Sam and I love our church! It is growing all the time, he is leading worship just about every week now with me mostly singing too or running the media slideshow. It just really touches my heart so deeply to see new people come and experience the Lord in a new way. We have brand new Christians, those who are still working on their faith, and those who are strong in the Lord and are able to be there for others. I love how as Christians we never "arrive," but are meant to continually learn more and more about Christ and what it means to live for Him and die to our flesh daily.
I really do love living in Fargo. Yes, there are times of deep misery such as in the middle of our 6 months of winter when it's 20 below and I have to drive in a scary blizzard. Or in the middle of summer when it's over 90 degrees and humid and the sky is filled with swarms of mosquitos. But I love the lush grass and trees, and small-town feel even though it's a town of over 100,000 people (not including neighboring towns), the amazing PEOPLE I know and love who reside here, the northern accents, and all the memories it holds for both Sammy and me.
But gosh dang it, I miss my family!!! We moved here over a year ago because God called us to be here. What the duration of living here is, I do not know. We may move, we may stay. We are really seeking the Lord about what needs to be done and where God wants us to pastor and be active in ministry. But I tell you what, I surely would love to be able to see my family a lot more often. Especially when we start having kids....I will need my mom! God knows our hearts' desires. He knows what is best. We have to pray, follow His peaceful leading, and trust that He knows better than we do.
While we are here in the valley of indecision and wait, I do praise God that at least my new position in my company is better than what I had!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Bless you guys (whoever you may be).
|Honeymoon July 2011 (it was one of the only pics saved on this computer and i wanted to post a pic but don't feel like finding a recent one! ;)|