Thursday, July 15, 2010

On any given day I feel about 10 different emotions. Sometimes those feelings come all at one time - even when I don't think it's possible. But for the past few days sorrow is the only emotion that can really be reached.

Uganda experienced a really hard hit on Sunday night.
I'm still trying to process what happened and every day there's a point when I think I might break.

During this time we are also aching for a dear friend whose baby girl is fighting for her life. We are all praying harder than I think we ever have. I invite you to pray with us.. for everything and everyone. It's heavy around here but God is ever present and faithful.

"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced. When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall."-Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran


  1. Love and prayers.
    And re your comment on my blog.. we are about 10 mins closer, so not much... but please come visit when you find yourselves on this continent again!! Miss you!

  2. Is the little girl, Peace? Does she have Malaria? I'm praying for Peace, Ashley, and every other heart in Uganda.

  3. Was reading isaiah 58:6-11. Thought of you guys....thinking of you and praying for you! - Evie

  4. you have such a beautiful heart. i love this part of the quote: "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." wow - how true! the joy of the Lord is our strength! amen!