After 80 hours in the car with our 3 preschoolers, visiting 25 supporters, speaking at 4 churches, leading a summer project and new staff training, being without internet for 3 weeks and without power for 5 days, getting my first tick bite and eating way too much fast food, we are finally home!!!!
On our way home, driving through Kansas today we drove along side dying corn. A result of the drought that hasn't been seen in over 100 years. How many times can we hear that in one summer? From the fires in my beautiful state to the land hurricane where I just drove from, record natural disasters are being broken. 40% of our country is being affected by drought, killing a lot of our vegetables. Austin got talking to one of the farmers when we stopped for lunch and the guy said he just had to kill a lot of his cows because of the drought.
As we were driving the song Beautiful Things by Gungor started playing reminding me that though death comes, we serve a God who brings beauty from ashes.
I am so excited to be home and finally get back to a normal schedule (especially my normal blogging schedule since I will have internet. Yay!) And I'm excited to see God bring beauty from tired-ness.
I did something kinda fun that I think will help you guys out. I don't know about you, but I find it kinda hard remembering which link up/blog hop is on which day. So I made a giant blog hop list (which will keep growing everyday) as a resource for you. And I made a fun button to put on your blog so you can have easy access to the list. Check out the side bar and grab the code really quick and add to your blog (I know how easy it can be to get distracted)
If your link up/blog hop is not on there, go ahead and add it under the corresponding day. The list is under the Devotional Tab as a drop down.
Also spend some time exploring the other drop down tabs too. It'll be fun. :)
Faith Filled Friday Blog Hop
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the the Lord somehow.
So go ahead and link up below by clicking the link below and following the prompts. Please just let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or put my button code (found on my side bar or the Faith Filled Friday Tab) so they can find these other great people glorifying God and we can continue to grow as a community. Thanks!
And in effort to encourage others in their writing by faith, please take a minute to comment on the two posts linked up before you.
I'm linked up with the beautiful ladies at Nebraska Graceful, The Wellspring, The Better Mom, Pause on the Path, Create with Joy, Finding Heaven, The Beauty in His Grip, SeedlingsinStone, and MissElaineousMonday.
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