“The whole atmosphere of blogging has changed,” Ellyn said last week when we were talking about blogging, and how we just don’t feel as comfortable sharing those deep heart things anymore. And I agreed. I guess that’s why I’ve hesitated to tell you that my life has been even more than normally crazy these past few weeks. Papa Bear and I are good, but Bossman has taken a job out of state and we all parted ways this weekend. Papa Bear’s job hasn’t changed, for the moment, but everything feels pretty up in the air (because it is). We have less than a week to be out of the house, we’ve been looking for a new place for three weeks, and, so far, our best option consists of a house that is for sale but is out of our “possibly ever” price range. We’re able to rent it, but it will be shown to potential buyers two or three times a week. Yes, I said that’s our best option so far. I’m a little crazy, bordering on gone.
The most frustrating part is that I don’t feel any direction. The only direction Papa Bear feels is that we are not supposed to leave our current town. So, combining that with my lack of anything, I’m left to assume that God does have a place for us here.
Faith without works is dead, so we’ve been on our faces before God and have spent countless hours searching and on the phone. It seems almost impossible, actually, that we wouldn’t have found half a dozen options based on our physical effort alone. However, we’ve also prayed fervently that God will protect us from a mistake.
“We want to be where you want us, and if that is somewhere specific in this season of our lives, please show us.”
So, there you have it. Hopefully, I’ve let you in on our struggle just in time to rejoice in our miracle.
On a happier note, PB and I took a break from the craziness and attended a marriage conference as our Valentine’s Day date. It was a wonderful time of reminders and even some brand new tools and information, too. Mostly, it was a time to hear the truth about God’s heart for marriage, and to hear it together. And that’s great! As wives, I think we especially enjoy those marriage conversations that are not initiated by us.
So there you have it. Life is crazy and unsettled and much more stretching than I would like…still. But it’s good…still. And God is still in control.
Oh, by the way, Tuesday will be the release of our very first Kidterview Tuesday, You Ask! So let me know what you want me to ask my kids, from you!