Monday, September 22, 2008

Update : 92208

The house...
was shown on Friday, but no offer... so we will keep praying and waiting on the Lord... the house is completely ready and staged and all that... God was so good in helping us get things done... we do have more packing to do this week, but don't feel the squeeze nearly as much as we did last week... we'll be boxing up the contents of the closests, attic, garage, etc. in the next couple of days... thank you so much for praying... we definitely felt your much-needed support!

The weekend...
Friday morning Nicol and Summer went to the zoo with friends and had a very good time... I came to the house and finished a few things before heading out to play golf with my buddy Tyson... Friday evening Tyson and I took our brides to Five Guys for burgers and good conversation (our idea), then we went to the bookstore (their idea), and we ended the evening at Starbucks (a no brainer, right?)... it was a lot of fun to get out after a long, long week... Saturday evening Nicol and I went to see Casting Crowns in concert with some friends... what a great time... we have been fans for quite a while but had not heard them live until that night... and we certainly were not disappointed... the thing that has drawn us to their music is the pull-no-punches, here's-the-struggles-we-all-face-in-life and here's-the-goodness-of-God REALness of their songs, if that makes any sense at all... do you know what I mean?... their lyrics are written from the circumstances of life and ministry that they face, and what they face does in some way and at some level connect with everyone... at least it does with Nicol and I... it was an awesome time of worship and, yes, entertainment (they really are a fabulous band!) and we both walked away saying Wow!... so thank you Crowns for your ministry... you blessed at least two people big time last Saturday night... and we know that you were a major encouragement to each of the nearly 4,000 who were in attendance... press on and stay close... I know you have no idea who I am, and I don't know if you all have been to this blog or not, but we would be honored if our paths were to cross one day.

Prayer...
we will keep you posted on things, as well as prayer needs as they arise, but one thing that is pressing on my spirit these days is the need to pray that we will see fruit from the decisions we have made, that God in His kindness will order our steps even as we are making our plans, and that He will open doors for us and protect us from walking thru those that are not ours to enter.


14 comments:

Angie said...

So glad you had a great weekend.
Ang

Bonnie said...

Thank you for all you share. So much of what I read here gets me thinking on levels I don't always want to get to but I am grateful for the challenge. Wouldn't normally comment but - have to agree with you about Casting Crowns. They are one of my all-time favorites. Saw them in concert almost a year ago and while I loved the music and performance, it was when they prayed over the audience at the end that took my breath away. It took them, their music, their love for God - all of that - and made it more personal, inviting us into their story as more than just guests watching them perform. I am so glad you were both able to go. What a blessing.

Stacy D said...

So glad that you were able to get a lot accomplished at the house and still have a really great weekend. My husband and I love Casting Crowns as well... and Five Guys, and bookstores, and Starbucks.

We'll continue to pray for you all with the decisions that you are currently making.

Denise said...

Do you ever read this blog?
http://gitzengirl.blogspot.com/

I just read her most recent post, then clicked over here to read yours. It seems to me that your prayer request for today mirrors the exact message she was writing about today.

Funny how my little world in the blogosphere seems to be all connected these days!

Blessings and prayers to you, as always.

Tasha said...

I am so happy that you had such a fun weekend.I am praying that your house sells quickly and you guys would be able to get settled in somewhere very soon.Take care.

Dani said...

Thanks for the update! I too like to see Casting Crowns live. There is always such a sense of worship in the air. They are def. blessed! I will definitely keep praying! Lots of Love, Dani

georgia tarheel said...

Praying for you guys. Thanks so much for the update. God will bless your steps of faith in getting the house ready...in His time. Glad you all had a good weekend. I pray God continues to shower you with his blessings.

created2teach said...

I have no doubt that God will continue to surround you with the comfort you need and be your Guide. He is faithful, and He will honor your faithfulness to Him. I love that old quote I used to hear on Moody radio (but I do not remember who from), "The will of God will not lead you where the grace of God can't keep you."

noahandlylasmommi said...

glad you had a nice weekend together. I will be praying for you.

noahandlylasmommi said...

glad you had a nice weekend together. I will be praying for you.

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

awesome greater things will come your way! huge fan of casting crowns and yes the real ness is amazing you do not hear that often any more you see the affect and a reason to change it to possitive great! sounds like you all are having a great week end!

Julie D. said...

Greg & Nicol, I will continue to pray that doors will open and the Lord will continue to have his way in your lives. So glad you had a great night out with your friends. Something so simple as that can help so much!

Take care! Love in Christ,
Julie Doody :-)

HollieHobbie said...

So glad you had a nice weekend. Your Friday night sounded very fun and relaxing.

Stephanie said...

I must not be a Southern'r since I have not heard of "Five Guys" but Casting Crowns? If ever where a group that could nail things on the head, its them. I am so all over "Slow Fade" right now and the music video for that song just leaves you momentarily breathless. (Casting Crowns... MercyMe... Selah... Avalon.... I cannot choose my favorite group these days!)

So glad that you & Nicol were able to be a "normal" couple for a couple of hours. God is good with such precious moments, is He not?

Will continue to pray about the house. God does open door - literally!