Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yes, it's been awhile.

I guess I just haven't had much to say.  Although, that's not really true.  I have lots of thoughts rolling around in my head, but I can't seem to make them into paragraphs that actually make sense.  So today I'll just stick with sentences.
We're in the midst of a transition in our Children's Ministry.  We've hired a Children's Pastor.  He's an answer to prayer.  The vision he has for our ministry is incredible and I can't wait to see all that God is going to do in the next months and years.  
Even when we believe the "destination" of change will be more than we can ask or imagine, the road to change is sometimes bumpy.  
So thankful that God is faithful.  We can trust Him in all things.
Our Abandonment Decree is still in the hands of an Italian adoption agency.  We hope that changes soon.
Our Director is getting ready to make a trip to The Congo mid-February.  We're hoping she'll be able to get some answers in person that are proving difficult via over-seas communication.  We're putting together another care package for Alli.  We're hoping it actually goes to Alli this time. :)
We're trying to wait well.  Some days are better than others.
Again, so thankful that God is faithful and we can trust Him in all things.
Jeff fractured his leg playing basketball.  He's in a walking boot for 2 months.  Good times.
Cheerleading is in full-swing.  Soccer is just gearing up.  I'm the team parent.  Let's not talk about that. :)
I guess that's all the sentences I have for today.  I'll just end with this - because I loved it so much -
God is less interested in right circumstances than in right responses.  
I'm trying. :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hello 2012!

The beginning of a new year seems like the perfect time to bring one chapter to a close and begin again. I've never been one to make "resolutions", but I am really big on setting goals. I won't bore you with my long list of 2012 Goals, but I will tell you that I read something yesterday that made me want to do this:   2012 Goals

“God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity when we plan only the things we can do by ourselves”. – A.W. Tozer

Reading that made me want to do this...
2012 GOAL -  Throw my plans out the window and be open to whatever God may choose to do through me!

I'm praying that 2012 will be an Ephesians 3:16-20 kind of year!
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.