Welcome to my quiet and special little corner of this great Big world. A world currently facing unexpected trials; yet, we know, triumphs are around the corner. Popping into your space today, brings me great joy, as I continue to press forward.
“Be workmen that needeth not be ashamed.” This is Paul’s message to us in 2nd Timothy 2:15-16. We are workmen no matter our occupation or trade, as long as done in integrity and fairness, I believe God approves!
Approved to be shared, I recently had a profound conversation with a friend who drives for a passenger transport company full-time. This individual poured out a heartfelt dialog on some of the recent financial worries now placed on the laps of so many other drivers as well. As this individual waits for the regions unemployment website to be up to date, this individual continues on, that all will be well. Additionally shared with me was, there are days of serious fear, but mostly days of inspiration and hope.
It has always been my argument, God gives us everything we need. It is what we do with these things that allow us to survive in times of trouble. Farming and gardening are labors of love for me, and the love God gives of the very seeds planted is the fruits of this labor, which continues to feed me now. We are all experts at something. The question at this moment is “how do we put into practice what we know as a business model to sustain us indefinitely”.
I am not saying, I am not a little concerned about what the future holds. You see, just as this current global health crises hit, I was in the process of creating a new marketing plan for my business. I continue to do this, but now with higher hopes of possibly teaching part-time in my home country of Belize…after I have finished this final leg of my educational trajectory. So, this week I’ve spent a great deal of time researching the programs offered by the three major universities there, and locating the city I’d like to live. I have settled on the northern town of Corozal, near the Caribbean Sea and closest to the Mexican town of Chetumal. This area gets less rainfall each year, one of the many reasons for my decision. If all goes well, I’ll farm in the district of Orange Walk, then teach, research, and live in Corozal. The best part of this plan is, both of my best friends would occasionally accompany me on this new adventure. Heavenly Father, your plan is my plan.
Ha! The song below is my dedication to Corozal and the Colorado skip(s)-in- my-heart. Patience! This doctorate will come soon enough 🙂 Sighs of waiting, sighs of contentment, sighs of peace.
Real mangoes under coconut trees while sitting on Caribbean ground, with this warm white sand running through the color of ballet slippers painted toenails. Wearing my natural curls around 100% of the time I’m there. Linen, linen, linen… more so than suits. A deeper bronze skin tone. Tea, pink snapper empanadas, fresh seafood daily, my native language, my hands working with mahogany… all these things, more often. My heart skips!
On my trips to Colorado, my heart will skip too. For many reasons + 1. The best of both worlds? Perhaps! God takes my hand.
It took this time of shut town for me to really realize how exhausting it is to sometimes keep up with everything United States (US). I am extremely grateful for all this country has provided me, I truly am. Yet, having a get-away as I work on and for the resilient center in Colorado, seems kind off liberating. A time for me to step back and allow the COM team to show the world what’s inside them as they help communities to heal. I’ve always said to this team, what we do is for each member, not for me! With this life, I honor my words.
I remember, in my younger days, I traveled extensively, and upon my return, I always wanted to bring back a unique piece of the places I’ve been. In Belize, part-time, I may be able to travel more. I’m relieved!
I have everything I need. Wit, courage, grace, intelligence, a sense of humor, a tiny appetite, and bravery. I’ve been crafting this future for a while now. It took me stopping a bit to use my eyes to really see, my ears to truly hear, and my heart to come alive with God’s hope for my future. The highest of all good, which meets my daily needs. Yes! That’s it! I can do this through taking the time to build on what I know and enjoy, to help the future of my country. I hold the Light.
To think of this new adventure in my life brings me pride and great pleasure. No matter where I go, my love remains. Remains for the people I enjoy being with, those I know well, and those I still want to get to know. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Yes, in Colorado, my heart skips…
Father, thank you for bringing me home. Home, right where I belong!
Your loving daughter,
Accompany me on my adventures. Know about what’s on my heart. Make beautiful things with me. Right here in my YouTube Community!
2 thoughts on “My Longing for Home”
I look forward in faith to the day of recognition for your earned doctorate!
In the interim, may your grace-filled ministry continue inspiring, blessing myriad organizations and people.
You’re offering so much from the inexhaustible supply God gives you!
Me too! These days have been trying. Updates, updates, updates! Not sure if I am called Charlotte or Updates, right now :-). It’s coming together! In conclusion, it’ll all be worth it. Warm sand! I can feel it beneath my feet. 🙂