- I'm not going to lie, we have had a bit of a rough week around here. I have a new appreciation for parents with teenagers. As I have shared before, our 15 year old niece has come to stay with us for a while and it's been quite the adjustment. Something I'm learning though is you just have to take it one day at a time. Somedays are awesome and some well...just aren't - but I'm thankful for the good and rejoice in the small things. I know all of those small things will begin to pile up and big things will soon take place - God is faithful.
- Speaking of God, last weekend we hosted our big Disciple Now event for our entire youth group. It was an amazing weekend for our students. We had a great speaker - Dave Edwards, who came to share God's truth with the group over the weekend, we had great college students leading small groups and great parents who joyfully opened up their homes for a place for all of our students to stay together. We had students accept Christ for the first time, students make decisions about their faith and students who accepted the call into ministry. God is so good.
We were reminded that for every Chapter 40 in our life (which is a time of frustration and trouble) there is a Chapter 41. When Joseph was in jail without any hope in Chapter 40 of Genesis - He is restored and renewed in Chapter 41. When the Israelites were set out to wander for 40 years because of disobedience, on the 41st year they are given the promised land. When Jesus went head to head with his enemy for 40 days and nights there was a 41st day where He stepped forth and emerged ready to conquer sin and death. What an awesome reminder of the journey of our life with Christ. Chapter 41 is coming.
- Another cool part of the weekend - I got to meet a fellow blogger! It just so happens that one of our students is cousins with Emily at Practically Pink and she came into town for the weekend to spend it with us!! I was so excited to meet her and so glad she got to come and be a part of Disciple Now. How fun!
- Silas has started saying so many different words lately - words like gug (hug), biraffe (giraffe), ice (yes), gock (clock) and excavator (j/k) - why is that in every first words baby book? It's so fun watching him try out new words, you can just see his brain thinking away. Also in his new bag of tricks is turning the tv on and off - this is really mostly fun for him.
Have a fantastic weekend!!