Friday, February 27, 2009

What kind of person are you?

31 People
1 Yellow School Bus
14+ Pieces of Luggage
12 Hours PLUS!!!! trapped on the bus! Not really trapped.

Add it all together and you get quite a combination! Wait! Did I mention the countless number of water drops?? What fun. When it rains, it pours so the saying goes! Well when it rains on this bus it pours inside! Okay, Okay! Pours is a bit of an exagerration but it does run in pretty good.
So what kind of person are you? What does that have to do with the rain on the bus? (That's not part of the song by the way) That was the trouble that faced our group earlier and makes me think. What kind of person are you? The kind that tries to fix the problem? The kind that sits back and just watches and is somewhat amused?
The kind that has all the answers but does nothing? The kind that complains? Or do you just sit and try to make the best of the situation?

We all have different reactions to what comes our way. Big things and small all have different effects on us. And also how much or how little sleep we got the night before has something to do with it! We all want to be the kind of person that will react the right way. Just enough "do something" in us combined with just enough "it'll be okay".
What fun it is to have God throw us in some interesting situations and see what rises to the surface. Frustration, fear, anger, amusement, criticism?
What reaction do you find comes out the most in your life?
If it is not the reaction you want, try praying and operating in the opposite spirit.
When we have issues with our children, we work on teaching the reactions that we want to see but are not. We should do the same for ourselves.
This is not always an easy thing to do because that means we must recognize and diligently work on areas of our life that we are not satisfied with.
God will give you the guidance and the strength though.
God is forgiving and a great help.

So, what kind of person are you? Look and see, in your own life, if God is leading you to work on something!

Have a blessed day! And yes, I am writing this as I am still on this bus and YES God is showing me things to work on. Not just today but everyday so that I can be closer to My Father and more like the SON!

Monday, February 9, 2009

On Sunday, we got to see the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile. Ned and I had never seen it in person much less the children. If you sing the song, you get a Weinermobile whistle and you get to be a placard hotdog!! Of course, we sang it and are still wondering why we’d do anything to purposely arm Jesse with a whistle but oh well! Here’s the song and a few thoughts:

I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner

That is what I truly wish to be

Cause if i were a oscar mayer weiner

Everyone would be in love with me.

What a profound song! Okay, not too profound in the true sense of the word, but it can give some insight into all of our hearts.

What do we want?
We don’t really want to be an Oscar Mayer weiner! We really just want to be loved. The love that permeates our souls and our beings. The love that says we are important to somebody, somewhere. The love that resonates that we are good enough to do something, anything that is worthwhile.
The cool thing is: We can find that love.
We find it in Our Heavenly Father’s arms. God does love you and you are something worthwhile. What you do is important. "Everyone" may never know my name and "everyone" may never love me.
But the one True God loves me so much! And what I do is important to someone. It may just be my husband or my kids! But that makes is no less important.
I have found what I want and that is to be loved! I am loved by the Lord and so are you.

Walker Family

Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!