So if you happen to read this before Sunday, please pray that God would allow me to speak honestly about what he has done and is doing in my life, and that I would glorify him not only in what I say, but how I say it. And please pray for Lois and the kids, who are on their own for three days after us having been together as a family almost 24/7 for the last 30 days.
And if you happen to read this after Sunday, that is okay too because you can pray for the church as they continue to discern whether the Dueck 6 is the right fit for them as a congregation. And you can pray for safety for us as I fly back to Abbotsford on Monday before we all head off for a week of big city tourism in Seattle, Washington.
May you be encouraged by the verses that God brought to my attention to share with my parents as they go through a time of struggle:
Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.