>I haven't posted in almost a week.. gasp! This past week has been busy, as has everyone else's with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and who knows what else.I'll update, hopefully with some pictures, soon. My sister-in-law Katie and I ran the Schaumburg Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday.. her first race ever and she ran the whole … Continue reading >We will catch up soon
>These past two weeks have been a let-down, quite honestly, with our answer to prayer about our decision, and also the race.I've been trying hard to keep up whatever "feeling" I had of being close to God. Trying to get into prayer, to Bible study, to want to listen to uplifting music... but what I … Continue reading >Beautiful letdown
>I like this definition of God's wisdom, which directly affects His will for our lives.."God orchestrates only the best possible results by the best possible means to accomplish the highest purpose for the most people for the longest time." -Chip IngramThat is God's will.. to affect the most people possible for the kingdom. Our lives … Continue reading >What in the world IS God’s will?
>that we are not our own. That our lives do not belong to us and we shouldn't live as if they do. We have to remember the good things of the past so that we don't wallow in our disappointment and discouragement. But man, it's hard sometimes.I went back and read this blog again.Please, Lord, … Continue reading >Sometimes we are reminded
>It's only the middle of November, but anyone who has lived in the Corn Belt for any amount of time knows that winter can make an early appearance. Today the breeze had a little bite.. definitely a change from our weather last week.I have taken a liking to sitting in complete silence when I'm at … Continue reading >Peppermint mochas and pastel sunsets
>If you're wondering about my apparent misspelling of "new kitty", check out icanhascheezeburger.com. You will be amused. This week, and more specifically today, I worked on unpacking all the boxes I had packed back in April when we thought we were going to do a DITY move to Texas. Ha. If only I knew then … Continue reading >Rearranging and a noo kitteh
>Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.Hebrews 12:14-15 I have every reason to be bitter … Continue reading >No bitter root
>I think the weather knew what I needed this week.. some fresh air. I'm glad that we're getting this short wave of warmth before the cold really sets in. I love every season for its own reasons, winter included. I love picturing myself cuddled up on the couch with hot tea and a book (ha! … Continue reading >Some fresh air
>At Bible study on every other Monday night, we get our coffee and snack and share updates on prayer requests. Last time, I shared about the possibility of not being with Aaron in Korea. I couldn't even make it through talking about it before I started crying.Tonight was such a different story. I updated everyone … Continue reading >Two weeks later
>Regina, Karen and I ran the 15K for the Hot Chocolate race today in downtown Chicago. I cannot get over how awesome of an experience the whole weekend was!We arrived by train around 12:15 yesterday and picked up our packets at Union Station. We took a cab to our hotel, the Hyatt Regency on Wacker, … Continue reading >9.3! Hollllaaaa!