Adventures Wherever He leads.

Shanghai, Hong Kong, and beyond… immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine

10 ways to L-O-V-E June 26, 2011

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rewatched up June 15, 2011

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it’s Huang Mei season.. meaning wet and moldy season, where its hot and humid and rainy almost everyday! thankfully its not TOO hot currently, just wet.

and rainy days mean no play outside for the kiddos… so pent up energy and stickyness on kids isnt so fun… BUT today, we had movie day in the gym for recess (it’s my yard duty day!).. so we watched UP. I liked that movie… and yes, i teared again at this part…

it really is a tear jerker… i really like old people… so cute! ^_^


I will follow. -Chris Tomlin June 7, 2011

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All your ways are good
All your ways are sure
I will trust in you alone
Higher than my side
High above my life
I will trust in you alone

Where you go, I’ll go
Where you stay, I’ll stay
When you move, I’ll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I’ll love
How you serve I’ll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you

Light unto the world
Light unto my life
I will live for you alone
You’re the one I seek
Knowing I will find
All I need in you alone, in you alone

In you there’s life everlasting
In you there’s freedom for my soul
In you there joy, unending joy
and I will follow


God’s Calling and Timing

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It’s interesting when we think about the word calling… Ephesians tells us to live lives worthy of our calling… so what is our calling…

I’ve been contemplating this for a while… theres specific callings but theres’ a general calling too.. one that I live my life for… namely, the one who lived and died so that I may live, JESUS.

The verse Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all else will be given to you… shows me that there seems to be much in life that we want, desire, think we need… but if our priorities are right.. seeking first HIM and HIS righteousness.. all those specific things will fall into place…

God is sovereign. He is in control. His timing for everything is perfect. Do I truly believe that?? I wish the answer was a resounding YES! but in my weakness, I know it in my head.. but I dont live it out with my life and my thoughts and my actions… I stress about things, and get anxious about things that too often are beyond my control. and in the end.. when I give it up to him.. and let him do what he desires to do…

That being said, I signed another year contract to stay in Shanghai. I’m amazed honestly. Here I am almost two years in Shanghai, by His Grace alone. There are TOO many days that I did not think i would last past 6 months. Ultimately, His grace is enough. It was a hard couple of months trying to decide what was good and what was “best.”

I listen to this awesome sermon by keller about your plans Gd’s plans it helped me to realize that Obedience can sometimes come in trusting then obeying. Like in my decision to stay in Shanghai…  though there was glimpse of hope to go home, ultimately, He’s given me the peace to stay here in Shanghai. I need to trust that where ever I am He is with me and that He can do amazing things. That being said, I just gotta keep going forward with Him. No turning back, no turning back… 🙂 His timing is altogether perfect.