Thursday, July 24, 2008

Praise & Prayer

At Life Group last night, Aaron, our fearless leader mentioned that all the different people God created show a different side of His image. I thought about my post about Jaybird being a high activity child and I also thought of my highly social Hopey...these girls like life the Burger King way (their way). I know the Lord is showing me I need to change my attitude about my challenges. I can look at my daughters--all of them--in a more positive light when I think of what part of God's image they were made to show the world. That's a great praise!

And I have a great prayer request. We need a house that fits our family. And our budget. The two seem to not mesh well and I know it simply has to be the Lord who works it all out. We're trying to be especially careful not to put ourselves in a financial bind, especially with this crazy economy. I know it's also important for Shane to have the time to invest in our daughters' lives (not the company's bottom line) since research has shown for years that dads being close to their daughters means the daughters don't have the need to get close to boyfriends. So, we've spent the last few weeks looking into several options: Building on our land, putting a manufactured home on our land, and even buying a home in a different location while waiting out the economic storm. We looked today at a dream house (mostly for kicks) that if we could buy, we'd just sell our land and live there. We're basically testing all the doors to see what God will open for us. It's starting to feel there is no place for us (except government subsidized housing, lol) but I know that's not Truth. Please pray for us to find the right door and have the faith to walk through it.

Grace to you!


Luke said...

Lord, please provide for Wendy and her family as they look for a new living arrangement. Bless them so they can be a blessing to others.


I must say: God has been crazy faithful to us (despite plumbing and electrical problems). So, be encouraged! God likes to bless us, and may He bless you!


Supermom2JakeAndEmmy said...

Have you guys thought about forclosures? That's what Ronnie and I are looking into. You can get a GREAT house for around 20-40 and since you already have land, you don't have to worry about fincancing that.

Space wise, we are in almost identical situations. The hardest thing is having an 11 year old in a room with a 4 year old and a 12 year old sharing a room with a 10 month old. I know you know exactly what I'm talking about - you're in the same boat!!

We love you and are praying for you!