There is such a LONG post coming soon, I promise, but I just don't have time to catch my breath long enough to sit and blog.
Last week was our 28th wedding anniversary and Lance took me back to our honeymoon place... well multiple places. We honeymooned in New England and had planned our honeymoon to coincide with the Fall Foliage. So we went back to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts last week and we had SUCH a great time!
We had SO much fun and what a beautiful time to visit New England! I highly recommend a visit to this part of our country if you can.
Then today was the day we had been waiting for for a while... to see if Lance had thyroid cancer. Praise God he does NOT and we are overwhelmed with joy and love from all of you that have prayed for him and have been with us through this scary journey! We know so many of you know how scary it is to find a lump or lumps and go through this process and we are so humbled by all the love and support we have had. He does have Hashimoto's disease which he will need to take care of, but we are so thankful it was not anything worse.
And now tomorrow... yes, life is a bit crazy right now... Rebecca and I get on a plane for France and Italy! We have an opportunity to share the love of Jesus with a group of about 25-30 ladies in France on Thursday and we are so excited to see where the Lord is leading us. It is scary to say "I am willing" to the Lord, but when you DO, He sends you. He opens doors you would never have imagined and He shows up. I know He is calling us and even though things are a bit scary in the world these days, we know He will be with us and provide peace and protection. When we are done in France we will head to Italy to do some work and see some new places for future retreats! So stay tuned for some SNEAK PEEKS on social media!
if that is not all that is going on in our lives...
Last post I hinted at a trip we were about to take to Colorado to see if the Lord was directing us there for a reason.
Well, by the end of the month we might actually be land owners in COLORADO!
We are in escrow on some land with the potential to build on it in the future. We are not sure exactly the when, what or how... but are positive the Lord is directing it ALL. I promise when I find the time I will sit down and share the whole story. It's an incredible one that is still unfolding and I know it is all for His glory. This is not for us to have land and build our "dream home" on and live happily ever after... This is a vision the Lord has given to me over the past couple months and I have a husband that can see that vision, supports it and wants to be about the Lords business... so we are in prayer about all of it.
My favorite verse keeps coming up and it's one I am clinging to daily:
We don't always understand what is going on in our lives. If you would have told me 3 months ago that we would possibly be moving out of California and building on land that has cows and deer and bears and SNAKES.... I would have told you that you were CRAZY! But it's not our place to always understand what God is doing or calling us to. Our job is to TRUST the Lord and ACKNOWLEDGE Him. That He is the author of our lives. That He has SO much He wants to do in and through us... if we only allow Him to. Honestly, until we let Him truly, truly direct our paths we aren't living our lives completely. But when we say "YES, Lord... I am willing," that is when the going gets GOOD. Oh it's scary... like I mentioned before. We don't like the unknown, right? (Rebecca and I don't even like to fly or speak in public... so what is going on? lol) We like our safe neighborhood with fences all around and our sunny California weather with our pretty backyard. But I can see more and more that the Lord doesn't call us to a "safe" life. He calls us out. He wants us to Go. And that is when He shines through us and It. Is. Good.
Because He is GOOD.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Hugs to all,