“Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face {continually}.”
1 Chronicles 16:11

Continually. For some reason the word continually pops for me in this verse. It could have been written “seek the Lord and His strength, seek his face” but to me the continually that is added says so much. I am by no means a theologian but when I read this I can’t help but think read it and think “Continually! Seek his face DESPITE, AMONG, AMIDST; continually.” Seek His face through thick and thin.

I do not want to “sugar coat” this blog, I just want to be real. With that said, we are struggling, we are tired, we are weary. I don’t know if it’s an attack or what this is but we are really having a difficult time. We are trusting God with our future and stepping out into the unknown but it’s scary (leaving YWAM Denver) We are also young and just now learning how to live as a family, what is important and what is not. Anyways, combined, it’s a lot and we would truly love your prayers. We need your prayers!

Romans 8:24-31 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Lately, it has been one thing right after another and we are trusting Him in all thing regardless of how it can be so hard sometimes. We don’t believe God causes these situations but we believe that He can turn ugly ones into something truly beautiful. He’s redemptive like that. :) We are trying to keep positive and make the best of what we have. Perseverance and believe the truth can be so difficult, especially when the times get tough, but we’ve choosing to do both of these because we’ve seen the affects of giving up and believing we are alone, we aren’t good enough, there must be something wrong with us, etc.

When situations arise, persevere and believe the truth.
When we are hurting and feel alone, persevere and believe the truth.
When we don’t understand, persevere and believe truth.
Even if/when some things around us come tumbling down, persevere and believe the truth.

One reason I am writing a blog is to ask for your prayers. On our way home from our Christmas in Ft. Collins, our car broke down.The past few months Ted has put a lot of time and energy and money into our car so this is really, really hard. Please pray that it is not our transmission because if that is the case it will be totaled and we really need our car!

“When life hands you lemons, you make lemon pie.”

I need to go but I will write another update soon but here is a sneak peek. We are about to begin another quarter tomorrow actually. Students begin to come in this week. This will be our last quarter and if it’s anything like the fall quarter, it’s going to be a difficult one. Since we are short on staff, sometimes we get overworked. Meaning, Ted does. This is why I am the one who always writes and lets you know what is going on, not to mention, I LOVE doing this! If you could remember to pray for Ted and strength to get through this next quarter!I wanted to leave on a light note, saying, we are doing great as a family of 3. Chase is quite the amazing little man and brings so much joy into our home. He’s truly a blessing and we are so thankful for his bright little spirit. Hope you can all meet him one day!

We are so thankful for you and your loving support!

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