hi friends, i pray this day finds you well, may i start off with saying, God is good and loving, and holy. i am always amazed by the stories i hear from other people about what God is doing in their life. today i am doing homework, and i saw a good friend of ours, but he was a little frustrated with something. we got talking, and he is struggling with why other christians don't understand that God is sovereign and in control of everything. he wants them to understand the the more we understand God and His attributes, the more joy we have and the more we grow. i whole heartedly agree with him and i can testify in my own life, that before i really knew what it felt like to live for God and let Him control my life, little things like moving and finals, and surgery would have broken me down. now i know that even though it is hard, God has a plan for my life and He won't give me more than i am able to handle. so as you go out today, remember that God has a plan, and your only job is to glorify Him through your actions the best you can.
so as we are all remembering that God has a plan, i would like to say that we aren't moving just yet. the buyers of our house were denied their loan, so it is back on the market. this is both a hurt and a praise. it is a hurt because we are half-way packed, and kind of let down. however, it is a praise because now we aren't moving till the middle of may (hopefully) so it is not during finals week! thanks for your prayers, and keep it up. it is comforting to know we have so many friends who care.
also, (sorry it's a long one today) for those who were wondering, pete and i are doing well, and our new house we bought is in north ogden, (before the big houses on the hill). we are excited because it is a bit bigger than our house now, and the neighborhood is quite and a bit safer (i think). so please continue to pray that we will not be worried because we know that God is sovereign over all creation (including me)!