Wednesday, April 9, 2008


How life changes... My dad has been working at Dove Christian Academy. but he's changed his profession to fix and flips! Fix and flips are houses one buys, fixes, up, and resells (hopefully for a profit). It's been an interesting transition, but God is good. So he's been working with Mike (who already does this) and hopefully will buy his own home sometime in the near future...

I'll admit that sometimes I wonder why God moved us out to Colorado. So here is the Cochran family, way out in Denver, CO, missing their old church and friends in Georgia, and beginning to wonder why about a lot of things. Well, I know Mike loves having us living with him, and has even said we're the best thing that happened to him since he's been in Colorado (he's never had a family) so I guess that could be one reason we came out here (ie: to bless him). And I know we've blessed some other homeschoolers in the area. But the best part to me is that God has tons of other reasons--we just don't know them yet. Oh, and another one is that my dad can make more here doing construction than he could ever make in GA. So it goes... My mind begins to question God, and then he shows me all the blessings he's given us.

Thanks for your prayers and thoughts. God bless!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Another Year...

Yep, I am now arrived at the ripe old age of 91, oops, I mean, 19 :) On March 27th (my BD) I was actually being an honorary judge for speech and debate competition. It was a lot of fun and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my birthday *wink* But seriously, this year has been incredible. This time last year I would never have in my wildest dreams predicted a move to Colorado, yet here I am! So much has happened this past year, changes for the better most of the time, praise God. He is so good and it's by his grace alone that I make this confession... Part of a song by Michael Card comes to mind:

"There are times in your life when you're really in between
there's people telling you from every side
And the pain of growing up is almost more than you can bear
and all you want to do is run and hide

Don't you know that He loves you?
Don't you know that He cares?
Don't you know that He died to save your soul?
And don't you doubt for a minute that he will"

That song describes how I've felt (off and on) for the past, well, six years! But this last year God has matured me so much that the "pain of growing up" is beginning to subside and I'm finding that I AM grown up. It's rather scary, and there are definitely new pains waiting to take the place of the growing pain, but it's not really like I have a choice. I reiterate that God is so good and I praise and thank his Holy Name for all he's done for me. May he bless you as abundantly as he has blessed me!

I blogged on our family blog with some pics if you are interested.