Ben has had amazing opportunities as he has worked at the Arts Academy and was able to conduct Faure’s Requiem as well as the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Our dear Jakob is a bundle of energy as any three year old boy should be and is learning to structure that energy in school, which he LOVES.
And God has held our sweet Ella in his loving grasp beyond what we deserve. As we have watched other children like Ella go through surgery after surgery, heart and bowel problems, cancer and many other ailments that come with the 47th chromosome we feel blessed beyond imagination.
Being a part of the staff at the Prairie Tab has played a huge part in Krista’s ability to take Ella into Calgary for her various appointments and programs and for that we are so grateful. We are encouraged to see God work through the Worship Arts Ministry, the servants that lead the service every week and the music that he writes on our hearts. Preparing for Advent has been an especially refreshing exercise and we pray God’s presence in your life as you also prepare for the Christmas season and the year to come.
Blessings and Merry Christmas,
Ben, Krista, Jakob and Ella
This message was included in our letter as staff to the congregation of Prairie Tab. I think about it often. It is a good summary of 2010 and yet it only scrapes the surface of the past year. I have so much to be thankful for, soooooo much, and yet I stand at the doorway of 2011 uninspired, without resolution, and void of motivation.
So how do I approach 2011? What do I do while I wait? Do I do as so many others do and ignore the significance of a new year? Do I make no change and just continue aspiring to recognize all the blessings in this one beautiful life? I love resolutions….strange but true. So what is this wife/mother/individual/goal oriented organizer to do? Perhaps I need to draw a flow chart?