Saturday, June 25, 2011

Consumed (and IRS update)

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!

5 comments:

Chris said...

Glad your advocate got through the paperwork...we called the phone # the other day and they informed us that our paperwork is accepted and the file is closed...that means the funds will be heading our way in about 2 weeks? I hope so...our van was bought on a HE loan...and hopefully it helps pay that off.

Jodi said...

Conn- I missed so much in your life this past week! I love all your activities and love that you will be going to Fall's Creek still! We will be praying for you as you prepare and while you are gone to Fall's Creek. Love you hon! So glad your taxes are coming together! Praying for that van!

The Waggoners said...

Have you contacted your US Congress person? (in all your free time, I know)

Suzette said...

Right there with you on the IRS refund! We have been waiting and checking often. I finally got the 2nd letter last week saying we should have a decision this week(hopefully $!). Praying for God to do amazing things while you are at Falls Creek! Wish I were there also!

Kathy said...

I think it is awesome you are going
to Falls Creek! Can't wait to see what
the Lord is going to do!
Praying for you!

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