There has been a greater gap in the time that I have wanted to allow myself to be away from my writing. I most sincerely apologize to any who may be following my blog, if any. Though I do not feel that there is a worthy excuse, my reasons are that the Lord has been bringing our family through great changes in a very short time.

The biggest change is that we are now expecting another baby, our fourth child altogether. Amazingly, we aren't as stressed and worried about this as I'd thought we'd be ~ when the world is also going through many extreme changes, our economy seems to be more uncertain than ever, and the income for our growing family is very meager. Yet, I find joy and peace in the thought of meeting our newest member of the family! My heart is rejoicing unto the Lord Jesus for this most unexpected blessing. Whatever happens in the world around us, I know that the God of all creation IS holding each one of us ~ His beloved children.

For thou has possessed my reigns: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great IS the sum of them!
Psalm 139:13-18

These verses apply for me, for my husband, for each of our children, and for all of us who were made in the image of the Living God! How Beautiful IS the Lord Jesus Christ, our glorious Maker!

In the previous chapter of Psalm, I also find great comfort at this time of transition in our lives:

I Will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
I Will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise they Name for thy lovingkindness and for thy Truth: for thou hast magnified thy Word above all thy Name.
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the Words of thy mouth.
Yea, they shall sing in the Ways of the LORD: for great IS the glory of the LORD.
Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
The LORD Will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
Psalm 138

Thank You, Father God, in the Wonderful Name of Jesus Christ, for the hope that you give me in these trying times. Thank You for the wonderous and mysterious Ways in which You have created us, Your children. Amen.