Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One of those authors....

There are very few authors that move me to the very core like Francine Rivers does. She is amazing, and every book I have read has brought me closer to the Lord! I'm so excited about this compilation coming out...check out the link!
Happy Reading, my friends!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Faithfulness of God

Nearly 4 months ago, Paul changed his name to Abraham, and stepped out into a season of unknowns simply because God said, "Go to a place I will show you." He left his job of over 5 years, and embarked on a journey through unemployment, pressing into the Lord, seeking His face, and listening for the next step. 2 months ago, Paul emailed a CEO of a company in the area, indicating his interest in the company and looking to maybe pick his brain a little bit, and within half an hour he had a response. This was the beginning of a new relationship, and as of yesterday, employment!
Was it easy? NO! Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! God grew both of us in so many ways, and His faithfulness was always present, even down to providing a little extra money for us to celebrate our anniversary.
And now it's a new season, one with a new routine and new challenges (including an 85 mile roundtrip commute for Paul), but this I know - "I've never seen the righteous forsaken". God is faithful...isn't He amazing?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 2011 is here?

I still have a hard time believing that it's 2011, and yet it's already February. And boy, has February come in with a bang! We've been iced-in since Tuesday (2/1) when an ice storm hit, leaving an inch or two of ice on all of our roads, followed by plummeting temperatures, which has kept the ice around. This has resulted in most of us staying home, working, playing, trying to stay warm amidst rolling blackouts (in most areas - our house was spared - Thank you, Jesus!).
It's been a fun week, and productive -
And we know this, God is up to something - in our lives, in the world (just look at all the craziness in Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon). Let's embrace His move!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The End of January, what??

So today I looked up from my desk and noticed that it is already January 20th. What? Wasn't it just Christmas last week? Wasn't I supposed to start that diet on January 1st? I've exercised once so far, does that count?
As this year embarks, there are more questions than answers. It feels a bit like we are Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade, stepping out into a chasm hoping and praying that there is a hidden rock bridge. It's exciting, it's scary, it's fun.
So, who knows where we will be at this time next year. This is our hope - that we are closer to the Lord, and more in love with each other.
Best wishes for you and yours......