Friday, August 13, 2010


Hi.  I've been thinking about this little word.  I've been thinking about what it means.  I've been thinking about ways that I can show God that I trust him.  I have been talking to Him about it.  A lot.  It's a difficult thing, to completely trust someone...even if that someone is the God of the universe.  There are lots of verses in the Bible about trust, Proverbs 3:5-6 comes to mind mostly because of our Caravan ministry at church.  I know that I just need to do what the Bible says, to TRUST him with all of my heart and lean not on my own understanding.  My understanding of why our house has not sold is just not good, so I am declaring not to lean on that any further!  I really, really just want to trust in the Lord with all of my heart.  He knows our situation, he knows every detail.  He knows about our finances, he knows about our mortgage, he knows about the desires of our hearts to watch the sun set from our front porch, to live simply, to cherish the outdoors and freedom from debt...he knows every beat of our heart, every wish, every dream...He...the God of the entire universe...knows all about this.  We pray every single day about selling the house, and I know there are so many other more important things that I should be praying about.  It just feels like if we could get this taken care of, so many other things would fall into place.  I know I can't go my whole life just waiting for the next big hurdle to be crossed off the list, I need to be enjoying the little everyday things now.  Lord, please help me trust you, please help me to be aware of the blessings all around me today.  In your name I pray...amen.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Just checking in!

Crystal and the kiddos came over for a visit today, and she brought her laptop and wireless card, so I decided to check in!  The kids are growing so fast.  Rylee has finally surpassed Katie in height!  Reagan is such a big girl at 4, and Reese is just such a big serious boy!  Asher and Katie are enjoying the company, but it's so hot out that they've all been stuck inside.  We're planning on going to the zoo and park later when it cools off. 

Our little blueberry (which is no longer the size of a blueberry!) is doing good.  Morning sickness seems to be tapering off, and our first trimester is almost through!  I see the doctor on August 20th, can't wait to just hear that sweet heartbeat again!  I am still really tired, but I think part of it is the heat, and part of it is just having two other kids (one of them being a normal 2 year old!).  Hoping to get some energy back soon.

We still have not sold our house.  It's been on the market 5 months.  We still believe that God has a great plan for us, but we have no idea what it is.  We will just wait and see.  Everything is going to be ok!  I'm partly trying to convince myself of this, but I know in my heart that it's true.  We did have someone call and ask for bedroom measurements today, so that could be a good sign...we will just keep praying and waiting!