Love Is Enough

“God, break my heart for what breaks yours…”

One of the most difficult prayers to say, to mean, but that has been my prayer for a long time now, and boy, has He been answering. A lot of the times it’s overwhelming, tiring, and hard to have my heart broken over and over again. I often feel small, inadequate and unable to help in a way. Yet, I am desperate. I am desperate to help, to make a difference, to change things. I am living in a country filled with people, families, children, that break my heart and yet I don’t feel adequate to help, despite feeling desperate to do just that. I lay in bed wracking my brain for ideas, I get on the computer and research things I could do, I pray for God to reveal why I’m here. And than I read this quote...

"If through a broken heart God can bring His purpose to pass in the world than thank Him for breaking your heart." -Oswald Chambers

And than I listen these lyrics…

“I wanna set the world on fire until it’s burning bright for you. It’s everything that I desire, Can I be the one you use? I, I am small but You, You are big enough. I, I am week but You, You are strong enough. Take my dreams, come and give me wings. Lord with you, there’s nothing I cannot do, nothing I cannot do…” Britt Nicole Set The World On Fire

And I read these verses…

“I raised you up for this very purpose; that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” Romans 9:17

“How than can they call on the one they have no believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:14, 15

And I remember...just how big God is. I remember that God is in control. I remember that God made me for a purpose. I remember I am on this earth to tell others about His goodness, faithfulness, love, mercy and justice. I remember the biggest difference I can make for others is by presenting the gospel and loving them as Christ does. That is why I’m here. There may be something else God asks of me while I’m in Rwanda, but there also may not be. It has taken me over two months, but I think I have finally become content in just loving, knowing that that love is enough.

“I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances” Philippians 4:11

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him. 1 John 5:16

“This is love: Not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear Friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love in made complete. 1 John 4:10,,11

“This is love: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome for everyone born of God overcomes the world!” 1 John 5:3,4

“The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Galatians 5:14

INSERT TRANSITION HERE one day I'll be better at these

Daily life happenings according to the few photos I’ve managed to snap...

I have fallen in love with a certain village 

  I am still amazed at the beauty of Rwanda

 I still try to be a lady 
 I made a dessert from home. 
 Sometimes on the days that I'm really sad I have to bring out the good stuff. 
And than there are some days that I just desperately want it to be Christmas time
 The kids came back from boarding school! 
 We had an intense match of volleyball, never-mind the fact that we lost.
 We also had a soccer match where I managed to fall 5X but that's OK because we won. 
 Today's this beauties birthday! 

INSERT CONCLUSION normally I'm OK at these but I kind of want to go and play at the orphanage now so...


  1. I love your blog. I've loved reading about your work in Rwanda and how God is working so marvelously in your life. It's so inspiring! Your writing is honest and humble and it's clear that you really have a heart for God and want to follow His will.

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. It's nothing big, kind of like a virtual high five for having an awesome blog. You don't have to participate if you don't want to - I just wanted to let you know that you're doing a great job! You can learn about the award here:

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

  2. Oh goodness!! I so wish I could come visit you!!! =) =)
    It looks like so much fun & so much intense learning from the Lord.
    So wonderful to see the ways He is using you!!

    Much Love,

  3. Hello, Lisee-girl.... Needed to see your sweet smile so I came to spend some time with you on your blog. Kimberly (above) is right, you truly do have such a heart for the Lord. I'm so glad you are keeping up with a blog because your words really do have a bigger impact than you realize. One question.... I noticed in the 1st picture above that all the children seem to love coming up to the camera - what are the adults doing? They look like they're in a huddle. What a great experience! The little boy in the picture with you is so precious - you are most definitely going to want to come home with every single one of those kids in tow! ;) Maybe you can start a home someday where kids can come from overseas and stay until they are able to get into a home or become old enough to go out on their own. That would be a big undertaking but it sounds awesome, doesn't it? I'd come help :) Love you & miss you bunches! Stacey

  4. Hi sweet lady! I found your blog via Urban Anthropology and am SO GLAD that I did! I'm your newest follower! I LOVE finding sisters in Christ who also blog. xoxo

  5. I have missed your blog! Sorry to disappear like that - we've been in the middle of pretty huge transition, but I'm so glad that you are doing well! :)

    Rwonda looks lovely...God certainly touched that place in a special way and sent you there for a special purpose. :)