Sunday, March 21, 2010

hello! sunday brief (well not so brief actually)

hello friends! So how is everybody?! Wondering about Tyler, Jon...
I know I haven't posted here in a very long time... (I disappeared for almost a year... you can read my blog for those of you who don't know...)
Anyway, I got this random devotional in my inbox from DaySring and, though a bit cheesey, I thought it was encouraging. It kinda made me think of you all "foul weather friends." Is there really any other kind of friends?- Maybe all-weather friends.

How Can We Walk Through Life's Rain With You?

I wish I had a big red umbrella that would keep all the rain out of your life. I would hold it over your head and the drops would splash, splash and you would never even feel them.

But I don't have a big red I'll walk through the rain with you.

God doesn't intend for us to go through our storms alone. We all need our "foul weather friends" who will venture out into the weather with us.

There are two questions we must answer to not only survive but thrive through life's storms;

Who will walk through the rain with us? And will we let them?

Friends love through all kinds of weather. Proverbs 17:17 MSG

Devotional quote from the 365 Day Inspirational Calendar, Rain on Me based on the book, by Holley Gerth

I'll share my latest-
We are in the process of moving to Arizona at end of the month. My husband hasn't yet found a for sure full-time job. A couple prospects and many opportunities. But prayers are indeed needed. I know some of you have been mindful of us, and we are so thankful! Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We also have to find a new home and we will be staying with my brother until then. The job really has to come first!?!
Also, we'll be traveling with two cats for a 24 hour drive- NOT straight through, mind you. It could be interesting. I've been reading about it... Many people say kitty tranquilizers are usually in order. I was thinking more like people tranquilizers...
Well, I'm actually fairly peaceful at the moment. We had a good family time praying together this morning- totally unplanned- those are the best. We really realized how much we need to daily lean/trust the Spirit, who has the life we need in spite of the insanity- give us each day our daily bread... The blood still washes and makes new. (Not trying to sound religious- It's just true. sometimes i can forget)