This blog was started in June of 2013 and has all of 43 published posts. I have no idea how many followers, because the last time I added that plugin (I think that is what it is called) the whole thing crashed, and I have been too scared to try again. Plus, my pride probably doesn’t need to know. I have an issue with writing lots and lots….and then not posting. Pride, perfectionism, and many other reasons prevent me from hitting the “publish” button. But then I realized something! I live a pretty great life! It is interesting, fun, and unique in so many ways. I want to remember this awesome stage of my life, and I don’t want to have to dig through journal after journal to enjoy these memories. Technology allows me to pull up my site, and–BAM–there it is for me to click and read–except there is not much to read at this point. Not cool!
So, from this realization comes a new commitment to write at least one post a week. It is not likely to be profound, super special, touching, or life changing, but it will share my life over here with you (or me in the future that comes back to read about the me now.)
I am currently in the middle of a Whole30 detox. Right. In. The. Middle. Actually, it has not been bad, except for the coffee. Techinically, I can have coffee–with no sweetener whatsoever, and only almond or coconut milk to make it creamy. So….I’ll pass. I have a goal for this Whole30, and it is so much bigger than a food group, and I think that helps.
Our pastor came to see us last week! It was so awesome! Visitors on the mission field are 1. fantastic 2. work 3. more fantastic than they are work. However, he was only fantastic! If you want to come see us, just give me a plane rides notice. Seriously! It takes about 24 hours to fly here from America, so just give me a call as you are boarding the plane. 🙂
Sunday, Ahmet asked our youngest daughter to do the video update, and she was not happy. She is 12, almost 13, and may have some of her father’s and mother’s perfectionist tendencies. Please note–Ahmet’s tendencies are stronger than mine. Except when it comes to cleaning. I win there. That meant we did a Rachael & Rachel update. Hey! I literally just thought of that and since our names are not spelled the same (ask Ahmet why) it totally works! Anyway, that was just the start of an off-kilter Sunday morning. Somehow, Ahmet’s notes printed out backwards, the computer went crazy, and the Sunday School lesson was left at home. Thankfully, that is not a normal Sunday! I sat in front of AJ, and got to hear him sing, and he has a low voice!!! When I mentioned it on the way home, Sarah said, “I know! It’s surprising considering his speaking voice.” Aj responded with, “Ouch.” And I just cried while I laughed, which is really dangerous when you are driving in Bangkok.
Verses from my Bible reading this week:
Luke 8 & 9 (so many verses copied in my journal)
Colossian 4:12 “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” I just want to be an Epaphras!
1 Chronicles 22: 19 “Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the Lord.”
Psalm 130: 3-5 “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.” I am so, so thankful for His forgiveness. My “theme” this year is His Word, and He has been showing me just how important it is in my life. The power and peace that can be found when I read His words, never ceases to amaze me!
That’s it for this week! I don’t have any idea what next week’s post will look like, but now that I have decided to do this, I will be taking notes throughout the week.
Hi! My name is Rachael and I am a child of God. I was saved from sin and all its bondage at the age of 21. I am married to an incredible man. He constantly challenges me to grow closer to my Saviour. We have three beautiful children that love the Lord. Currently, our family is preparing to go to Thailand as missionaries.