Monday, April 16, 2007

Perseverance

I had to smile yesterday as Daddy shared with us his 'verse of the week' --
"...Count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
But let patience have it's perfect work
that you may be perfect and complete,
lacking nothing." James 1:3-3

After several disappointing and exhausting days/nights, we were especially grateful for the refreshment of our home church on Sunday morning. Their prayers and 'holding up' of our family is always a tremendous blessing. We love ya'll!!!

And in case you're wondering --- yes, we are still in Nebraska. It seems each repair somehow leads to another and bus parts are rather difficult to aquire on short-notice! So today we are waiting for a final part to arrive (something with the hub/axle). Allowing time to get the pieces put together once more, we're hoping to pull out first thing Wednesday morning.

Thankfully most of our California dates have been moved to adjust to our shorter visit. Praise the Lord -- and a huge 'THANK YOU' to our West Coast friends for their flexibility and patience!


On the home front, we're pulling out some of our school work and various projects for these extra days at home -- and enjoying a delightful taste of spring!!

Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement!
What a comfort it is to know that God holds all these big -- and little -- details in His hands.

4 comments:

Kris said...

Oh that is such a sweet picture! I will continue to pray for a speedy "recovery" of the bus.

God Bless you all!
Kris

Anonymous said...

praying for you all!!!

Kori said...

Charissa!!! She is so cute! I hope the bus is ready soon and ya'll get headed out to California!!! what fun! Love ya'll

Charisma Sahlstrom said...

Hi all! hope the bus works when you get the parts you all are in my prayers. Charissa is so cute!!!!! Have a nice day

God Bless you all
Charisma Sahlstrom