Monday, May 12, 2014
God is Good
I have a huge announcement, but first please let me explain:
I've been incredibly tired lately; exhausted is more like it. I keep reminding myself that some seasons of life are just more busy than others.
Like right now for me. Ethan and Luke are playing soccer so we have two sets of games and practices. Brian's work hours are such that he can't take the boys to practice so I'm doing it all on top of all of our foster daughter's meetings, appointments, and visitations of which there are multiple each week. To make matters more interesting, Jackson just learned how to take the baby-proof door knob covers off. Consequently, I'm afraid to go to sleep again since he is now able to wander the house.
In spite of all this life stuff, things are good. I'm having a fibro flare up, but things are good. God is good. For me, it is easy to praise God when things are good. Strangely enough, I always remember to praise Him when things are bad. His mercy and grace are usually so clear to me then.
I have a hard time remembering to praise Him when things are so-so. I'm busy, hurting, and distracted, but things aren't bad. This is when I tend to lose my focus, in the busy-ness of it all. But, God is just as good now as He is during those other times. That means things are good.
Even when things are hard, our perspective should be through the lens of God. One of my continual prayers is that I will be able to see things as God sees them. The pain and frustration has a point, even if I don't know what it is. The busy-ness is part of the life He has blessed me with. I shouldn't complain because He has blessed me. Things are good.
The main thing that has been keeping me occupied lately is also very good, despite keeping me up till the wee hours of the morning most days this week. I'd like to announce that I just purchased our own domain name and in a few short weeks, we'll be moving to a permanent place with our own site! I've been so excited, I probably have matched the enthusiasm of our kindergartner over his field trip to the fire station!
I've been working on the new site and it should be ready in a couple weeks. At the moment, I am transferring over some of the best content, formatting everything, and designing like mad. I'm not going to deactivate this site, but I will be linking everything over when it is time. In the meantime, please keep visiting here as I'm still going to be posting on my regular schedule.
I'm so excited to get to share this with you today! The new site is going to have a new name that I feel is absolutely perfect for what I am about, what God is about. While transition isn't always easy, I know God is moving me on to something better even though I've been writing here for years.
I have a favor to ask: when I officially launch the new site, I would really appreciate if you would go follow it. It takes a lot to get a new site launched and I could honestly use your help by doing this. You'll be able to subscribe through email too! Also, I would love to hear about what your favorite content is that I should make easily accessible on the new site. I'm in process of copying some over and don't want to miss something that really spoke to you! Just comment here or on the bottom of that post and I'll include it.
God has been good. I'm so thankful for everything, in spite of the so-so busy-ness. I hope that you have a blessed day!