Saturday, April 9, 2011

Drama (Tornadoes and Earthquakes), Prayer Requests, and Storms

The forecast is cloudy, with a chance of storms. Tired of the tempests in the "safe" areas of our lives, but we will survive (singing the Rocky theme song right

We have a couple of things going on in our lives, again...unusual things, but they would very much be classified under the previous weather system.

The first is a situation that does not involve immediate family, but is a tough situation involving extended family. Emotional pain is going to happen and there is no way to avoid it...sigh. I can't get into it beyond this, but the winds are blowing and some thunder is on the horizon. Prayers would be appreciated, prayers for wisdom and love in speech, kindness in actions, and a resolution that brings peace all around.

Next, my husband is having to deal with unkindness...behind his back. This is just such an exceptionally painful thing for someone who attempts to face things and resolve them...for a wonderful man who tries to handle issues head on. It is in the professional area of his life. He could use prayers for peace and guidance in this area as well.

We've realized that every previously "safe" area, most in a minor way, are having storms blow through and waves rock. We're starting to see a pattern. What's cool is that God is using these situations.

He is using these situations, tornadoes and earthquakes that are taking place daily, to bring us a greater security in Him.

The world is unpredictable and life can throw out some zingers, but God is not. God is security and safe harbor. He is the only one with 100% accuracy that won't fail us.

We're learning, slowly (smile).

Now here is a mini prayer request...very mini. It doesn't matter hugely, but would simplify some things we need to do. We have misfiled, misplaced, or lost our 2009 tax return and W-2....both of which we need for the LAST item in our home study. Can you please pray we find our 2009 tax return and W-2 today? We are hitting the "search" button and hoping that we can have it in our hands to deliver on Monday. If we can't find it, we will need to go to our tax preparer and also my husband's work. It will take longer and may not be quick. We need to file our I800A with Immigration now in order to get our dossier completed within our 6 month deadline.

So, that's what's going on here. Storms, with guaranteed sunny skies ahead. Walking with God can make the heart sunny, even if situations in our lives don't.

By the way, did I mention we found two baby snakes in our yard this morning, some shingles that blew off our roof in a literal storm...and termites?

"He replied, 'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?' Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm." Matthew 8:26


  1. Praying for your family today! And praying you continue to see HIM in the midst!:)

  2. prayers goin up for all your needs girl! Seems that alot of folks are going through the wringer here lately. It tears me up inside. I have even witnessed supposed Christians lying about other Christian families to get attention for themselves. what is the world comin to :(

  3. Sending (((HUGS))) and prayers, Hang on it's a bumpy ride!

  4. Oh how Satan wants to discourage us!!! {hugs and prayers}


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