Thursday, March 12, 2009


Lately we have had a lot of decisions to make. With my various health issues surfacing, we have had to weigh the options regarding our move to Portland. Ultimately, with much prayer and debate, it has been decided (by the whole team) that the best solution is to stay put for now. There are no changes in the ultimate plan, and the goal is still the same. But, instead of getting all of our church/ministry experience in Portland, we are going to be getting as much as we can in Dallas.
There are times when I feel like all these planning alterations are my fault, but then I remember that God is the one who is ulimately in control. He has set all of this in motion, and we are all at peace in trusting Him to complete the work He started. For now we will be staying at the church we are currently serving in.
One of the things that has come up as a result of my "medical issues" and of our ultimate decision to stay here, is when we should start having kids. Originally it would have been poor timing and financially unwise to attempt to have a child before we moved, or just as we were moving to Portland, but now things have changed. We are by no means making any sort of announcement. There are many health factors that could very well interfere with any plans we may wish to make. Still, we would like to begin our family on this side of the move. We have such a great church and support system here, and if God allows it, we would like to make that step. We are just patiently waiting on the Lord for whatever He has in store...and we are trying to make sure that we do not get discouraged in the process.
So...once again we are in a new place. It seems like things are always changing, but we are blessed that one thing remains the same. God is in control.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A not so timely post...

I am really slacking on keeping up with my blogging! There really is plenty to report on what has been going on lately, but if I may make an excuse for myself, these last two weeks of work have been exhausting in every way! I have really just come home and crashed every day!
Anyway, today I am posting the pictures I promised.

It's official! I am a Texas driver. (actually I prefer to think of myself as an Indiana driver with a Texas license... if you have ever had to drive in Dallas, I sure you understand why).
These pictures were in our wedding, and they were made to match it. They used to match our bedroom, but since we have gotten new bedding they needed updated. Nothing too thrilling, but a goal accomplished, none the less!

And finally... I have started working on a baby blanket! Now I just need someone to have a baby!