September 11, 2013

Faith, Trust, Etc.

Blindfolded, seeing only what I see, I strain my eyes to look beyond the veil of things that are. Your voice leads, my heart trusts. Soon today will pass behind and failures surely fade, but trusting faith grows and grows. So in this moment, swallowing fear, I surrender the striving and let my eyes rest. In your wisdom You will show all that I need see, and in my faith assuredly a triumph it will be.


These last few weeks have been FILLED with blessing. One thing after another, big and little. Max and I have been blown away by the Lord's goodness to us. The hard part is, I know exactly why. We said yes to some scary, overwhelming, out-of-our-comfort-zone things the Lord had put before us. And then He brought the next step under us. As we took it. The mental picture alone make my stomach flip-flop. I hate the unknown, I hate things being out of my control. But God seems to love it. Remember this? And probably another dozen posts I've written about being nervous for the future.

We leave in two days for our adventure. I feel like I've been holding my breath the last few days and will continue to do so until my feet are in Europe. I've got too much anxious excitement.


I know quotes can be pretty cheesy and overdone. But when I'm struggling to find the words or the strength to keep going [and they have to be from the right people], a good quote can be just the ticket.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. -Albert Einstein

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. - Corrie Ten Boom


Our little fam took a mini-adventure to the fair on Sunday. All the colors were amazing, Hanley loved the animals, and I wore my cowboy boots.