O Lord God,
Thou hast commanded me to believe in Jesus; and I would flee to no other refuge, wash in no other fountain, build on no other foundation, receive from no other fullness, rest in no other relief.

His water and blood were not severed in their flow at the cross, may they never be separated in my creed and experiences; May I be equally convinced of the guilt and pollution of sin, feel my need of a Prince and Savour. Implore of Him repentance as well as forgiveness, love holiness, and be pure in heart, have the mind of Jesus, and tread in His steps.

Let me not be at my own disposal, but rejoice that I am under the care of one who is too wise to err, too kind to injure, too tender to crush. May I scandalize none by my temper and conduct, but recommend and endear Christ to all around, bestow good on every one as circumstances permit, and decline no opportunity of usefulness.

Grant that I may value my substance, not as the medium of pride and luxury, but as the means of my support and and stewardship. Help me to guide my affections with discretion, to owe no man anything…
To be able to give to him that needeth…
to feel it my duty and pleasure to be merciful and forgiving…

To show the world the Likeness of Jesus.

The Valley of Vision…

Puritan Prayers. 

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“Where love takes you in. Everything changes. A miracle starts with a beat of a heart. When love takes you home and says you belong here. When loneliness ends and a new life begins.”- Stephen Curtis Chapman

“Everyone has oceans to fly, as long as they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe, but what do dreams know of boundaries?”- Amelia Earhart

Especially the ones our Creator breathes into the chambers of our heart.- Kimberly Smith

Not one day has gone by where I haven’t thought, “I am actually here”. It feels surreal on some days that I have quit my job, been a gypsy for two years and I don’t know when for sure I will be returning home. When those thoughts come they are quickly followed by a hug from a new friend here, a child that needs to just be held, or a conversation that allows my heart to feel the hurt and desperation of so many of my friends here. Then gratefulness flows. He has moved mountains for me to be here. I have friends and family that have helped me accomplish my dream that I see now has no boundaries. 

I do not feel like a missionary, I just feel like a girl who Jesus knew a long time ago what He was preparing me for. Praise the Lord not by my might but His grace I have walked into what He has been preparing me for since I was in my mom’s womb. The best part is, it’s not over. There are still journeys ahead, hardships to endure but I now know this…all you have to do is say yes to the little things, not always the big ones. Just a small simple Yes in the day to day, just a quiet whisper of the voice of my Lord. 

One of my best friends just shared some words the Lord has given her and I just keep saying them over and over…

“Surely I am loved beyond compare, present in the storm and every moment You are here. I worship you my God. I’ll glory in Your presence all my days, mercies every morning, I am constantly amazed. Father have my heart, for my heart is yours.”