thursday thoughts : on control, good books, and worms

By | 7:07 AM 4 comments
I've been thinking a lot on the issue of control lately. I am an admitted control freak, who has come a long long long loooong way since moving here. Because you pretty much aren't in control of much in Haiti.

Truthfully, its been so incredibly exhilarating to really (really!) give up the reins and just live in the Spirit's power on a daily basis. 

And by exhilarating I mean scary and wonderful and scary and wonderful and scary...

Two books that have rocked my world lately:

1) The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller. Despite its short 3 chapter length, it has made a big impact in my life. It's really worth the read. And its only around $2 for a  kindle download.

2) Spirit Rising by Jim Cymbala. Speaking of control...I have loved this books emphasis on living in the Spirits power. And don't worry, its not a "woo-woo" Holy Spirit book =)

We knew it was inevitable.
My kids have worms.
Gross...yes, I know.
TMI...yes, I know.

Thankfully, we have the right meds and everyone is feeling much better.

How bout' some pictures...

Their enthusiasm to have their picture taken is overwhelming, no? 

They love when I go all "granny" on them =)

These two know I hate when they flip their eyelids.
Therefore, they do it to me all the time.
I think they just like to hear me say "Mwen Peh!" (I'm scared!)

Ezra is moving out of his "Sonic era" into a "dragon phase"...
and I can no longer impress him with my feeble attempts at drawing.
In less than a week we will be in the good ol' US of A.

I get a little bit giddy thinking of hot showers and clean feet and food I can just order and pick up. And seeing friends and family, of course.
And hot showers and clean feet and food I can just order and pick up.

Happy Thursday!

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Tasha Via said...

I CANNOT wait to see you! I promise I won't flip my eyelids up when you get here:)

Worms?! Oh no!! And yuck is right lol

Miss you guys! Can't wait to see you all!!

Penny said...

When I was a kid, I had this one cousin that would get pinworms all the time. My mom and aunt would line all five of us girls up and dose us. They knew if one had it, we'd all have it. Lol
So glad you're getting to see your family. I know they're thrilled. I've been following your mom's blog since right after they brought Andrew home. Or was it Gracie? I just know it was several kids ago. ;) that's how I "met" you. :)

Erin Snyder said...

1. Can NOT wait to see you guys!
2. Flipped eye lids freak me out too
3. I taught a global lesson recently on Haiti and somehow we got on the topic of worms. My students were SO interested in it! They'll think I'm super cool now that I actually know someone with it. :)