Stones. They are everywhere. Stumbling stones, stepping stones, stones for throwing, stones for piling. In the bible, stones are used for remembering. This is a place for me to pile my own rough stones of remembering along the road I am traveling, one post at a time. They are more than mere words thrown out into the wake of my path. They are a concrete testament of God's faithfulness, provision and goodness along the way.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

But God....

A couple of weeks ago we started to request prayer for the particulars surrounding our home assignment this summer.  To be honest, depending on God for the month by month and day to day essentials has become second nature to us. The thought of all the implications (financial and practical) of packing up 8 people for 3 months on the road in another country (albeit our own), was unfathomable to us. We knew it was important, necessary, essential even if we are to continue this work, and of course we WANT to spend time with all our friends, family and partners, but...... well, just "BUT how?"

Within days we had more "stones" than we could hold being poured into our laps, and all we could do was sit there and receive them with grateful and joyful hearts. I don't want to move past this point without joyfully offering them up on my altar of praise, thanking God and each person who partnered with Him in His provision for our family. 

Within 48 hours of our invitation to pray, every single detail for our flights, our accomodation, our vehicle needs, even people wanting to provide for our family to attend our beloved family camp were all poured out like a waterfall of blessing upon our heads. In this same 48 hour period we also received a letter from a praying church informing us they desired to become a partnering church. I wish I could go into the details of every encouraging exchange, every gift that was proffered, every blessing that was poured upon us in this 48 hours. That would take many entries, and really, it's not about the details so much as it is about the premise; 

When we feel that we are being led to the edge of the water and we look across that great expanse, we need not hang our heads and ask, "But how?" We need only smile into the wind and declare with expectation "But God..."


  1. Praise God (Psalm 111 sums this all up nicely) ❤

  2. Hello Cara Family,
    We have not met but I have been praying for your family. (I have the "Missionary Prayer Handbook") It is exciting to read about how the Lord led you to Italy.