Life is a whirlwind, and we’re grateful for all the Lord has set before us. His blessings are abundant, and we praise Him!
Dad and Mom had an amazing time in the mountains. We’re happy they had a time of refreshment and enjoying God’s creation.
August came to a close with full schedules, and we welcomed September. Last week, we experienced several days of cold and rain–breaking a temperature record from the early 1900s.
For me, days blur together in a whirlwind of editing. We’re almost there, and I’m grateful to everyone who has helped with the project. This is my final week before the book goes to the copyeditor. My to do list is growing for after it’s off.
We love you all! What is something you’re grateful for today?
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
This summer was different than the last several. Anna and Mary are usually gone for ministry (4-8 weeks). And the County Fair was canceled. Then, basically every day, Mom, Anna, or Mary was over helping at Christopher’s a lot of the time.
We welcomed Elliot Rex shortly after our last Random Life. There’s not a lack of people ready to hold him, and John and Chelsy love to share the little fellow. It’s such a joy to have our lives abundantly blessed with the next generation!
Even though COVID seems to have canceled many things and made life so different, our summer has been full.
We have some interesting things to share soon, so stay tuned! God is gracious, and we’re grateful for His leading in our lives.
“Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.” Philippians 3:1
How does one sum up 8 weeks of “not normal”? Combine that with Anna Marie being in treatment, Mom, Anna, and Mary spending tons of time helping at Christopher’s, and a brother who was preparing to get married! That’s not to mention the obvious stay-at-home mandate for Kansas until about a month ago.
I’m so grateful for the “extra” time staying at home afforded. The absence of getting together with others and outside activities helped me to focus on my book. I love watching the story unfold in first draft, and Lord willing, by the end of the month, I’ll be on to editing.
These past 8 weeks we enjoyed church (praise the Lord!) gorgeous outdoor activities, lots of walks (and runs!), garden work, Titus2 projects, the wedding trip, book writing, work, errands, and time to make special memories.
We’re thankful Anna Marie completed chemo round 7 (of 12) yesterday. That’s a huge praise!
With all the changes happening everywhere, we can rest in God’s steadfast love.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).
Eight weeks have passed since our last Random Life, and wow, so much has changed. Social activities came to a complete halt, only essential errands are done, and we’re praying for the healthcare workers on the front line and for all those affected. We’re also praying for those who have shared requests here on the blog. Our hearts are especially heavy for our friends in Europe and Italy and those in the hotspot areas here in the US.
Enjoy a peek into Random Life.
PS: The inside family get-together pictures were before the restrictions.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” Matthew 6:33-34
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