Life

Amsterdam {Week 8}

Snibbits of our week 8 in Amsterdam.1459125_10151824016161989_1401954746_nChase and his little buddy Jonathan.1454583_10151822157886989_1150565792_n

This was a highlight of our week! A thanksgiving meal!1462942_10151822164966989_1354125330_nThanksgiving with our YWAM Amsterdam family.946075_10151822172441989_1314334916_nExcited about pumpkin pie! :)996972_10151824024146989_1857305027_nOur class had a few evenings we deemed “family game night” or movie night. The above photo was from a funny game we played one evening.
1450737_10151823365516989_1801609031_nShailo struggled with sickness off and on throughout our stay in Amsterdam. His asthma flared up quite often and unfortunately his nebulizer was ruined the moment we plugged it into the wall there. We did the best with what we had and he managed to fight off asthma and chest colds on his own, it just took twice as long!

My teaching for this week was on Active Listening. Here are a few notes I enjoyed:

Sometimes we don’t know how to deal with suffering and we speak out when we really should just be silent.

and another

“When you accept as a simple fact that I do feel what I feel, no matter how irrational, then I can quit trying to convince you and get about the business of understanding what’s behind this irrational feeling. And when that’s clear, the answers are obvious, and I don’t need advice. 
Irrational feelings make sense when we understand what’s behind them. 
Perhaps that’s why prayer works, sometimes, for some people because God is (can be) silent and he doesn’t give advice or try to fix things. He just listens and lets you work it our for yourself. 
So please listen and just hear me.”

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