when you live in a third world country you have more time, more time to get your to do list done, have real conversations with your spouse, read, reflect. As i lay here thinking about what has gone on in our lives i dont get down or bitter i feel like i am past that stage, even though its been a long few years since my dad past away up till Noble past. i thank God for the time i had with them and the time i have with kara since her cancer scare. i look to the future from feb 9th on. We are in haiti its almost to much to grasp. we get the privilege of meeting some many people that can use just a warm greeting and a little attention. We meet people with emotional scars from the quake of loosing friends and family members, my life is refilled with joy and the energy that i have missed. i thank God for the experience and embrace his next step for us with a open heart nothing is out of reach. i think of all this while i enjoy some praise and worship laying with kara and reading 1 peter 4:11-13 12. Dear friends, dont be suprised at the painful trial you are suffering,as though something strange will happen to you.13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ.so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.