Thursday, June 09, 2011

We're done with school! Yippee! Actually, the boys are done and I need to clean up record-keeping and getting books and papers filed away. Still, the every day school routine is history for a month or more! It's quite nice to be finished... I may be even more excited than the boys are.

The anticipated emergency flight didn't happen this week. I guess the patient got better without going to another city, as he was released from the hospital yesterday.

I've been pondering living in the light of eternity this week. C.S. Lewis says something to the effect that if we aim for heaven we get the whole earth thrown in, but if we aim for the earth we don't get either heaven or earth! A lot of truth there. When we seek God and His plans, everything comes together in the best possible way. Not necessarily the easiest way, but the best way. But when we try to control things here on earth and make things work out to our liking we lose sight of God and usually find out we can't make things happen the way we wanted them to anyway. So, if given the choice between a win/win and a lose/lose, which would you choose?!

I'd tell you all about what we're doing with our aviation partners, but I found out that they read this blog sometimes... and they might not think as much of my post as I do! Just kidding, or "joke lang" as they say here. Let's just say that we work with an AWESOME group of pilot families who are all doing an amazing job.

4 comments:

The Røsviks said...

Congrats with completing (and surviving :-)) another year of school!!! You are amazing! Hope you and the boys are feeling better today, and I loved the thoughts you shared on eternity...

bennokurvits said...

I too like your thoughts on eternity. But the process is painful sometimes as we wrestle with working out our own salvation with fear and trembling combined with understanding that it is God who works in us to will and to act acording to his good pleasure.

Garry and Cynthia Barkman said...

thanks, Sarah! I do love homeschooling, but I am so ready for a break! have a lovely day!

Garry and Cynthia Barkman said...

thanks, Benno & Wendy,

yes, we are in a growing process that is not easy... plenty of reminders that heaven is around the corner and plenty of pulls from this world. But God is bigger, hallelujah!