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God is good. Greg and I have been priviledged to spend the last 16 years growing our marriage and our family. Mikayla is our oldest child, Jordan is next, and Isabella is our third. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey of Faith, Family & Fun!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Got Joy??

It was a success. For those of you who don't know the Lord has really placed women's ministry on my heart for the last year. I had gone to our church leadership last May and asked them to support starting up some "front porch" kind of activities for women. Well, it wasn't God's timing yet and I had to accept the answer No. I prayed and asked God to give me patience and acceptance to his answer no. Four months later I received a phone call out of the blue from our women's ministry lead asking me to consider helping lead an events team to do just that. It was a yes on my end and the excitement of helping women connect to each other took on a life of its own.

So, with that, we just had our first event which was a brunch last saturday. Now although the week leading up to it was filled with attempts to ruin everything from so many different angles, God is so faithful. It couldn't have been better. Jillian Douglas, pictured below with her two daughters, did an amazing job of sharing her story. She was an inspiration to all of us. Her daughter has Neuroblastoma and the story of their last 27 months is a true testament to God's ability to carry us when we cannot function. He is there holding us even though at times we can't find him. Our lives are a testament to God's power and His strength and His love for all of us. I am challenged again to live each day trying to remember that it's about more than me. It's about more than what I see or feel or go through.

Anyway, Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Even the hidden ones!! Thankyou Jillian for giving us a glimpse of what it means to have true joy. What it means to trust in the face of the unknown. What it means to cling to our Savior.

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