The light inside

Saturday, June 09, 2012


"I think people look more closely at our actions in the rough times, when the emotions are raw and our guard is down. That's when our true character shows and we find out if our faith is real." - Tony Dungy

Often over the last 10+ years I have been convinced that I peaked (spiritually speaking) in high school. When I was in high school I felt like I knew who I was, how and where I needed to be serving and I did it with great fervor.  Since then, especially in my adult years, I have not had the certainty or fervor of my youth.
This last week I had a revelation: I haven't peaked. In fact, this is my time to shine for the Lord. My life is quite crazy right now. And the only way for me to shine is to acknowledge my total lack of control of this thing I call "my life" and then update you on how God is working in amazing ways in our life. 
So here is a little of what is going on in our lives, and where I expect to give God the glory for the marvelous ways he works.
  • Right now we have our house on the market, where it typically takes a minimum of 6 months to sell. We leave in 2 months... God is good!
  • There are contract issues with leaving the job here... God is merciful!
  • Two of our extended family members are waiting on possible court dates... God is faithful!
  • Justin doesn't have a license in the state we are moving to...God is soverign!
  • We don't know where we will live when we get to Texas... God will provide!
  • There are reoccurring health concerns and worries coming back again...God is holy!
God I do not doubt your presence and faithfulness. Please be near to us, and do things in our lives that only you can. Please forgive us when we fear and doubt. Hold us in this crazy time.

To God be the glory.


  • Allie, I love you. :) If you don't mind cramming in to our guest room and game room, you are ALWAYS welcome to stay with us for however long you need. Seriously. We would be more than happy to have you. :)

    I love this post. You haven't peaked. Each day is a new opportunity to. :)

    By Blogger laura jo, at 9:31 PM  

  • I got all teary eyed reading your list of concerns. My heart aches for you that your heart is probably aching at this time. You have such tremendous faith that I am in awe. I wish so much I could take some of that worry away, I wish that I could help you through some how. I love you and will pray for you since that is the only way I can truly help and as we know prayer is a powerful thing!

    By Blogger The Nielsen Family, at 10:09 PM  

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