Where did this summer go? I like having a slower summer schedule so we can do more family things, but this summer has been crazy busy with so much that we have not had the “family summer” we wanted. I am definitely for education and for my kids to be in school, but with school starting in a few weeks, I get jealous of school because it sometimes feels like it takes my family time away. I guess we will just have to make the best of every minute we have left in this summer and hope things will slow down a little.
Last month, Kelli posted our update on Facebook. That update was a story about how a man received Christ and how God uses this ministry even when we don’t realize it. I got several comments from various people encouraging us in our mission in this ministry. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate the encouragement and the things that people said in the comments, but I found myself a little bit conflicted. Why did we post that? I get frustrated with posts that teens do. It seems like they post things just to get a reaction or a pat on the back from people. Whether it be something they did, something they ate, they made, or a place they went, some posts people make are done for no other reason than for getting attention.
So I found myself wondering if we came across the same way. Were we posting to boast about something we did? ABSOLUTELY NOT, and I hope and pray people will never see any of our posts that way. Why? Because it is never “us” that does anything in this ministry, it is God. I have tried to run this ministry myself, pay bills, schedule and perform shows myself and I don’t do as good at any of that compared to when God does it all. I still have many things in my life that I need to give up to God but I am so thankful to serve Him in this ministry and in my life.
Please know and understand that anytime we share things that are going on in this ministry is never for any attention, to boast, or to get a pat on the back. What we share with you is to celebrate what God is doing not just in our family but in this ministry all over the world.
Thank you for checking in, thank you for your time in reading this, and thank you for praying that God will continue to use this ministry to change people’s lives for eternity.