As my Convoy of Hope chapter in my life has closed I have decided to stop posting on this blog and have created a new one. The new address is http://www.clairebarmby.blogspot.com/. There are no postings on it yet because it took me all morning to think of name and to set it up =)
Friday, January 28, 2011
However, I did not start blogging tonight to go on and on about my deep love and devotion for blogging. I read a verse in Psalm 103 that I do not remember reading before this evening. I loved the way it was expressed in the message version:
"He forgives your sins -every one
He heals your diseases - every one
He redeems you from hell - saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy - a paradise crown
He wraps you in goodness - beauty eternal
He renews your youth - you're always young in his presence"
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Also, the blog is not going away. It was one of my favorite parts of these two years. Writing my thoughts, adventures and sharing about God have been a great pleasure, so it will continue. It might start to look more ecletic with having more freedom to delve into a few more topics, and I have this idea to try and review every flavor at Marianne's Ice Cream, as well as continue to write my musings on life and God. Hope you continue to check in once in awhile!
"And that's about it, friends. Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and the God of love and peace will be with you for sure. Greet one another with a holy embrace. All the brothers and sisters here say hello. The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you." 2nd Corinthians 13:11-14
Monday, July 5, 2010
There are even Christian kids in college who will change universities three times or change majors five times all saying that God called them to change everytime (now I know God does ask us to make life changes and only that person can ultimately stand responsible to God, but also I don't think God is not a God of disorder and 5 majors in 4 years is a bit disorderly....). The Church (at least the United States church) gets hung up on this word "calling". It becomes about what you "do". Not that God doesn't give us certain passions or doesn't ask us to make certain career choices, ultimately though I believe that God cares more about how you live than what you do.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
We finally arrived and I wished I had tennis shoes on instead of sandals. The area was a mud bowl. The truth is I was lucky to have sandals. I saw several women and children who were barefoot, standing in mud. We eventually were able to share with the people about Christ and distribute the bags of food. It is just a small little bit of food in the scheme of the things, but I hope it serves as an encouragement to the people of this village.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Before I get started - I have put in pictures from a couple of the schools. The picture of the scale is mine from a school called Lirios de los Valles. We took measurment here. The other pictures are from a school in a city called El Sauce. They were taken by Joel, who works for Convoy of Hope in Nicaragua.