Miri coined the word above when cautioning her brother about breathing too hard/too fast! We all decided it referred to someone who was falsely effusive in their praise and worship!
That got me thinking about the connection between humility and serving. Going to exotic and exciting places could easily lead to a false sense of self importance. There have been too many prideful moments throughout my life for me to believe I am not susceptible. What God continually teaches me here is that it is in the smallest moments that He often uses me....us. He is there with me in those moments of just enjoying those around me, of sharing in the lives of people who open their hearts and homes; moments of laughter, or struggle on a steep "boonie stomp" (trek in the jungle), or a precious moment of letting go of frustration to ask for prayer. It is about the wonderful freedom to have people to pray with!
The attached video highlights things the past few weeks. The Board of PIU came for the annual meeting to guide the school, Voices of Micronesia sang and performed, I have been attending Lutheran Church of Guam (LCG), Lisa (my wonderful host) had a birthday, and I surprised myself by making the hike to Pagat Cave. It was extremely steep, but prayer, my walking stick, knee brace, heart meds and group encouragement got me there and back! Who-hoo! Enjoy!