A New Year 2019

I really have no words of wisdom or even goals for this New Year. It is hard to believe I have been in Uganda 7 months time goes by so fast. I have learned so much and have continued to be amazed at the kids that I know here.  We take so many things for granted.  Let me give you an example, most people know what Peanut Butter is or a sandwich and Peanut Butter and Jelly are very popular to the kids in the United States, but here in Uganda most of the kids I know don’t know what a sandwich is or have never had Peanut Butter.  Their diet usually consists of Rice and Beans.  I have been able to introduce some new things to some of the kids here and I love their faces when they first taste Peanut Butter, Jelly, or even Chocolate for the first time. The new year is sometimes about firsts.  I recently have been listening to David Crowder’s songs  and one of his songs really touched me.  How we really don’t know God at all, or we would trust him more.  Below I will share the words with you.

I used to shake you like an Eight Ball, I used to shoot You like a gun. I used to hold you like a hammer, try to nail you to everyone.   I used to keep you in a steeple, I used to bind You in a book. I used to take You like prescription, without  knowing what I took.

And now I just don’t buy it anymore. No, I try and I try to know everything for sure, but I find I know less as I come to know you more. You’re not who I thought you were. Praise The Lord.

Your love’s an ocean, not a river. A symphony not just a song. I don’t think everybody’s right. I think we often get it wrong. I think that when we get to heaven, we’re gonna laugh when we see how hard we tried to make it and how easy it should be. Cause providence is endless and mercy is a mystery, and fear is no good reason to believe in anything,  Praise the Lord.


I think we  do make things harder than what they are. I guess if I had just one goal is to just live as Jesus did and Trust him in all things good and bad, he did say his yoke is easy.  We make it hard.  God Bless you all and Happy New Year from Uganda.

5 thoughts on “A New Year 2019

  1. Hi Cindy, those are beautiful words. Your love and dedication to these children will forever leave an indelible mark as they make their way through this world. You are building a solid foundation for them to become strong, capable, confident adults. I love you and miss you every day. Sofie

  2. Amazing lyrics! Prayers for you for 2019 that it be a great year for you and the people you are with. May God continue to use you for his glory and reveal himself to you and through you! Lots of love!

  3. Enjoy your posts! Hard to imagine a world without peanut butter! 🙂 Wish you well and all the best for ‘your kids’ in 2019.

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