I keep saying I want to get back to regular posting here (and I am!) but boy life has been busy in our corner of the world! We married not one, but two kids off this year, within a matter of about 75 days!
Our daughter, Avalee, met her husband, Joel, at a music camp our church has been involved with the last several years, Jubilate Deo, in Monroe LA. They spent about a year and half talking long distance and traveling to visit occasionally before getting engaged in December and marrying in August!
The Lord was so gracious to bring these two together and we have loved every minute of getting to know our new son-in-law and his precious family. It is such a joy to watch them seeking the Lord and building their own family! They are so wise and mature beyond their years!
And just a couple months later, our son, Ashton married the love of his life! Over the years, I wrote briefly about the struggle we had with Ashton in his growing up years. It is with a heart bursting with joy that I am able to say the Lord has done a miraculous work in his heart and life, restored our relationship in such a sweet way, and brought him the perfect, beautiful Belle for his bride, and the two of them are seeking the Lord as well, and are brand new newlyweds making their home on base where Ashton is stationed for his Marine duty. What a gift!
Tears came easy last week as I marveled at the work God has done. If you are struggling with a wayward child, do NOT stop praying and storming the gates of Heaven for him! God can restore what the locusts have eaten.
Throw a surgery in 2 days after our last wedding (I had a blockage to my kidney that had to be repaired) and a houseful of teenagers with 3 little boys still at home, and we are just getting through the days the best we can! The Lord is faithful.
February of this year marks 17 years since I started this blog, and many of you have been here from the beginning. It’s amazing to see how fast the time has flown when I look back over the old posts and pictures.
In thinking through new content for this space, would you be so kind to drop a comment about what your struggles are right now? What problems do you need solved? Where is your area of discouragement? And encouragement? I’d really love to hear from you!