Literally praising in the storm... Except I'm indoors. It's been a few testing months, but I find myself with more faith than last month. Not much has changed while we wait for Paul to find a full-time job, but every interview gives us a little bit of hope when we get discouraged. And God has provided! So much! I can't help but be encouraged. He has given us so much, and has blessed us with very generous friends. We haven't been in need of anything, and things are getting paid.
Not to mention that God's blessings are intangible too. Encouragement. Hope. Friendship. Comfort. Laughs. I feel blessed even when the waiting feels long. I am reminded that we'll be ok when I start to despair.
The kiddos are growing like weeds and blessing us more and more (albeit, sometimes with patience as they exercise us beyond limit). Enjoying the joys of parenthood, although I also have to figure out how to potty train Caleb, and help Anakin with all of his activities (Karate, school, church...) while not letting our middle child (Brielle) feel neglected or bored.
I am hungry for personal growth in every area of my life but I haven't been able to do much. It seems that after work, feeding the kids, and then I'm mentally/emotionally/physically spent. Weeks come and go and I can't get past the routine. It's frustrating, but I know it won't always be this way. I will have time to go back to school. I will have energy to exercise. I will have the focus to do other things (such as blogging!). I just have to try it every day, and if I don't get to it, try it again the next day.
So that's where I'm at. No deep spiritual truth to reveal. No exciting experience to share. Just the hope that I'm alive and we're ok... God is good and faithful to us. And there are good things coming - this is the part I get tired of waiting for, but it's true - there are better things on the way. It's going to get better; it's going to be great!