When I look back at this past year one of the themes I see woven throughout all of our days is: Provision.
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Matthew 6:28
We have been provided for. Everything we have needed this past year and more has been supplied. Things I've wanted and things I didn't know I needed, I have received. I even got some things I didn't want. Sometimes this provision has come from the paycheck Troy earns each month (which is made possible by generous donors to SBR), sometimes from family, some from friends and even from strangers. Some things come as a result of being a sinful person living in a fallen world. Regardless, all of it is filtered through our Heavenly Father's hands before it gets to us. Whether good or bad, it goes through Him. He knows what we need and even what we want. Why does the creator of the Universe choose to provide for us?
And so He blesses.
Do you know Jesus? Is he your Savior?
If the answer is yes, we rejoice with you! Even if your year has been full of hard things, God is still good and He is there for you, ready to bring beauty out of the ashes.
If your answer is no, I would challenge you to ask yourself why? What is holding you back?
Jesus is our Christmas gift. Salvation for all bought through the sacrifice of one. He's waiting for you. You are worth more to Him, so much more.
Don't delay, open the gift of Jesus this year.
Rejoicing in His provision:
Troy, Jana, Tate, Seth and Wyat
Some of our 2014 highlights:
|An interesting trip to Chicago. I'll just say one of the highlights was eating a Chicago style 'dog'.|
|The boys got to swim in Lake Michigan|
|A glimpse at our beautiful neighborhood.|
|Our dog Jinx had 5 puppies. We had a lot of fun with them.|
|We got to watch some hot air balloons at a festival in Wausau|
|We spent some time enjoying one of our favorite crawdad holes. Its a great place to cool off in the summer.|
|How many boys can fit in Dad's Carhartt overall's?|
|Anakin is still with us. She loves her boys.|
|Her boys love her.|
|Whose wild child is this? He takes after his dad.|
|Our lumber jack's|
|Yep, School happened this year too!|
|That's right, I said "school"! Honestly, we do enjoy our home education.|
|Seth is continuing to develop his baking skills|
|We have a fun group of moms and kids to learn and play with.|
|We continue to get visits from Megan.|
|This kid is just like his Poppa.|
|Seth chose snowboarding. He has Olympic hopes!|
|Wyat tried snowboarding but had more success on skis.|
|Can you believe the tow rope tickets are only $2 at the hill?|
|We caught up with family at various holidays and events as well.|
You may not know this, but those verses in Matthew are where the name for this little blog came from.
Have a very blessed New Year.