This was actually from the beginning of July, but I am still working on all the set up:
It was an incredibly full week,with Caid gone most all the time (doing an amazing job with the amazing soccer outreach team of Americans and Brazilians!) and I running our home, first attempts at potty training Ana Sofia, and making sure the details of the mission trip went well.
We were very blessed by the 13 teens (and their leader) who came to give their lives here in Brazil for a week. It is always a beautiful thing to see God work through open hearts!
Reads from the Interwebs:
1. The fine line between expat chaos and rhythm: they had me at the picture:). This is why we try to always stay longer than 6 weeks in the USA on home assignment. But I totally identified with a lot of this.
2. Five sure signs you've been hoodwinked by the "Prosperity Gospel": basically, I like everything this guy posts.
3. Is conflict with teammates really the top reason for missionaries leaving the field? This is a longer, more technical article, but totally worth the read if that is what you are into (like me). It brings up a bunch of different issues and the importance for gathering information from the past for the future.
4. All.The.Things.. a great read, for all of us in our middle 30s especially.
It is almost August people! What? School and Living Stones start next week!