It’s been a refreshing summer of being “planted” in one place–getting time with family and friends and staying put in the Midwest–at least most of the time.

I’ve gotten to be part of weddings, discipleship groups, a birth, a new dog, sickness, parties, grieving, birthdays, children’s ministry, and just…well, life in one place with its kaleidoscope of color, variety, pain and beauty. Here’s a pictorial “taste” of summer:

Though I have not been flying around the world, the world has flown to me, which I also love!  I’ve had the privilege of hosting ministry families from Germany, India, Romania and various other parts of the world and the US.

There have also been times of healing prayer with people this summer–for freedom, for growth, for breaking of generational and personal strongholds!  I have experienced firsthand Paul’s words that “Our weapons are not worldly but mighty through Christ, to the pulling down of strongholds.” Amazing!

I’m so thankful for our King and His kingdom and for the various ways that He calls me to serve.  He planned good works for me to do before the foundation of the world, and though I can’t really get my mind around that, I love being a part of His work.