I finally downloaded the pictures from Sunday night and then got a few from today on there, too. I just want everyone to know that the only ONLY reason Emma has an Arkansas cheerleader uniform on is because the resale shop here in Benton (well, one of the fifty) had this one on half price and they were practically begging people to buy it so they could resume being a respectable store once again. (HEHE)
So today was so good for us. Tal and I have been able to reevaluate our lives here and seek God's heart form our lives in AR. It was so good. We have felt our spirits restored, our questions answered, and our joy renewed. Yesterday was hard, but today the joy came in the morning times. We have a meeting tomorrow which will hopefully share our hearts and what God is doing in our lives. I am excited and nervous all at once. Please pray for us tomorrow. This has been one of the hardest things we have every been through, but God has really shown us His strength is sufficient and the oddest thing that in the midst of the pain, tears, trials we have found that God has given us a time of "odd refreshment" as Tal put it. That despite Satan meaning it for evil, God meant it for good, so in the midst of our struggle we found peace and refreshment in His will. Such a paradox, but so incredible. His ways truly confound the wise.
So the pictures, the top two are of Emma pretending she is an Arkansas fan to cheer up her dad. ( She of course wanted me to relay in no uncertain terms that she remains a loyal Tennessee fan despite her outfit.) The other pictures are of her and her little friend, Ethan. They just have so much fun together. And the last one has Carla, our Children's Ministry director, (an incredible and awesome person, WE love her!!) pulling Ethan and Emma around the fellowship hall. Just thought you would enjoy those.
"God's purpose for us is holiness----His own holiness which we are to share---and the sole route to that end is discipline." Elisabeth Elliot "God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness" Hebrews 12:10