As I wrote last time, the purpose of this blog is to encourage you in your walk of womanhood. In my endeavor to write only things that will lighten your load and brighten your day, I have felt there was little to write about. No pity party here, just being transparent. Without going into too much detail, I will try to explain what in the world I am talking about!
Spiritually: I have a personal relationship with the Lord and that is the most important thing in my life. We have always been very active in our local church, attending three times a week and involved in any activities the church provided. We have been Children's Church Pastors almost as long as we have been married! Due to some circumstances beyond our control, we are now without a church home. This has been one of the toughest things we have had to go through as a family. It has hurt us all deeply and some days it's all we could do to just put one foot in front of the other.
Physically: We have battled quite a bit of sickness since September. There are seven of us and it seems we keep passing this junk back and forth. It has lagged on for so long. We are taking vitamin C and garlic seemingly to no avail. As I am writing this, my oldest daughter has not eaten or spoken in four days because of strep throat and flu. She did manage to keep down two Popsicles yesterday afternoon.
Financially: Times are hard for most everyone. The dollar does not go as far as it used to. We have no credit card debt, no payments except house and utilities and still, we have more month at the end of our money.
Emotionally: All of this has taken a toll on my emotions. I try to choose joy daily, but fear that is not going so well.
If you have managed to hang on through all of this then you are probably seeing a bleak picture. The good news is that through all of this I have seen the hand of God working in our lives. In my next post (tomorrow, I promise) I will tell you how God is showing us His faithfulness. We do not understand all that He is doing, but it is refreshing to know He loves us and is watching out for us.
Blessings to you all,
Disclaimer: The thoughts and viewpoints expressed here are not written in hopes of you feeling sorry for the writer (me). They were written in hopes of being transparent and honest with my readers and to take steps toward healing, forgiveness, and complete trust in my Heavenly Father.