Europe, the Homeless and God's all sufficient Grace

Lindsay made it to Florence this morning about 8:00 our time. She got bumped from her flight from Paris to Florence, but those flights are a dime a dozen, so she made one about 45 mins later. She showed up tired and hungry and a little freaked out by a crazy shuttle bus ride (don't you love the way Europeans drive? It's like really bad NASCAR.) but excited to be there. She's home on July 10th and I miss her already, BUT, the house is quiet, her room is clean and all the bottled water isn't missing from the fridge, so I'm gonna like this I think ;)

I just finished an amazing book I'm throwing out there if you want a super summer read. It's called Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It hits on my 3 favorite passions in life: God's amazing grace to heal you when your life falls apart, the powerful mission field born of cancer, and homelessness. Here is a quick synopsis:

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery...An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel...A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream...A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana . . . and an East Texas honky-tonk . . . and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda . . . an upscale New York gallery . . . a downtown dumpster . . . a Texas ranch.
Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

It's a very powerful testament to people trusting God when He appears to be untrustworthy,
how much blessing and wisdom God bestows when you walk in obedience, love that surpasses all rationale, and about a billion other godly emotions :) I cried my way through the entire book, but in a "praising God" way. It's awesome to see God get so much glory in this book.

Okay, gotta run. Hope everyone is having a great week.

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