No Such Thing As Detours

No Such Thing As Detours

I imagine for most of us there are fairly straightforward pictures in our heads about what our lives will look like and about who we will become. It seems these pictures are always of wonderful things that happen at exactly the right time and make oh-so much sense. I imagine when something happens that is not inside the four corners of that picture, we view this as a "detour" and hope to get back on the correct path as quickly as possible.

I suppose I have a question then: what happens when you go on a detour and cannot ever get back on that original path again? 

Perhaps some detours aren't detours at all.  Perhaps they are actually THE path. THE picture. THE plan. And perhaps most unexpectedly, they can be perfect.  

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2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

2014 was a year of recovery and redefinition in our lives and ministry. In retrospect, it was also a year of great preparation for 2015 which may well be our most transformational year yet (see previous post!) Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for encouraging us in every way to keep fully living into the unique calling and ministry God has given us.

See all the details below, our year-in-review documents (click images to enlarge).

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Our Biggest News Yet!

Our Biggest News Yet!

James will be a big brother this Summer.  I'm 14 weeks pregnant!!!! 

We were given a thumbs up by my neurosurgeon, Dr. Gonzalez, on October 1.  My MRI results came back SHOWING NO ANEURYSM RE-GROWTH or any other neuro-complications.  He gave his stamp of approval for becoming pregnant and growing our family biologically.  Around 2 weeks later, I was pregnant! (Don't be too jealous--it was the first break in terms of my health in over 6 years).  

I'm under extensive, fabulous medical care with the very best HIGH RISK OBGYN at UCLA.

I will need a C-Section because of all my neuro-issues. This is currently scheduled for early July.  All of my doctors will be present as well as an excited big brother in the waiting room!

We have wanted to grow our family ever since I had the stroke.  This has actually been the first season where it was at all in the realm of the possible. Because of the previous 11 surgeries, walking/balance issues and general handicaps, we were not certain this would ever be possible.  

Praise our sweet Lord WHO USES BROKEN VESSELS to pour out life where there was none.  There is always, always beauty from ashes.  

We so need your prayer support throughout this time. Thank you in advance. For now, please pray for the safety of this baby and the broken body that houses this sweet, new life!  

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