I know this picture looks like it was taken last week, but contrary to popular belief it was twelve years ago yesterday. This past weekend we celebrated twelve years of marriage and it was just as wonderful as the first weekend we spent together. I truly thank God for someone I grow to love more and more every year. She truly completes me and is a blessing to me and the kids every day. We can talk for hours sharing our hearts, dreams, goals, or convictions and still be engaged at the end of the conversation.
Sharing our wedding day activities with the kids was a nice way to reminisce on our Anniversary reliving all the moments. That day was a blur so it is nice to see what each of us remember from it and the honeymoon.
As this month brings in a season of Thanksgiving I thank God each and every day of where He has me and the people He has given me to serve Him with, my wife and kids! I look forward to every moment that we get to spend together. I love you and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in the future together!
I leave you with one of our favorite wedding pictures. How many years will you be celebrating this year?
The days are ending sooner, the sun comes up later. It is that time of year. Fall or Autumn, whichever you call it. Why is it the only season with two names? Seasons change just as seasons of life pass you by. The good, the bad, the sad, the tough, the comfortable. God is good in all these seasons, He is never changing and ever present.
Are we close to Him during these changing of seasons?
As we did Bible time during school with the kids yesterday a constant thought came to mind. It probably had something to do with the topic of study, the faith of Abraham, but it was good and real nonetheless. I’m sure you have heard or read the story hundreds of times, but some times the words become real and the thoughts fill your heart.
Jehovah Jireh, The Lord will Provide! Simple words with a powerful statement, a truth that strengthens and is everlastingly constant. The Lord will provide!
I’m not sure what season you are in or what is present in your life today, but the Lord will provide. Whether you are looking up at Jehovah Jireh or looking down from Jehovah Jireh know that the Lord is with you.
This week we have been taking a vacation. It was planned last minute a few weeks ago and we have enjoyed it. I guess I should be more specific, a staycation. This vacation was known by One, like so many other of our unexpected happenings.
This story starts back a few years, or really has always been in our minds. I have always wanted to run a business, work for myself. This added with God blessing us with our children the desire to work from home as been very great. It really came to a tipping point a year ago. It was a typical Wednesday night that involved us rushing to get to church on time. We rolled in the door just in time. The pastor announced that he felt led to let Brother David preach tonight. AH! On a few minutes noticed I got up and shared my heart and what God was doing in our lives.
I shared the desire that God had placed in my heart to be at home with Casey and the kids. Nothing realer than laying out the desire God has placed in your heart and then actively seeking after it. I had planned and set a date a few times to quit and work for myself. Those dates came and went. Nothing was working out and it didn’t really seem like it was going to be possible.
Then God did something I had not even thought about. There was a job opening at my current employer, which had not been work at home friendly, that had been open for a year. Someone had mentioned they were open to part-time and I started to pray about it. I inquired about the possibility to work part-time and from home. They actually went for it.
So, I resigned a few weeks ago and last Friday was my last day in my position. I am now working less hours and half of them from home. In this process I have also started actively seeking freelance web work.
You can see my website for freelance web design and development here!
We have been praying as a family for this for some time. It is so great to see Him move and show the kids faith and miracles in action. Who knows what tomorrow holds? I do serve the One who knows and has me in the palm of His hand. I can’t wait to see how He moves and what He has in store for our lives!
Finally, everyone is done with showers and in the bed. Casey and I are in the living room sitting on the coach enjoying our time together. “Daaaaadddyyyy, Daaaaadddyyyy, Daaaaadddyyyy! Cooooover me up!” bellows from the bedroom. “I already covered you up B3″ I call back to him. This goes on a couple of times and then I finally go in and cover him up. He tells me thank you and I tell him good night and I love him. Some nights this happens once others two to three times.
Tonight I came down after showers and devotionals to tell the boys goodnight. I turned the lights off, told them goodnight and went to cover B3 up for the night.
“I can do it daddy.”
Be careful what you wish for, you may get it. He is five now and he reminded me this morning, “I’m older than anyone else my age”. He will become more and more independent. It is a happy time and a sad time. We’ve gone through it with B1 and B2 but it doesn’t get any easier.
I pray that we equip them with enough of what God has blessed us with. It is a great responsibility that He has given us. It is a blessing to see their dependance on us shrink and their dependence on Him grow.
We hope your Monday went well. Ours started out a little drama filled, but it cleared up quickly. Remember to turn that frown upside down and conquer your Tuesday. Live in the victory that has already been won for us!