This year's Falls Creek theme is Consumed, from Psa 103 ~
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.More than anything, I want to be consumed with Him and His sufficiency. But oh, how I struggle with being consumed by so many other things. My heart knows they are trivial in the scheme of things, but they have to be dealt with daily. The point is...priority.
I know for certain I'm supposed to go to camp this week, as crazy as it will be. Even the certainty doesn't mean it's easy. Last night I thought I'd reached my breaking point with trying to prepare more **tax docs, a meal, laundry, packing and baking cookies for camp. All I wanted to do was sit down and play with my babies. I hate moments like that. Eventually I realized it was my perspective that needed to change. I was overwhelmed and consumed with my tasks as if they were going to last forever.
**IRS update ~ we have been assigned a taxpayer advocate. Yesterday she reviewed our file, and according to the IRS, all that's lacking is a 'decree' for three of the kiddos. We sent the decrees initially, but we have re-sent them to our advocate, and she thinks the matter will be resolved...within three months. That will be some 210 days since filing. But we do have hope because the IRS confirmed our substantiating documents and seems to agree with our refund amount. Maybe by Christmas we will have a van...
But I digress. If you think of the crazy people shown above, will you please pray for us. I know the Lord has something big for us next week!