Well the Lord is good and gave our family the greatest gift this year... okay well a good gift any way... Fall Festival and Halloween on the same night!!! Yes!!!
So thank you for your prayers for this past week. The Trauma Healing workshop was fantastic and I'm so grateful that I could be a part of it, my parents saved the day time and again by watching, picking up, and feeding me and my children almost all week! Diane made it back safely on Wednesday...
But Thursday we had a scare as Diane started bleeding a lot, this took us back to the last miscarriage and made for a very difficult day. We saw the mid wife right away and thankfully there was a strong heartbeat! With tears of joy and relief we left the office looking forward to a sonogram that afternoon. We rested as best as you can under such circumstances and were very relieved to find out by the end of the day that Diane and the baby were both okay and that we are likely having another girl.
I took most of Thursday off of class, and was able to rejoin the team on Friday and finish up strong. Since then Diane has been doing really well, but I'm convinced it is because of the loving support of the community and the many prayers that went up on our behalf. Thank you for standing with us in the dark places and being lights to surround us when ours seems barely bright enough!
The weekend was full of fun Fall costume like things. Friday I took the boys to their school carnival!
So that was great! It was raining and all the festivities were moved inside, the lines were short and I was in and out in less than an hour... and the kids had a blast!
Then at home I had the MKs over for a fun movie and costume time, we ate snacks, watched Nacho Libre and laughed a lot!
The next day was the Church Fall Festival and it was great to have so many MK's out to help with that. Our Church does such a great job of supporting our group and it was fun being able to give back a little.
Sunday came and with it saw my indoor soccer team back in the final. Unfortunately we lost, but mainly because our star goalie wasn't able to make the game. We didn't threepeat but I guess that is okay :).
On Monday some kids were still in the dressing up mood and I was able to snatch this great picture!
I was so happy on Monday also to find out that one of my amazing MKs had written a paper based largely on stuff we had learned about in our study on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. It was a brilliant paper and it was so cool to be able to read it! I am really enjoying going through this book, and it's wonderful seeing it have a positive impact!
Recently I did a parents meeting and I have begun to plan some ways to use my Trauma Healing training with the kids! I am so thankful for your support which enables me to be a part of furthering my education and getting more tools for my tool belt!
I am looking forward to speaking in PBT chapel soon and would appreciate your prayers as I put the finishing touches on my lesson.
Also please be praying for Diane to heal completely and for the baby to continue to grow healthy and strong and come at just the right time!
I hope you are enjoying your November as much as I am! Thank you so much for your willingness to partner with me in what God is doing in my life. I can't do any of these things without you and your prayers and support. It has been so miraculous the way so many of you have transitioned so seamlessly to the new way of giving. Me heart is filled with joy when I think of you all!
If you are having any trouble switching your support over please let me know. Here is what I've written so far about making the transition (Transition and How to give) and I'm happy to provide any further information that I can to help make this a smooth transition for you. Thanks for sticking with me through this.
If you want to support what I do a little or a lot, on a one time basis or a recurring basis, click on the tab "Supporting the Work" at the top of the page and sign up for Chase Quickpay. You can then send your donation to HCLC - Caleb Robbins Ministry using my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like further instructions on setting that up please click on the link at the top right of the page called How to give.
The other way to donate to my ministry is via check. If you write a check to "Holy Cross Lutheran Church" and put "Caleb Robbins Ministry" in the memo line it will get deposited into my ministry account.
The address is:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4400 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76016
Diane is my beautiful wife and the mother of my precious children Creed 8, Asher 6, Liam 4, Echo already in heaven, Bella 1, and one in the oven :)