Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Greetings! Two weeks ago I got a hysterectomy. While recovery takes time (a lot more than I originally thought), I struggle with "rest". I often feel as though I need to accomplish something...contribute something....pull my own weight (which apparently is limited to under 20 lbs. by my doctor). 😂
However, since I have to forsake me usual daily activities, I figured I should spend some time on books I've been dying to read.....yeah, well, THAT hasn't happened. "Why?" You ask. Honestly, I've not had the brain capacity to process intelligent information. There's just so much going on....however, one thing that keeps infiltrating my thoughts has been the incredible faithfulness of God in my life....our journey....
Normally I would spend a Wednesday morning driving our taxi (Ford Freestar) to school, preschool, grocery shopping or Bible study, home, back to preschool, then school.....etc. But, much to my husband's dismay (joy?), I am not allowed to drive, yet, so he gets to be the transportation king! So, I spent this morning reading this blog....from the beginning of 2010. Seven years ago. Wow. It was like reading someone else's journey through one scary disappointment to another and yet, all carried through with the lavish love, grace and provision of God. I had forgotten how awful those days were and how LOVING God was to us through the provision of incredible servant-minded, devoted, faithful friends. Their love for Christ was displayed so clearly through the fog and threat of destruction.
And now....7 years later....we've moved houses 5 (Our June 1 move will make 6) times, had one more precious baby, dove into a depth with the Lord beyond our wildest dreams, attended an amazing church that has lit up the Word of God brilliantly and with faithful integrity, restored a marriage that, by culture and society's standards, should have been discarded and dissolved, and have been ENORMOUSLY blessed with deep, authentic relationships that have, once again, displayed God's never-stopping, unending, gracious love for us.
"Oh, Lord! How faithful You are! How kind and compassionate Your thoughts are toward me! I see all the MIGHTY ways You have restored our souls and drawn us deeper into You! Your love is overwhelming....though perfectly Holy, You have lavished Your great affection on me....though unworthy of Your Sacrifice, You daily place Your Spirit in can I not gaze at Your beauty!"

If you have loads of time....I encourage you to think on His benefits....what has He brought you through?
1 John 3:1-2
So thankful.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Learning to trust

Greetings! The last time I posted here, we lived in a different house, went to a different school and life was well, very different. Three years is a long time to leave the blogosphere. A lot has happened. One reason I stopped blogging was that I no longer had a computer and blogging on a cell phone is just a new method of torture.....
I will attempt to return to this foreign land of blogging once again in an attempt to document our adventures, testify to God's grace and incredible leading in our lives, and hopefully encourage a reader or two to continue to walk when feeling like barely crawling.
Here goes.....lets start with right now....Promise, my creative-imaginative beautiful daughter is 8 years old. Tobias, my handsome, compassionate, brilliant! son is 6. And Hosanna, my exuberantly social acrobat of all trades is 4.
My husband is an ever-changing work of artistic God-filled grace and I, well....I am a fumbling, grateful servant and daughter of Jesus.
 Sweet Zany Zanna.
 My budding artist, Promise.
 One of our last hikes in Canada....
 Enjoying the wealth of the Fraser Valley Tulips
 Toby and Zanna ready for dance class....
Two very handsome boys...

15 years of marriage.....
Be blessed.