Deuteronomy 6:5-9

"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Monday, October 15, 2012

To blog or not to blog...

A friend and I were talking today. I mentioned that I stopped blogging. There are so many reasons. I don't think you would be interested at all to know the reasons, so I'll spare you. One thing she said stood out to me, "Blogging can be therapeutic." I agree. It is like journaling, except people are reading. Maybe I don't like the feeling of being vulnerable. I do however think it can be beneficial.

Blogging has allowed me to be open and honest. It has allowed the world to see how I live, my struggles, the joy, and ultimately my walk. So I come to the question, "To blog or not to blog?" I'll make no promises, but I think I'll give it another shot.

Here's quick update on our life:
We are in our 8th year of homeschooling. Taylor will be 15 in Nov. and she is in the 9th grade. Ethan will be 8 in Dec. and is in the 2nd grade. Andrew is 6 and in 1st grade. Tabitha is 4 and is doing PK work, although she would love to be doing K, 1st, or 2nd grade work. Carissa is 2 and she jumps from table to table during school. Seth is 9 months old and he still takes two naps a day (10-12 and 2-4).

I am still directing Classical Conversations of Durham. I love our community and am so blessed by the families that are involved. They hold me accountable, encourage me, and pray for me. The moms and children have taught me and showed me how to really love Jesus and walk with Him daily.

Martie is still the pastor at Parkwood Baptist Church. We've recently had many changes. We've adopted a new Constitution and new bylaws. God has continued to show us His goodness through this ministry. We are so thankful for the members at PBC. I am encouraged by their love for God, for one another, and their passion for spreading the gospel.

We are still pursuing adoption. We are currently waiting for the paperwork to be completed by Social Services. My love and passion for the fatherless has only increased during this process.I am more passionate about seeing the adoption and foster care system reformed. I pray that one day our churches will take back the responsibility for caring for these precious children.

That's a quick update, I'm sure I'll have a new update soon! Thanks for reading!