Friday, May 23, 2008

Our light and momentary afflictions

sometimes we have moments in our lives that we realize that the frustrations and even the sincere pains that we experience are really just moments of inconvenience in the perspective of eternity. we are surrounded by a world of pain and hopelessness; situations so far past our ability to understand and cope with that we shake our head speechless with wonder. we know that these things pass and that new struggles will replace them. we know that sometimes our struggles leave deep scars or spaced of emptiness in our lives and in our stories. this knowledge does not lessen the pain, but it also does not have to increase it. and I am thankful for the times that I realize that the cross that I have taken up willingly is the exact one crafted to fit most easily on my back and shoulders and that there is no shame in carrying with humility and with intention. I have been given only what God intends to provide for and no matter the horror of it, or the disappointment or the incomprehensible pain - whatever the trial, it is but a momentary and light affliction compared to the glory of walking in relationship with my Savior.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The last three weeks

I won't bore all 5 of you with the details of the difficulties of life here, it is just more of the same. The immediate effect is that I had to change the address of my blog because certain people in positions of authority have been using their ability to access it to harrass me about my struggles and prayer requests etc.

The election was last Friday, and it went very smoothly. I have taken pictures and want to write more, but am swamped with finishing school.

I also want to update about my classes, how much I love my kids here, etc. But that too will have to wait! So check back later and I will describe all in more detail.