Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Proverbs 3

I've been thinking about Proverbs 3:5-6 lately. One of those verses that we've all read a zillion times, but it has encouraged me in a new way the past few weeks.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

Most of you know we are almost done here in Austin. Zack's doctoral recital is this Friday. He's starting his dissertation and will graduate in just a few short months. I don't think it ever crossed my mind all these years we've that he wouldn't find a job, but I've been discouraged lately. There have only been a handful of openings in his field and for some of them there could be hundreds of applicants. Worry has started to creep in. I know God is in control, but the situation is very daunting. I read Prov 3 last week and part of verse five struck me...

"do not lean on your own understanding..."

That is exactly what I was doing. Looking at the small number of positions out there is overwhelming. It looks almost impossible, but I was leaning on my own understanding of the situation, instead of trusting God with my whole heart. Does this mean, God will provide a job for Zack right away if I just trust Him? No, but I can trust that God is leading us and He will provide for us, just as he has the past 4 years. He's not going to leave us.

Please pray for us as we seek God's will for our family and pray especially that we would trust in the LORD with all our hearts!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of School

September is finally here. It's been a long summer folks. This week we got a little break from the heat (think highs in the low to mid-90's!) We've actually gotten to go for some walks in the morning again. This morning as we saw Daddy' off around 7:30, Conner said, "'s cold out here!" and then Shep said, "It's a snow day!!" We decided to go for a little walk before getting ready for school. Conner was quite determined to wear his new jeans and light jacket, although by this point it was already 70 outside. Glad I have one boy who appreciates clothes that aren't pajamas.

Headed to school. Notice the clothing choice of the boy on the left.

Shep and I had some special time together at Starbucks.


It's amazing how much you can get done with only one child! I did two loads of laundry, dishes, cleaned a bathroom, made some brownies for Zack's rehearsal and even MADE MY BED!

The boys were so happy to see each other after four hours apart. They played so sweetly this afternoon. Conner included Shep and Shep didn't wreck any of Conner's projects (sound familiar to any of you moms out there??:) It was a good day. Now, if only Shep would start napping again.

Shep quote: I asked him a question about what color something was and didn't hear his reply, so I asked him again. Shep: "I already told you Mom. It's white." He sounded exasperated. He's probably thinking, "What a dumb question. I mean, I'm 2 yrs and 4 months. Don't you think I know my colors??"