July 27, 2013 (Journal Entry): "Father, I am a MESS this morning...I feel like my worlds are fragmenting AND colliding...the beauty of our home and garden is breathtaking - everything blooming at once! Even the hydrangea is showing off. Can it really be this is our last summer here? I will go, but please , don't make me go without my children! I have not spent thirty years raising them for destruction..."
'How can I believe You, Lord
The clouds have settled in
The light that burned inside my soul
Has flickered and grown dim...'"
"I had the strangest and most wonderful dream about discovering a hidden house that was ours....the main feature I remember was the beautifully polished black, granite countertop in the kitchen. I remember running my hand over it, admiring the workmanship. I told Henry, 'We really should start living here!'
Only You know the plans You have for us, both here and for eternity. One thing I know, You are good in ALL Your ways."
"God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God..." Psalm 53:2
June 18, 2012 (Journal Entry):
"Woe to the obstinate nation...inscribe it on a scroll for the days to come...these are a rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord's instructions..." (Excerpt from Isaiah 30)
June 19, 2012 (Journal Entry):
"I sense that I am at a strange crossroads, but haven't spent enough time with You to see my way ahead..."
June 20, 2012 (Journal Entry):
"I sense today we arrive at a roundabout that will take our lives in a different direction - along an unfamiliar path...we can count on You to go ahead, to light the way, to bring strength and comfort...to lead us home."