Archive for February, 2009

I love those words… “I have a shelter in the storm, when all my sins accuse me, though justice charges me with guilt, Your grace will not refuse me.” Christ the the Lord is our Rock; our Refuge; our Shelter! We are secure in Him!

John Newton

John Newton

...if all things are in His hand, if the very hairs of our head are numbered; if every event, great and small, is under the direction of His providence and purpose; and if He has a wise, holy and gracious end in view, to which everything that happens is subordinate and subservient; – then we have nothing to do, but with patience and humility to follow as He leads, and cheerfully to expect a happy issue…. How happy are they who can resign all to Him, see His hand in every dispensation, and believe that He chooses better for them than they possibly could for themselves.”

– John Newton (taken from Jerry Bridges book Respectable Sins)

respectabl-sins

God’s providence may be simply defined as God’s orchestrating all circumstances and events in His universe for His glory and the good of His people.”

-Jerry Bridges (Respectable Sins pg. 64)

We, the children of the living God, are so blessed that He alone is Omnipotent and Omniscient. He sovereignly governs all things for His glory and our good! May we not murmur as we go through the fire that sanctifies us in His desire to be a people set apart for His glory.



bridges1God does not forgive us because He wants to be lenient with us. He forgives us because His justice has been satisfied”

-Jerry Bridges (Respectable Sins)

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” -2 Corinthians 5:21

Well, It’s been a week or so since I last updated you on our current situation. As you all know, Miha and Katie have been dealing with some health issues and we’ve been trying to find the answers. A week and a half ago, we moved out of our house to see if something in the house was causing the allergic reactions. We stayed a day and a night with my parents, but the moment we lay down to sleep Miha had another asthma attack. The next day we moved over to Anca and Poli’s apartment and stayed there for a week. Though Miha didn’t have another attack, there were no major changes to Miha and Katie’s health… Same old purple puffy eyes, itching sneezing, etc.

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Katie's purple puffy eyes

We went to a local allergy doctor and had some tests done. The doctor was convinced that they were allergic to something in our house. Miha had some allergy tests done and we anxiously awaited the results which were to come back after a few days. A few days passed by and the results came back, and surprisingly Miha is NOT allergic to any of those things (mold, dust, cat hair, cockroaches, pollen, etc.) that they tested her for…

Sooo… Apparently the problem is something in the air here… The pollution level has been noticeably high lately. A number of times even I have noticed my throat and eyes burning while walking through town. The doctor recommended leaving town for a while to see how they react.

Pray for us as we are still pretty discouraged. We were hoping that Miha and Katie were just allergic to something in our house and that the sollution would simply be to move out to another place. Unfortuanately it seems much more complicated and we are still trying to figure out what to do… We probably will leave for a week or so to another location, though we had just come back from America where we were problem free.

Pray for me (Joey) that I’d have wisdom and courage to do the best thing for my family and for God’s glory. I know that God is good and in control of this situation, but need to constantly remember that His sovereign ways are best for His children.

Blessings to you all,

Joey, Miha and Katie