I’ve officially started working for Granite Ridge Builders as a new home specialist. I really can’t express how excited I am. After working the past few years at a job I was just simply thankful to have, I’m now working at a job that I’m eager to learn and that uses the skills and gifts that I already possess. I am beyond grateful for the start of a new season of my life. Only a few days into the job and I feel so much more awake. Able to partake in happiness and to love those around me.
Quattro Systems will continue to be an important part of who I am and what i do as well. Working for Jason Spuller has been such a great part of my life back here in Fort Wayne. He’s become more than a boss to me. He’s a trusted friend and a part of the friends that make life beautiful for me.
Thanks for all of you who have kept encouraging me and praying for me as I’ve moved through this last season of my life.
It’s been almost two years since i’ve blogged. A LOT has happened. I’ve gotten married, had a baby and and have a changed perspective on life. I’m still not where I want to be, but I guess that’s not any different than any point in life. I’m very happy with what life has brought me and i’m anxious to start giving back again. All that I have been given is only truly loved and accepted if I use it to give back. Time to live what I believe and try to pay back all that I’ve been given. Hope to see you along the way.
The tragedy in Haiti has been tough to witness. I visited Haiti in my early twenty’s for a mission trip and was moved by the people that I met and ministered to and with. I remember being struck that it was not like anything I had ever seen. I remember going to the market in Port-au-Prince and seeing the Presidential Palace. To see it in ruins is heart breaking. Even more disturbing to me though have been some of the comments that have been in the public forum about God’s hand in all this. There have been people claiming to know the mind of God and even more specifically to know God’s mind towards the Haitian people. To say that God is punishing Haiti for the sins of their ancestors is really appalling in my opinion.
It is logic like that that allows people to sit in their glamorous homes and not be moved by the plight of the poor. “They deserve it, it is their punishment,” or “they don’t have to live like that, their choices keep them there”. There are over 2000 verses in the New Testament alone dealing with the neglect of and caring for the poor and yet many are never moved to do anything to help those that are in need.
When we hurt, God hurts with us. God never promised our lives would be free of pain or trial. In fact there is much more evidence to the contrary. Looking at his disciples we can see that all were persecuted and died martyrs deaths as they followed their faith.
“In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” – John 16:33
It seems evident to me that no matter what happens in life, we will experience grief, pain, and hardship. God’s promise to us is that we will not go through it alone and that he will not allow what the enemy intends for evil to succeed in the long run. Even in tragedy, God will bring something beautiful from the ashes. In this horrible time, God’s love will be seen and known in the midst to bring strength and peace to people who are hurting. Will you find a way to be a part of what God is doing to minister to the people of Haiti?