Thursday, June 30, 2011

Packing Up

Packing up for a move is is overwhelming. But with a tip from Susan in KY on The Well-Trained Mind Forums  perhaps chaos won't rule. She suggested using different colored duct tape for each room/area so that when things come off the truck they go to the right spot. How clever!

I never knew there were so many colors and patterns to choose from in duct tape! The kids really got into the choosing the different colors. And although the actual move is 10 weeks away they were jazzed to start packing now.

We picked our colors based on which room they'll go into at our farm house.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


We're headed to our Cherith, or Elijah's brook. Other's have preached sermons on this time in the prophet Elijah's life more eloquently than I will ever be able to summarize. But I will try to here to put down some of our journey and how it began.

It was last Sunday my husband and I were in a new church who's pastor preached on this subject. We entered the building physically. But our hearts and minds were fully occupied with our personal life and the many questions and doubts caused by my husband's  unemployment. So many hard discussions we'd had about options. But which option to take? None of them without out the twists and turns that make it impossible to see which is best.

It was a divine appointment last Sunday. I don't think I've ever heard about Cherith before. It's a place to which God brought Elijah for three years to sit by the brook. It was a maturing time during which God asked Elijah to set aside his current life to allow God to prepare him for future events and ministry.

It was encouraging to hear the pastor's words. We have been praying that God would intervene in our decisions if they should be in conflict with His will. We have prayed for direction and feel that we have received it. For now God's provision our family is North.

"We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not broken. We are perplexed because we don't know why things happen as they do, but we don't give up and quit. (2 Cor. 4:8).

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Here's a more complete sermon on Elijah's time by the brook Cherith.