1:00 am – Receive my “good morning” call from the roosters that never dare to venture behind our house.
3:00 am – awoken by my host Mom listening to Christian music and praying with amazing faith, I remind myself of just how much I have yet to grow . . .
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Today, my team and I are resting at a house near the Mennonite church we attend, away from our host families and away from our new “normal.”
It’s a perfect time to bond more with my group. And yet, while I have the perfect opportunity to pour into others, I want to retreat away from everyone and take a nap. If this was a one-time thing this wouldn’t be a problem, but I notice my tendency to retreat a lot here.
Oh my, how hard it is to be present.
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Relaxed doesn’t mean lazy.
“It seems like they have no care in the world. I wish I could be like them, with no stress whatsoever.” – Average person going on a mission trip
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Have you ever had this happen to you? The moment you’re sick with a cold and need sleep the most is the moment that you cannot fall asleep?
I’m having one of those nights. Instead of getting the rest I need, I’m just sitting in bed until the wave of exhaustion wins over my stubborn spirit preventing me from getting better.
So here I sit. And sit. And sit.
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