Sunday, November 5, 2006

home & the future

Having a clean house is a good feeling.
Even just having a tidy house feels nice.
After being busy for the past couple months (like really busy!) and sick for a couple days this week I finally got around to scrubbing down the bathroom and even having a serious go at the kitchen sink.
A home is a place where you can rest.
It's a place where you can be at peace, no matter what's going on "out there".
It's a safe place. Somewhere to have friends over and entertain. Somewhere to relax on a Saturday afternoon with a good book.
I like my home.
Recently I've been thinking about next year and what my "home" will be like in Tanzania. I have mulled over the comforts I won't have there (like constant electricity, water, bug-free"ness", etc.) and I found myself facing all the same questions that I feel like I've been through many times before;
Will it be worth it?
Can I handle it?
Am I that shallow that mere "comforts" are causing me to hesitate?

And then there's the thoughts about whatever comes after Tanzania.
Where will we live? Will we be able to settle down? Who will we work with? What about starting a family?
But then, something Corrie Ten Boom said rushes into my mind like a flood: Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
So true. So true.


  1. oh i like that quote!

  2. you're going to Tanz next year!? How exciting!!! Bring me with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    well, perhaps not, eh? But I shall pray for you and Jamir. 2 years ago, a lady prayed for a staff during her summer project in Tanz, and not once did she get bitten by a mosquito!! God's protection is amazing, non?

  3. wait. you are going to tanzania?? this is insanity. exciting insanity. but africa is further from vancouver than guelph. this part i do not like. sooooooooooo we will have to have much fun before you leave.


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