It’s been a busy-bee month, so posting hasn’t been an option. I am thankful for the work that God brought my way last month. It has enabled us to DO so much work around the house to ready it for sale. Professional pictures are being taken, and it is going on the market tomorrow. So, needless to say, today is packed. If you can imagine, we lay in bed every night and groan from the ache of all the hard labor. It is a good ache, but OH! How we look forward to days not doing all of that.
I could write a regular post, but I will be honest with you. As I told our missionary son, Jamie, the other day, all I would write is that nothing we can see has changed, except that the house is now ready for sale. We have a job here–no job there. We think the time frame is late June-mid July for the move. We pray that God is doing the preparations and working out the timing in a way that makes it all make sense on the other side. But there are a thousand ways it can all play out. All we know is that we feel like now is the time to put it on the market. We feel a peace about it…and moments of terror and fear. It is exactly what God is writing for our journey.
I’m excited to say, too, that we are tickled about moving at the same time as our friends, Rene and Phillip Sandifer AND also my friend, Sarah Francis Martin and her family to College Station. It was part of the confirmation I got on this day. We all have children in the same ages and stages, so it is exciting to see how God will unfold that. My friend Bobbie, too, has been such a wonderful friend, who lives there already, in giving us some feedback about the locations we are looking at to buy a house and even in choosing the right schools for our kiddos. My friend Annette, who also lives there, has connected me to her sister, who is over the reading-helps programs for the elementary schools, which is so vital for our Sydney, as she continues to learn with her struggle with dyslexia. My friend Christa also lives in CS. We were in Campus Crusade Bible study together over 20 years ago. I am excited to be in community with all of these–plus our beloved pastor Chris, who has been cheering us on and praying. Finally, I am praying for other friends, who are looking to move back there sometime in the next year or so. It would be a sheer taste of Heaven to have them near.
Will you pray for us, as we walk forward by faith? We know that we know that we know that God started this and He will most certainly finish it. But sometimes we feel afraid. So prayer is vital!
Well now, here are my May currents. I would love to hear about yours in the comments!
Current Reads: Rachel Anne Ridge’s Flash the Donkey: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith and Second Chances and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (I’m re-reading this series, just for fun!)
Current Playlist: I’m just about to make a summer mix CD, so I would LOVE to hear your favorites right now. But I have been listening to our spring mix (below) AND Christy Nockels new album, Let it Be Jesus.
Spring Mix 2015
* Bethel Music God, I look to You
* Tedashi, Lecrae, Trip Lee, Derek Minor, and Andy Mineo Come Alive
* TobyMac Beyond Me
* King and Country Shoulders
* Kris Allen Live Like We’re Dying
* One Republic I lived
* 33Miles Arms that hold the universe
* Toby Keith Wanna talk about me
* Shepphard Geronimo
* Guardians of the Galaxy – Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling
* Chris August The Maker
* Hawk Nelson Drops in the Ocean
* Brandon Heath Girl of My Dreams
* Hillsong Touch the Sky
* Kirk Franklin Revolution/ Awesome God
* Annie I think I’m Gonna Like it Here
* Nicole C Mullen Everyday People
* Puppini Sisters I Will Survive
* Lauren Diagle How Can it Be
* Bethel Music and Jenn Johnson Nearness
Current Color(s): White and Navy Blue
Current Food: Made the best Shrimp the other day! You should try it!
Current Favorite Favorite: In the midst of all the doing, I have also been doing a lot of BEing here at Fox Run Park,
Current Addiction: My boss Sheila and her other assistant, Tammy, came to stay a few weeks back. They brought me the best Maple candies. I love them. They are hard candies that last a long time in your mouth, which has been ideal for the days of painting molding along the floor. 🙂
Current Triumph: School is out for summer! We made it another year!! I so stink at keeping up with our four. Really…it comes from when flying by the seat of my pants fails. Fortunately, the kids all know this, and they help things work more smoothly by taking responsibility for their own stuff.
Current Annoyance: Really nothing. Not feeling annoyed lately, just REALLY TIRED.