Thursday, January 26, 2017

India Here We Come!

It's quite amazing that no matter how much we try - life does not stop so that we can follow our dreams.  I've found that we are the ones who have to stop - make time - set priorities  - and then do what is needed to see our dreams become reality.

In less than a month, Gary and I will be heading back to the mission fields of Thailand and India. Taking this time out from daily life requires planning, preparation and a commitment to stay with the plan - even when it would be more comfortable and convenient to stop.

When I start to feel overwhelmed by expectations and responsibilities, I stop and contemplate what the Lord says in Micah 6:8, "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

The only One whose approval I need, already loves me with an eternal love that is not changed by my behavior, actions or efforts.  This truth frees my heart, strengthens my soul, and sends me back on the path towards the current goal.

It's a great time to be alive and serving Jesus.

Your love and prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

Blessings, Pat and Gary


  1. Ah, perfect timing - I needed to hear your "requirements" reminder this morning. Thank you. Love you both and so excited to hear/see updates from this upcoming "walk humbly" stroll with Jesus.

  2. Great reminder - loved your Post it note on computer screen next to coffee cup photo. P.