This morning was a two cups of coffee kind of morning. Not so much for the caffeine (although that was nice too), but more for the nostalgia. First, while reading my Bible early this morning, I made a cup of Huckleberry coffee and drank it in my new mug. I bought the mug from a potter who lives down the road from our new house and the coffee was a gift from Mrs. S. Although we are in California, and the temperature should be up to 85 by this afternoon, it is cool and crisp this morning so my coffee tasted like home! :)
After a couple hours of homeschooling, I sent the boys out to play so I could get some work done. That led to my second cup of coffee.
This one is a Thai coffee (coffee with a little sweetened condensed milk, instead of cream and sugar). I learned about this tasty treat while visiting a new coffee shop on my little vacation last week. I spent the week with a precious friend, resting and being blessed by sweet fellowship with her and her family.
The past month has been a whirlwind of changes - wonderful, amazing, fantastic changes! :) God is so good! After two years of prayer, God has blessed us exceedingly and abundantly with a beautiful home and new precious friends! (read more about that here: Big Prayers, Big Answers)
We spent some time with friends and family. I snuggled my nieces and nephew, got to see my oldest niece off for her first day of school, and did a worship concert at our home church.
Now we are back on the road. For the first time in two years, I feel ready! I feel completely refreshed and ready for life in a trailer. :) We started this school year fresh with new curriculum that the boys and I are excited about! We have a ministry schedule that is full, but not too busy! Our holiday concert schedule promises to be exciting and only slightly exhausting ;) We are ready to shine Jesus' love in the Central Valley!
"Here I am, Lord, send me!"
Deep Breaths! Deep Breaths! I feel like the past month has been such an insane whirlwind of traveling, ministry, and blessings, I'm a bit overwhelmed! It's been almost too much to process.
We are back at my sister's house for a few days. We're enjoying some cousin and auntie time, which is precious but I feel a bit like I'm in a daze. I woke up this morning, totally confused about where I was or what day it was! I treasure my time with my precious family and LOVE to watch the cousins play...but I'll admit, I'm looking forward to the next couple of months. We'll be mostly stationary in a just a few different places in California and our ministry schedule is pretty light. I look forward to time alone as our family of four, reconnecting and getting some good homeschooling and Bible study time in, while continuing to minister at several churches!
In the meantime, though, the next few weeks are full. Tomorrow is especially exciting as we return to our home church to give a worship concert and officially release our new Worship CD (Renton Bible Church, 7PM). Yay! :) Here's a short video Josh and I put together to let people know about the new CD. Blessings! (now I'm off to the dentist, yuk!)
The last two weeks have flown by, and now it's time to say "See you later" to our new home and our new friends. Caden and Noah are concerned about how much the baby goats and the renegade goat dog "Sarah" will miss them. By the sound of their cries every time the boys walk by without a pet and treat, I think it's true. Those baby goats won't know what to do without my boys. I am particularly concerned about whether my boys will remember how to sleep at night without a full day of working and playing on the ranch. I don't think they could possibly run enough laps around the trailer to burn off the same amount of energy they've been burning off here! On the other hand, we'll probably save a little money on groceries! :)
A month ago, I was daily pleading with my Heavenly Father for a home. Now I am trying not to pout about having to leave my new home for a few months to go on the road!;) I continue to be overwhelmed by God's goodness and generosity. Not only do I now have a home to come home too, we also have two loving, godly mentors who's heart is to invest in and love on our family!
We have had a blessed week of settling into and LOVING our new home! We'll be back on the road next week, so we're soaking up every moment with our new friends in this precious place we now call home (Man, I love to say that!)! Here are a few pictures!
Update: You can read the back story to our wonderful new home by following these links . . . Big Prayers, Big Answers Part 1 and Big Prayers, Big Answers Part 2
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“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
(Jeremiah 33:2-3 NIV)
Leviticus & Mark
(the Bible in a year)
Five Children and It
(family read aloud by E. Nesbit)
Middle School: The Inside Story
(by Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuna)
All Things Gardening, Soil, & Chickens
(not a title, just a list of my current library search topics)