Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Four days after I wrote that blog I began a job at Starbucks. When I took the job I was desperate...I had no clue what God had in store. There are long days and I have worked far more than anticipated in the last 4 months. I also love my job far more than I ever imagined and this job is turning into a career that ties together many of my gifts - leadership, administration, management and business. I am not just making coffee, I am using my mind and the gifts God has given me and I love it. I probably drink too much coffee, but it's all good. I have no clue if this is where I will be long term, but for now I am content and thankful for the Lord's provision.
As far as Jersey, I am back. The tags on the car have been changed, my residency is official and I am not going anywhere anytime soon because I know I am right where I am supposed to be. It is a HUGE blessing to be near my family and see them on a weekly basis. I am obsessed with my nephew and love being able to just grab dinner with my mom. My community is growing as well and I have fallen in love with a ministry through the Helping Hands Rescue Mission in Philadelphia. God is doing great things with my church Hope Community in Moorestown and I am fully on board with the mission and plan to spread the gospel to Moorestown and the surrounding community. I love that through my job many faces in Moorestown are familiar and I know them by name. My job is more than just a job, it is where I build relationships, learn to know people by name, and in turn share who I am and what I am passionate about.
There are still days I miss Charlotte and my friends (thankful for a trip there in 6 weeks!!). I am not totally sure about the direction of my future, if it includes a husband and kids or grad school or ministry overseas, but I don't care. I am living in today, the present and moving forward one day at a time. I am thankful that God didn't give me instant gratification 4 months ago like I wanted, but overtime worked out HIS PERFECT PLAN. He is good. I still struggle, but I do know and believe with all of my heart, He's got me. Romans 8:28, which a friend reminded me of yesterday sums it up perfect - "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."
Thursday, June 3, 2010
When darkness is surrounding me
by Your Spirit, Lord help me sing
that You are working all things out
Lord, I really need to hear you speak
Remind me in the waiting
that You are working all things out
For the good of those
who are called by You
for the good of those
who are in Love with You
That's why we sing
Holy God of light
I lay down my life
Holy is the Lord
Even in the storm be glorified
We like to take the blessing from You
Shall we not take the trouble too
You are working all things out
We like to take prosperity
Shall we not take the suffering
You are working all things out
Holy are you Lord
even in the storm
Worthy of affection
God is good, He is worthy of affection, He is holy and He is for our good. I can't say I always believe that and walk in it, but daily I soak in that truth and trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to take care of my doubts. It is a battle for our hearts daily, and it is His battle, not ours.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Despite my self-pity and the last 11 days have been pretty sweet. I have spent a tremendous amount of time with my family. I have done work for my Granny. I have seen a show in Atlantic City, won a little money and got to hear what God's done in a new friend's life. I have spent time with people that I haven't seen in over 13 years. I have sat at a table, had a drink and laughed with someone who has known me since I was a 15 year old punk making poor choices. One of my best friends in NJ just got engaged to a great man. I am living with someone who has consistently pointed me back to Christ over the last 15 years. I have an awesome house to live in, a great landlord who cares about me, and food on the table. And today I got a job!! Yes ladies and gentlemen, I am officially a new Sales Rep at East Coast Business Concepts for Verizon Business. So next time you see a good looking blonde in a suit selling you something, think Liz Froba and give the person a sale. It is not a forever job, but for now it is a good fit and I think I will learn a lot about leadership and networking, 2 of my passions. For now my territory is my mission field and the Lord is still with me, before me and behind me as a sweet friend reminded me. He covers me completely and He is all I need! You can change lives anywhere, you just have to let Him use you.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Timeline of my next few weeks and months and game plan for the future (yup, I actually have one):
February 26 - March 5 - Montrouis, Haiti (Canaan) - If commercial flights resume, which they are saying Feb 19th, then me and a team of about 10 folks will spend 5 days in Haiti. I have no idea what that will entail after the events of the last month. I assume we will love, serve and be of assistance in whatever way they need. The schedule appears longer b/c a fellow world racer, a high school student, and I are driving to Fort Lauderdale to decrease our expenses.
Again, thank you for your prayer, support, encouragement, finances and being a part of my story. I am in awe of God and the way money continues to show up and/or He provides opportunities and energy to earn it. I will never doubt God's provision because I literally see it EVERY SINGLE DAY. It is pretty unreal...to Him be the glory. Beyond March 8th I will post all blogs to http://lizfroba.blogspot.com. My email will remain the same: email@example.com and my new address will be: 712 Lippincott Dr Moorestown, NJ 08057. Please keep me posted on your lives and thank you for following my journey. I believe this was just the beginning and preparation for all that God has for me in the future...one step at a time. THANK YOU!
(Pics: Billy is now one and styling and more than 1/2 of BLING reunited in GA!)
Monday, January 25, 2010
I'm on a plane between San Diego and San Francisco as I'm typing this blog. (side note – everyone should fly Virgin America – they have outlets and wifi) With all the chaos in Haiti, I'm not sure where the month of January has gone. It feels like just yesterday I was leaving Charlotte, NC to come spend the month with a family I love here in San Francisco, California. Even in the midst of tragedy in Haiti and trying to raise funds and bring awareness the Lord has been gracious and allowed me to see this state and many people I love and care about. California is by far one of the most gorgeous states I have ever spent time in. I have seen everything from Tahoe down to San Diego, it is unreal...the mountains and the beach in one and sometimes even on the same road. In my opinion, everyone should drive the Pacific Coastal Highway before they die. Road trip anyone?!?
(Pictures - One of my favorite people, Jerah, in Coronado, Skiing at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe and sunset on Laguna Beach after our drive down the PCH)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hi Friends & Family,
If you are in my address book, you are receiving this email. If you would like to help, I will give you a few ways you can as well as update you on my current situation. I am sure by now you have heard of the tragedy that took place yesterday in . The capital where approximately 2,000,000 people live has been destroyed. It is truly heartbreaking, whether you have spent time in the country or not. Some of you received an email a couple weeks sharing about an upcoming trip I am taking to Haiti in February. This trip is still scheduled and if I can get there earlier to help then I will do so. As long as a plane will land I have every intent of going. I am currently unemployed and in in transit so whatever I can do to help this country and people I love, I will. Unfortunately, being unemployed limits my ability to help financially so that is where I need you to help. I am sending this email to 700 people. If everyone gave $10, that would be $7000 towards relief efforts. Let's be honest..$10 is one meal at Panera, I'm broke and I can afford that. I think the pictures all over the web and facebook will give you the motivation to do so. (Click here to see the one on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3835952&l=8ea943f420&id=502501431) There are two ways you can go about helping. Keep reading.
The reports from Canaan are good. They are safe. There were 3 kids that I know of who were in Port that they have been unable to get in contact with. All cells in Haiti are down. Pastor Henry has also had no contact with his family, who all lives in Port. This morning Pastor Henry and Elsie went in to Port to try to find them. Please pray for Pascal, Stepenson and Yolnide...as well as many former Canaanites and their families who live in PAP. I have also received updates from Dony St. Germain and the orphanage connected with Christ Covenant. They are pretty far from Port and reports are good. Some damage, but not devestating.
This country needs are help. Even $5 makes a difference. Thank you for reading this. God is in control and He will help His people.
PS - If you live in the Charlotte area, please keep reading: Two needs: Going to try and collect extra supplies to take down in Feb. If you have medical supplies or clothes you would like to donate, please contact me via email. I will be back in Charlotte on Feb 2nd. Also, this is a request outside of Haiti. I am really in need of a truck or suburban to move stuff to NJ. The rental trucks are outrageously priced for my current financial situation. If you can help or know someone that can, please let me know. Looking to move stuff in Feb or early March. Can give a honda accord in exchange for a truck. THANKS!