God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
His mercies are new every morning.
The most common comment that I hear from those that I talk to in America...
"I hear birds, are you around birds?"
Welcome to the Black Forest. Schwarz Wald! My windows remain open both day and night, I look out of my bedroom (schlaffzimmer) window. Below me is a small cobbled street, across from me lay the trees of another mountain, and to the left of me atop a ridge is the Castle. The sky is usually either intense Cornflower Colorado Blue or slightly overcast. Today it is Cornflower Colorado Blue. Every room in my flat is filled with light from large windows or French Doors. The windows in my home are rarely shut at this time of year. I live 3 flights up, so even when I head out to Deutsch Schule, I leave them open. The birds are incredible. I hear them all. They begin early (4:30 to 5:00 am) and don't stop until late in the evening. It begins to actually get dark here about 10:00 pm.
There is constant visiting below me. I hear the German's discussing all sorts of things. At present I can only pick out a few words (progess - 2 months ago it was only one or two!) On Wednesdays the fresh market comes and I enjoy the bantering that goes on from my balcony.
It is a new day every day - a beautiful day every day - and I am reminded of what I commented on last night. I am thankful for 'do overs.'
Every day I have an opportunity to climb out of bed and snuggle in with Him.
Recently the daily grind began to get to me. I was tired, frustrated, and basically whining. (by the way, this becomes a really easy thing to do when you can't speak above the age of a 2 year old!)
My kitchen had been delivered, installed and still unusable; someone at the factory had mislabled an oven hood as a fridge! So, instead of an oven hood and a fridge, I got two oven hoods! I was without a kitchen - but more than that I was without energy to function well.
I realized that I had spent the last several days focused on learning the German language and had little time with my Lord. Why do we do this????? What are we thinking???? I don't know, am I the only one in the world that finds myself three steps into life without the Life Giver?
Once again I participated in earning my camel knees!!!!!
Lord how can you be so patient with me?
Since then I have been meditating on God's wonderful love, His patience, and His promise that His mercies are new every morning.
I am thankful for do overs - and once again I hear the birds sing.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Saturday, June 24, 2006
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.