Sunday, September 21, 2008

To the glory of God

The sermon at church this morning was living life with a mission. Jake made a point to say that when we pray, we should pray for what we want to appease our selfish desires, but so that we can glorify God.

As I started to think about it I thought that I frequently pray that God will give us jobs so that we can have health insurance and pay our bills. Basically I want to live comfortably. Jake suggested that we should pray "God, let me have a job so that I can minister to those who need you, and you will be glorified.". This was new concept to me. I have never thought to pray for something so I can be better used by God instead of praying just for me.

My wish is that the pain of losing a child we never got to know, would go away. That one or both of us would have a job so we can have health insurance and pay our bills. But I also want God to be glorified as we go through this situation. I feel like we are failing miserably at this, but I pray that at some point in this struggle God has been glorified.

This is not where I thought I would be in life right now, and I don't know the purpose. All I know is that I serve a God who is gracious and merciful. I just want my heart to be content through the trials.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Didn't you hate it when you were a teenager and someone of the opposite sex would say "You are really nice, but....", and then they turned you down? For some reason they just couldn't see the gem within you.

Well, yesterday Paul sent and email to the HR guy at Freescale, and he heard back from him this morning. Apparently they really liked Paul, but decided to go with someone internally. If another position comes open they might call him back. Texas Instruments said the same thing. What is it with these people? Do they not see a good thing when it is sitting right in front of them?

I know that God has a plan and He has opened doors for Paul to get his teacher certification, but WE NEED HEALTH INSURANCE!!!

I am praying that this principal calls me back with a job offer, that way we know that we can afford my seizure medication....ahhh....don't you love waiting?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you to all of our friends who have lifted us up in prayer the last few days. It has been an emotional weekend, but we know that God is truly being glorified. Please keep praying for us as healing is taking place, and that God will provide jobs for both of us.

We love you guys, and are so glad that God gave you to us as friends and family.

Also, Cynthia has a blog that will share more in depth the events that are happening right now. Feel free to check it out and leave a comment here or there.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We two need you...

We both need jobs, peace, and your prayers. It has been a long weekend...the results of which are unknown. Please pray for us, specifically that God will grow our faith.

We love y'all!