How am I doing?

People keep asking me how I am doing. It is a hard question to answer because I feel that it changes pretty quickly. I say life is pretty hard right now. But the truth is, it’s not that life is hard right now, it’s more that very few things are easy. It takes effort to learn new things and it’s even more effort when there are so many new things to learn.

For example, I am learning to do laundry Dominican style. The washing machines here are very different than the all-in-one magical machines in the states. Those machines take up way to much electricity so we have a much simpler machine. The washing machine has two compartments, a washer and a dryer (which the dryer  is more like a spin cycle on your washing machine). Here are the steps: you take a hose (well right now I only have a bucket) and fill up the washing part with water and put your clothes and  soap in, mine fits about 10-15 articles of clothing. 15 minutes later you wring out the water a little bit and put it in the dryer.  Then you use the same water to do another load of laundry. Next you drain the water, and put in fresh water to rinse the clothes. Then you put the clothes in the dryer again. After this you hang them up to dry. Thankfully, clothes dry really quickly. I am not saying this to complain, just demonstrating the learning curve we are on right now. Talking to a friend tonight she summed it up pretty well. She said is it like having a newborn baby, you are excited for it because you have been planning and dreaming about it for so long but there are still some major adjustments that you have to go through. It is so much like that!

photo (1)My cute little washing machine

I have been reading through Isaiah the last few weeks (which by the way has been a huge comfort to me as it shows in such vivid ways who God is and his heart for His people) ,and this verse was a huge comfort to me found in Isaiah 26: 3-4 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” I love this verse because he is talking to the land of Judah about their restoration. It is so good to know that no matter what is going the Lord God is an everlasting rock. No matter how things change God is the everlasting rock, and he will keep those whose mind is stayed on him in perfect peace. Praise the Lord that he is an everlasting rock on whom we can put our trust!

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