"You're in a waiting room right now.... That's okay. Go ahead and cover the walls with memories of pictures of all the things God had done, and then walk through the gallery every day and tell Him thank you. It really is powerful, Katie. It doesn't matter what the obstacles are in front of you... You keep praising God, and suddenly you'll find your heart is on the other side of the fear and uncertainty."
My brother has begun going to a day program and I've been taking/picking him up this week. One of the ladies who runs it and I got to talking about what I want to do, etc. She essentially offered me a position to begin residential services as an independent living situation with my being onsite for assistance as needed. While this isn't with L'Arche - the idea is still the same and I felt the Spirit, which when that happens I need to listen up. She also has connections with a medial missions that utilizes techs like me on them!
Needless to say, I'm at a loss. I told her I had applied for the Peace Corps and wasn't really sure where things were going, but she said if it didn't work out - to think about my participation. I left with the Spirit still pressing on me, but I don't know what that means!!! I did send an e-mail yesterday to the Peace Corps asking about the status, what I needed to do, and if I was even going to receive an invitation. Probably not the smartest thing to do, but she did say to e-mail her if I had any questions and it has been a couple weeks.
Like Christy told Katie in another book (I'm fairly certain it was those two characters at least) - "You are a woman of options!" Options and myself aren't friends, sometimes. However, the truths in the book that I quoted earlier I am going to take during this "room of waiting" and future direction uncertainty. God has done GREAT things in my life and I'm going to focus on them, thanking Him for them rather than focusing on the uncertainty. :-D