Our update this month comes from Ashley:
It’s hard to believe that the beginning of December is upon us. December brings the joy of Christmas. The joy of Jesus and all I have in Him. My life, my salvation, my hope, and my sweet family. It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by, it’s hard to accept that my baby is about to be a year old. God has been so good. Above all He is my peace. My strength comes from the Lord and at times I’ve failed miserably to call on that strength.
As I sit here in San Diego dreading the last day of our vacation, I am praying for strength for the battle ahead. Vacation is so good for the soul. A gift of rest and escape from the daily dredges. I haven’t been home to battle the daily tasks of maintaining a life for this family of four. I haven’t had to worry about cooking, cleaning, a toddler peeing on the couch or a dog tracking in mud. God has given us this time to let go of it all. To just enjoy being a family together.
God has called us as a family to His work. This last year has been full of every possible emotion. Fear, anxiety, depression, frustration, joy, peace, faith. Milam and I have been thick in refinement this year. It’s been so painful, but so exciting! I am grateful for my husband. A man who seeks the Lord with all he is, and who is passionate about Jesus. I am grateful for my boys. Gunnar who is the most spirited child. Through him the Holy Spirit is teaching patience and revealing more about my own depravity and my desperate need for Jesus. Gunnar makes us laugh and gives the best kisses known to man. Remy is almost a year old and is the perfect fourth to our square. He is my blond- haired blue-eyed dream boat.
God is full of grace. He has gone before us and laid the stones. Everyday we wake up to the battle ahead and everyday His grace sees us through. I am so looking forward to another year of serving the Lord and reflect upon all that has happened in the last 11 months.
Thank you for supporting my family as we journey through this life and ministry. May this Christmas season be full of the joy and hope we have in Jesus Christ.
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