'shine your eyes’ is a phrase that I picked up in liberia, west africa. it means to open your eyes and see the Truth. this is my hope for people everywhere, myself included, that we will continually be transformed to see and be the ideals God has set forth as the Kingdom. the book of isaiah says it this way:
'see, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. the mind of the rash will understand, and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.’ isaiah 32:1-4
currently this is taking shape in my life working with bahamas habitat. we are working to provide aviation support to bahamas methodist habitat, a hurricane relief/sub-standard housing repair organization based in the bahamas. know that we would love for you to come spend some time with us as we take part in all the beautiful ways that God is loving His creation.
in the words of mother teresa, “pray for me that i not loosen my grip on the hands of Jesus even under the guise of ministering to the poor.” and i pray that in all that you do, whether coming to the bahamas, serving in haiti or celebrating life in your part of the world that you will simply love and come and see all that God has for us. let this place be a place of celebration and conversation for us to greater understand life with one another.
‘and because of our faith, He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand. and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has in mind for us to be.’ –romans 5:2
moment of the day
trying to decide between playing scary monster with auguste (my nephew-2 yrs old) in the house and finding imaginary popcorn or..the man balancing a 5 ft. floor fan on his lap while riding a bicycle and looking for a place to plug it in, presumably to cool off and being denied at a construction site, or the really good conversation with my brother, i still will choose the moment i got to go flying.
it would have been one month tomorrow since i had last flown. this weekend i presented bahamas habitat's presentation island flying to serve those in need and it resulted in a flight instruction job! amazing. today was getting oriented to ms. claudie, the black and red (not that there's anything wrong with that) painted 1972 172. it was really fun and i got to do two landings right in downtown knoxville. the guy who owns the flight school went up with me. right before leaving he says, 'uhh..one more thing, there's a ghost here.' completely serious! you won't be catching me up there late at night!
it may be a small moment, but it was really fun. i get to start with students this week!