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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On 4 Year Olds And Other Things


Me to 4yo: "Did you know you are very loud?"

4yo to me: "No. But I know you're very wonderful!"

It doesn't get any sweeter than that!

I am still here, just using this week to catch up on a growing to-do list so I can focus my full attention on my new novel. Last week as I was writing, my thoughts kept drifting back to what I "should" be doing. So this week has been about speaking business and writing P31 devos and She Reads plans and taking care of some things the publisher needs from me. If all goes well, I will be back to writing unencumbered by next week. That's the plan at least.

Curt has an interview tomorrow. We would appreciate your prayers for God's will in this. I am trusting Him to close and open the right doors in the coming weeks. More than ever, I sense His plan in all this and really do have peace. He is taking care of us. I have seen that in the emails saying you all are praying. I saw it in the generosity of the person who sent us the Netbook she bought but hadn't used, so she gave it to us instead. I have seen it in the little blessings that have unexpectedly come along. The way that anxiety and chaos aren't taking over our home. Instead we are the same happy, laughing, bickering, crying family we were before he got laid off. It's good to know that an external major life change doesn't have to result in an internal major life change. I know prayers are key in all of this. I sense that prayers have carried us through the last 3 weeks.

I will keep you posted.
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8 comments:

Amber Ford said...

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me." Jeremiah 29:11-13a

I will pray for Curt and God's hand in every decision that needs to be made in the coming weeks.

Arlene Grimm said...

Praying....so glad you are feeling the peace that passes understanding. Looking forward to reading your books!!

Karen said...

I said a prayer for your husband's interview and for your family.
Take care!
Karen

JottinMama said...
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JottinMama said...

I just said a prayer for your husband's interview!

A few years ago - as my family and I were uncertain what was going to happen with my husbands job and such - I began to worry and fear the future...the unknown. Oddly, the word "providence" kept popping into my head. I kept feeling like I was suppose to pray God's "providence" over our lives. Honestly, I didn't really know what that word exactly meant - so imagine my shock when I read the defn: The care, guardianship, and control exercised by a deity; divine direction

I was so encouraged by that - I hope you are, too!

Blessings to you,
Kate :)

Eagles Wings said...

How precioius is that??? They are so precious...
I have two 4 year olds (Identical twin boys).
I will be praying for hubby's interview....

Happy Four said...

Marybeth, many times over the past several weeks since reading on your blog that your hubby was laid off I have been prompted to pray for you, him and your children. What great news that there is an interview tomorrow and that things are progressing on the penmanship of your next novel.

Blessings and prayers,

Caroline

Alyce said...

Someone has already mentioned it but I'll do it again..Jeremiah 29:11..what a great scripture to claim!
Hope the interview went well!
Blessings,
alyce