I have decided to start a personal blog so that you can get to know me a bit better and so that you can walk with me on my journey with God! I hope that as we journey together you will feel more comfortable with me and feel free to email me. I would love to get to know you better as well.
I am so thankful that we were even able to go. We had no money for the trip and Walter and I were praying for finances to go. God provided! My brother-in-law, my parents and my sister all pitched in and got us there. Amazingly enough it was exactly what we needed to get there. God is always faithful! God knows our needs and He made us a promise before we started this journey a year ago that every day we would have more than enough for each day and He has never let us down. Even in the midst of all of our doubt and all of our fear. Sometimes I look back at the last year (I will explain more about the journey over the last year as I write this blog) and wonder how we ever could have doubted Him and yet there are times even today when I look at our finances and wonder how we will ever make it, but God knows what we need better than anyone, and He will make sure we are provided for.
Being back means we are going to be trying to get back to how life is with just me and Walter in the house. For the last year there has almost always been someone there. I was helping to home-school my niece and she lived with us part time until this last January. At that time we were living with my sister, her husband and their four amazing little boys, then we moved to Kelowna and had my niece staying with us until last week. It is so much quieter it is quite peaceful. I am praying that it won't be just us for too long, because there is a chance we might be able to adopt a little girl in December. Please pray that it all works out. We would give that little girl so much love. Pray also that she remains safe until she goes up for adoption. I appreciate all of your prayers.
Being back also means we are looking for work. However we both feel like God is leading us in a ministry direction. Pray that the Lord would lead us to the right job and that it would provide us with more than enough. I will also be continuing my education, writing for the magazine, keeping my insights going, keeping up my blog and launching a small personal company. I like keeping myself busy, however I also know that I need to take time to rest, which is why I wrote and article about that just today. Rest is so very important!
In my devotional time every day I read a scripture and write about what it means to me. The verse that I read today is Mark 4:39 "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." This verse has so much meaning for me today. I feel like we just got through a time of our lives when it was one storm after another. I feel like this may be our time of peace. Peace to re-group, to rest and get our footing back before the next storm comes. Praise the Lord for times of rest in our lives. God promises us that He will never give us more than we can handle and I believe that is why we are given these times of rest.