My Lighthouse



So, I woke up this morning, after 2 days of over 7 hours a day at the soccer fields, with hope in my heart and one of my favorite songs on my mind. You may think I am crazy, but I wake up every morning with a different Christian song in my mind. It’s been going on for over a year and I absolutely love hearing God talk to me through these songs. Anyway, this song by Rend Collective – My Lighthouse. ( ) It goes like this:

“In my wrestling and in my doubts
In my failures You won’t walk out
You’re great love will lead me through
You are the peace in my troubled sea
You are the peace in my troubled sea

In the silence You won’t let go
In the questions Your truth will hold
Your great love will lead me through
You are the peace in my troubled sea
You are the peace in my troubled sea

My lighthouse
My lighthouse
Shining in the darkness I will follow You

My lighthouse
My lighthouse
I will trust the promise
You will carry me safe to shore
Safe to shore

I won’t fear what tomorrow brings
With each morning I’ll rise and sing
My God’s love will lead me through
You are the peace in my troubled sea
You are the peace in my troubled sea

Fire before us You’re the brightest
You will lead us through the storms”

These lyrics speak right to me, last week I had a realization, that I can’t do everything as I want or plan. “I WON’T FEAR WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS”  I have to trust that God is leading us and I HAVE to put my full trust in him that things WILL work out how they are supposed to, it just may not be as smooth as my Type A personality will like. So, I “gave up” on trying to get things slightly organized and prepared and just went about business and prayed, and prayed and prayed. I even had a good friend take Joycelyn all day for me to get “stuff” done and I still found myself unloading a tote at The Redemption Store (our church’s thrift store) and I stayed to “work” for 3 hours!!! Thankful for good friends’ that have amazing, giving hearts!!!

 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

So, from the beginning of this post, I said I woke up with Hope in my heart. Well, David called this morning saying we have been “approved” to go to D.C. and orders are on their way!!!  Devin’s minor medical conditions were slightly the “problem” So our “plans” can resume. I have found us an excellent apartment in Arlington and started the paperwork today. We can MAYBE slip our trip back home to Iowa/Illinois/Nebraska in the middle of June, because we will more than likely not be able to visit family and friends before we go to Israel.
We spent Mother’s Day weekend in Fairhope, Alabama at the Mobile Bay Spring Classic Soccer Tournament. David’s/Devin’s team (U9 Strikers-PBFC) got First place in the Gold division!! David has been coaching these kids for about a year and to see the end of the season with this kind of a win and getting to watch how much these kids have progressed and played with all heart and soul, has been amazing. We will miss our soccer family!
We also got to write a small section in our Church’s newsletter about our adventure and about how much Perdido Bay United Methodist Church has meant to us in just a short 2 years. I will write more about our Church in a later post, when we say our official “good-byes” because right now, honestly, I am not quite ready to say good-bye to them yet.

We also had our first “I will really miss my friends” cry with Devin. He is 8 and has developed so many special friends within our Church family and soccer. He is afraid they will forget about him. We went to Target after school today and bought a journal for him to ask his friends to write their information down (mom and dad’s email, address, phone number, facetime name..etc..) so he can keep in touch with them.
If you are reading this and have been a BRAT or have a BRAT of your own, or just have a suggestion what else we can do, it would be greatly appreciated. He knows what a blessing this opportunity is for us, but sometimes that just isn’t enough.

2 thoughts on “My Lighthouse

  1. Thanks for updating Kristy! I’ve been away so much I’m missing what’s going on with you. I’m happy you guys are finally making progress but like everyone else here it feels so bittersweet. I’m so happy you’re doing this blog! I know it’s a lot of work for you. Love you and praying for all four of you!

  2. One of my favorite songs too! Makes me want to dance! And we are dancing and rejoicing this morning…Jill and Cory got married last night!! Now they are waiting on his orders to go to OTS! Good is good, and we love following you on your blog!!! Love, KJ

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