Showing posts from September, 2020

Finishing Well

When looking at sports or really any kind of activity the end result is generally what counts.  It is very possible to play an amazing game and choke in the end loosing the game.  If you're anything like me some times we tune in just at the end to see how things turn out.....So? Finishing strong matters.  Life often seems like a game or race where we are doing our best to cross the finish.  We often get lost looking for short cuts and often end up taking harder routes and unfortunately many do not ever finish the race.  As believers we are also running a race.....I think The Bible says it best in Acts 20:24 (NIV) “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” That is a very lofty goal, and I must admit, is doesn’t always seem attainable, yet it is.   Today I want to highlight and share a shining example of someone who finishing well!    W

Your Next Faith Step

There has been more than one season in life in which I have felt that God’s Will is elusive or hard to find.  I am looking for clear, direct marching orders so I can do the “right” thing.  In my single days, I spent a lot of time pondering what I SHOULD be doing because I was so afraid that in and of myself, I would choose the “wrong” thing.  However, upon reflection tonight, it has ALWAYS been in front of me…. it’s really the matter of if I choose to obey or not.   God is constant.  He does NOT change according to Heb. 13:8.  That being said, I can KNOW marching orders by looking into His Word, the Bible.  The Israelites, God’s people in the Old Testament, did NOT always pursue God.  As they were leaving Egypt and a life of slavery, they looked back and longed for leeks and onions….food!  While they might have had arguably ‘good’ food, it would’ve meant SLAVERY to get it back!   People have asked us WHY we want to go back to PNG.  They make a good case.  There’s not access to great he

Hovey Health Update

To God be the Glory, we have good news to report!  Moriah was able to step down one of her medicines last week...we were encouraged at the good progress!  We have been in touch with her doctor on Mayo Clinic’s portal, and so far things are progressing as planned.  Whoop!  Whoop! This last week we also underwent some testing for Gunner in the form of a sleep study at Mayo Clinic. We received the test results and they stated that he is not experiencing sleep apnea as we thought, so there is NO NEED to have his tonsils out at this juncture.  Whoooooo-hooooooo!   Thank you for all the prayers sent up on behalf of us and our sweet kiddos.....we have felt uplifted and upheld as we have navigated through these waters.  We couldn’t have done it alone!  When prayer warriors unite, we accomplish much by God's Grace and provision!   We do have one request.  A few weeks ago Brian was having a lot of tooth pain.  We found out that one of the many Covid related side effects in our culture is tha