jannelle_althoff @caseyligon used my words for a little doodle! Love it! 18h

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jannelle_althoff An upside down pic because today everything feels all upside down. 22h

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jannelle_althoff Stole this one from Jaya. They are so stinkin cute! It brings so much delight to my mothers heart to watch Leilana be so tender and caring with Aria. She has such a sweet soul. 1d

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jannelle_althoff Leilana with Aria, our favorite little person (who has some the best people as her parents, AKA Paul & Jaya). Thank you Paul and Jaya for your encouragement and prayers! Can't wait to visit you in your mountain home :) 2d

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jannelle_althoff Fun! @storehousehq featured Leilana's story :) 2d

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jannelle_althoff As we drove home yesterday evening from another day filled of disappointing rental searching we were feeling overwhelmingly stressed and at odds of what to do. Trying to find affordable rentals in good school zones for Leilana and near Verona's school is nearly impossible. Many people turned us away because we have kids (is that even legal?). What family has $3,000-$4,000 a month to rent a place?! But apparently they are out there! But I digress. On our way home, on the brink of tears, this rainbow appeared. To us, it's a symbol of God's promises. He's asked us to trust him. And maybe that doesn't look the way we want or turn out to be what we think is best. But we know He has taken care of us thus far, so even though it's hard and painful, we will continue to trust.
We've thought about throwing in the towel and moving back to Hawaii (where the rent is less), or finding some small town and buying a cheap house. But at the end of the day we know running away is not the solution.
So this morning, I look at this picture and choose to set my gaze on Him. To anyone else out there going through a struggle, I invite you to join me and find refuge in our loving God.
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  •   katecrem Sorry it's so tough! Praying god shows you the perfect open door soon. 3d
  •   kevangeline Praying for you, that uncertainty is rattling, but I love where you are holding on to for assurance! You guys are so brave! (And hey, if you ever want to call SC home we have a great rental house ;) ) I look forward to seeing where Christ brings you into 3d
  •   amiewanderlust Sending prayer 3d
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  •   andrewbayard We'll be praying for you guys!!! 3d

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jannelle_althoff Downside up 6d

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jannelle_althoff Learning patience. A lesson I still struggle with. Patient people out there, I have high admiration for you. 6d

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jannelle_althoff Spent the day in Denver looking for rentals to no avail (places seem to go within hours (when did Denver become so popular?!) and prices are sky high). Happy to let go of today's disappointments and enjoy God's creations. To our praying friends, prayers appreciated for provisions and the right little place to call home by the end of the month. Thanks! 6d

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jannelle_althoff After a tough day, watching Greg teach the girls how to cast a fishing line was a nice reminder to focus on the now and appreciate the moment. It was too late to catch any fish but next time the girls will be prepared. Tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities. Thanks dad, @dccarlson for the fishing pole! 6d

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jannelle_althoff There's something magical about being in the middle of an Aspen Forrest. 1w

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jannelle_althoff Matching my moods. 1w

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jannelle_althoff As our wonderful month in the mountains is soon approaching an end I find myself fighting off anxiety and fears of all the coming up uncertainties. It seems to be a theme for us, trusting God month by month for a place to call home, for provisions, for health. We do what we can to our best ability and trust God to meet us where we can't. And I have no room to complain bc we have chosen to live adventurously and desire to use our lives to serve beyond ourselves. And looking back at our story so far, I see God weaving a story that is more about our hearts... the healing, restoring, character and quality of who we are and not so much about the ease and comfort of life we have. So we may not have a place to call home for the next month (yet) but as for me, I will continue to trust.
Here's a passage from the Bible that really encouraged me today. Maybe it will encourage you too. “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 6:30-34 MSG)
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jannelle_althoff Admiring the rainbow with friends and soaking in the fresh air. Glad you came to visit @starfishfaith and @jpatrickkennedy :) 1w

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jannelle_althoff Got to cheer in grandpa @dccarlson and the @compassion team at the #courageclassic this morning. So grateful my kids have a healthy, active, kind and fun grandpa to look up. 1w
  •   lacycarlson So cute, go uncle Doug! 1w
  •   ladybird_rose Your dad looks like a baby! Yes, it's so important to have healthy family! 1w

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jannelle_althoff A beauty amongst beauty. 1w

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