Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tsiky and Cyclones

Good news!

Tsiky, Lolo's son, is doing MUCH better! His fever is gone and his eye is doing much better. My friend down in the rain forest tells me Tsiky has some noticeable markings under his eye but is back to his playful self once again. Praise God! :D

You can keep those in Madagascar in your prayers as they recover from Cyclone Giovanna which came through earlier this week. My friends on the island are all alive and safe, but others have lost life and/or their homes. My latest Google search reveals the following:

Deaths: 16
Injured: 65
Homeless: 11,000

Thank you for lifting up the island!

Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
Isaiah 42:12

Monday, February 13, 2012

Update on Tsiky

Thanks to everyone who is praying for my sweet little friend, Tsiky. I just wanted to keep you updated on his status. Tsiky's facial swelling has come and gone twice now, but my friends down in the rain forest say he still has some swelling/puss under his eye which is affecting his vision. Please keep him in your prayers.

"...pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." James 5:16

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Today I Miss...

These people:
And her a lot:
And all the children of Ankazotsara...but especially my favorites, "Smile" and "Many Men."

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Day in the Life: American Version

My living room. 1996. My junior high self was chilling on the floor reading a book when out of nowhere my sister does a front flip and her feet land on my face. *crack* goes my nose. I’m pretty sure my nose was broken that day.

My kitchen. 2012. My 27-year-old self goes to hug that same sister, things get confused, and her head bangs my nose. *crack* Seriously? I start laughing and crying at the same time. You can see from the picture that it isn’t too swollen and not broken [this time]. It’s not even crooked – that was just photo fun. I just had to share the irony with you. Whose sister cracks their nose twice and doesn’t even use a fist?!

You can pretty much imagine what goes on when I’m at work in the emergency room, but that’s only a couple days a week. What do I do on my days off? Well, besides getting beat up by my sister, here’s a sampling…

I drove with my mom to pick up my car from the mechanics (failed mission) and on the way back sat in the trunk, pulling the trash can up the driveway. That took me back to my 7-year-old days and made me giggle. :)

I wrote a paper and four discussion posts for my nursing course - woot!

I started reading Bridges’ The Pursuit of Holiness which led me to these lovely verses from Exodus 15:11, 13:

“Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?...You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation.”

What a joy and honor it is to know personally the one and only God, Who continuously does wondrous things, Whose love never fails. Who I can fully trust because He is always faithful to guide me and has redeemed even me from my sin.

I did WiiFit. What can I say? I really like it!

Played games (Rummikub and Quirkle) and talked with my family. Found out a study was done and people who regularly partake of sugar tend to be more kind and generous. That led us to make yummy brownies and eat them with ice cream, so we will be very nice tomorrow. *grin*