High – Making a plan for next month.
Low – Watching that plan disappear before my eyes
High – Having a great meeting with our host family about the progress we have made and what goals we wanted to set for the future.
Low – Being asked why I don’t learn languages as well as my husband (in a cultural way that I know was supposed to encourage me to press on, but still)
High – Entering Phase 2 of Wolof
Low – Facing the shock of the new challenges that come with the second phase
High – Welcoming 3 new families to the field of Senegal
Low – Hearing the trials they are facing and wishing I could do more (because I remember!)
High – Celebrating the birth of a new baby in our Church
Low – Going to yet another funeral
High – Getting away for a night with my husband (thanks to Katie)
Low – Preparing my children to say Goodbye to their much loved nanny
This week was filled with highs and lows. Sometimes it is easier to notice and get overwhelmed by all the lows we faced in our week. However I sometimes find it helpful to stop and make note of the highs that came with those lows. It helps to make life a little less discouraging. Thank you God for the highs and lows.
June Green says
Thank you for sharing your heart Andi
I love the way you make it so easy to pray for your needs.
Jeannette Bessler says
Dear Andi, Thank you for sharing your highs and lows. Remember when you were a teacher? Not all your students learned at the same rate, and they had highs and lows. The Lord is walking through this with you. He is your Rock and High Tower, your Strength. Remember, He will never leave you or forsake you. He will give what you need. Remember who called you! Even before you were a thought in your parents’ minds, He knew you and had a purpose for your life. HUGS!!!!!!!
Love and Prayers,
Carolyn Powell says
A friend of mine shared a very pertinent truth lately. She quoted someone as saying something close to, “trust Him now, as it is the only opportunity in this life to do that. One day, we will see all and glorify God”.
Hang in there! Bless you for serving Jesus, way out of your comfort zone!
Barb Griffin says
Way to go Andi for keeping your eyes on the Lord even in the lows. A lot of the time we get stuck in the lows and forget about the highs. Thanks for your reminder, your an amazing woman of God.