Just a Thought: Reentry and Transitioning Home

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Back in 2014 when I went with River Valley Church on Global Project Thailand, I remember being quite surprised by the process of reentry, returning from “field” work to home base. Since I’d been to both Thailand and to Minneapolis before (where I met my team and spent a month in Polar Vortex weather =| ) and had traveled widely, I didn’t really think much about reentry at the time. Unfortunately, I ended up quite overwhelmed by the adjustment process of returning from Thailand to my “temporary” home in Minneapolis and then to my “permanent” home in California. =\ It took me several weeks to fully recoup, reengage my community, and make heads or tails of my experience! Continue reading

Staying Faithful

sherjc.com_leaf_cirSaturday, February 8, 1:52 p.m. – Day 8 in the States post Thailand

I’ve been reading some of my Thailand teammates blogs recapping their experiences of our trip and the theme of faithfulness keeps coming up. After reading one friend’s writings today, I was moved to post on Facebook:

Being faithful right where you’re at, right now in the plain, ordinary, perhaps unattractive moments in life is just as important as being faithful in more desirable places… Perhaps more. He sees. It matters. Stay faithful to Him.

I read that statement a few times, mulling it over

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Letting Go to Weariness

sherjc.com_snow_window_cirTuesday, February 4, 2:42 p.m. – Day 4 in the States post Thailand

After doing, doing, doing… After going, going, going… He says to me, “Rest.”

I sit here (a term I use loosely as I am propped up against pillows in a position somewhere between vertical and horizontal) simply wiped out. Wiped out by the flu I got before leaving Thailand that has had a “hey day” with my exhausted body, wiped out by the overwhelming Continue reading

He Works As We Rest

Sunday, January 26, 1 a.m. Chiang Mai, Thailand

“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him…” –Psalm 37:7a

“He will bring for your righteousness as the light and your judgement as the noonday.” –Psalm 37:6

Today is our fourth day in Thailand. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed already. The Lord has been doing amazing things as He works through our team in the different places we go. Continue reading