Well dear friends, I woke up this morning at 1:30 to find one of my kids sleeping in the chair in our bedroom. An hour later, another one woke up & by 4:30, 3/5 of the Bowling family was completely alert thx to a healthy dose of jetlag.
Since I’m quite familiar w the adventures associated w jetlag, I’d give us until around 3-5pm before we hit the wall. So for this day, regardless of what it holds, I’m choosing to let the peace of Jesus guard my heart & mind. I’m not interested in having a day of anxiety, stress or struggle. There is enough grace for each moment in this day, no matter what transpires. Same goes for you 😀
Ok, right off the bat, please forgive me for not blogging since I’ve returned from Angola. And here’s the honest truth: when I come back from these trips where I connect with moms, infants, healthcare workers, etc who live on the frontlines of infant mortality everyday, coming home can sometimes be complicated. This return, especially compared to last year, is less difficult emotionally for me, but is more physically difficult. Please don’t interpret my thoughts here to be complaints because I’m deeply thankful to God for this absolutely magnificent honor of getting to love “the least of these”. Nevertheless, my body is pretty worn down so I’ve been endeavoring to maintain my essential priorities that of course include nurturing healthy relationships with my family.
With all of that being said, let me also include that I had one of the richest times of the year with God yesterday morning – waking at 3am due to the time change. We had some delicious fellowship meandering through Acts 3, when the beggar was healed at the temple.
I’ll get back into the blogging routine here & shortly we’ll be putting up some great pix from our Angola @savingmoses trip 🙂
Well, we’re back home but I think it will take some time to get into the groove. Yesterday, I was TOTALLY sick all day & for me, that’s pretty unusual. I also think it’s kind of comical to get sick in America but to stay healthy & strong in Ethiopia. We had an excellent time there – saw God do some very amazing things, but for me, the best part is a deepening I sense in my walk w God. I had some very captivating times w God, hearing Him speak clearly, sensing His presence. I’m most grateful for this. There was one time when I woke up around 130a & didn’t want to wake Isabell, so I lit a candle, began reading my Bible & had some incredible fellowship w Him. I’ll never forget this.
Back in America, its almost 430a & I’ve been up since about 230. I think I’ll try going back to sleep now.