Thursday, December 28, 2006
i thankful for color and the smells of life. i am thankful for noise (this might wear off in a day or two), i am thankful i get to see the sari bari ladies in a bit, i am thankful for the good life i get to live in this crazy amazing place.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
must be having pre return to calcutta anxiety....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
Sunday, December 24, 2006
so merry christmas my friends and may this year of our lives be less messy than the last because of transforming power of jesus in your life.
hoping for the world today in the only hope that makes any sense...the word made flesh as a messy baby, in messy circumstances for the salvation of the messy world.
Friday, December 22, 2006
I think maybe i am reverting but a few weeks in the states has me back to feeling like myself...i am happy and funny and even silly. We went to walmart today and found this really cute veggie tales fleece...and i think i am going to adopt the veggie tales motto for the rest of my life...they seem to have it covered in a "everything i need to know i learned in kindergarten" kind of way...
So here it is the things i am going to live by...
Hopefully my new motto will keep me sane, happy, kind and silly!!
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
i think am comforted by the tacky...maybe it signifies what it means to celebrate in all cultures. the time of celebration is good. but as my sister keeps reminding my 2.5 year old neice, christmas is jesus birthday. and as my neice has reminded my sister that means CAKE and a celebration of the hope of transformation for us all.
parting thought, if you have google mail and my email address can you send me an invitation. i am in spam torment and need to make a change.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Hey here is my new hair cut and color..the color is dark chocolate but there is also some light highlights that you can not see...a little bit of layering and about 3 inches off the bottom. fun to have sorta cool hair at least for the next couple of weeks before i go back to frizzy land!!
Monday, December 11, 2006
As I have begun to live life with the women of sari bari I have become aware of this very human conception that God will always take us straight out of slavery and into the promised land or what we can calcutta call freedom. But it seems more often than not God First takes through a process. A process of exodus and he has it planned from the beginning…
16 Then say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the desert. But until now you have not listened
he did not say so that they may worship me in the promised land or the land that I am going to them he said the desert.
Why would moses take them to the promised land before first introducing them to the promiser—the desire of the ages. If he first brough them to the promised land they would end up loving the promises more than the promiser. God’s main purpose in delivering
We must recongize that from Adam to now that God has been interested in the transformation of his people. Jesus is not just interested in the destination because the destination in his own mind is secure. He is interested in the process of transformation…that is why after more than 400 years of slavery God does not take his people straight to the promised land he takes them into the desert.
He is not just interested in giving us what we want or what we think we deserve…he wants to be apart of the process that takes us there. So that we can receive freedom as gift instead of a right. A gift that only we can give..so we fall in love with him and not just the things he can and wants to do for us. He is interested in knowing and being known by us.
Exodus requires obedience, struggle and a willingness to be transformed. That is what Sari
The road to freedom is never easy. For the women coming out of the trade it means a completely different lifestyle. I means getting up early, making food and making food in
But the flip side to this freedom we have on offer to the women, is a new life, new confidence, restoration of hope, self confidence and diginity. It means the hope of life in Jesus.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
feel thankful and blessed! i am speaking at the beggar's society meeting tonight in omaha...should be good...i feel good any way.... you can decide for yourself if it is any good. i think you can download and listen from the website in the next week or so.