Saturday, October 15, 2011
It's amazing how God chooses to speak to us through random means. We've been mildly sick around here for the past couple of days and trying to complete tasks both around the house and for the ministry and it's been a little draining. Sometimes tasks and goals seem insurmountable at times and those little thoughts like to pop into our head to discourage us.
Today we were watching my (Kristine) favorite Veggie Tale movie with Jenna. It's called, "Sumo of the Opera." I love it because it has so many fun elements to it. Among those, it includes St. Patrick and it has a musical parody of the Mikado. Seriously, it's the best Veggie Tale movie out there, you should check it out. OH! I almost forgot that it's also got the BEST silly song ever on homophones. It's silly AND educational. The best combo.
Towards the end of the movie, when they come to the memory verse part, the computer broke because one of them tried to "fix it". This made me laugh because recently my computer broke and because we've been so busy, someone *cough* has been too busy to fix it. :) But that's okay... we got an Ipad 2 to take with us to show people MAF videos and pictures, so it's all good.
Because the computer was broken, the little guy had to write a verse out from memory. It was Hebrews 10:36, "You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
That was the exact verse we needed to hear today. A reminder that often the things that are of God aren't easy. There's no yellow brick road to make it easy, but we need to persevere through slow times when the task seems insurmountable so that we will accomplish and learn what God has for us. God has a plan and we just need to be faithful and listen to His leading. I know today I will be listening a little harder and trying even more harder to accomplish what God has for me to do today.
Friday, October 14, 2011
We are back here on good ole' blogger again for the time being. Yes, we love the fancy Wordpress site, but we just realized that we could do a lot of what thought we could only do on Wordpress, right here on this blog! Amazing. So for right now, we aren't switching sites and are staying put!
In other news, we had a wonderful time on our first trip to Washington State. We got to visit some wonderful friends and family and look forward to going back up there in a week or so. This was the first time Jenna had met many of our friends. It was fun to see her interact with our friends and the children that she met. She's a born traveler.
Right now we're back in Oregon and gearing up for our next trip to Washington. We are also resting a little bit. Jennavieve is teething and getting in her one year molars. She also has a slight cold and has been waking up A LOT at night. So prayers for her health are much appreciated.
We hope to update this website much more often. In the beginning of November be looking in your inboxes and mailboxes for our new newsletter! In it we'll let you know where we're at in the process and how you can help! If you are interested in joining us in ministry, we'd love to have you! Check out the pages above to see just how you'd like to partner with us in ministry.