Monday, April 11, 2016


It's Sunday afternoon, a quiet break in the busyness. A gift, really. So much of life is filled with things we love, and some with things we don't like so much. But a moment of quiet is a rare treat. And I love that I have this time to sit and reflect a little on the week just passed and the one that's coming.

Last week Garry spent a few hours in meetings and a many in his office. He also helped in the maintenance lab a bit. After work one day he was able to go flying with a friend and that is also opening some doors in various ways. Things are moving and changing and happening. Not always quickly, but in God's time. Last week a new family joined Moody staff for an interim position, and we are thankful for the help this will be.

Last week was Spring Break for Kaleb and we enjoyed doing some biking together. He also took a friend to a nearby biking track and they spent many hours on their track close to home. He is also busy scripting for his next animation and getting shots for his biking video.

I had a pretty normal week, apart from going to a short staff Moody women's retreat. We prayed and planned as we asked God for direction for how to be a team that can effectively minister to students and their wives. We are excited about what God is going to do.

And at the end of the week is is good to pause, to take a Sabbath, and to worship and celebrate all God has done and what He is doing. The rhythm of work and rest began just 6 days after creation, and yet it still has a powerful impact. It changes our focus and changes us. It gives God opportunity to speak in a different way. It gives our bodies time to repair and ready for a new week.

A new week, a new opportunity. Chances to grow and trust and be challenges. Opportunities to invest and care and respond. This coming week my parents are arriving for a visit, and we are super excited about what that time will hold. It's also back to school. And Garry has the normal routines of work as well as some unique things coming up this week.

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