Tuesday Talk: 20 October 2020

I’m happy to report that as of Friday, we could officially navigate to and from our language classes without using the maps on our iPhones!

Now, if morning traffic causes us to miss our exit, we are re-routed due to an accident, or something else messes up our flow, forget about it. And I still get lost every time I try to get to Walmart. But we know where grocery stores are, we found a church we like, and we have a rhythm

I should say we had a rhythm. Because, of course, kids got sick this weekend. It’s just colds (#NotCovid), but I missed classes yesterday and today to keep them home and hopefully help them get better soon. That means movies and popsicles, lots of reading, and cuddles on the couch in between playing and eating fruit.

Oh, and pretend naps on the gym floor when the apartment started feeling too small.

Here’s how you can pray for us this week:

  • For quick healing for Ruth and Clara and physical protection for the rest of us from their colds. The girls are pretty miserable and not sleeping well.
  • For our studies to progress well. We are quickly moving through the French program here in Tennessee… which is great! But it means that if we don’t quite understand something, it’s easy to fall behind. Pray that we’ll stay motivated on our assignments and our comprehension will deepen.
  • We got word yesterday that Canada’s borders will remain closed for at least another month. Pray for wisdom as we seek to discern God’s plan for our next steps in January.
  • We’re trying to find our place here. What church should we be attending and plugging into? What should be our regular grocery store? What kind of community can we develop in the next 5 weeks?
  • And finally, pray for rest: not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. Pray that our rest will be intentional and lasting.

We’re so thankful that God is with us and He is mighty to save. Without His strength and grace, all of this would be too much. But through Christ, we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). When we walk through the fire, we will not be burned. The flames will not set us ablaze (Isaiah 43:2).

Christ is with us. He is with us. He is with us.

So I guess that’s all, friends. Have a great week!

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