Monday, August 29, 2011

One breath at a time...

is all I need...

He grants just what we need in every instance.  He is so good to us.  And I am deeply grateful.
excerpts #4660- 4717

--this calendar. full of ministry.
--scheduled rest. Sabbath. family movie night. home date.
--getting things on paper.  bringing order to chaos.
--You, steady God, who never changes.
--intentionally saying "no" to some things, and now the resulting freedom to say "yes" without stress.
--simple family movie night- a testimony to our priorities to a Ugandan man

--this coming undone. again. how You humble me.
--truth to combat lies.
--my worth in Your eyes.
--sun on my face. wind in my hair. perspective.
--a bright, sunny day, after a dark, stormy night.
--the honor of building a sanctuary for You and my family.
--the privilege of sculpting small souls for Your kingdom.
--how the mundane pushes me to seek You- Who are worthy of any service or sacrifice.

--watching Josh in action
--Youth Bash 2011
--living the dream
--young lives, here in Kampala for a reason, our privilege of walking with them

--this. day. home. with the men I love.
--taking time to create. beauty. inspiring my weekend of rest.
--creativity. mess. this process. being made in Your image. Seth being made in mine
--painting. cutting. gluing. with my little boy.

--the opportunity to serve my sick husband, in bed with a fever.
--prayer. instant access to the Great Physician.

Would be so grateful if you would take a minute and pray for Josh as he is sick in bed here in Uganda.


  1. Getting things on paper - I'm thankful for that too.

    I stopped and took a moment to pray for your husband (and you too).

  2. Hello! I am visiting for the first time and have so enjoyed reading your blog. Such a beautiful family and a great mission. I loved your list especially a steady God, who never changes. I am so thrilled to have found this blog and look forward to reading more. Have a blessed day.

    Maria @ Linen & Verbena

  3. I know I've said this before Kelly, but what you guys do – totally full of awesome. And I guess I have two favorites from a spectacular list – so many of them written very Ann-ish – like this one, my number two choice, "creativity. mess. this process. being made in Your image. Seth being made in mine" I heart that! but my favorite is this one because I get a chance to pray for you guys. The last one for Josh – and I just finished praying – hope he gets better soon. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours Kelly.

  4. I absolutely LOVE your list!!! I love "scheduled rest. Sabbath. family movie night. home date." YES! Also, thank you for including the one about saying "No" so you could say "yes" without stress... I have honestly been struggling with this SO much. Thank you for this reminder!


  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning. It's the first comment I think I've ever had from Uganda! I LOVE your list. Saying a prayer for your husband right now.

  6. Order in the chaos - I love that. I don't experience it much - but I love that. My oldest son went on a month long mission trip to Uganda. I wish all my boys could do that before they go to college or graduate from high school. Hoping your husband's fever is gone - and it is always a blessing have all my boys home - so I know how you feel! So glad I stopped by!

  7. Thanks for stopping by MY blog - so here I find myself at YOURS!! And I'm glad. Was a blessing to me. I really appreciated the saying "no" so you could say "yes" without stress! This week in my bible study I was encouraged to make a list of my commitments, and pray about whether my hands were too full, and therefore not able to say yes to something God had for me - was great to do, and wonderful to make some adjustments! Re your comment on my blog, we are not actually missionaries - my husband is working in Jakarta. Not pretending it is the same, but we WERE called here, and certainly have a huge field amongst the people here!! :-)


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