There is so much that I want to say and express about all the changes in our lives but I hardly know where to begin. Exactly two weeks from today Ed and I will begin to make our way to Colorado to look for property to purchase for Soaring Wings Ministries!!! We are excited beyond words as we have been planning, praying, and preparing for this day for a very long time and now it is just about here!!!! People often ask us how we are doing and I hardly know how to respond to that question as "how we are doing" changes with every minute! I am going to answer that question by quoting from chapter from a book called "I'm Going To Light Myself On Fire" by Pastor Bo Chancey. On page 122 of this book he says, "Whenever I tell the truth, and I mean the real, raw, honest truth, I seem to make people uncomfortable. When asked how we are doing, most of us tell the lie. It is easier that way. We say "I'm fine" or "good" or "okay". We never say anything extreme or real. I have come to realize that I am a paradox of extremes. If you were to ask me how I am and I was to answer with the truth, this is what you would hear:
"I am blessed, frustrated, encouraged and overwhelmed. I am excited, exhausted, hopeful and afraid. I am a wide mixture of emotions and often a mess while trying to maintain a grand appearance of composure. I am a rock, a saint and a man on a mission. But at the same time I feel completely insufficient for the tasks at hand. I have this great awareness that I am totally in way over my head, but I still posses this incredible confidence that I am exactly where God wants me to be."
I loved reading that as it was exactly how I am feeling!!!! There is no better place to be than exactly where God wants us to be!!! Please keep us in your prayers as we head out and please pray that God will direct us to the exact piece of property that He wants us to buy for Soaring Wings Ministries. We are trusting Him for EVERYTHING and will keep you posted on our travels as we make our way out to Colorado. We thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for all your support and your continued prayers for us and Soaring Wings Ministries!
His faithful servant,
Anita Rennells is the author of this blog. She and her husband have moved to Colorado when Ed retired and are in the process of opening a ranch to help homeless young adults.
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