Friday, December 5, 2008

And Here We Go

Thanks to all of you for your support in prayer and just being there with me through this process! In case I forgot to call you I am officially a part of the Reach Global Team!!! In fact I am going to be a long term missionary to Rome! I had come into the process as a Fixed Term Applicant, but Reach Global offered me the Long Term, which means that instead of a 2-3 year term, I have the option to stay on without having to reapply later!!! It also means that I get the full benefits package, including health with dental and vision, retirement and umm more I think, but I cannot remember.

All day I have orientation, but then I will be heading back to Santa Cruz.

I am super excited, in case you cannot tell.

Also for those of you who have been praying for Craig as well, he will be joining us in Rome as a Fixed Term!!! So God is really bringing our team together!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Music and Snow

This morning is just a time to be with God and reflect. So as I have been sitting in my hotel room, spending time in refletion, and conversation with God I have had Christmas tunes on Pandora and then I opened the curtins to discover that it is really snowing. Big soft flakes are filling the sky.

My Prayer

Lord, my God, my Love,
When Your Love spilled over into creation
You thought of me.
I am
From Love, of Love, for Love.
Let my heart, O God, always
Recognize, cherish and enjoy
Your goodness in all of creation.
Direct all that is me toward Your praise.
Teach me reverence for all things.
Energize me in Your service.
Lord, God my Love,
May nothing ever distract me from Your Love...
neither health nor sickness
wealth nor poverty
honor nor dishonor
long life nor short life.
May I never seek nor choose to be
other than You intend or wish.
(adapted from The Formation Poetic Form)
If you don't know how to best pray for me today, please join me in this prayer as I await to see where My Love intends me to be.

This is not the group I am trying to join, but it gives you an idea...