Friday, July 29, 2011

Blessed Be Your Name

Do you know the lyrics to one of Matt Redman's greatest worship songs?

"...You give and take heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be your name."

Over these past three weeks, our family has chosen to give thanks, praise and words of blessing to the Lord, despite some difficult circumstances.

Did we always feel like it? No. But I know that it is right and biblical to give praise to the Lord when He brings the good, and also when He allows pain.

This has been an extraordinary three weeks, unlike anything we've gone through. Not that it's been 'the' most difficult...or 'the' most precious. Just...unlike anything else.

And now, after a short season of sadness, joy has come again. We have something new and precious to bless His name for!

This is Kaylie...whose name means "one who works for the King"!

 I did not expect to have another dog so soon after our beloved Lily passed away three weeks ago.

I didn't know if my heart had more "doggy love" in it.

But, the Lord knew it did!

And so, through some extraordinary circumstances, we brought six month old Kaylie home on Wednesday night. She is filling our home with a lot of doggy love and joy!

And we're blessing the Lord for His kindness and provision of a precious new dog.

PS. Claire wrote a really sweet blog post about Kaylie's HERE


  1. She's got a very sweet little face!! So excited to meet the newest member of the Patty family and rejoicing with you in God's provision in that!

  2. Connie, she's precious!!! I am so happy for you. I know she will comfort you beyond measure. Love you! Reagan