taken aback and really appreciative. It was totally worth it just to see the look on his face and hear his question, "Why? Did you make this for me?". I like doing stuff like that for people. It's fun to give unexpectedly. It made me start thinking though.

This friend is basically my brother here in Spain. We pick on each other, fight (just in fun), and I really enjoy hanging out with him and talking to him. His friendship has been such a blessing to me. As I think about how much fun this was, I am missing my biological brothers and realizing how much I really savor and value the brother/sister relationship. I wish that they were here and that I could have made beef stew for them and surprised them. If you don't have brothers, you are missing out, although if you don't have my brothers you are missing out. I have the best brothers in the world. They know when to have fun and when to be serious. Whether they say it or not, I know I am loved by them and they would protect me at all costs.

All this to say, Matthew and Peter I miss you guys a lot. I doubt you even read this, but if you do, know that I love you, miss you, wish you were here, and next time I see you, I'll gladly make you beef stew.
Matt, Mom, Pete, Amy

19 September 2007

My Version

Psalm 113

O Hallelujah! O Praise God!!!

You who are servants of God, worship and praise Him!

His name alone is enough to cause you to fall to your knees in praise. Speak His name!

The fact that we can remember God is a blessing - one that will last forever and all eternity.

No matter where you are, no matter the time of day or night, continue raising your praise to the God who alone created place and time.

The highest height has nothing on God. Everything you can see in the sky pales in comparison to the beauty of God.

Who can compare with the God of the universe, my God, who is rightly enthroned in majesty and glory beyond imagination and compare as He mercifully examines HIS heaven and earth?

Those how have nothing, who have been forgotten, who have been ignored and thrown our, our God gently lifts, rescues, and redeems by honoring them as the beautiful creation that He made them to be.

You with no family, He alone will provide a family for you and the joy that overflows.

O Hallelujah! O Praise God!!!