When Work Takes You Away From Home

This week rm2g work is taking me away from the kids, grandma and home.

It is a hard week to get on a plane and fly. My team at FLS will be missed. We have a son who has to take finals, a daughter who is wrapping up six years of elementary school and a grandma who does not like it when I am not home.

But we must go. We must go do this work, because it is a calling. So what is the the driving force for good when work takes you away from home? It is simple for me this week: there are stories in Oregon that must be told. Getting on the plane I am inspired by this quote:

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And through in all lands, love aid now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”

~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

And while it is harder than usual to get on the plane this week, to travel half way across the country to a community I have never experienced, God is already in the work there.

He is wooing, moving and working—and He is allowing Jeff and I to take part, to help craft their story.  It is humbling. And I am grateful.


  1. thank you for the reminder that we are called out and away at times. you and your family will be in my prayers this week.

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