Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Heart like His

I have been reminded a lot recently that I need to learn when to joke and when not to joke. My teasing nature can be taken the wrong way sometimes, and unfortunately I hurt people that I love.

I'm realizing that being kind is more important that being funny... And most of the time, I'm not even that funny. I need to learn when to be funny and when to be serious. Sometime, people just need to hear kind words. Maybe they are having a bad day, and normally they would laugh at your joke, but that particular time is just not the right time. We all have those days, and I want to be remembered for being kind... Not funny.

My prayer is that God will make my heart and my words more kind. That He will use me to be an encouragement to others. I want my life and my words to make a difference in someone's life, not to hurt them.

Praying that God will give me a heart like His.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Heart for Uganda

I have it on my heart to share with you how God has been moving in my life.

I have always had compassion towards children, and working with kid has always been a huge part of my heart. Over the last couple of months, my heart has been pulled towards Uganda. Everything that I hear or see has been about Uganda. It seems to be all around me.

I recently started attending a church that is turned into a campus of Long Hollow Baptist. The first series with Long Hollow was called "Wrecked". It was a series that spoke of the vision of Long Hollow for the next several years, and a large part of this vision dealt with missions. I was radically moved by this. It was revealed to be once again the tug that has been on my heart to go!

As I continued to look into this and explore the calling that God has placed on my heart, I discovered a medical mission trip to Uganda in August.

I'm asking you to take this journey of prayer with me. I have no idea what God has planned specifically, but I am ready and willing to go and do whatever that may be.

Please pray for clarity. Pray that God will make this path clear and that I will have no doubts about the calling He has for me. Pray that I will not make excuses. I have a feeling that there may be a lot of risk taking ahead of me, and as much as I like to pretend that I'm adventurous, I'm really more comfortable staying away from the unknown. And lastly, please pray for courage.

I am so thankful for your love and support, and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to let me share my heart.