Off we GO! So, how does one spend their last night in the U.S. before heading overseas for a few years? Watching a Cleveland Browns game, of course! Popping a couple no-bake chocolate cookies and washing them down with a cold glass of milk. Normal, huh? We like normal even though we live anything BUT normal lives.

I am dwelling on the many things our Father has done this past year: sold the house, provided for ALL our needs and a little extra during our medical delay, surrounded us with a great multitude of prayer partners, introduced us to wonderful friends, encouraged us via many friends and family, sold our van,…we could go on but we think you get the idea. The message in church last Sunday was Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This has been a challenge this week I do admit. I am incredibly thankful God spoke this passage during Sunday’s message as it was constantly in my heart this week and will be as we step onto the airplane…and step OFF of the airplane!

A comforting passage. Isn’t that how we are supposed to feel by the Word? Thankful, comforted, guarded by the peace of God. That’s not to say a pain-free or an easy life, but guarded by the peace of God. This should be normal.

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