Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Rough Week

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)

It's been an emotionally rough week.  A coworker's 19 year-old sister was killed in a horrible car accident last Saturday.  We've had serious bullying issues at my school for the past two weeks.  My nephew spent two nights in the hospital having his tonsils removed.  I've not seen my kids in what seems like days because of all the crazy things I have to do in my roles as wife and working mother.  The minute it seems like I can't take any more, I get one more text or see one more Facebook status update with bad news.  I am broken.  I am tired. And frankly, I haven't had time to process the volume of what's been going on this week.  Some weeks are like that.  But as I searched for a Bible verse to include in a condolence card to my coworker, God spoke the above verse to me.  It suddenly dawned on me that in my exhaustion, I haven't really been talking to God.  So I will.  Right now.  And take deep breaths.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Faithfully Following

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4 NIV)

Following is hard. I find myself always wanting to be the leader. I come by it honestly; I am a mother and K-8 teacher. Being the leader is what I do. But it's been a rough few years for the Krost family, and so a change is in order. It's time to get "back to basics".

That's where this blog comes in.This is my new attempt to organize the happenings of the Krost family. But it's also a place for me to try to put all the pieces together, step back, and see how God's hand is working in the life of my family. I desire to be a better follower: of God, of my husband, and of those placed in authority over me. I hope that through the trials and joys of daily life I can grow in maturity, until I am "not lacking anything", as James 1:4 so beautifully writes. Will you follow with me?