enough is Enough

~~ We didn’t fall off the planet!! Although you probably thought that based on the lack of posting & updating here. Sorry friends. — We’re still in the USA, & we’ve been on the road a lot. Like every, single, week. LOTS of driving. LOTS of miles. And LOTS of great new friends & new team members too!! It’s a joy & privilege to share our story & our journey with people every week! But between the epic, 6week long #k6eastcoastadventure in our trusty minivan, homeschooling 4 kids & all of the chaotic moments of #movingnotmoving that seem to come with our time in America… we have been neglecting this blog. *sigh* Thanks for your understanding & especially for your constant prayers that keep us trucking along on these long road trips! Anyway, in an effort to get back to this – we not only have today’s thoughts, but also a new newsletter coming in another couple days. Be sure to sign up at the bottom of this post. 🙂 ~~
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After an encouraging & somewhat challenging phone call with one of our directors/mentors yesterday, I had another good jolt upon opening my email this am. Try drinking your coffee, thinking about the huge mountain in front of you, feeling you can climb it well – but only if you continue on in the ever so careful, slow & steady pace that has so far kept you from falling off the cliff… Then try reading the following (from yet another mentor on our journey) & see if you aren’t ALSO challenged to get up & get going – faster, stronger & with deeper drive & purpose to just “Get ‘er done!”… So grateful for the mentors that Father has given us. Without them I might still be in bed sleeping, instead of working diligently to reach the flag at the top of the mountain!! There is much to do if we are going to get back HOME to our precious China before the end of the year… More coffee please!
The fulfillment of desire is conditional on the intensity of the desire to fulfill it. When we want something enough, we will move heaven and earth to obtain it. We’re all guilty of saying, “I don’t have enough time” or “I don’t have enough money.” {That simple modifier, enough, makes all the difference.} The truth is, we seem to find the time and the money to do or buy what we really, really want.
 
“Before we can be filled with the HS, the desire to be filled must be all-consuming. It must be for the time the biggest thing in the life, so acute, so intrusive as to crowd out everything else. The degree of fullness in any life accords perfectly with the intensity of true desire. We have as much of Father as we actually want.” -A.W.Tozer
-JK
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Prayer Flags on Wuzhishan Mountain.

Prayer Flags on Wuzhishan Mountain.

Painting a child with wine to avoid ghosts at the Nanshan Mountain scenic zone.

Painting a child with wine to avoid ghosts at the Nanshan Mountain scenic zone.

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New Year, New States… New Tires?

We have been a bit busy friends.I’m sure you can tell by the lack of postings here. Sorry!!

kids in GC

We all enjoyed exploring the beautiful Grand Canyon in between our Arizona meetings. (Feb. 2015)

Since October we have survived our first Thanksgiving & Christmas as a family of six, 3-4 broken bones with AnnaBelle (more on ‘Brittle Bone Disease’ another day) & officially racked up over 17,000 miles (across 3 states) with all 6 bodies crammed into our amazing (ever faithful) minivan! I’m writing from Las Vegas today & preparing to send out our next NEWSLETTER. We set out on the road from California over 5 weeks ago. We’ve spent 4 weeks in Nevada, taken a week long drive through Arizona, & we’ve been back in LV for almost a week with at least 1 more to go… for a total of 6 weeks, 11 Community meetings & over 7 meetings with individuals – and now I’m wondering if it’s time for new tires!?!?

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-JK

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Chinese New Year Fireworks

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Chinese New Year Fireworks

Language Lessons:

新年快乐 (sun lein faai lok) = Happy new year! (literally “The new year comes fast!”)
恭喜发财 (gung hei faat choi) = Wishing you a prosperous new year! (literally “May you have much joy and wealth!”)

Culture Tips:

Subway: Be early – No such thing as lines.
Escalators: Slow traffic – Stay right.
Crowds: Walk faster.
Traffic: Look RIGHT – Not left.
Language: “Chaa” can mean ‘Fork’ OR ‘Tea’.
Holidays: Everything open on T-day & Christmas. Everything closed on CNY for 5 days.
Shopping: BYOB = Bring Your Own Bag.