In Brian D. McLaren’s book “A Search for What Makes Sense:  Finding Faith,” he says, “Where there is absolute certainty, there can be no room for faith.”

I love that sentence!

I don’t know about your life, but my life is full of questions when I look back and when I look forward.

If not for my deep belief in the promise of more than this life, I would spend many days filled with regret, fear, and anxiety.

We’ve had a busy weekend here, and I’m just now able to share about Olivia’s trip to Louisville.

She did such a good job speaking, and the kids all did the skit beautifully!!

I’ll get the videos loaded to Youtube soon, but for now I’ll share pictures.

Olivia did not win state chaplain, however.  She was beat by number two on the ballot.  A girl whose campaign centered all around Scooby-Doo with very cute costumes and props.  I was so proud of Olivia, though, because I felt her campaign was truly about being a light for Jesus and in the end when she learned that she had lost, she said, ‘It wasn’t meant to be.  God has other plans.”

I am so thankful that we named Olivia…….Olivia Faith-Pallavi (Pallavi was her given name in India, and it means “new leaves or new beginning”)  Olivia’s faith amazes me!

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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1