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Calm in the Storm

I didn't blog at all last week.  We had a very exciting week with lots of changes for our family.  I want to tell you about what is going on; both so that you can be in prayer for us, and so that your faith may be strengthened by God's goodness in time.

Big Dad is no longer employed.  It was a situation that had changed, and he was no longer able to work there in good conscience.  So he quit!  It reminds me so much of the story for the letter "N" in "My ABC Bible Verses" by Susan Hunt.  That's such a great devotional for preschoolers - my favorite.  We go through it at least once a  year.  And all three kids have memorized much scripture from reading that book together (parents, too!).

Thankfully, God is good and He has prepared us for this time.  Thanks to "The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey, we have no debt, except for the house.  And we have some money in the bank.  So we can go for a while without Big Dad working and be fine.  Not that we want to blow through all of that hard earned and saved money - but we do want to take some time now to pray and to discern God's plans for us going forward.

Also, (thanks, God!!) we pre-paid for all our trips.  We are still going to Worchester for MASS HOPE, to Boston a couple more times, and to Guatemala.

The kids are really happy to have Big Dad home.  This morning, the big kids were out in the front yard with him playing baseball.  They pick up on our sense of excitement and trust, and are not worried about anything.  It reminds me that I can look to my heavenly father, see how calm and happy He is, and not be worried either.

So, please do keep us in prayer as we enjoy having Big Dad around all the time.  We look forward to MASS HOPE and discerning God's plan for our learning next year.  We anticipate the adventure God has planned for us in Guatemala.  We are thankful for God's provision for us, and want to walk in faith into this next season of our lives together.

Wish you were here!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pais, I love your simple childlike faith here. Just where you need to be. What a beautiful picture. We too have been through Dave's Financial Peace and just became debt-free. Hallelujah! We are now starting on our 3-6 months. Stories like yours remind me of the importance of that 3-6 month nest egg. What a beautiful testimony you have going here! God honors and blesses those who faithfully put their tiny fingers in His huge hands and simply trust Him. We will be praying beside you. Much love, Tim and Alicia Kazsuk

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