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And I'm freaking out. 

Why? 

Because in 58 days the hubs and I will be moving across the world
Again. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm suuper excited. 
But I'm also very sad. 
This move is the very definition of 'bittersweet' to me. 
But those feelings are for another blog post. 

This blog post is about how I've been FREAKING OUT. 

I've been telling myself for the last few weeks that we have plenty of time, 
a whole two or so months until we leave Korea. 
Plenty of time to ship boxes home, get the cat ready for an international flight (!!!), 
pack, clean, soak up time with dear friends, do some last things in Korea, 
prepare for a few weddings, and do all the usual life things as well--
work full time, keep house, be married, etc. 

Well, I was wrong. 

I was Skyping with my mom the other day and she commented, 
"So, the wedding is in 5 weeks! And then you're home again in 7!" 

*My brother is getting married 2 and half weeks before we move home. 
So, we'll be flying home for the wedding and a few days, 
then flying back to Korea to finish our teaching contracts, 
and then flying home for good. 

As I sit here and type this, 
we are now closer to 6 weeks away from our move home. 
6 weeks. 
Two months sounds so much more waaay longer than 6 weeks. 

Needless to say, 
I'm just a wee bit stressed. 
Just a wee bit. 



John and I came across a very helpful tool in the last few months. 
John Piper's ministries released an app called 
and it's a fantastic help in Bible memorization, 
which is something that we both have wanted to get better at. 

Every week the app gives you a new verse to memorize. 
You can set your preferences to your favorite version of the Bible, 
utilize different quizzes to help you memorize, 
read the verse in context and with commentary; 
and the app also files each memory verse under different topics
(like anxiety, worry, spiritual warfare, etc.) 
to help you recall them in memory during different situations. 

Totally worth the $2.99
and I highly recommend you go download it.

And as God would have it,
this is this week's verse:


Well played, God, well played. 

May I encourage you, friend, to make choices to dwell and rest
with the LORD this week, 
no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. 
HE is our refuge and safe fortress; 
HE is trustworthy and faithful. 

And, if you think of me, 
I would appreciate your prayers.


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