Burčák, [pronounced Bur-chahk], is a sweet tasting, bubbly, new wine found only a few weeks in early Fall which means there’s cheerful celebrating as the warm summer days fade into the cooling temperatures of Autumn. Burčák is a Central European phenomenon where vintners take a batch of the young wine just after the grapes have been crushed, add sugar, and… Read more →
I had located these wardrobes through the internet, in April, while we were still on Maui. We knew we would have to buy wardrobes as most apartments in Europe do not include build in closets as we are accustomed to in the US. When we got to Prague in May, Marek got sick and Marita (owner of the wardrobes) was getting nervous as her move date to Israel was quickly approaching. To calm her nerves and secure our wardrobes, I offered to visit her and the wardrobes with a deposit. We agreed. Adventure on. One metro stop, 12 minute bus ride and 20 minute walk through a small village later I was standing in front of Marita’s gate saying hello to her big brown ridgeback. My first thought when I saw the wardrobes was, “Hmm, they look bigger than I imagined.” Followed by, “Well, they’re IKEA so they should work.” Ten days later, I returned with Marek, our friend Radek and a big truck. Marek’s first response was, “Wow, they’re big.” Followed by, “Did you measure them? Are you sure they will fit?” Internally, I panicked. Externally, I said shrugging, “They’re IKEA.”
It took two trips to get those bad boys home. And two hours to get them and all their parts up 2 flights of stairs. They didn’t fit the elevator. Uh, oh. One by one they entered the space and one by one it appeared that it was not going to fit. Finally, after some effort it fell into place and literally, without a millimeter to spare!! It was an amazing moment; we fell back laughing.
Every morning, as I get ready for the day, I can be reminded by our wardrobes the lesson He spoke in my heart that day.
I am perfect.
My plan for you is perfect.
My provision for you is perfect.
Situations may appear to be bigger than you can handle and it’s often unclear how things are fitting together. Yet, labor in faith, knowing that victory has already been won and not a drop of sweat nor tear will be wasted. It’s all going to come together; perfectly.
As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30
My prayer for you is that you too can find comfort in knowing and trusting our perfect Father especially when you find yourself in a situation that appears too big, impossible or you cannot make sense of what is going on around you.
We are So loved! xoxo
Bravery isn’t something we’re born with—it’s acquired over time as we gain life experience, and ironically, practice being brave. How do we practice being brave? By acting on what we know is the right thing to do and challenging ourselves with new experiences, even when we’re afraid. Being brave doesn’t mean we are never afraid or never nervous. Life gives… Read more →
Cheap is relative. When we departed Maui for our first missionary journey to Prague, we left armed with “cheap”, family pleasing recipes. We quickly discovered the cost of ingredients did not make a direct translation. A Hamburger Steak Recipe was suddenly exotic and expensive— hamburger can be pricy and there’s no onion powder available in Czech . On the other… Read more →