Sunday, March 27, 2011

Still I Will Praise You

The past month has been one heck of a month. The passing of a dear friend, a health scare which resulted in a trip to the emergency room, a second trip to the emergency room followed by 2 consecutive days of surgery and 4 days in the hospital, disappointments, unmet expectations, deep hurt. We are spent, broken, poured out. We have pressed in hard to the Lord and today despite all this month has had to offer we can say, "still I will praise you!"

I want to remember how hard this month has been and I want to remember what we have learned about the Lord and His faithfulness. God's promise to Joshua, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" was ours to claim. He never lets go and because of that we can praise Him in all things.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winds of Change

2011 has been the year of surprises for us. If you would have asked us on January 1, 2011 where this year would take us our answer would have been drastically different from our answer today.
The plan was for me to work full-time, Daniel to focus entirely on his school work and be home with Eleanor and for us to move back to Dallas mid-summer. As of today, Daniel is working full-time in an unexpected promotion, my last day of work will be April 1st and we are staying in IL at least another year but more likely two.

There are many transitions taking place in our lives but I am so thankful that we know and serve a God who does not change. Today, He is the same God who spoke the earth into creation and tomorrow He will remain.

No matter what the rest of this year holds we can walk forward in faith knowing that God is already there and that He will NOT change.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


Our blog has been severely neglected over the past few months. Overhaul and more frequent posting to come soon!