Packing my bags…

I am preparing to head to New Orleans on Friday….

I have my Dutch schedule arranged and my house ready for week-long guests.

I have an amazing office staff who function with great ease if I am there or not and I am starting to think about packing.

I am traveling with a team from Shawnee Park CRC (which includes my Mom) and we are focusing on home repair from the effects of Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

isaacToday I began thinking about a hurricane in 2012….

I began to consider how quickly I call for support when I have a leak…

I began to envision the destruction of homes as the result of a hurricane and how many days have passed since the help has likely come and gone from this community.

I began to consider the impact of living in the midst of destruction and tragedy…

I began to marvel at the resilience of the human spirit…

I began to consider the faces of those we will work along side of and serve…

I began to wonder how God will use our team, our stories, our aches, our blessings, our time…

My bags are almost packed and my heart is curious…

Stay tuned…