Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Mother Teresa

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Her Spark Continues

Marvin often shares his definition of faith as...

"If I was God, and knew all that He knows, I would do things exactly as He did."

 That's a hard one when you lay your precious little girl to rest.

But it is true. We would not be able to breathe without the full hope and assurance of a God who is all knowing, wiser than we can comprehend, understands all, who counts and kisses our tears dry.

And so we choose to live with anticipation of His goodness.  It doesn't mean we don't feel tremendous loss, sadness, fatigue, afraid and lonely, even sometimes abandoned. Those are real human emotions of our being...

 He is bigger than our emotions, He calls our name softly though our pain and reminds us over and over that He will be enough for those emotions. In our feeling them, He will show us more of Himself.

 He will restore our broken  hearts, and though they will not fully mend until heaven, the cracks will remind us to care about another's heart cracks even more.

Time,... this moment, this week, the year...stretches out in front of us — and most of us have no idea what’s ahead. The possibilities are endless in the coming months — countless possibilities of great joy or immense sadness. Which way will it all go? We don’t know what might derail our lives … or what beautiful surprises might sweep us off our feet.

Life is a marble cake — with joy and sadness all mixed into the batter, to make the pattern of our days. You don’t have all joy, all the time. But thanks be to God, we aren’t stuck with all sadness either.

 We so desperately need God, someone to thank in the good, for He is the Giver of all things, and someone to lean on during the bad, for  He is the Sustainer in all things. Our gentle Teacher keeps showing me that we cannot  experience either without Him in the very center.

Would you join us today in a GIANT boost forward for our precious Quynh's legacy project? Those of you that know Quynh's story know that her life was saved and transformed because God provided protection and a safe place for her.

Our HEART CRY is to have that place for other abandoned infants and children.  "Quynh's room" , as part of  "CASA MANA", is to open in Sept. and begin receiving children right away.  Each dollar goes directly to the  children.  No overhead, straight to blessing a little life in need.

If each of us could "share" her page today and if each contributed $10 (or less or more) to the project, we would meet our goal and exceed it! 

***Would you consider taking a moment to share this status and consider contributing?***

Many of you already have and we are in AWE of your generosity.  THANK YOU for making Quynh's legacy project possible.  We hope you will join us on a trip soon to see your investment in action!

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will 

come to you." (John 14:18)

 Quynh's room 3 weeks ago, progress every day!