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Recently, several people have encouraged me to write out our family story. My first thought was who really wants to read our story. I have enjoyed reading so many other peoples interesting and exciting stories online and in books. Mine is just so ordinary. But, then my husband asked if I would write it out. So, I am writing it for him. It is just a story of two ordinary people trying to learn to live completely dependent on God, and His faithfulness even when they continue to fail.
God gives us this verse during this season of our lives.
I continue to struggle with man’s opinion of our choice to continue to have children and to raise them at home. But, God blesses us and we move forward.
He was ever faithful, even when I wasn’t.
Then in May 2007, Zachery Caleb was born.
On the plane ride home from picking up Davey, I realize that the sickness I am feeling is not just from the rough flight, but that it is morning sickness.
God gives us a new verse: Joshua 24:15 “As For Me And My House We Will Serve the Lord.”
After arriving in Pennsylvania, I begin to suffer with feeling blue. I am not sure if it is baby blues, anxiety over the move, or something else. But, I find the homeschooling laws overwhelming and think I need to change the way I have been teaching. I buy all kinds of books and materials and lay out a plan for the year. It is a complete fail , or as the kids say, epic fail.
God gives us a new verse: Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
We do know that God wants us to depend on him every moment of everyday. We realize when he called us to be Kingdom Builders and to let Him number our children, that what he really wanted was to teach us to trust Him with everything. Trust Him to provide physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally all that we need, because we realize that we are nothing without Him. As I write this, it is baby Anna’s first birthday, and we look forward to celebrating today and many days to come her life and the lives of all our children. But, whatever God holds for our future, we choose to seek to obey Him and trust Him.
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You should make this into a short book. It was good!
or a long book
Funny Beth, was it too wordy? I have had many people say I should write a book, but the thought overwhelms me. So for now I will write on blog at a time, as god lays them on my heart.
This was *very* encouraging, Katie! Please, write more, write more…
thank you both for your kind words, I am going to continue to work at this writing thing and see where the Lord takes it, my next section will be the story of Daniel, so be praying the Lord will give me the words and time to write it.
What an amazing testimony! God is good!