Today one of my friends from Ankara go into Adana. She is coming down to visit some other friends, and then she is also going to meet my sisters :). I had breakfast with her this morning which was nice. Should be a FUN time. Tomorrow we are going to be eating lunch together. Expect pictures over the next
My sisters arrive tomorrow evening at 8:30 p.m. if everything goes as planned. They were supposed to fly out of Roanoke this afternoon, but that flight was canceled, so they drove to Charlottesville to catch a flight from there up to Philadelphia. They will head out of Philadelphia at 6:50 p.m. EST and will fly to Munich, Germany. They will then have a short layover in Munich and then fly to Istanbul. From Istanbul they will hop on a plane to fly into Adana :)!! YAY!! If all goes well, they will be arriving in Adana tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. EST. I will for sure post a quick blog tomorrow night when they get in. I will even try to put up a picture or two if possible.
I would appreciate your prayers, that the rest of their trip is smooth sailing :) This is their first time coming overseas, so I know it will be an adventure, but I am glad they can come together, and most importantly that the Lord is watching over them.
Tomorrow we have practice at 2:00 p.m. and then after that I will be chomping at the bit to go to the airport :). Today we just lifted, so we have had three days off from basketball. We should all be refreshed and ready to go! Three more games left in the regular season!!
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.— Ephesians 4:25 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...Isn't it terrible when one part of a body sends the wrong message to other parts of the same body? This happens with diseases and physical ailments. The results can be disastrous. Paul reminds us that dishonesty in the Body of Christ is just as damaging. Our words must not only be kind, but they must also be truthful and beneficial as well.
My Utmost For His Highest:
Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling.
Our Daily Bread:
Sometimes we face struggles in life, and we are tempted to think that God has forgotten us. We may even believe that God no longer loves us. But God’s love for us is as expansive as the open arms of Christ on the cross. And the tender compassion of our heavenly Father is more dependable and more enduring than the love of a nursing mother for her infant. Be comforted—His love never fails.
God will not forget His children
Nor will He forsake our care;
His compassion is enduring--
Even when we’re unaware. —Sper
God’s love for us is as expansive
as the open arms of Christ on the cross.