We just got back from another trip out of town – Nashville, actually.  I love that place.  It’s so beautiful, especially this time of year, and we have so many friends there.  It was nice to catch up with a few of them while in town.

Our children, Will and Sidney, just started school a couple of weeks ago, just like most kids in the US.  They go to a University Model School, which means they only go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and do homework on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Where was that when I was growing up you ask??  I know, me too!!  Anyway, this allows for a lot of flexibility with their school schedules and our ministry schedule.  However, September has been extremely busy for us and fourth grade is much more strenuous and time-consuming for Will than was his third grade year.  That being said, we are struggling somewhat to get our schedules to mesh like they have in the past.  Well, these things, coupled with other just as weighty things have been consuming my thoughts.  I was really struggling this morning with how to juggle it all and how to not make our children feel slighted, when I called out to God the simple, but powerful, prayer of Proverbs 3:5-6:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” (more…)