september 10 weekend 0023_resize  Only 5 more days until we leave for Erich and Mallory’s wedding!!

Signs of the wedding can be seen in many rooms of our house!!

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Thank you for praying for Erich and Mallory as they start this new life together.

I wanted to share, too, that Evan was able to come home from the hospital Friday evening.  He’s had to be pretty much in a recliner all weekend with his feet wrapped in gauze, but he’s going to try to drive to Morehead today and go to class.  Please pray that it’s not too much for him.  He’s going to come back home this evening.

september 10 weekend 0007_resize I also wanted to let you know that Olivia’s tests all came back normal, so we’re trying still trying to figure out her back pain.  Seventh grade is difficult in the best of circumstances so please say a little prayer for her too.  I’m so thankful for all of her friends!!  What’s life without great friends?!?!?


I also wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Trish, one of my friends from Sunday School, who came down and helped me transform my porch for the fall season….I haven’t decorated for fall in three years, so it felt good to embrace a season that I use to love so much.  Since Nick became terribly sick in the early fall of 2008, I just haven’t had the desire to celebrate the changing of leaves……

I am thankful that I am finally getting to a point where I can look past summer and see the beauty of fall.  It is still so hard for me……

But even more than being able to see the beauty of fall, I am beginning to embrace  the REALITY that spring and the resurfacing of life that follows winter is a mirror image to the eternal life we are promised after our earthly death.

God’s wisdom in creating the changing seasons simply boggles my mind.  We have such a literal way of understanding life’s seasons by simply looking out our window and embracing the changes in nature.

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Eccl. 3:1
There is a time for everything,
       and a season for every activity under heaven..


Daniel 2:20-22

       “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
       wisdom and power are his.

He changes times and seasons;
       he sets up kings and deposes them.
       He gives wisdom to the wise
       and knowledge to the discerning.

He reveals deep and hidden things;
       he knows what lies in darkness,
       and light dwells with him.

Happy Fall!