Yes.....days in blog-world are STILL few. And how I do miss it! Eventually we'll be up and running again and I will blog with reckless abandon as in days of yore! :) Can't you tell I'm in need of a linguistic outlet?!
These have been a busy, busy, busy few weeks. And on top of that, they've been busy. Our little family has started doing some traveling and singing...something I never thought we'd do...and it's actually been really fun and uplifting. We even have the little trailer w/sound equipment in tow! How funny is that?! We've had 3 services this month, and have one service yet to do. We had two of them in Indiana, where we also managed to get in one night at Friends Campmeeting. (so sorry I missed you, Jody!) I enjoyed being at camp very much.
Then in the midst of all this, there have been the regular activities that keep us hopping at church. Derek has referred a couple of times on his blog to filling in for a service that is an outreach endeavor by another local church. Conversations had already been taking place about a possible move to this church around the first of the year. God's timing in the whole matter was different, however, and impeccable as usual. So, last Sunday Derek had the unpleasant task of rendering the resignation to our current congregation, as he plans to go on staff at the new church the first Sunday in September. This is a part-time Associate Pastor position that will most likely move to a full-time one within the next few months. Whew. BIG changes. I often tease Derek that I didn't date and/or marry a Pastor, Minister, or even a guy with those aspirations.....what a difference time makes, eh?! The calling on him is undeniable to me, though. So I am following him as he follows God. Any prayers on our behalf during this crazy time are appreciated. It is exciting as much as it is a little scary. We've been with our current congregation for six years, and we do love them. And I am attempting to resist the tendency toward guilt for leaving them. I can only assume that if God is leading us to something new then He must have something new for them, too.
If you're interested in learning a little about our new church, feel free to visit their website at www.winfumc.org. Derek's bio will be added to the staff page soon so be sure to check back!
Can't wait till I can get back online regularly and catch up on all of your blogs as well. I miss the connection!