Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
Have Faith...will travel!
In two weeks I will board a plane for San Antonio, Texas. This is a humbling and special experience to say the least. There are many reasons this trip is such a blessing. Let me tell you about a few.
The most important one of course is the reason for the trip. The Heidi Search Center located in San Antonio invited me to speak at their first H.O.P.E. Campaign Banquet. This is the very same search center who loaned us their director at the time, a search and rescue expert, to join the Oswego County Sheriff's Department to help bring our Heidi, Heidi M. Allen home.
Although we didn't find Heidi and she remains missing today, our thanks to the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio remain in our prayers -- more than nineteen years later.
This summer a relationship began with Crystal, one the Texas Heidi Search Center's staff. Neither of us saw where God was taking this until the summer came to a close and the sound of school bells and returning to school were in the background. Little did Crystal know the first time we spoke that I already knew of her center and the special connection we have. Once I shared this with her, the bond only grew.
Almost twenty years ago Texas traveled to New York, this December -- New York is traveling to Texas. To say it has come "full-circle" doesn't seem correct since our Heidi is still missing yet on the spiritual and emotional level...there is some truth to this.
This is on a couple levels - of course the literal level due to my mode of transport but it is so much more.
“but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Am I a little anxious about this? Yes. Is this something I've never done before? Yes.
So why am I doing it? Easy...God's called me to it and opened the door. I continue to prepare, pray, and pray more for the upcoming trip, the speaking, and the people I will meet. This is a speaking engagement across the country, yes, but it is so much more. It is an opportunity to thank the very people who were instrumental in providing the guidance we needed, just when we needed it. God connected us then through Auntie M's Google search and then again this summer, through Crystal's Google search. Who knew God is on Google, even in 1994 when it was still "new"?
If God opens the door and provides the means to be there, then in obedience...I fly in His strength, provision, and protection.
We weren't sure if this would be possible but one of God's angels blessed the Heidi Search Center in Texas to make this trip possible. The only reason I mention this here is so you can join me in lifting a prayer of thanksgiving and blessing on this sponsor. May he or she be blessed in return for their generosity. God is good and still works through others in today's society, we might just have to look a little closer to notice. Spread the word, God is alive and active, blessing you and me still today. Have you thanked Him?
To learn more about the Heidi Search Center's "Hope Initiative Campaign" - click on the photo to the left. Each photograph on today's blog has a link to more information about the center and ways you can help support their mission in helping the families of the missing and bringing the missing home.
Leave a message below for the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio to encourage them as they move forward in HOPE!
Lisa M Buske
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