Goal #3 for 2016

I’ve been sharing my goals for 2016. Goal #1 is to read at least one book a month, Goal #2 is to take control of my health, and today I’ll share Goal #3.

Goal #3 is to read through the Bible in a year. I have read all of the books of the Bible…many several times…but I’ve never read through with an intentional plan for completing the entire Bible in one year. This year I am using a reading plan called For the Love of God that is put out by the Gospel Coalition. You can sign up at their site and every day you will receive an email with the day’s reading and a short devotion. The daily reading is approximately 4 chapters…one from four different books of the Bible; so far it’s been two Old Testament books and two New Testament books.

I really like doing it this way. It’s really easy to get bogged down in Leviticus or Numbers if you try to read straight through starting at Genesis. This way there are great glimpses of how the Old Testament and the New Testament really carry the same theme throughout the entire Bible. So far I’ve completed the books of Matthew, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. Currently, I am reading the books of Genesis, Job, Mark and Romans.

Even though I’ve listed this as Goal #3, I really consider it my most important goal. God’s Word is active and alive. It has answers to all my questions. It provides me with comfort, wisdom, guidance and peace. It is the number one way that the Lord communicates with me. As a Christ follower, it is my spiritual nourishment and without a daily intake of it, my spiritual health suffers tremendously.

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If you are not already reading the Word every day, I highly encourage you to start. If you’ve never read the Bible before, begin in the book of John…it’s a great place to start! If you have read the Bible, but only in bits and pieces and only on an occasional basis, I encourage you start reading the Bible every day…even if it’s just a chapter or two from Psalms or Proverbs. And if you are ready to go deeper in your knowledge of the Word, I would encourage you to pick a reading plan and commit to reading through the Bible…cover to cover! There are lots of plans to choose from, but this is the link to the For the Love of God plan that I am using: http://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/loveofgod/

We all make time for other things in our lives: tv, facebook, other social media, movies, books, magazines, hobbies, etc. I challenge you to make it a priority to spend time in God’s Word every day. It certainly pays greater dividends than any of these other activities!

Even though we are already a month into 2016, it’s not too late to start. Start today and make it a daily habit!

Trusting His Plan,
Sandra

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He Is For Me

Psalm 56:9 says, “This I know, that God is for me.” He is for me. Those four little words have made such a difference in my life over the last several years. I’ve always known and counted on the fact that Jesus is with me, but realizing that He is FOR me has drastically changed my thinking. You see, when Greg was diagnosed with melanoma I knew that God was WITH me, but it really didn’t feel like He was FOR me. When the disease returned to Greg’s body a year after the initial diagnosis, I knew that God was WITH me. But FOR me??? As I watched Greg struggle in his battle against the ugliness that is melanoma, I knew that God was WITH me. I even thanked God for His promise that He would never leave me or forsake me. But I wasn’t really feeling the FOR me part. And as we gathered around Greg’s bed and said goodbye to him, I knew that God was WITH me, but I sure didn’t feel like God was FOR me. Nor did I feel like God was FOR me as I faced the fact that I was now a widow at the age of 48. I didn’t feel like God was FOR me as I faced the fact that my children, ages 20, 18 and 14 were now fatherless. I have struggled to feel like God is FOR me, as I have had to navigate this road of widowhood, this road of single parenting. This road of loneliness.

My thinking has been flawed though. Did you catch it? In all these instances, I didn’t FEEL like God was for me. But that’s not what God’s Word says. It doesn’t say, “This I FEEL, that God is for me.” It says, “This I KNOW, that God is for me.” Just as there is a big difference between the words WITH and FOR, there is also a big difference between the words FEEL and KNOW. I don’t always have to FEEL something to make it so. Just as I claim the promise that Jesus is WITH me and will never leave me or forsake me, I must also claim the promise that He is FOR me…..even if it doesn’t FEEL like it.

Over the years, as I have started to claim the promise that He is FOR me, I have begun to FEEL that He is FOR me. Sometimes the FEELING comes as a result of the KNOWING! The Lord continues to reinforce this promise in my life in many different ways. A couple of ways is through books and songs. I want to close by sharing an example of each with you, with the hope that you will be encouraged in the fact that He is FOR you…even if you don’t FEEL it.

This is an excerpt from a great Bible study that I am currently going through. It’s actually the second time that I have done the study and both times this paragraph really spoke to me.

“Knowing that God is for me does not mean that nothing bad will ever happen to me. Most people really do believe that if they don’t do anything terrible, nothing really bad will happen to them. They may not confess this with their mouth, but it is how they function. Our problem is our definition of ‘bad’. What we see as bad is often a gift. The problem is we aren’t willing to receive it. It takes away our pseudo security. When ‘bad’ happens it forces our eyes off the shifting sands to search for something steadfast. In that is the gift.” (from Steadfast by Lauren Mitchell)

And this is a wonderful song…You are FOR me, by Kari Jobe. It is beautiful and I love the lyrics!

KNOWING that He is FOR me has made a huge difference in how I FEEL! He is FOR me! And He is FOR you, too!!

This I KNOW, that God is FOR me!!

Trusting His Plan,
Sandra

What We’ve Been Up To

Many of you often ask what the kids and I are up to and how we are doing, so I thought I’d share a little about what’s going on in our lives. It’s not all that exciting, but if you’re interested….read on!

I am doing well and trying to learn how to face each day with joy and expectation. I constantly struggle with having to “take every thought captive”, and choose instead to focus on the Truth of God’s Word. I still have difficulty sleeping some nights, but find that I am having more “good” nights than I have in the past.

Jake and I are still homeschooling, so that takes a portion of my time although he does well at working independently.

Currently I am involved in two weekly Bible studies. One is Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) where we are studying the life of Moses. The other study is with two sweet ladies who are also recent widows, and we are currently doing a study called “Steadfast”, which is a book about prayer based on the life of David. Moses and David…two great men of God!

I have recently been dealing with a torn meniscus, which has caused me a great deal of pain and problems with mobility. I ended up with a cortisone shot about 5-6 weeks ago and it finally seems to be on the mend. I even got back to the gym once this past week!

Katie is in her junior year at Point University and is doing really well. She stays busy with classes, homework, a job at the school and being a CLM (campus life minister, or RA). She is also involved in a local church close to her apartment. Katie was asked to go on a Middle School girls’ retreat this weekend as one of the speakers/leaders. She got home this afternoon and said she really enjoyed it, but got very little sleep. 🙂

Emilie is in her sophomore year at Clayton State University, and is also doing well. She is taking a mix of night and online classes, as she has a full-time day job as a Nanny…..which she loves! She also usually works a couple of nights a week at Chick-fil-A. So even though Emilie “technically” lives at home, many days I just see her as she passes through from one activity to the next.

As I said, Jacob is in 10th grade and is homeschooled for most of his classes. He does take two classes, chemistry and Spanish, through our local homeschool group. He is a good student and is making good grades. Jake enjoys tennis and takes weekly lessons. We’ve been discussing the possibility of him getting a job later in the year. He has his learner’s permit and drives every chance he gets! He is a big help to me around the house, taking on some of the things that Greg used to do.

So, that about sums up what is going on with us these days! Thank you so much for continuing to pray for our family. We appreciate it SO much!

Below are a few pictures of what this past week was like for us.

Trusting His Plan,
Sandra

Jake taking down some old blinds for me.

Jake taking down some old blinds for me.

For Christmas, I had given the girls tickets to see Wicked at the Fox. The day had finally come!

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Dinner before the play.

Dinner before the play.

Excited for the play to start

Excited for the play to start

Christmas in February!

Christmas in February!

We had the honor of attending a graduation ceremony for one of our dear friends. Luke, we are so happy for you and proud of you for your accomplishment!

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Jacob went to a dance…so of course I had to get a few pictures of him all dressed up!

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The "awkward couple pose" as Emilie called it.  :)

The “awkward couple pose” as Emilie called it. 🙂

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Finally...a normal one!

Finally…a normal one!

We ended the week by attending an excellent play at White Water High School.

Zach and Hannah King did an outstanding job!!

Zach and Hannah King did an outstanding job!!

Hard Times

I’m sorry that it has been a while since I sent out an update on Greg, but to be honest…mentally, I just haven’t felt like doing it. Greg has been so sick since we returned from Houston last Thursday. He is constantly running a fever, getting as high as 102.6. He is extremely fatigued and lethargic and spends all of his time either on the couch or in his recliner. He is nauseous much of the time with periodic vomiting. He continues to have bone pain….shoulder, ribs, and back. He has terrible night sweats every night, usually having to get up to change his clothes two or three times. He is getting very little sleep. He has not gone to work at all this week….for anyone who knows Greg, this is a sure sign that he feels HORRIBLE!

We were in touch with MDA on Tuesday and they sent us some orders for labwork. We went yesterday and the results show that everything is within normal limits, except that the LDH is high. This is often an indicator that the disease is progressing. We were not surprised that the LDH was high, as this number was very elevated when Greg experienced rapid disease growth back in May, and his last scans showed that the disease is progressing again.

We spoke with MDA again today to see if there is something else we should/could be doing. They recommended that Greg go to the ER to see if they could perhaps manage his symptoms a little better than we are able to do at home. Greg really doesn’t feel well enough to sit in the ER for hours to be seen. He wants to wait until tomorrow and see if he feels better. If not, we may see about getting in to see his local oncologist.

This has been such a hard week for Greg. He feels so bad physically and hates not being able to work or do anything around the house. It is also terribly hard on me and the kids. It just breaks our hearts to see him feeling so badly and not be able to do anything to make it better. I know and believe all of God’s promises and the Truth of His Word, but right now I am having a hard time making my heart line up with what my mind knows is true. I am so thankful that the Lord knows my heart and that He understands my feelings.

So we continue to take one day at a time. The new medication that Greg has been receiving via infusion, has often been found to not work immediately. For some people, improvement is not seen until after the second, third or even fourth infusion. We pray that the Ipi will kick in SOON, and that the disease in Greg’s body would be halted and eventually eradicated!

Please join us in praying for the following:
1. That our family would handle our present circumstances in a way that pleases the Lord and points others to Him
2. That Greg’s temperature would go down and stay down
3. That Greg’s pain would be minimal and well-managed
4. That Greg’s nausea and vomiting would be controlled
5. That the night sweats would go away and that Greg could get some good rest at night
6. That Greg would begin to regain his strength and stamina
7. That we would have wisdom re: whether or not to go to the ER or the oncologist tomorrow
8. That the medication would begin to have a significant effect on the cancer
9. That we would experience the complete healing of Greg’s body SOON
10 That each of us would cling to the promises of God, and not let satan steal our joy, peace, strength, hope or courage

Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul, and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love! Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me
when I was in a besieged city. I had said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight.” But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! ~from Psalm 31

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Psalm 61:1-4

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Psalm 3:3-4

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:18-22

Trusting His Plan,
Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

Scans, Sunsets And Scripture

We arrived in Houston about noon today. We spent a couple of hours resting in the hotel, then headed for MD Anderson. Greg had bloodwork done, then on to a PET scan. He finished the PET scan about 6:30 or so, and then we sat out on the patio for a few minutes so that Greg could get a bite to eat….he hadn’t been able to eat until after the PET scan was done, so he was getting hungry. Once he finished eating we went to check in for his MRI. Apparently they had changed the location for him to have it done, but no one had told us! So we walked a couple of blocks to the new location, and he is now back having the MRI done. He should be finished in another hour or so. We’ll get the results tomorrow when we meet with the doctor. After we meet with him, if he says it’s the thing to do, we’ll head over for Greg to receive his 2nd Ipi infusion.

So….here’s my cool God story for today! This morning, as I was packing up to leave for the airport, my sweet friend Stephanie sent me a text with a scripture verse that she wanted to share with me to encourage me. It was 2 Peter 1:2…..”Do you want more and more of God’s kindness and peace? Then learn to know Him better and better.” This is from the Living Bible translation. Later this afternoon, I received a facebook message from another friend, Jennifer. She was mentioning how she had been to a conference and felt like God had really spoken to her and revealed some things to her. My reply to her was “Don’t you just love it when God speaks right to your heart about something! I am continually amazed at what a personal God He is!” Her next reply contained some scripture references and one was……2 Peter 1:2!! I’m thinking that it is not a coincidence that this particular verse was sent to me twice today, especially since it is not an often-quoted verse. Seems like God wanted me to hear this message today! So much so, that He had two different people send it to me!! Again I say, Don’t you just love it when God speaks right to your heart about something! I am continually amazed at what a personal God He is!

Please keep us in your prayers as we meet with the doctor tomorrow, hear the results of the scans and decide on the next step in treatment.

The sun setting over part of the medical center complex.  Too bad I couldn't actually see the sun itself.

The sun setting over part of the medical center complex. Too bad I couldn’t actually see the sun itself.

Getting a bite to eat between scans and sitting outside trying to warm up.  It's freezing in this place!!

Getting a bite to eat between scans and sitting outside trying to warm up. It’s freezing in this place!!

My personal message from my personal God!  (This is the ESV translation)

My personal message from my personal God! (This is the ESV translation)

Trusting His Plan,
Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

God’s Word Wins Every Time!!

Let me start by saying this is a LONG post, so you may want to get a cup of coffee first! A lot of the things that I put on the blog are because I want to have a record of what God is doing in our lives as we walk this path set before us. He amazes me every day, in how He tenderly and faithfully takes us step by step. So…if you choose not to read it all, that’s okay…I won’t hold it against you! But if you do read it, I pray the Lord will encourage you as He has encouraged me through writing it.

Lately I have found myself getting a bit frustrated because of all of the things that cancer “seems” to be stealing from our family. As I have been talking to the Lord about this, He made it clear to me that most of these things are just lies, and He reminded me that satan is the “father of all lies.” He also reminded me that satan has come to steal, kill and destroy, but that He has come that we may have life, and have it to the full. I know that the best way to combat satan’s lies is with the word of God, so I set out to put satan in his place….and out of my thoughts! I’ve spent several days writing out the lies that satan wants me to believe and then countering that with the Truth of God’s word. This is what I have come up with….

Satan wants me to believe that cancer is stealing our time, but God says, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten.” (Joel 2:25)

Satan wants me to believe that cancer is stealing our finances, but God says He will “meet all our needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:19)

Satan wants me to believe that cancer is stealing our peace, but the Lord says “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Satan wants me to believe that cancer is stealing our joy, but Jesus says that no one (or thing) will take our joy from us. (John 16:22) He says that weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning. (Ps. 30:5) He tells me that those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! (Ps. 126:5) He says that when the cares of my heart are many, His consolations will cheer my soul. (Ps. 94:19)

Satan wants me to feel insecure, but the Word tells me that the Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; He holds my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places and I have a beautiful inheritance. (Ps. 16:5-6)

Satan wants us to believe that cancer can take our lives, but Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4) And God said, I loved you so much that I gave my only Son, so that you could have ETERNAL life! (John 3:16)

Satan wants me to believe that cancer can steal our future, but God says, “I know the plans I have for you; plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer. 29:11)

Satan wants us to believe that cancer will steal our health, but “the Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.” (Ps. 41:3) So we say, “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” (Jer. 17:14)

Satan wants us to believe that cancer will steal our confidence, but I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. (Ps. 16:8, Ps. 27:1-3)

Satan wants us to believe that we have no hope. Instead, we will say, “You are our hiding place and our shield; we hope in Your word. Uphold us according to Your promise, that we may live, and let us not be put to shame in our hope!” (Ps. 119: 114, 116) He is our HOPE!

Satan wants us to believe that cancer will steal our laughter. But the Word says, “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy. The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy! (Ps. 126:2-3)

Satan wants us to believe that cancer will steal our strength, but God says to us, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Is. 41:10) And we say to God, “Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Ps. 73: 25-26) I can do all things through Him who strengthens me! (Phil 4:13)

Satan wants to use cancer to make us forget where we have our trust. The Lord reminds us that our trust is not in statistics, or doctors, or medicine or treatments. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God! (Ps. 20:7) Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jer. 17:7-8) But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Make Your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!

Sometimes satan uses cancer to make us feel like the Lord has forgotten us. The Word says the Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. You do not forget the cry of the afflicted. (Ps. 9:9-10,12) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deut. 31:6) This I know, that God is FOR me! (Ps.56:9)

Satan wants to make us believe that we are losing the battle. The Word says, “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still. (Ex. 14:14) This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. (2 Chron. 20:15)

Sometimes, satan uses cancer to make us feel as though we have lost our focus or our direction. Sometimes we simply say, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” (2 Chron. 20:12) And He tells us, “I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.” (Is. 42:16)

Satan wants to use cancer to make us feel like we have lost all courage. But the Lord infuses our souls with courage when He says, “Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” (Ps. 91:3-7)

Satan wants to use cancer to make us believe that God doesn’t hear us when we call out to Him. The Word says, “In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached his ears.” (Ps. 18:6)

Satan tries to use cancer to make us feel like we can’t take any more. But God reminds us that though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. (Prov. 24:16) We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Cor. 4:8-9) And He tells us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor. 12:9-10)

Satan tries to use cancer to consume us with anxieties. But, “when anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought me joy.” (Ps. 94:19) Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. (Lam. 3:22)

Satan wants to use cancer to make us become impatient, but “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Ps. 27:13-14)

And finally, satan wants us to believe that this cancer is impossible to beat, but we believe that with man this is impossible, but with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!! (Matt. 19:26)

Told you it was long! But, I hope God’s Word encourages you as much as it does me! I am SO thankful that He is WITH us and He is FOR us!! What would we be without Him??

Greg continues to feel okay and is eating better. His bloodwork has been alright, except for his hemoglobin still being low. I’m sure this is one of the reasons he stays so tired and easily fatigued. His stomach still doesn’t feel just right, but we are so thankful that it has improved to the point that he is eating more. And some great news…the tumor in Greg’s thigh has really gotten smaller! We believe this is because of the new oral chemo that he is taking. We are praying that it is doing the same to the tumors that we can not see. Praise God for His goodness!!

We are getting things ready to go back to Houston. We will fly out on Monday. Also, just a reminder about the prayer circle that our friend Lisa is organizing to pray for Greg. It will be this Sunday, Aug. 4 at 4 pm at our house. If you would like to come, we would love to see you!

Trusting His Plan,
Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

A Little Better Every Day

Greg continues to get a little better and a little stronger each day! His appetite has improved and he has felt less nauseous. We are hoping that he will begin to gain back some of the weight that he has lots. He does have more energy, but still tires out easily. He went back to work yesterday. He’s also been walking in the neighborhood some. He had bloodwork done yesterday and all came back ok. His hemoglobin continues to be low, although it is a little higher than last week. We are thankful that it’s headed in the right direction! So, for the most part, Greg is doing well!

We are thankful that Greg is feeling better, but we have had a few days where we are struggling with keeping our thoughts and emotions in line with what we know to be true. Greg is tired of being “a patient”, my heart is breaking watching him be a “patient”, and we are getting frustrated with the amount of time that melanoma is taking from our family. Some days this “battle” seems so overwhelming and never-ending. These are the days that I know I need to spend extra time with the Lord and in the Word. These thoughts are not from God, but from satan. This “battle” will NOT consume us and it WILL end! We have God on our side….we are the victors! God’s Word is what I need to combat the lies of satan. So just as God so often does, He gave me words of encouragement this morning. Words to remind me that we are not in this “battle” alone, words to remind me that we have nothing to be afraid of, and words to remind me that He will NEVER forsake us!

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Ex. 14:14

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Ps. 91:1

Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith? Mark 4:40

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. Is. 42:16

God’s Word is so powerful and so relevant to our lives today. We are not the only family that is going through a hard season in life…many, many others are, as well. If you are also facing difficulties, I encourage you to read God’s Word. Read, asking and expecting encouragement….He is always faithful to give it!!

Trusting His Plan,
Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

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