Saturday, March 7, 2009

This is how I feel like my life looks right now.
Sorry for the laps in posts this week, but life is moving pretty fast right now and I am doing good to just stay a float.
Nothing bad or sad, just fast paced.
I have been wanting to share with all of you, and now I feel the freedom to do so.
Jeff and I have been through a journey this last year and a half and it is all coming to a head recently. Here is the short version.
Jeff and I have been praying and seeking God for answers. God has been so good and has given extremely clear direction and we KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that He has spoken. We were both feeling un-settled with life and couldn't put our fingers on it. We are at a great church, filled with great and loving people who support us and challenge us on a regular basis. Our marriage was great, we loved our kids and for the most part were happy.
Jeff and I both have a passion for God’s church, specifically the leaders of His church. We want to see churches grow and prosper and become everything God had planned for them to be. So, through much prayer and exploration, Jeff is looking into a career of church consulting. Looking is a loose term because basically God is opening doors like crazy. I looked at Jeff the other night, and with utter amazement at what God is doing, asked him “Could this really be happening?”
I would love to share every little detail with you all, but it would just take too long. So instead, I’m going to ask for your prayers.
· In the next couple of weeks Jeff is traveling to Texas. These meetings could help us see if moving back to Texas is going to be a real possibility or not. Please pray that God leads in a MIGHTY way and that clear direction is given.
· At the end of April, Jeff is going to a week long training session. Please pray that he gets everything he needs.
· Please pray that our house sells BEFORE we move. This is what is keeping me up at night. We are getting new carpet and are making lots of touch ups. Our house is hopefully going to be on the market in the next couple of weeks.
All of these changes are taking a toll on me emotionally as well (the main reason I have not been blogging). We are giving up our dog Buddy. He has been my “furry” child for the last 11 years. I have taken both of my children off of the list for school next year at their pre-school. Basically, I’m cutting all of the ties and am having a hard time. I’m soooooo grateful to God for what He is doing and I know this is exactly what Jeff and I are supposed to be doing, but it is still hard.
Thank you all for your patience. Life will return to normal soon, and so will my posts!


Amy said...

What?? You guys are leaving too? :-(

Ok, sorry. I am happy for you-it's great to know what God wants you to do and then go and do it. Don't worry about the house, it'll sell at the right time.

We MUST do pictures before you leave!

Leslie Johnson said...

I agree! How about Easter?

Amy said...

Easter sounds good.

The Clarks said...

Where is Jeff going to be doing training? Are ya'll heading to Austin? I'd love to see you guys and get our kids together to play if you're going to be here too.

Leslie Johnson said...

The funny thing is...the training for April is here in Columbia, SC. The training for September is in Austin, TX! God has a serious sense of humor! Austin is looking, more and more, like the place we will end up, but like I said the meetings he his having this month will help to nail it down.