We Shout Out Hooray

In the quest for the shortest blog post ever, this one will most likely qualify.

First, let me show you a photo of the first page of my planning notebook where I copied these verses about six months ago. It was a dark time, friends. Not a time without hope. But pretty cloudy.

Today I added the little red music note at the end. For a good reason.

Hope you can read cursive. =)

It’s been a long wilderness wandering for Bob and myself (as well as for other family members) these last months with a lot of this-n-that, moving, job change, and ultimately the SEARCH for a home for our hearts at church. We’ve sought the Lord through it all. Some days it seemed that we would wander forever, not knowing how to “choose” our church home since that’s always been done for us.

That has changed.

We are home.

Not earth shattering news for all of you, but we needed to share our joy.

We have attended many wonderful Nazarene fellowships, some of them several times each in our quest. Every single one is doing a good work and pointing to Jesus. And yet we still struggled. Until a couple of weeks ago.

The good folks at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene have welcomed us in and Bob will be on the platform this week for the first time since February. Electric guitar is not his forte, but hey, it will keep him humble. Ha!

We are getting involved and snapping back to life. Praise God! He is faithful to complete His work in us.

Here’s a fun song to wrap up this note to you all. Phil Wickham shows off a few of his slick dance moves so maybe you’d like to dance along. Oh, and I have to tell you that the first time I heard this song a while back, I didn’t have the lyrics running along with it and I thought he was saying, “We shout out, ‘hooray!'”

So I say, whatever works. I am feeling like shouting, “hooray” today!

And so goodnight, friends.

Enjoy the goodness of God throughout the day, the night, the gloom, and the breaking through. Fight the good fight. As the verses above say, “It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”

Much love,


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

4 thoughts on “We Shout Out Hooray

  1. Always good to read your thoughts and as I read them I see your face in my minds eye. Finding a church home is a big deal so now you can check that one off your list. Being back with music!

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  2. Thank you for these words as I am going through a cloudy time myself. You always have a way of being to real and honest yet forever turning us back to scripture and the one who knows us and loves us best! Happy to hear you have found a church home but for me, my church home in my heart misses you!

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