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Much Needed Housekeeping…

If you root around the blog, you might notice a few new things.

The most important addition, one that was mentioned over a year ago, is a fully functional subscribe form! Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you’ll see where you can subscribe to be emailed whenever a new post has been published.

If you click on the menu tab on the top left corner, you’ll see that we’ve added Instagram and YouTube links to their respective accounts. We’ve also added those links to the top menu, easily viewed on a desktop and on a mobile device, click where it says “NAVIGATION”. We’ve also added those links to the very bottom of the site, just in case the other two locations were missed. No, my last job was not at the Department of Redundancy Department.

We also have a “Contact Us” form in the top left menu, although I’m sure most of you won’t need it since only some friends and family read this and  y’all have our personal emails already.

If you could do me a favour, I would absolutely love if you could test out the various new “features”. Click on the links and fill out the forms so that we can better test our work and smooth out any issues. Email, text or call me to let me know if you find something that doesn’t work.

As Luke previously mentioned, we’re hoping to start adding a YouTube element to our travels in hopes of keeping everyone better up to date and allowing everyone to see the three little monkeys more often. All these new features are being put in place now, so that just in case we attract a couple new friends through YouTube, we won’t have to scramble to keep in touch with them.

A hui hou!

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Oahu, Hawaii: The Second Leg is Complete

We’ve have spent Christmas and New Year on the most popular and most populated island of Hawaii called Oahu. You know the one with Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel?
In the way Kauai was the island for us to re-familiarize ourselves with Hawaii and a place for us to rekindle our love for our favourite isle, Oahu was to be the island of activities.

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Kauai, Hawaii: The First Leg is Complete

On our last update we were getting ready to depart for Hawaii for the winter months.
We made our way from our temporary parking spot at our friends, the Batty’s in Bellville, to parking at our home town church parking lot, while staying at our pastor’s families home.
About 10 days later we moved the truck and trailer (Charlie and Jacob “the Ark”) to a car lot near the Airport, then took a taxi to a hotel and then made our way to the airport the following morning.

Cynthia's Thoughts

Have You Ever Heard of Freedom From Every Sort of Slavery

Listening to: Kolohe Kai – Paradise

I was listening to prayers being prayed over my family and myself for the next part of our journey. People who I love dearly were praying for God to bless our time, for God to reveal Himself to us, for God to help us grow closer as a family. That’s when the weight of these next six months really settled on me… My good, good Father has already blessed me with the opportunity to live in this place, to rub elbows with locals who have captured my heart, to explore the beauty of these islands that He created.

That night I realized that we have a chance to allow our six months in Hawai’i to be a flag in the ground kind of moment, we can use this time to call upon the Lord for wisdom and direction and ask for our hearts and eyes to be open to His plan for us here. I won’t have a schedule and I won’t have many responsibilities, both of which I can use as an excuse to not spend time with God.

Cynthia's Thoughts

Then Sings my Soul

Listening to: Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art

As I was growing up, I rarely identified with people my age. I was always looking to the future, to this longing that I had, but could never put my finger on. That longing made me different, it made me think of my teenage friendships as fleeting, not something that I should hold on to. I felt as if I viewed life differently than all of my peers… I always felt ahead of them somehow. These feelings made me feel like I never quite fit in.

I can’t say that this is truth, but I can confidently suspect that God was present even in those years of unbelief—at work in my life, stirring up my heart to yearn for something greater than I whatever it was that I presently settled in—stirring up my heart to not quite fit in.