Buster in front of our home in Graham
Journal Entry from May 30, 2013 (Graham, Washington):
"...after 23 years of marriage, having weathered many storms...we are facing by far the greatest test of all. My husband is convinced that You are warning us to 'flee Babylon'. So much is at stake...all that is comfortable and familiar. I need to know that this is YOUR voice - not the deceiver...If YOU say 'go', we will go."
"I am praying for my husband again today...each day brings a greater awareness that Your Kingdom is not of this world. I feel caught in a strange kind of suspended animation...knowing You are bringing great change - yet having no clear sense of what You have in store. You are our Anchor, our Hiding Place, our Comforter and Guide."
"Thank you for the brief word from Charles Stanley's radio program yesterday. In reference to Revelation, he said: 'In the end we don't have to fully understand, we have to trust. We must move forward day by day in faith...the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."
"Take heart, O weary, burdened one, bowed down beneath your cross;
Remember that your greatest gain may come through greatest loss..."
(From Streams in the Desert)
"Thank you for prompting me to bring 'Experiencing the Cross'. The chapter on living a surrendered life was timely. I am having trouble with the thought of leaving everything behind! You know my heart...I will obey. Bring Yourself glory in all of this."
In Edinburgh at last...a sunny day, half-a-world away.
Ignoring sandpaper eyes, we managed to stay vertical long enough to keep our dinner reservation...next thing I knew it was 4:00 am and church bells were tolling the hour. When was the last time I heard church bells ringing in America? It occurred to me that perhaps the church has ceased 'ringing the bells'...lost track of the time...