Our students who attended CONNECT without us had a great time. It seemed to really impact them and inspire them for the coming year. We were sad not to be there with them and with our colleagues/friends from around Europe. But God definitely has a plan and knows where we need to be.
Missing CONNECT and several other similar situations have made August much less busy. We are taking the time to focus on the details of life, getting smaller things done that may have been put off in view of seemingly bigger tasks.
During this time I've been reading the Bible more. I've also started the book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. It's a wonderful book about allowing God to examine our perspective, priorities, and emotional health. He talks a lot about rest and space. He discusses the Mary and Martha story in Luke 10. He says this of Mary...
"Mary is not trying to master God. Her life has one center of gravity - Jesus." p. 48
I pray that while we are in this short season of space and irregularity, that we take the opportunity to realign every aspect of our life with Jesus as our center of gravity.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. We are so grateful for you all. It takes us all to see God's vision fulfilled. Together we will keep moving forward with Jesus as the center.