Monday, September 25, 2006

When, Oh Lord, can we go?

Sometimes it is so hard to wait on timing. Joshua and I love our church, I love my classes, and we love getting to know people in the area. And yet sometimes it's so hard to wait until we can leave the country again. I have to remind myself that this is a time of preparation, of equipping, and that we do not need to be hasty. I know our time will come. We just don't know when, either. Which makes plans interesting.
Do we find another house to rent and just make do until we know where we are going? Do we buy a house and hope that we are here long enough to make sense of the investment? Do I even get a license to counsel in the state of Texas?

At least we do know that God always provides and that He will again. He will provide answers when answers are due.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are my ways your ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Friday, September 15, 2006

Santa Fe pictures

Hi Friends! As promised long ago, here are some pictures from our visit to Santa Fe.

This is my grandmother and me at the outdoor market Saturday morning. We went shopping for some fresh veggies and to look around at all the neat things there.

I thought this was a nice picture of the two of us. Josh is wearing a sweatshirt because during our time there it was surprisingly chilly!

This is a view of my grandmother's porch so you can see a bit of her house. It's a beautiful house with a beautiful view of the city from up above.

And this is our new house in Santa Fe! Haha! Just kidding.

A beautiful Santa Fe sunset....

What a great vacation!

Monday, September 11, 2006


Howdy all! Everything is going well with us...just really busy! School is great and we like our classes but they keep us hitting the books (or in Joshua's case, building models) most of our free time.
Over Labor Day weekend we went to Santa Fe, NM to visit my grandmother. We had a great time. I'll post some pictures soon. We ran all over, looked at art galleries, saw a ballet and a flamenco show (which was awesome!), and got to see some other of her favorite things. And we had a break from the heat--the temperature was in the 50s and 60s there!
This past weekend we just hung out with friends and tried to get some homework done. On Saturday I watched my first ever UT football game when they were not playing A&M. And they lost.
I've got to get back to learning statistics...not my fave! I'll post more when I get a chance.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Rollerblading fun

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures from our most recent activities with Sammy. He is quite the rollerblading buddy!
He runs full speed and pulls Joshua along after him!
It's so fun!

School Days!

School has started again! Sarah had her first day of classes on Thursday, August 24th and Joshua started on the following Monday. So we both have a week under our belts and are diving in!

Sarah is taking 10 hours again and will have lots of reading this semester. But her classes are really good. She is taking Counseling Theory, Abnormal Psychology, Spiritual Formations, and Statistics (bleh).
She is still on staff at the church.

(First day of school pic!)

Joshua has 12 hours. He has a studio, a class on acoustics and lighting, and practicum--which means he gets credit for working at his job.
He is still working for the same architectural firm and learning a lot through that experience.

(First day of school pic!)

We'll have more stories as the semester moves on!