On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand

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  1. I have never experienced an earthquake, but I definitly know what it’s like to have your false sense of security shaken. It’s eye opening for sure. In a frighting, yet good way.

  2. I am by nature a planner and a preparer so I totally get it! Guess I’m kind of a control freak and I’ve had to learn to trust God…in the brokenness and the insecurities of life. Right now I am in the trenches of having quit my career to homeschool and write. Going down to a single income has been an huge adjustment, and here we are learning that much of our security was founded in money…something we didn’t really realize…it was sneaky and masked but now with a single income it has been exposed. Ouch! But God is good and He is patient with us. Yes, I praise Him today int he midst of change:).

    1. God bless you as you step out in faith, JJ! It’s scary but when else can we experience God’s amazing provision? I think of the Indiana Jones movie where he has to step on the invisible bridge to know it’s there. May God provide in ways your family never imagined, and equip you for home school and writing in abundance!

  3. I live in S. California, and know what a 7.0 feels like. Is there any specific prayer I can pray for you right now? Please let me know. God bless you and your efforts in rebuilding.

    1. Oh Janene, thank you! Really we have so much to be thankful for. My biggest prayer is that as a family (especially my kids) we would see God’s powerful hand at work. I don’t want to miss a single thing He has for us in this. So maybe prayers I would maintain the right perspective and be able to point my kids to God and never be a stumbling block. Thank you so much!

  4. Jaime, my heart goes out to you and your family for the impact (literal and otherwise) you’ve experienced by the quake. Where I live we’ve had a few scares with quakes especially in more recent times. But the worst has been the hurricanes – which shook our world in the summer of 2017. This was the first Christmas we spent in our home since that time and it’s all thanks to God’s goodness and grace.
    I agree that experiences like this have a way of waking us up to the life God really wants for us. It may not have happened in the way we would’ve liked but I see now that it was for our good.
    I’ll be praying for you as you regain your footing but I’m thanking God that you’re already standing on Solid Ground. Blessings!

  5. Going through an earthquake must have been really scary. I love how you pointed out all the insurances that you had to take care of things – until it didn’t. On Christ the solid rock I stand must have new meaning for you – literally. And now I am singing that hymn. Thanks for sharing, friend.

  6. For a few years, while hubs and I went back and forth on having children together (not our first marriage for either of us), I was in a place of fear. I was afraid that if we had a child together, that child would have special needs. My stepson has special needs that are VERY minor, and those pushed me to frustration. I really didn’t think I could handle another special needs child. And I knew that just because God was telling us to have kids and just because He would walk with us in that, it didn’t mean our world could not be shaken with a difficult situation. I was afraid of being tested, of my world being shaken with a difficult pregnancy or a special needs child.
    We did have kids together (2 and both are healthy despite me waiting til “later in life”). Sometimes, I still worry that our world will be shaken in other ways. We are so blessed, and God has been so good even by worldly standards, there is a lingering fear that God will one day test us and our faith. Fear is a liar, I know that, but it is still there and I still have to put Satan in his place now and then.
    So, that said (you opened a flood gate for me huh? 🙂 ), I’m sorry you guys are going through a hard time. I am thankful that it is just your house that is broken and you are all safe and unharmed.
    Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

    1. Oh, Nicole, thank you so much for your honesty and for sharing your own story. I can’t imagine there’s a single one of us who can’t relate to fears of the “what ifs” in all different areas of life. That’s why I love this online space where we can be honest and then lift each other up through the hard stuff with encouragement and pointing each other to examples God’s faithfulness! We can put Satan in his place together ?

  7. My daughter, son-in-love, and Grandson live a few miles from Wasilla–they learned that they weren’t prepared for emergencies (especially food-wise and knowing how to turn off the gas). It’s funny how we think we’ll be fine when a disaster strikes–until one strikes. I’m grateful that no one died as a result of the quake–so much different from the Good Friday quake! I’m your neighbor at Maree Dee’s link up :).

    1. Anita, I’m so sorry I’m just seeing this. What a small world! I am also so glad nobody was seriously injured or killed in the earthquake. That in itself feels like a miracle. God bless you!

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