Nighttime Vigilante

Be careful what you ask for – God just might give it to you.

I have this friend. Let’s call her Mary Catherine*. That sounds spiritual, though a tad bit nunnish. I promise, she’s Baptist. Anyway, she has told me about many times, at night, God wakes her up to pray for people. She cannot get back to sleep until she has gone through her list. Her heart for prayer, and the people she prays for is amazing and beautiful.

Anyway – like I do, whenever other people tell me about things that I think are awesome, I wish that I could do the same thing.

“God,” I whined. “Why don’t you wake me up in the middle of the night to pray for people?”

Side note: you know how we joke about if pray for patience, God puts you in situations where you must exercise patience? Like traffic jams, for instance. Those are the results of people praying for things they don’t actually want. Please, really, stop. ^_^

Anyway, God takes requests like that to heart – and He has this way of giving us what we ask for (you know, when it’s what’s best for us – and I bet God doesn’t say no to those who want to be closer to Him!)

Last night, at 3:30 am, I woke with a clear image of who and what I needed to pray for. Details aren’t needed – there were just some specific people, and a very specific country of the world. And you know that I was wide awake for at least an hour, praying for that.

After that hour, I just fell back into the dreamless sleep I had previously enjoyed.

I’m a bit tired today, but you know what? It’s really not that bad – a little bit of droopy eyes is totally worth communion with God.

It’s funny how that ends up being such a joy.



*all names changed to protect the innocent. And the guilty.

Catch-up (but no mustard)

It’s time to play catch up. Don’t worry, I won’t make you ingest some bitter yellow mustard with this – none of that tongue biting flavor that just gets stuck in your mouth.

Simply put, I’m a bad blogger. So here’s some bullet points to catch you guys up.

1. I was ready to find a new village. Nine kids got saved the week I had designated as the last one we were going to go.

2. I’ve traveled a good bit. Meetings for my day job, missions trips with my Thai buddies (international, too!). I’m thankful to live in a place where travel is easy.

3. Started running again. It hurts so good.

4. Got a puppy. She’s stupid, but I like her anyway. She tried to die from Parvo, but that didn’t work out. Her stubbornness kept her alive, but I have to deal with that now.

5. Just applied for seminary.

6. Just applied for a career position – staying out here full time.

That’s a short, general list of the things I have going on. There are a few things I DO NOT have updates on.

1. Relationships. There are still no boys in my life. And that’s fine.

2. Post-journeyman. I mean, I have applied career, but that’s not final yet. I do strongly feel that it’s where God is leading, which is cool.

Anyway. That’s all I’m going to cover for the moment. I will work on catching up with some more epic epicness. I have some thoughts that are dying to be let out of my head, and I feel like they should go out where folks can see them.