Life is hard. We are all going to walk through something hard. For some of us it is turmoil in business, for some it is marriage and relationships, some of us will have kids that make bad choices, and others will struggle with addiction or something else. But friends, here’s the thing… no matter what life throws at us, we all need a friend. Especially in the midst of the storm, we need a friend. We need to know that we are not alone and that even in the hard times we have people who care about us.
Today, you may be in a storm. Maybe it’s your marriage, or your children; you finances, or a hard situation in life. Whatever storm you are in, no matter how suddenly it blew in, God is making things beautiful. He is working. He’s not surprised, and he’s not snowed in. But he will make something beautiful out of dust.
Consider when looking for daycare how impactful the other families there are to you and your kiddos.
Kim says that God always puts together the perfect group of kids for her. I think it’s because she is intentional in praying for her kids. Reflecting on the week past, I’m praising God for the group of parent’s that I was able to witness last week, and for the group that was active when my kids were at Kim’s everyday.
It was time for us to leave. And Daniel was still right in front of me. I had not answers or options or safety for him. I couldn’t imagine getting up and walking away. Yet, I knew I had to. We walked over and I bent down to talk. Tom snapped a photo of us, for my sake, and I told him that I was still looking for help, but that I had lots of friends who would pray and that we trusted Jesus to provide answers. He smiled and said I know. With those words, I had to turn, and walk away. Join me… #prayfordaniel
Had the opportunity to share this piece over at Patheos. Praying for leaders in the business world is important to me. Is it to you?
www.jensandbulte.comI’m at the sea today with my family and reflecting on Jesus and his fishermen. Leading up to Labor Day I’m planning on exploring our “labor” a bit from a faith perspective.
You see, when God says give…. we can’t get hung up on our “is it enough?” God decides when enough is enough and when you need to give. We are just called to listen.
And today, with these girls, I could see God smiling; almost chuckling. In addition to just depositing the money, I was able to chat with these three girls about the orphanage for the special needs kids. How in that country if they are special needs, they throw them away (literally) and no one wants them because they are considered a curse.
All of this is about so much more than $27.28. SO…SO… much more.
Yes CARTOONS. They are making graphic XXX rated cartoons that appeal to kids.
At that moment, I realized that even in the haze, the sun still shines. Sometimes seeing it is difficult, but the sun hadn’t stopped shining.
Because I’ve watched organizations struggle through really hard things, I’ve come to value prayer as an offensive move, instead of a desperate cry out when things are falling apart. However, I had never before had a leader that valued prayer for the organization enough to tell me to schedule time specifically for it. Wow.
I’m not certain that I had ever heard the audible voice of God before. I can tell you that I haven’t heard it that clearly since. With my eyes closed in worship, he was calling me. “Jen, this will be you some day. You will be the one up in the stadium in front of the women sharing. I want you here. Trust me.”
If this hadn’t been such a holy moment, I’m certain I would have laughed. Instead I wept. I stood there, with tears streaming down my face.