Sunday, May 20, 2012

Coming along...

I am amazed every time I tell someone we leave on Friday.  The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity.  We have been packing boxes, organizing, cleaning, trashing, weeding out, good-bye "ing", and packing some more.  Little by little, it is all getting done.

I have been feeling a little schizophrenic through it all.  One moment I am ecstatic and so ready to get on the road, get to Colorado, and get settled.  The next, I am weeping and sharing last moments with friends. God has blessed us with the most incredible friends and church family here.  Even though I am sad to leave them, I feel so much joy at God's goodness to us here.  I know He remains the same through this change.

I was very blessed to spend the day yesterday with our church ladies.  We discussed how and where to find true contentment and joy.  I desperately needed to be reminded that my satisfaction is found in Jesus.

One of our recent good-byes.  Did I mention, we love skype?

Hopefully we will be in Colorado on the 31st!  I will keep you updated.

Monday, May 07, 2012


Yesterday marked three years since Rob graduated from Seminary.  That is an amazing thing for me to write.  I find myself wondering where those three years went.  As Rob finished his schooling we imagined clear direction to a ministry position for him.  We were sure we would be leaving Virginia Beach pretty quickly.  God had other plans for us.  There were many times that I fought this plan.  I struggled with the path He had.  Now as I look back, I feel only gratefulness.

I'm overjoyed at so many experiences - so many relationships - so much growth - so much of God's faithfulness to us.  I would not trade this time for anything.

I thought so many times "God, why won't you direct us?"  "Why do we feel like we are in the dark right now?"  Now I realize He was directing.  His direction lead us on a different road than expected.  We have seen His hand on us here in Virginia Beach.  We have seen it in ordinary and extraordinary ways.  Now He is directing again.  His recent direction actually does take us to a different state and a different "position" in life.

We are overjoyed to be planning our move to join Sola Church in Colorado.  We have been asked to serve alongside the Mondragons, Gomez's, and Endyks in this ministry.  There are many fears attached to such a change.  But we are trusting God's direction and goodness.

I will miss so many wonderful people here in Virginia.  The relationships have been so sweet.  However, I look forward to settling down in a new community.  I will love the opportunity to be very intentional with where we live, work, and play.  I will love seeing what God has in this new "direction" on the path of life.

We appreciate your prayers for this transition.