I had every intention of Twittering (I'm allowed to make up my own words on my own blog, right?) while I was on the trip but every time I thought to tweet I just couldn't put into a simple status the tremendous things that were on my heart. A simple tweet just wouldn't do. So I will wait & write a blog soon about my experience. I knew God was up to big things, but it was bigger & better than I could have imagined... God seems to do that sort of thing most of the time! As I expected my world has been rocked out of its cozy little warm spot of complacency.
I come home with a strong urgency to share the love of God like I've never done before. I read in a book on the way home... "you can't win the masses to Christianity until you begin to live it." I want to live it... not just go through the Christian motions. I'm ready for something bigger & better. God is stirring something brand new & wonderful in my heart. I come home with a new appreciation for relationships... not only with others, but a new, more intimate relationship with my Savior as well.
So many details to come.
The team arrived in Richmond tonight around 7:30p. My parents picked us up from the train station tonight & brought us home to a big surprise. Mom (with a little help from my dad & brother) cleaned the entire house for us. Not just cleaned but purged closets, scrubbed floors, organized "hot spots" that I've been dreading to even think about organizing myself. What a sweet wonderful treat to come home to! She's the best... & not just because she cleans my house & weeds my garden! Stephen & I will head out in the morning to Kentucky. I miss the girls so much & can't wait to see them. I would be in bed right now but I promised the team I'd post pictures on Facebook so they wouldn't have to wait an entire week. It's taking forever though so I'm going to sleep while they load.