Growing Home Together

 

Our story

Thanks for stopping by Growing Home Together, where we (Rob & Joanna Teigen) want to share the journey of family life and faith with you.

We’ve celebrated 25 years of marriage and are loving life with five awesome kids, plus a beautiful daughter-in-law. We share an addiction to coffee, bookstores, and Christmas music. We debate whether two dogs are enough and who should win “The Voice” every season. We’re a neat-freak married to a mess, an explorer to a homebody, and an introvert to a ‘people person.’ But we do agree that our vows are for always, children are a gift, and prayer is powerful.

Over the years we’ve lived in five states as we made our way here to West Michigan. We look forward to meeting you here, supporting your pursuit of God and the hearts of your loved ones. We can’t wait to grow together with you.

 

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Growing Through Prayer

Lord, you’re the source of our most lavish gifts and precious blessings. You put breath in our lungs each morning. Our marriage provides a loving partner to share whatever comes our way. Children bring laughter, hugs, and dreams for tomorrow. You take care of our needs and fulfill the desires of our hearts. We stand amazed at your generous love that gives more than we ever deserve. Yet even as we receive good from your hand, we suffer painful losses in life.

 

Friends move on or move away.

Loved ones go ahead of us to heaven, leaving us raw with grief.

A satisfying career comes to a dead stop as we lose our job.

Kids make poor choices, landing them in a pit of trouble with no easy way out.

Goals and priorities collide so we feel divided in our marriage.

Accidents and health crises threaten our well-being.

 

The people, possessions, and plans we cling to are torn from our grasp. We lose our bearings as life is altered beyond recognition.

 

When we struggle through unwanted events and problems, we need hope. We cry out to you, our God who never changes or leaves our side. Thank you for your tender invitation to bring our losses, our hurts, and our disappointments to you in prayer:

 

Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
save your servant who trusts in you.

You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord,
for I call to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.

You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to you.
Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.
When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.

Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.

I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your love toward me…
(Psalm 86:1-7, 11-13)

 

Today, Lord, we want to trust you no matter what we’ve lost. Satisfy the needs and longings of our hearts with yourself. Allow us to discover that you’re perfect. You’re good. You’re enough.

Overwhelm us with your love that’s better than life itself.

Amen.

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