Sunday, July 13, 2014

summer so far

i have multiple half written posts waiting to be finished and published, but every time i take a second to write, our computer shuts down. i turn it over and gently tap a few times until i hear it start up again. i attempt at writing, but seconds later i'm left with a black screen. we'll see if i actually hit publish to this post. it seems like everything is falling apart, my computer, the dishwasher, our dryer, and last night, (on the eve of the hottest weekend so far) our ac. i'm sitting now with a fan blowing hoping and praying it's a cheap fix. 

lately God is taken me through a time of really needing to lean on him and trust his plan and not my own. my heart wants to rest in his will, but it's a constant battle in my mind to control my feelings and focus on truth. the refining fire can be a painful and lonely place sometimes. 

my mind is dwelling a lot right here...

"make your way straight before my face." Psalms 5:8 

"when my soul is tossed on the rough waves of the troubled sea of this life, if i can bust cast out the anchor of hope into the depths of God's blessed will, it holds fast at once, and the winds and the waves are rebuked."

 "This resting in the will of God is one of the most comforting and blessed experiences of the Christian life. To say, 'Thy will be done' not in a reluctant or compulsory way, as if we were shrinking from some inevitable pain, but with a sincere and glad conviction that our dear Father is really doing for us what is best and most loving, although it may not look so to our dull eyes this is glorifying to him, and supremely consoling to us." 
Susannah Spurgeon 

in other news, summer is here, and wonderful. the last two summers have flown by. amelia is only taking one nap and it frees up our days quite a bit. the kids and have gotten out and enjoyed so much. parks, field trips, bike rides, family camp, swimming, and fireworks. i am loving our family time and watching the children light up with the simplest things. 

and because the computer is so temperamental you can always follow along on IG @jnbussell

1 comment:

Katherine said...

I keep seeing the picture of your beautiful Hydrangea in my reader-- Simply stunning! I planted some this past spring, but then two weeks of unusually hot weather and dry winds burnt the leaves to a crisp! But there is hope for next year since new leaves are beginning to sprout.

Your other pictures are lovely too, and I hope the rest of your summer brings many more fond memories.


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