Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Random Thoughts

So I've got nothing big to talk about today. I've got to leave in a little bit for Bible study, which I am totally loving.

Last night I went to a leadership planning meeting for our church's youth group. A new couple is taking over and were looking for people to partner with them. I'm there!! Hubby and I are strong believers in both youth and children's programs. Not just because our kids enjoy them, but because we always keep in mind that today's kids are tomorrow's church. We really need more volunteers though because our church (and consequently our youth program) is growing. Please pray for wisdom for our new leaders and for those people whom God is leading to step up and help to do so.

The kids and I are getting SOOOO excited about coming home. We can't wait to see all our friends and family, to drive on streets where people are, you know, normal, to see greenery, to pay over $4 for gas...oh, wait, no, I'm not looking forward to that!

Things are going better with the kids and I. For a few weeks I was really losing it there. The kids were constantly fighting over every minor thing. But they seem to have gotten over it and our days are much happier for it.

God has really been convicting me about my obsession about the stat counts here. Not doing Menu Plan Monday or Works for Me Wednesday hit my numbers, but I strongly feel that God is telling me that this blog is for HIS glory, not mine. I'm still learning, bit by bit . . .

Well, I'm off to Bible study. I'll post later tonight about how the 3 day fast went and what I believe God has shown me.


Karen said...

I know what you mean about stat counts. I have been convicted about that and don't even check them anymore. (mostly.) I'm praying for your fast. and you.


Truth4thejourney said...


I am here for the first time, and I'm glad I've stopped by. In another country, definitely a challenge! I know just what you were saying about the kids getting on eachothers nerves. That happened to us at the end of the summer this year. That's when God showed me that we were using too many "extra" words which had become sarcastic and hurtful. It had just slipped in there! Anyhow, through His training and grace, we're doing much better now.

I also homeschool my six children. God is so good!

It was so nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

I can't put the stat counter on my blog - I don't have enough self-control to keep a healthy perspective about it.

Glad you guys are getting to come home soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear why you aren't participating in WFMW, etc. I haven't started any of those things yet on my blog, and you have given me reason to consider not doing them at all. Thank you for giving me a new perspective. I love reading them, though, don't you?!

melissa said...

Lori, while it is always interesting to see what is being planned for dinner, I don't come to your blog for that reason. I find I am coming here to see how your life is going in Doha, to get inspired from your faithfulness and to get a perspective on life that is different from my own. I actually would rather read about other things than MPM or WFMW, so to that, I applaud you!

Nancy M. said...

I can't wait to hear how your fast has been going. It's wonderful for the children to be involved as possible with church. Glad y'all are coming back to the states soon!


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