Jun
09
2009

Working Hard

It has been such a long time since we posted last, nearly a month. We were limited in our Internet access while on vacation (not such a bad thing, really), so we enjoyed traveling from Wisconsin (our last post) to Minnesota to South Dakota to home. Here’s a rundown:

  • Spoke in Elk River on “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Got a chance to connect with the Bjorkmans…great people.
  • Visits at my folk’s in Royalton. I reconnected with my best friend from high school, Travis Glanzer. It had been over 15 years!
  • Reconnecting with my sister, Kate, and her family in Tenstrike. Helped put the dock in with Jerry and his son at Birch Haven Resort. The waders leaked and we got very cold.
  • Spent a few days with our friends, the Heppners, in Warroad, a stone’s throw from Canada. We visited the Wm. Marvin Visitor Center. Wow, what a museum! A must-see if you ever make it up there.
  • Spent an entire day with Mennonites for a field day of track in Black Duck. More great people. The Jeubs left a few quarts of blood for the local flock of mosquitoes.
  • Traveled to Yankton, SD, to spend time with dear friends, the Leets. Spent the whole day water skiing at Louis & Clark State Park. I got up on one ski on my first try! Hadn’t tried that since the mid-90’s. Still got it in me. (I lasted about 5 minutes, and I think I’m still soar in some spots.)

Once we returned, we got right to work on several things. One, we remodeled our kitchen. We had a good friend do much of the work while we were gone. The remodel is one that is totally practical: it opens up our living area and kitchen area considerably. I will try to find time to post on this and how we did this remodel at a fraction of the cost of a typical remodel. You’ll find it interesting.

I am bringing Cynthia and Lydia to South Carolina on Friday to compete at the NCFCA National Tournament. We will have a booth for Training Minds Ministry, so this is a business trip for me. Cynthia qualified in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Lydia in Original Oratory. They would appreciate your prayers!

Wendy and I really covet your prayers, too. I am flying home early from Nationals to join Wendy for the Christian Home Educators of Colorado Conference, one of the largest conferences in the nation. We’re speaking on two subjects: (1) Cheaper by the Dozen and (2) Love in the House. The first we’ve done several times, but the second is challenging.

Sure, we wrote the book, but we haven’t spoken on it yet. God is weighing on our hearts to get very direct in several ways. We have a burning conviction in us to speak out more about the importance of “love in the house”–in our marriages, dealing with our children, with our extended family, in our churches and neighborhooods.

We’ve got so many valuable things to say about LOVE, but our time is extremely limited from now till then. As I type I’m thinking, “Why are you writing this blog posting? You’ve got work to do!”

I believe in the power of prayer, and Wendy and I ask you to pray for the Jeubs. We need clarity, courage, obedience, and a servant’s heart for the next couple weeks. We really appreciate it!

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Karen

    I wish TLC would put you guys back on for a special again so that you could show the world what “real commitment” to God and family is and that you don’t have to fall to “worldly ways” just because everyone does it and that you don’t just throw in towel when things get tough. You and your family are a true inspiration to others and Thank you for putting God first in every situation in your life and you tell people about it. Hope you have a blessed summer and your family stays well.
    Blessings
    Karen

  • Heather

    I am happy to hear you had a good time on your vacation! I agree with Karen and think TLC should put your family back on TV. My family and I will pray for you and wish you all the best!

  • Sheri S (from PC, MN)

    My family and I spent a week in Black Duck last year. A truly beautiful area, we were on the lake with hardly any mosquitoes, but get in-land and boy they can pick you up. Nice to hear (read) that your enjoyed Minnesota. I agree with the other two regarding TLC, but when I wrote to them suggesting it, they thanked me and asked me to watch what they currently had to offer. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

  • Sandra

    awesome that you are going to be talking about the book.how ppl do so need to remember that children are assets,not liabilities,the way so much of society tends to think of them.they are so much more than that !