Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C instant coffee granules
1 C boiling water
8 C milk
1 qt vanilla ice cream, softened
1 qt chocolate ice cream, softened
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and coffee. Stir in boiling water until dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, pour coffee mixture into a 1 gallon punch bowl. Stir in milk. Add scoops of ice cream. Stir until melted.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Departure went smoothly…I even got the honor of being selected for a more in depth body check in the Houston airport. The team was strategically placed by strangers on the plane when I booked the tickets, and God’s sovereignty really showed itself as many of the students got into meaningful spiritual conversations. Coby and I were able to meet a great guy who was headed back to Virginia from Costa Rica. Our conversation was incredible! He is a 35 year old scientist who God gave us the grace to get to know and dive into how he sees creation and how God fits into that. He sees that God has to be a part of it, but I pray that he will choose to give his life to Jesus and follow Him as he is not right now. God, will you please save JJ. An hour into our conversation, as I was talking about the Bible, a guy in the seat in front of JJ popped his head over the headrest and interjected himself into our conversation. He had 2 questions: If God is so big, then why can’t evolution be a part of the story? How can Christians be so positive that Bible is God’s absolute word when most of the stories in it were taken from other religions that were started way before Christianity…most are taken from Hinduism (he said)? Well, he didn’t really want to hear my answer, I don’t think. I think he just wanted to go off on me a little bit because he heard me speaking of Jesus. I say this because after he asked his questions, he turned around and began talking to the woman he was with to his right….maybe he heard my response…I pray he comes to know Jesus. God break him and move in his life to open his eyes to your truth. “For God works all things for the good of those who love him.” (Romans 8:28) He truly works ALL things together for His purpose, according to HIS glorious plan! I say this because this man’s interjection allowed me to go deeper into conversation with JJ and share my personal experience with the risen Savior!
So we made it here after a long flight from Washington, D.C. to London, Heathrow, and we accomplished our goal of staying awake all day long. I wanted, once again like last summer, to kick Christopher (my brother) in the face for keeping us awake all day, but it was not nearly as bad this time without having the added exhaustion of taking care of Hallie. We introduced the team to the tube, oyster cards, grocery shopping in London, the weird flavored chips, Camden Town (shopping), and Acton Town (where we are staying and working). It was a crazy busy day but a good one. So much went right! Praise be to you, o my God, my Lord!
I pray for the people of London that they will be granted the blessing of salvation in their life. I pray specifically for the people of Acton that they will choose Christ and follow Him passionately. O God, please let us be a part of bringing this nation to you. Ordain and anoint our steps and our words this week for your glory and your purpose!
Give Christopher and I the strength, wisdom, and patience to lead this team of students and adults. Please give our adults patience with one another and the students. I anticipate an incredible day tomorrow (Sunday) in worship with Acton Baptist Church….I’m so excited.
Praise you God for giving Lacey this needed break to get away to Dallas and be with friends! Praise you God that you are taking care of Hallie!
I LOVE YOU, MY FATHER.
And to top it all off, I got to see Christopher, Angie, and that cute little Caleb. They are all doing so well. It was great to talk with them and to get to play with Caleb. He is so small...especially compared to Hallie...haha.