Hope everyone is doing. Here in Oklahoma we had a pretty big snow storm. There has been non-stop coverage on the news & ridiculous terms like "snowpocalypse" & "snowmagedon" have been thrown out there :) It is just snow! I have been home from work for the past 2 days. It has been nice to be able to be home with Joel. He goes pretty stir crazy being at home all of the time. After being home for the past 2 days I don't know how he does it. I could never stay at home all the time! I can't wait to get out of the house. I have some major cabin fever.  

It was Monday evening when the snow started to fall & the winds started to howl. I lay in bed with my sweatpants, sweat shirt & cozy socks. I was all wrapped up in my down comforter with lots of wonderful heat blasting from our heater. I had my husband at home with me & my doggy was snuggled up under his own covers. We had lots of food & even some junk food to keep us from having to leave our home any time soon. Yet outside was the total opposite-cold, snow, wind, rain & the most awful of elements. I would have had to be crazy to leave the safe, warm confines of my house to wander out in the storm. Why would I choose the outside over all the comforts of the inside? We do it all the time. The Bible says "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." - Psalm 91:1-2 The scriptures speak over & over again about how He is our refuge & He is our strength. Joel & I have had plenty of things to worry about. Our faith is tested nearly every day & it continues to be. Almost every day we have a choice to make-are we going to abide in Him as our refuge-or are we going to wander out into the storm alone? Lying in my bed during an actual storm the answer seemed clear. Why would I go out into a storm when I can stay in my safe place? Jesus is our safe place. When the storms of life come so do the things that we might not understand-that is when it is all the more important to take refuge in Him. Laying in my bed God spoke to my heart with that reminder-He is my refuge abide in Him. Let Him take care of my storms-while I rest in Him.


Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week. Joel has his testing coming up but we will not know for a couple more weeks what the new chemo plan will be. As soon as we find out we will let you know. For now please be praying for us as well as our MD Anderson specialist. Pray for wisdom for him & pray that the new chemo drugs will agree with Joel. We know that statistically most people have a more difficult time with chemo as time progresses. We are hoping that Joel can stay strong & finish his program strong.


Stay cozy & warm friends. We love you!

Sarah & Joel