Fall 2013-dark leaves

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Winter 2013 Newsletter

For some reason, I can't get the pdf of our newsletter onto the blog.  Go figure.  Let me know if you want one via email, with pics.

Graduation: May 2013
With only 2 months until graduation, we are trusting God to place us in the right church at the right time.  

Two months until graduation begs the question, “What’s next, Browns?”  We can honestly say we don’t know.  Brian has applied for a number of jobs, Assistant Pastor or Solo Pastor mostly, but so far we don’t have much insight into where God is taking us.  We are learning to take life a day at a time, faithfully doing the work that is put before us.
What we are learning more than ever is that God loves us perfectly and is caring for us even in this time of uncertainty.  We are practicing resting in His goodness and His perfect plan.  Someone gave me a word picture I (Rebecca) like: our future is still blurry and out of focus.  It is down there, at the end of this tunnel named seminary.  We know it’s coming, and we couldn’t stop it if we tried, but we can’t quite make out what any of the details are.  So we wait.  And PRAY.  We are eager for a call, but we will love people here until God provides one.
For now, Brian continues working as a Missions Intern at the Kirk of the Hills, the Aftercare Director of Kirk Day School, and a researcher with the Missouri cohort of the Pastor’s Summit.  I am an aide with the 3 year old class as well as PE teacher at Covenant Christian School.  I’m also a researcher with the Pastor’s Summit, just quarterly.  All of these jobs end in May.  Please PRAY with us for whatever is next, that we will trust God’s faithful timing.
        But if we hope for what we do not see, we 
        wait for it with patience. Romans 8:25

Friday, March 1, 2013

Juggling Pots and Pans

Tuesday Patrick threw up once.  And that was it.  He missed his field trip on Wed, but that was the worst of it.

Today, while getting ready for school, Lillian threw up.  Brian decided to skip class so I could go to work.  Later, on the way to the seminary so that B and I could tag for his very important class, she threw up in his car.

He headed home in the "throw-up car," gave up on going to class, and I was heading back to the school to sub for the afternoon when we got the call that Catherine had thrown up in the hall on the way to the bathroom.

I decided to quit the sub job (my sick bebes needed their momma, and their daddy needed her help), and headed home.

Brian had Lillian in the tub, we tagged anyway, and he left to bring C home.  I've been doing my best to keep up with cleaning out the pots as needed since then.

At least it's the weekend, and maybe we can all be well by Monday.

And why would you want to know about this??  I'm hitting Publish anyway, really against my better judgement...