Wednesday, January 5, 2011


"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand." Proverbs 19:21
Ever had a plan that didn't happen in your timing or the way you thought it would? Most of us can say "yes" and many of us could even admit this has happened more than once.

I find myself once again realizing that God's timing is perfect and I need to be still. We have plans that sometimes don't happen or don't happen when we want them to but we can have confidence knowing that the plans of God always stand, and right on time.

This concept is immensely apparent in my life right now. Especially with the completion of the Children's Home. The construction, and the administration involved in opening a Children's home is not going as quickly as we would like, but God is teaching us a long the way. I have a tendency to go before God rather than resting and letting Him lead me. I was naive to think that once the construction was done we would be able to open our doors to house the street children. It is not that simple, especially when you are in a country that doesn't hurry to get things done. There is a multitude of things that have to be accomplished before the Children's home can open, and we can be housing children. A lot of issues are complicated, and we will have to jump through a lot of hoops but God will be glorified, and in His timing.

In the mean time I will focus on the cross and not the outcome of situations. I will be still, and rest in God's timing and sovereignty. I will look at what He wants me to do day to day and not miss the little things.

Here are a couple pictures of the work that is happening on the Children's home:


  1. I'm glad you all are well! It looks like you are making some good progress. Tell Cody and the kids I say, "hi."

  2. Amen. Not sure if you read my blog, but just when you think you've got all your ducks in a row... I'm excited to see what God has in store for us, for Liberia, for our future kids. Praying for you guys always.

  3. Ummm, yes, even though we are miles and miles apart and in totally different life situations, your words couldn't have been more true for me today. Thanks for those words, needed them! God is God, no matter where we are in life. He is the same day in and day out and so is His word. And yes, He will be glorified with our work, but in His timing.
    Love you all