Monday, January 30, 2012


Today I remarked to two different people at two different times that after 18 months in France, I finally feel like we are out of transition/crisis mode. We are all finally settled in and able to put our full energy into ministry. We are finally in a place where we can look beyond our family's needs and begin pouring out into others.

And then the phone rang.

And we learned from our renters that our house in Spangle had flooded. Again.

I lift my eyes up...from whence cometh my help? My help comes from the Lord, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And tonight I say to you, we WILL put our trust in the Lord; we WILL lead the service at church this Sunday, as scheduled; we WILL reach out to those around us who are in need. We will not return to crisis-mode. We will not let the enemy use this "light and momentary" trial to rob us of our joy or to thwart the work of the Lord.

Our God is greater, our faith is secure, our hearts are at peace.

Please pray for our renters and for insurance adjusters and for all the practical pieces of this puzzle. And then sing a song of praise to the Lord, who promises to work ALL things together for our good and His glory.


  1. Oh my! Praying for the renters and you all. Since you have been through this before all the fixings via long-distance will be easier(???) because you are experts at this since you have already done it. Yes, experts. You put so much time and care in it the first time it will all come back and you WILL handle this victoriously!! Stupid Satan.

  2. Awesome attitude! Satan wants to get you down, don't let him!

  3. Perhaps it is the late hour and feeling goofy, but I find it very ironic that you and your family are now missionaries in France because...well your house flooded! And now, while in France, your house floods again for the renters. My question is... where is God going to send your renters??? Maybe they should look into DOOR ministries/Wycliffe-- they need people in Kenya!

    Sorry so goofy... I am praying for your house and continued peace...