Journal entry by Tiffany-Jerad Norman

Our family had a great weekend celebrating Myron & Cindy's (my in-laws) 45th wedding Anniversary at Camp Quaker Heights in Eldora.  There is something about that place that is so special and peaceful.  The weather was perfect and it was a time for  just relaxing and spending time with family.  Jerad and I were able to get away for a few walks while we were there and God's presence was so real. We both have so many fond memories of that place including, family camp, young adults retreats, and family gatherings.  To be honest I didn't really want to leave there and face the reality of this week and preparing for Jaden's upcoming surgery.  Sometimes the unknown is difficult because we are not in control.  The path we walked this weekend was long, uphill, and exhausting but every time we became tired we ran into something beautiful.  It reminded me that in the trials God always shows up and never leaves us.  He knows the big picture and we are called to trust and have faith in our tour guide.  I have included some pictures we took along the way that were breathtaking and reminders that God walks with us through the uphill battle of the unknown and also reveals to us His beauty along the way.  We ask for your continued prayers as we prepare for the unknown in the upcoming days!!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  James 1:2-4
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