Monday, July 18, 2011

house update

I know there a lot of you who have been praying for our house in Duluth to sell so I wanted to give you a quick update -

Last Friday (as in over a week ago) we got feedback from a showing that we had that someone was "very" interested in our house and was going to schedule a third showing for this past week. We never heard anything, and after checking with our realtor we came to find out that the potential buyer's real estate agent currently does not have her license due to the government state shut down. (We are assuming she needed it renewed and has been unable to get it renewed). This
would explain why she has been unable to schedule another showing this past week.

We are hopeful that the government will start back up soon and this potential buyer will put in an offer soon. The buyer also has the option to go with a different realtor if they so choose. Ultimately we are still trusting in God to provide for our needs as he has in the past. Just wanted to give you all an update so you can pray specifically.


Sunday, July 10, 2011


We did it.
We moved, and now we live in Champlin.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, and I don't think it hit me what was actually happening until I was in our jam packed Subaru, by myself, driving away from our neighborhood. Yep, I cried.

Before Aaron and I left we spent some time praying and thanking God for all that he has done in our lives in Duluth and in our home. I'd just like to praise God publicly for a FEW of the MANY things He has done in our lives while residents of Duluth:

-we got married! (ten years in 2 weeks)
-we have Matea and Adlee
-our hearts have opened and embraced adoption
-we have friendships that will last a lifetime
-we grew spiritually through InterVarsity, small groups, and church
-we have mentored and been mentored spiritually
-the Lord has met every financial need we have ever had even when we had almost nothing
-God has provided for ALL our needs....not just financial...we have NEVER been without anything, and in fact, we have been abundantly blessed
-we have learned to view our possessions as God's and not our own and are still working on living that out better every day
-we have grown to have a deeper understanding of theology (I'm sure we've just touched the surface) and are working towards living that out daily

Those are the broad things that He has done....and there are more. Daily the Lord is providing for us and drawing us closer to Him - and yet sometimes I still doubt! Ridiculous. I am realizing how important it is to recount what the Lord has done so that we are encouraged and remember. There is a reason the Israelites would tell the story of what God did over and over and over in the Old Testament - perhaps we need to work on that a bit more in our household.

I am looking forward to this next phase of life and seeing what God does. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


A few quick pictures of the girls - I am taking a short break from packing. We are loading the moving truck today...craziness. Our house still has not sold yet, prayers would be appreciated.

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