Wednesday, March 16, 2011

JAMAICA~I'm Thankful for...

I'm thankful for Hillsong United concerts...utterly incredible.

For my sister who deals with my love for airport trains.

I'm thankful for walking sidewalks. (I have no idea how to rotate this picture. Sorry.)

And for Jamaican driving. So thrilling. 

I'm thankful for these beloved children. So much JOY in their hearts.  

I'm thankful for little Jamaican boys asking me why I am wearing a scarf.  "Isn't this for the snow?!"  Yes, dear one.  I should probably lose the scarf now.  I didn't even try to explain the summer scarf thing.  Probably because I am not sure I totally get it either...

And for the way Matt, Joyel, Taylor, and Jacob are loving Jesus by loving His beloved children at the Robin's Nest.  

I'm thankful that I was not present for the murder of this rat.  I was kinda proud of him though...

I'm thankful for long days playing with these super fun boys!

And for Tirzah and Brandon.  And I'm thankful for Lu in the background!

I'm thankful that Jesus protected me from falling off this bed to my death.  I fell asleep pleading with Him the first night to just let me stay still until morning.  

I'm thankful for Mega Mart and all the fabulous fun we had shopping there.

And for Jacob's intense coolness which compensates for my extreme lack of coolness. ;)

I'm thankful for Delroy, and for the HOPE of healing that he has because of the strength of our beautiful, matchless, mighty God. 

And for Jodi-Ann, as well as Sueming, Demille, and Shauna-Kay.  What beautiful daughters of the King!

I'm thankful for Ian (above) and the tour he gave me of the chickens.  Not so thankful for the explanation of the killing process, but I must say the way they described it was amusing.

I'm also thankful for Wade, Sun, Swade, and Prince, AND for the future that God has for them.

And for the Robin's Nest.  All my friends there.  All the beautiful Pod Moms who selflessly pour into the sweet children.  And for the Wiley family-mighitly serving our Lord.

I'm thankful that somehow Jesus helped me eat goat a plethora of other things I would have never eaten in a million years.  I feel like I can handle anything now.  

I'm thankful that He is gracious and compassionate and abounding in love (Psalm 103:8).

And that He is working righteousness and justice for all the oppressed (Psalm 103:6). 

Finally, I am thankful that one day, a great multitude-that no one can count-from every nation, tribe, people, and language will stand before the throne and before Lamb (Revelation 7:9), worshipping Him saying:

"Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne and to the Lamb." (Revelation 7:10)

"Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" (Revelation 7:12)


  1. Awesome Chesney! I'm so glad you guys got to go : )

  2. i loved being able to go on this trip with you, and i LOVE your heart. thanks for sharing it! love you!

  3. I'm thankful that Jesus gave you had an amazing trip! :-)