Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Adventure in the bush

One of the fun things we did with my family was a rhino walk. My brother had gone to see a rhino in '09 but this seemed a bit different from his experience.

First of all, we missed the caption on the side of the safari truck. This was going to be a WALK. We were told it was a small walk to see this animal. Cue: unprepared.

We picked up another tourist. She was in full safari gear. She must have been thinking, "These people are such tourists." And to think that two of us are from Zambia!

When we got to the drop-off point, we had to sign a waiver form. At that moment, we were informed that this was a two-hour walking safari through the bush!

After a slight protest that we weren't equipped due to misinformation, the kind driver drove us around the park. 

We saw beautiful animals.

It was definitely a memorable experience on a gorgeous day.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Let us LABOUR therefore to enter into that REST, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Hebrews 4:11

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 
Hebrews 4:10

At the top of this page in my Bible, one of the headings is "rest attained by faith". 

Oh what a message for me today! How the frustrations and irritations accumulate in less than twenty-four hours. Problems with my ipad, problems with the internet, frustrations with school, frustrations with school work, frustrations with pupils, misunderstandings, a poor night's sleep, being hormonal because I'm pregnant.

AH! Just stop. Please let me hide!

No, just let me rest. Let me, let me LABOUR to enter into God's rest. If I am in His rest, I will cease from my own works (frustrated, irritable, short temper).

What a prayer for me today to claim by faith. This Christian life is living, breathing, daily walking, daily choosing to follow our Guide. It is a choice to be claimed by faith.