Thursday, September 01, 2011


A leak in our pool

A left behind homework folder

Stolen car seats

Algae growing in our pool

Annika throwing up and then waking up STARVING in the middle of the night

Levi throwing up

Temperature gage coming on in the van

Hitting a parked car

Not all in that order but all things we've dealt with in the last couple of weeks.  Six of them just this week.  And it's Thursday.

It's like Satan is trying to see what he can throw at us to get us off our course.

It's exciting!

It's exhausting!

By the grace of God, we're making it.

By the grace of God, we'll continue to not just make it but to thrive.

Here's what I'm grateful for this week:

1.  The leak being reasonable to fix.

2.  Having the correct chemicals in our garage to clear up the algae overnight.

3.  A husband smart enough to deal with the chemicals for the pool.

4.  A friend lending us a car seat so we could order some new ones.

5.  Having the means to order new car seats.

6.  Annika getting sick after we finished school on Tuesday.

7.  And waking up for a longer period of time in the middle of the night when I didn't have to teach at home the next day.

8.  Levi being the easiest patient ever.

9.  Throwing up in his bowl all day long.

10.  Chrysler Helffman Dodge not charging us to look at the van and fixing the leaky coolant thing.


  1. Why does this not surprise me? Praying for you!

  2. Thinking about the pool problems, one phrase popped into my head, "Mo' money, mo' problems!" HA! Isn't that how it always is, the more nice things you have the more you have to deal with the problems that come along with them. Ugh. And I had wondered if people ever steal carseats, now I know! That stinks!! I'm sorry! I miss your family!!!

  3. I love your obedience of "Counting it all joy..." You are having the VICTORY!!!
    Praying for the sickness not to spread and for a great weekend for you all!

    Love, Mom

  4. When I read all the things that have gone wrong, I thought, "They're under attack!" Planting a church makes the enemy so, so mad.

    Prayers that answers and solutions to all those problems will be easy, inexpensive, and that you'll be protected.

  5. Love you friend.

    Car seats stolen? :(

    I hope your week is better. HUGS.

  6. I love your posts! I learn so much about your life so quickly. I am inspired by your thankfulness in the midst of all of that.

    Did you say pool?


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