You haven’t heard from me over the weekend because we spent it at the beach. Mark’s family blessed our socks off by allowing us to stay at their condo since it was not rented out this weekend. This was preplanned but of course the Lover of our Souls knew that we would need a little space and time just this very weekend.
We didn’t have internet access (which was a nice break actually) so we could not blog nor read anything online. We love our nightly routine of laughing and talking over blogs but having a break was good for our souls. We both ran a couple of times, enjoyed some great podcasts by Perry, Mark and Clayton, took naps, visited with friends, watched football, listened to the ocean, made some new friends thanks to our outgoing little guys, watched our children dig in the sand… and just tried to not think about the circumstances of life.
Not gonna lie to ya’ that things are peachy keen at the moment. This is the hour for transparency I would say. Mark was “displaced” on Thursday from his job. Honestly that is hilarious to me, that term at least. The cool thing is though that Mark is not displaced, at least not by the Lord. The term “displaced” makes it sound like Mark is lost or shuffled somewhere or something. We aren’t exactly excited about not currently having an income but by no means does this catch God by surprise. Mark is exactly where he is supposed to be and we are anxious to see what is next for us.
The weekend was busy with wonderful friends and family calling to say that they love us and are praying for us. We so appreciate everyone’s prayers. This year has certainly been challenging. Amazing too. We know these rough spots are certainly when we experience intimacy with the Lord in new and precious ways. We certainly are praying that the Lord quickly brings Mark another job. But please pray with us that Christ will be glorified during this season in our lives and that we will listen closely and be courageously obedient.
We are excited and honestly do view this as a bit of an adventure. We are all about chasing the Wild Goose. So pray with us…
“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness. “