The worst and the best of it…

If you have followed any of my facebook posts of recent (although not often) blog posts you have known that we have had a lot going on in our lives.  We have been… well… it has been hectic.

I always say I do better when life is a tad crazy and I don’t deal well with boredom, but this has been beyond what I consider a sufficient level of craziness.  We have had major decisions to make and significant events taking place.

Church has been a large source of this busyness.  We have been through big stuff at Living Stones North that we aren’t even sure how it is going to culminate even now.  At Living Stones Rockford, we had the privilege of hosting a missions team from Missouri that helped us put on two VBSs in one week, sandwich delivery, and a water bottle project.   We have also had some threats to the church and our family, and that is still hovering over our heads.

The other issue that I have asked for prayer is major family decision that we needed to make, and we finally put that in concrete.  We have decided that I would resign my teaching position, and we would return to the life of a homeschooling family. Many factors influenced that decision, and I do not want to drag them out here. God used many things to bring us into His will.    The one thing that I want to say repeatedly, is that God has shown Himself in an amazing way to us through this summer.

This summer has had its share of turmoil and stress, but God has been faithful each moment.

God has been good every moment.

God has given us continued peace, protection,  and strength.

Besides the fact that this has been a hectic, stress filled summer (We have had some fun too!  We got to go on TWO trips), this has been one of the most incredible summers that I have ever experienced.  I have seen God work mightily in our lives, and nothing can dampen that!

I can’t wait to see what He has in store for us next.


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Tancy Griffin

Tancy Griffin is a wife and mother of four wonderful children. Her husband Jeremiah Griffin is a church planter and pastor in Rockford, Illinois.

2 thoughts on “The worst and the best of it…”

  1. I am so glad that you have made your decision and that you are at peace.

    Good luck this year. Maybe you can watch Emma now here and there!! 😉

  2. Yahoo for YOU, Girl! Homeschooling was one of the best things we ever did. Happy for you ALL. We’ll be rooting for you — and praying for you. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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