Saturday, March 16, 2013

2009 - 2013 A Testimony to Grace

     I walked the road and picked a few Kaffir lime leaves from one neighbor and then some lemongrass from another. These plants give off a richer smell than any perfume ever could. I walked home and chopped a big chunk of Galangal, diced some shallots, minced a few red chilies, and got out the coconut milk. Tom Kha Gai* for supper. Everyone loves it, and it wasn't all that long ago that I had no idea these ingredients or even this dish even existed. Our fourth anniversary is coming up. What a road of ups and downs and struggles and victories! Memories of Rady's baby, of granola, of death, and of disappointment - a tangled mess of tears and triumphs.  I am teary-eyed this afternoon as well as I hear the sounds of my busy household enjoying a day of rest, teary-eyed with joy. I just read my first post from Cambodia in 2009.

 "And one day, in the distant future, I will remember seeing my Lord in the crowded markets of a Cambodian province, in the endlessness of green rice fields, and in the smile of a new Khmer sister."


     God has brought this "sight" about so much more quickly than I expected, with my chaffing every day that passed. I tell my children continually when they sin that they can't be good. They can't. Only He can. Anything at all that we accomplish or do well or succeed in, it is only by His merciful grace. I am here before you today as a testament to that grace: I am weak, but He is strong.

Let's encourage each other today! How has God carried you through His grace?

*You can message me if you want my Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup) recipe! 

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