Does your brain ever feel like there is so much going on that you have a hard time keeping things straight? How about keeping the worry at bay when it’s so busy? My brain has felt like a computer screen with many browser windows open or a book with many bookmarks. The above picture is my cookbook with recipes marked that I want to try but I’m finding it hard to find time to try them all. There just isn’t enough days, energy or brain power to do it all.
When I went to bed last night I couldn’t seem to close the browser windows. I wanted to try all the recipes in my head so I could remove the tabs and say “done”. But they just wouldn’t go. I have found myself in prayer a lot lately and again that is where I ended up last night as I fell asleep.
As hard as these days have been I feel that God is asking me to draw close to Him. To seek Him through His Word and to talk to Him about all that is on my heart. I am thankful for the comfort I can find in Him during these times.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.” 2 Corinthians 2:3-4
Would you bring the many tabs I have open in my brain before the Lord with me?
- Erick and his recovery from his accident including surgery to remove part of his skull to relieve pressure.
- Chuck’s lesson writing. He has had very little time with the 3 people that work with him on the Bible lessons as they are wife, brother and sister-in-law to Erick.
- Chuck to finish writing the 40 Bible lessons he has planned by Christmas. 35 down only 5 to go.
- Papon, a 20 yr old young man from our village with ongoing kidney issues.
- Rain. We have had very little rain over the last 3 months. With an El Nino about to begin the lack of rain is supposed to persist until May. We don’t think our village water source will last that long.
- Tourist Visa extensions. How long to extend our stay? Money to pay for it.
- Many friends dealing with cancer.
- Elijah as he tries to find a job and find his ‘place’ in Ontario.
- Kyle as he spends his first Christmas away from his parents and siblings.
- Hala as she keeps busy with crafts and reading waiting for our return to Ontario.
- Charlotte as she is really struggling with concentration on her school work.
- Sophia, Jenna and Bea as we finish up our school year soon and plan for something else.
- Me, Shannon, as teach the kids and balance all my roles.
- Me, again, I’m missing my boys.
- Our future. It doesn’t have any answers besides leaving the Philippines between March-May 2019. Questions we have:
- when should we leave?
- where will we live?
- will we stay with Ethnos Canada?
- what should we take with us?
- how do we get rid of all our stuff?
- will other co-workers join the Easton’s?