Asking for prayer this week:
Monday: Shaina and I are officially 11 years into our marriage! We are good for each other. Her light-heartedness diffuses my default to seriousness all the time. My steadiness to help us stay grounded in times of hardship. Pray for us to continue becoming one. Pray for encouragement to our hearts. Pray for continued resolve to engage and pursue each other. We are spending the day at Cedar Point for our anniversary. (Pray for good weather too!)
Tuesday: Pray for C3. Our next round of C3 Basic starts on Tuesday. A new wave of folks trying to figure out if C3 is the community they should invest their lives in. For some, it is the right fit and they need to be obedient. For some others, C3 may not be the right fit. Pray that the Holy Spirit would make it abundantly clear.
Wednesday: Pray for me. Depression is like a cloud. It just seems to hang over good days and make them ok. The primary thing the cloud steals is my joy. Pray that the joy of my salvation would return. Pray the cloud would depart and I could enter more fully into the Lord in this season.
Thursday: We are having a neighborhood cookout where about 45 houses on our street have been invited to hang out and bring bookbags for the C3 backpack drive. Pray for God to orchestrate in ways that only He can and pray that we would learn how to be good neighbors.
Friday: Pray for Iraq. Pray for Christians to be steadfast in holding to Christ. Pray for the people of ISIS to have dramatic encounters with the love of Christ. Pray for love and peace and forgiveness and reconciliation to bring a country at war together as one people.
Saturday: Pray for Chaia. Her calcium is up a bit. Her pressure on her eyes is still up a bit. There is still plenty of challenges with her, but she is an absolute delight. Potty training week one is under our belt! Pray for complete healing. Pray for the pseudotumor in her head to go completely away.
Thanks for the prayers. Encouragement is oxygen to the soul and your prayers are helping me breathe!