Stir It Up in Our Hearts...

I hope everyone is enjoying all the beautiful sunshine that is brilliantly streaming through the window today. I will soon be out there walking to work, so I hope it's as warm as it looks.

I don't have much time to write, but just wanted to give a brief update on this busy week-end. Friday night saw Jake and I off to Toronto, to stay at the Center for Student Mission (CSM) wher he hosted student trips in the summer of 2008. It was so awesome to see him in his element, leading the group(which consisted of 9 adults) around the downtown area on a prayer tour on Friday night, an early morning breakfast run to the homeless at 7AM(we woke up at 5:30am to get everything ready), and some time helping a local homeless shelter fold laundry and sort clothes. He was an awesome leader, and gave us specific things to pray about for Toronto. I was encouraged by the prayer tour, and just kept hearing parts of the song "Consuming Fire" swirling around in my head: "Stir it up in our hearts, Lord-a passion for your Name". It is all because of his glory that we need to serve. I was reminded that if I try to serve on my own, I will burn out. Saturday night was another reminder, while at friend's house (from church) for a monthly missions night, that we must not divide the physical help from the spiritual. It's not all about Good works, nor is it simply all about evangelism. We must somehow learn to merge the two, so that we can help people where they're at. These were very encouraging thoughts for me, and I'm still mulling them all over in my head.

Yesterday was a homework day, and I basically spent most of the day finishing up my research and writing my paper on 1 and 2 Chronicles. Jake and I took the liberty of using the tradition of pausing Lent for Sunday, and we watched a movie (I had to have some sort of goal for finishing up my paper :)

We both slept in this morning, and, as a result, Jake was late for work, and I was late in starting on the homework again. Praise the Lord for Jake's job; it seems they don't really care if people arrive late once in a while.

That's all for now, I may or may not expand on some stories later.

Blessings for a wonderful day!

P.S. Jake and I have a new favourite combination: eggs and green olives. Seriously, I didn't know we'd go through a jar of olives so fast. So far we've tried olives in omelets, with scrambled eggs, and currently I am eating an egg salad sandwich with, yup, you guessed it, mashed olives. TASTY! Don't judge before you try. It's AMAZING.

1 comment:

Singinglady said...

Hi my darling
It is always glad to get your updates and see how things are going at your end.
Although it was a busy weekend for you and Jake, it sounds like it was a very interesting, educational and inspiring time for you both to interact in the various situations in Toronto at the mission center where Jake spent the summer of 2008.
I know you have a heavy work load of papers and assignments to finish up in the next few weeks as you prepare to graduate.
We will be praying for you as you try to juggle everything and that you will be able to get to time to rest a bit and enjoy your time together and with the Lord.
Much love always NAN xoxox