Saturday, December 4, 2010


Good Morning, My Dear Friends,

I just woke up. Well, I just woke up and took my medicine for the morning. My alarm was set for 7AM, but I think my head was set for 5. My thoughts have been waking me up early these days. Very early.

Today is a big day in our world. It's moving day. It feels kind of bittersweet to be waking up this morning, knowing that I wont spend another night in this house. Trust me, I KNOW it's for the best. I have no doubt in my mind, but it's not 100% easy.

It's one of those days where I'm just having to trust God with the details. Today, He's called me to surrender my home, and I'm happy to do that. But, I must rely on His grace to do so, because I can't do it on my own. This is one of the thousands of times where Lindsey ends and God comes in. And, with His provision this week, I have NO doubt that He'll do just that.

I never knew a house could go from completely lived in to completely empty in a matter of a few hours. Who knew a few short days ago that we'd be spending this weekend moving. I love the creativity of our Loving Father.

We have tons of people helping us out today, and I'm so grateful for them. Honestly, we just can't do it. We don't have it in us - not physically, not emotionally, not in any way. I'll be honest when I say that Brian and I are both weary. We are ready to get settled. We are ready to find some new normalcy. We are ready for rest. Boring, old-fashioned, downtime. We need it in the worst way.

So, I'm sorry if I'm rambling on and on today. I just wanted to say good morning, to tell you what's on my mind, to tell you that it will likely be a few days before I get to post again, and to ask you for your continued intercession for us.

Here are some major needs of the day:

1. Pray that Brian and I will be a blessing to everyone we encounter today. Pray that God would equip us with His grace, so that we can love on others as they love on us.

2. Pray for the details of the move.
  • Josh and Lauren are clearing out several rooms in their house for us. That's love. I'm so thankful for them.
  • We are packing, packing, packing.
  • We are taking the things that we need from our house to Josh and Lauren's house.
  • We are putting everything for storage in our living room, so that movers can pick it up tomorrow.
  • We are setting up our new life at Josh and Lauren's. Please cover all four of us in your prayer. We need it. We are ALL exhausted.
3. Pray for me as I return to work on Monday. Obviously, that will be an entirely new facet to add to my thought process. Pray that the Lord would work out details of time off. These are tough things to sort out.

4. Pray for my first radiation treatment on Tuesday at 1:40. Turns out, they do expect me to lose my hair from whole brain radiation. Yuck! Let's pray for another miracle, knowing that God's ways are not my ways.

I love you all, and I'm counting on your intercession today. May God richly bless you for blessing us!


Forty and Trying to be Fab said...

Praying for you in this difficult transition. God will help you through. You are an inspiration to me.

Painting 4 Him said...

Praying with all fervency! May this day bring you peace that passes ALL understanding-and may the Lord who loves you, so-multiply your rest time that you fee it to the inner parts of you.

k_stin said...

I heard this verse the other day and it made me think of you. God is so good!

"I will repay you for the year the locusts have eaten...." Joel 2:25.

I grieve with you over your house. I felt sorry when I heard you would get rid of it, because I know you love it so much. But what a promise that verse holds! Prayers for you today and the days to come!

Anonymous said...

When I find myself trying to "direct traffic" (ha! - as if I could!) I take a few minutes to just breathe, and remember to let go and give God complete room to "finger paint" in my life. He knows where home is, where I'm most needed, who I'm to come in contact with, and why.

I know how difficult all the changes are. Yet these are exciting times as well. Exhausting, yes.

My prayers for you and yours stand fast, and again I am so thankful for the gift of being a prayer warrior for you.

I'm also thankful for you sharing your journey. It, and you, are more powerful than you know.

In love and spirit,


Erin said...

Prayed for you today.

Julie-CA said...

I just poured out my heart before our Lord for all that you asked and more. You will be in my thoughts this weekend, dear friend. I would love to be able to hop over to Texas and help you but since I can't, I will be praying. I realize the emotional battles you'll be facing this weekend and I am covering you with prayer for supernatural strength to think beyond them. Love you.

Aunt Pam said...

Praying for you, Brian, Josh & Lauren: we pray for you to experience the reality of the Sufficiency of God towards you through & in the Body & Blood of Jesus Christ, and that it become yours. For He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. He was chastised for our peace. And the stripes on Jesus' back purchased our healing. Amen. We love you & Brian so very much. Rejoice. Again I say, REJOICE, at the abundance in the perfect Will of God for you.

podso said...

Still marveling at God's grace ... be sure to rest if you can somehow this weekend!

one of nettie's girls said...

Praying for you and Brian always. I couldn't sleep last night so I had the 3:00 am shift covered for you! I am adding Josh and Lauren to my prayer list. They must be amazing people. Exactly what I would expect from people who are related to you or Brian. Sit back, let people take care of both of you, rest and renew and be restored. Love you.

Paula said...

Continuing to pray over every last detail. Please get some physical and mental rest.
Giving up your roots is never easy even when you know it is a gift from God. He will provide another gift in due time. Now is the time to bask in the stillness of it all.
Looking forward to what He has next.
Stormin His Throne on your behalf. The Chaffin's

Alabamamom said...

Praying for God's peace and lovingkindness to surround all of you. Also praying the verse that says, "The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He takes great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He rejoices over you with singing". I'm all for the quietness His love gives us. When you get the chance Google the lyrics of Twila Paris's song "God is in Control". It's such a comfort to know that none of His plans can be thwarted.

WelshMumof2 said...

I have stumbled across your blog today, from a friend of a friend of a friend. I am so thankful for this happening.
You inspire me, challenge me, and move me to more.
Thank you for your openness, and your testimony.
I've had you on my heart, quite literally all day, since finding your blog.
God bless.

Elizabeth said...

praying for you

Unknown said...

I have never been more inspired by anyone in my life than I am by you. Your faith and God's Grace shine brightly. I pray for good health and healing for you daily. If you ever wonder if your messages of your testament of faith reach anyone on your blog please know that they do. I am in awe of you and your abundant strength.