Since I shared about our crazy truck adventures last week, I thought I should close out the drama. After details going haywire (oh like little things like my drivers licence being expired so we almost didn't get to sign the papers and other wild things) we finally closed. Yay!
Not long ago I sat up at our ministries ranch feeling completely blind. I looked up at the sky and saw blue and clouds, not even a hint of stars. The Lord spoke to me how He hides things from us sometimes but in time things become clear. And they did. We are now in our new house and where there was sadness, He is slowly replacing it with gratitude and gifts of excitement (like my mom is moving 4 hours away!). In our measly couple days in our new house the stress levels have already dropped significantly since our two boys have more space and distance from each other and the noise level is dramatically lower.
Peace. Something I didn't expect for years is now common.
What a mighty God we serve!
(I'll show more pictures when it's not just a big chaotic mess- though I'll share some of those too.)
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Laura, the founder of Missional Women is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 14 years serving with Master Plan Ministries where she is the Women's Development Coordinator. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, A Devotional Journey through Judges, and Discover God's Calling for Your Life. Most recently her resource for Bible studies, The Connect Cards was released by Cru Press. You can find her on facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram, periscope, blab and her author site.
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9/29/2016 08:52:23 pm
Thank you Julie. :)
9/23/2016 07:49:14 am
Laura, life is full of opportunities to trust God, isn't it! It's so exciting when we begin to uncover those hidden blessings (like more peace). It seems to me they are like signposts showing us that we're going the right way. Grace and strength as you unpack and get settled in!
9/29/2016 08:54:29 pm
Oh so true. Sometimes I wish it didn't have to take so long to see the blessing. sigh... like hard things developing perseverance.
9/23/2016 08:33:48 am
I'm glad you're settling in now. And most especially the peace is settling in with you! Blessings to you and your family in your new home.
9/29/2016 08:55:43 pm
Thank you Lisa. I had a friend say it took her 2 months before things started to feel like normal. I keep clinging to that as I wish it was tomorrow. Why is it so hard to enjoy the process.?? haha
9/23/2016 05:05:06 pm
great photo - so glad you made it ! blessings! (we all have messes) x
9/29/2016 08:56:21 pm
Thanks Sue. Its good to hear!
9/29/2016 08:57:01 pm
Oh thank you!!!! Much needed.
9/29/2016 08:57:49 pm
Glad too! Grateful you're here.
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