Well, as those of you who have been reading for a while know, my husband and I went to Russia last year as part of a partnership between my church and the Campus Crusade team in Ekaterinberg (and yet I'm still not sure how to spell that!). We will be going back again this year. We have officially started preparations for the trip and that includes raising support. I have decided that I will be putting all of the proceeds from the Google toolbar (at the top of this page) toward that trip. So, if you could just click on the links there and peruse the sites offered, you'll be supporting a great ministry! The other form of support I could really use is prayer. If you are interested in praying for specific stuff, feel free to e-mail me (h m e l t o n [at] s b c g l o b a l [dot] n e t) and I'll send you the list. Otherwise, general prayer that the preparatory stage goes smoothly, and prayer for the kids we will be teaching to be open to the message, would be greatly appreciated!
No use trying to fight it, you're an eight-sided die, a d8. A fine example of simple elegance, the d8 is one of the least appreciated types of dice, and is often neglected. You are known to be quiet and shy, outward traits that conceal viscous sarcasm and mean wit. You are very smart, yet wise enough to hide your intelligence the quicker they found out how smart you are, the sooner they'll put you to work, which is something you can do without. People call you dark and pessimistic, or moody and cynical. You find little point in arguing. (forgot to add that part before --sorry!)
If I had to define the current theme of my life, I would say providence is certainly it. In recent months the Moose and I have gone from hoping to be able to afford groceries to hoping to be able to afford a new house. So many times in this period, we have seen God come through for us when we thought all was lost. His divine providence has been proven time and time again, and now it seems he has even led us to the right place for us to live at the right time. I just can’t express enough gratitude to a Creator who would care so deeply for a broken thing like me!