Year 4—Trust

Well, today is Friday and we have finally reached year 4 of my time in DC.  Thanks so much for bearing with me!

It’s a bit more difficult to reflect on something so fresh, so I’ve decided to give you year four at a glance.  Plus, since I started blogging much more frequently this year, a lot of it has already been written!

So here goes, we’ll ease in with a little pop culture…

Favorite Song:  I Run To You, Lady Antebellum
Favorite New Show:  Modern Family
Favorite Old Show I Never Knew I Needed: Friday Night Lights
Favorite Movie: Crazy Heart  (Also, am I the only one who actually liked Valentine’s Day?)

Other Highlights:

  • A surprise trip to Kansas City to see Eliza Joy (currently, she’s anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Hannah!!)

  • A big move down the street
  • Discovering the greatest cupcake in the world

  • Seeing Beth Moore with my mom and sisters—LOVE!

Book of the Year: Strong Women, Soft Hearts by Paula Rinehart.  Here are some posts she inspired:

     Favorite worship song: Restoration by David Brymer

    Key Verses:

    “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
             That I would see the goodness of the LORD
             In the land of the living.
     Wait on the LORD;
             Be of good courage,
             And He shall strengthen your heart;
             Wait, I say, on the LORD!”
    Psalm 27:13-14

    “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
    Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)
    This year was and continues to be a year where I am praying for a heart that simply dwells.  You can read more about it here and here, but below are two verses that so beautifully depict that desire.   
    “Trust in the Lord, and do good; DWELL in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”
    Psalm 37:3 (NKJV)

    “Blessed are those who DWELL in your house; they are ever praising you. Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.”
    Psalm 84:4-5 (NIV)

    Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!  Much of this past year has been a time where we have been searching and crying out for clarity and direction.  Over and over I have sensed God whispering, “Just Trust Me.”  
    We have put our trust in Him and watched as He carried us from DC to Virginia Beach.  Now, as we begin our new adventure, we are confident that while we may not know the whole story, the best is yet to come!