Jun 28, 2012

One big step

At the end of the summer, we will be taking our first step toward what we hope will be the start of a new life mission for us. We will be leaving our comfy little rental house and moving into the room that was built for Ian six years ago at his parents house.

While it sometimes feels like a big cost to leave the perfect front porch and all of our memories, we're trusting that God will grow us and glorify Himself through this.

Our goal in moving is somewhat simple - to finally truly focus on writing a book. Ian will be so well cared for being back with his family while I write. And I will have more time for him when I'm not writing since many life responsibilities will be on hold.

Please pray for us as we seek wisdom on the book, publishing options and for God to give us the words to write. Most importantly, that our marriage would grow sweeter each day.

Always,
I and L

14 comments:

Heather Harwood said...

(Deut. 31:7-8) Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

Nicole said...

This is exciting and a huge step. Will pray. Can't wait to read the book. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow-much change for you all. Change is good for me...helps me continually remember Who is in total control of all things for my good and His glory.
Praying also for Mary as she misses Steve.

Wendy in MD

Leah E. said...

I will be praying! <3

Kristy said...

That does sound like such big changes... I can't wait until y'all do write a book, as I know it will be a blessing to so many. Your story touches everyone who hears already (including me).
I will be praying for the transition, for the words to come from God Himself, and that your marriage grows sweeter by the day :)

Pamela Nees said...

I just found your blog.

Have watched your video that was posted @ Desiring God 3 times; each time it makes me cry.

What a blessing it is to see God glorified in you both. Praying that the book will continue to use you to exalt His name through your sufferings. Though each of us is imperfect, we serve a perfect God.

Love~

Lisa said...

Wow, that is a big step. You will make so many more new memories to keep in your heart. I pray the Lord blesses and annoints you and your book. I pray for peace and ease of trasisitions moving is always tough no matter where you move to being a military wife we have moved lots. Praying for you guys as you start this new journey in life! Excited about you writing a book how cool is that.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you have to leave your beautiful home. But home is where your hearts are, and I'm sure this move will bring your more blessings than ever. Praying that the book will soon come together. So looking forward to the day I can read it! Continued prayers, God's blessings on you both. I love you both like you're family AND YOU ARE - the family of God! Rene

Anonymous said...

I know it will be a long time before your book is finished but I am SOOO excited for it already!

Praying for you and Ian in this next adventure in life!

~Jenna

Harmony said...

This strangely coincides with my life: my husband and I feel strongly called to leave our perfect one-bedroom rental and move into my parents' basement so he can go back to school. I am wrestling with my feelings about what I will lose and especially about moving back into a house that holds over 13 years of painful memories. But there is no more perfect place to be than in God's will. I can't wait to read your book!

Jenny said...

I just found your blog after seeing your video from desiringgod. I´ve been very inspired from not only your story, but your sincerity. I wish you the best and pray that God may always bring you closer to Him and the straight path. Thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

May our amazing God bless your steps and your new adventure.

Leslie Dawn said...

Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
Psalm 107:41 comes to mind as Jesus Shepherds you two couples♥))) SOOOO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR BOOK♥

chanel paulk said...

i'm excited you guys are writing a book! God will be glorified through your guy's story! :)