Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Feeling better

After a full week of being 'down' with illness, I am finally back at work today. Thank the Lord for Nana's who can take care of grandsons while Mommies recover! I had a combo respiratory bug & stomach virus that kept me feeling miserable for quite sometime. I managed to give Nana my stomach bug and Grammy my respiratory bug. Who says I don't share? But Dylan and Tim are well, which is a huge blessing.

We are still awaiting news from Tim's interview. At last check, the company was still 'deliberating' on their choice. In the meantime, a promotion has come up for Tim at his current job and he thinks he may get it this week. Please pray for him whenever our family comes to your mind -- Tim has about a month left to finish working on his Master's thesis. And he has 10-page papers due every other week until the end of the semester. It is going to be tough on him, but we are down to the home-stretch of the seminary race!

Dylan is doing great - amazing us everyday with his vocabulary. He is not yet 2 but is telling people "preeshate it" (appreciate it) when he wants to thank them. And he loves to sing songs to himself and his stuffed animals. Such a joy...

I started a 'read through the Bible' plan a couple weeks ago. The plan I'm on lets you read through the Bible in 3 years, instead of the one-year plan (I am a goal-oriented person and knew that I would fail at a one-year plan!) One of the recent reading assignments had me reading through Hebrews 2, which is a great chapter. These verses touched me most.

14 - Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death - that is, the devil - 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

17 - For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

There is so much hope and encouragement in this passage of scripture. And to me, this reveals to me a very personal Jesus, and yet a very power Jesus. I pray these ministered to your heart as you read them.

We continue to seek the Lord's will in regards to chaplaincy. We have made contacts with many personnel and now await their responses as well as guidance from God. Thank you for the many words of encouragement and the caring questions you have voiced.

Have a great Super Tuesday and a wonderful week. Get out there and vote -- my motto is if you don't vote, don't complain!

1 comment:

Bill and Mandy said...

Sorry you guys have been sick. Same story with the Chestnut home. I went to a dinner tonight for work (2/7/08). We had a waiter that worked really hard. Before I left I told him that I really appreciated all of his hard work. Suddenly I thought, I just pulled a Dylan! "Preeshate it" SOOOOO cute! Love you guys! Bill and Mandy