It’s been a quiet few weeks here at The Mosaic Life.
While it’s always good for bloggers to take a blogging break when needed, this wasn’t quite the break I was expecting and for those of you who stuck around anyway, I’m grateful!
It’s been a busy time for our family, with lots of both fun and challenging happenings. Salem, our spunky 5 year old, graduated from preschool and we celebrated with her request – a trip to the ice cream shop in our tiny town. Our 2 year old Sekaiah now says “yes” to everything and is enamored with anything remotely related to cars, trains, or dinosaurs.
My husband Chuck moved his business, Sage Garden Care Center, into a new office space and now has a counselor and two more life coaches working with him. As for me, I’ve been absolutely exhausted and now know why…we’re pregnant with baby #3!
And while I wish I didn’t need to use my cancer patient advocate experience last month in this way, our close friend Tommy was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic colon cancer at age 31. Although he has a difficult road ahead, it’s been a privilege to walk through this alongside his family and witness as God uses their story to shine His glory in the midst of uncertainty.
Here on the blog, I’m back to sharing more about my journey of releasing fear and following God in faith.
I recently read Kristen Welch’s new book Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith is Not Enough and was challenged yet again to continue to say “yes” to God and continually seek to live out an authentic life of faith.
Today I’m honored to be guest posting on her blog and sharing our story of saying “yes” to God even when (to the world, our family, and many of our friends) it didn’t make sense.
For more of our story, click here or the graphic below.
Amy E Patton says
Congratulations! I have missed you but am on my own blogging break so I figured it was my lapse in being around that was missing. I look forward to reading your yes post. I finished Rhinestone Jesus last week and am incredibly grateful for Kristen’s story and how it intersects with the how God is moving in my family’s life.
Amy E Patton says
Not sure what that link attached to my previous comment is to. Please ignore it.
So glad the big news is out and we can celebrate now!! I have truly missed your “voice” in the blogging world, but understood why you were so quiet, of course! God has been using you to minister offline in a huge way and you’ve done an amazing job saying “Yes” in your “mess” (which really isn’t a mess, but rather just a juggling of responsibilities and roles). Very proud of how you follow Him wherever He calls you – your walk is an example that has shaped my life in so many ways!
Hi LeeAnn! Congratulations! That post is right on time for me. I could go on and on but instead I would appreciate your prayers. Thank you.
Jessica Dawn Morrison says
Awwwww congrats to your family!!! Yay! Blogging is time consuming and I’m by far the worst at it! 😉 have a wonderful week!
Beth S. (SimplyBeth) says
Congratulations, LeeAnn! I’m sorry to hear about your friend but grateful God has you there to minister to him and his family. I’m headed on over to read your guest post. Many blessings to you, friend. xoxo
Holly Barrett says
I’ve missed you, friend!! So glad you have shared your news. Congrats to all! Praying we can reconnect soon!
Shannon Payne (@SimplySaidMom) says
LeeAnn- wonderfully inspiring words (following you over from We Are That Family) today. Congratulations on your news – a child can make us see God’s love in ways we never imagined possible.
I am so happy for your family!! Congratulations on this newest blessing!
I’ve missed you! And wow, congratulations on the new little one. Too fun! I am sorry to hear about your friend. Praying that God will continue to use you to speak into his life. Hugs!