Friday, July 30, 2010


My husband recently took a risk - he applied for his dream job. His dream job isn't necessarily a popular one. And it rarely comes with insurance. I felt from the beginning that going through the process of applying was even more important than whether or not he got the job. Chris weathered through building a resume and seemingly endless written questions even though typing/grammar/writing/spelling are some of his least favorite things to do. He dislikes them so much that he often dictates and I type. Not this time. He was a real trooper, thinking through each thing given to him. He interviewed twice and was one of two final candidates for the position. In the end, the position was given to the other person. That in no way matters to me.

Chris and I came to Arizona 10+ years ago because we felt the Lord call us. I knew no one, and Chris knew a couple of people. We came with no jobs, no apartment, no promises of what was in store. It was risky. But it was worth it.

When Brody was diagnosed, we pulled back from living so risky. We needed safety, familiarity and time to process what our life might look like with this new information. Risk became too, well, risky.

We've been talking for a while now about how we need to be willing to risk again. We need to walk out what God calls us to even when it doesn't make sense.

That's what Chris applying meant to me. It meant we had actually reclaimed what the enemy had stolen from us. In Christ, we are free to risk, because He will not fail us - even when circumstances seem to. It allowed me the opportunity to marvel at who my husband is. I am so very proud of him for the man he is and the man God is growing him to be.

"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." Ruth 1:16



  1. Wow! It's amazing that he just went for it! Got it or not, that doesn't matter. He tried for his dream job---woohoo!! Now, I want to know what it was :o)

  2. Oh my Gosh! I got the chills just reading this. I think you and Chris really have what it takes and that is why you are so great! I'm proud of Chris too. And I'm thrilled to have a friend that feels the way about her husband that you do;)

  3. I am so proud of both of you!

  4. Risky living is so difficult to walk out. Yet it so incredibly beautiful and inspiring when done in faith. It's often easier to risk when you laser beam your faith onto a particular outcome. Your beauty in this is the wide open faith you have in your Loving Father. Regardless of the outcome of your risk, you chose to believe that God is still who He says He is and He can still do what He says He can do.

    There are few things more beautiful to me!

  5. I watch with much awe as you both walk out daily risky life. You may have felt a pull back on risky living. I saw a different type of risk being lived out: One that loves and accepts unconditionally regardless of cost to self; an opening up to others inspite of all their "stuff". Thankful to be on this journey of risk/faith with you! Don't stop dreaming!!!