We made a promise years ago, first separately and then together, to always say "yes" to God's calling.
Big or small, sensical or absolutely insane, we would always answer the call.
Over the last couple of months, God's been nudging us that it's time to leap again. What? Where? We didn't know. All we knew was that it was going to involve getting rid of almost all of our posessions, would have something to do with our calling to worship ministry, and would be the most difficult yet blessed experience in our lives yet.
After weeks of the whisper in our ear, "Go," we finally know where we are going.
Over the next seven and a half months, we're getting rid of almost everything we own to move across the country in our little car.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is beckoning, as is a very special school that will train and equip us as worship leaders.
It is going to be the biggest leap yet, the hardest financial journey yet,
I have no fear. We haven't even been accepted yet and we certainly don't have enought money yet, but we are so confident this is what God has for us.
This is going to stretch and strengthen our marriage in beautiful ways. We'll be all the way across the country, just the two of us and God (and a great school community, of course.) None of our friends clsoe by, none of our family...we'll learn to lean on each other and God like never before.
My sweet nerdy husband with his Link hat that I crocheted. This was taken a few days after my birthday when we were celebrating with my parents.
JL's grandma gave all the girls scarves for Christmas, so naturally silly pictures ensued. The girl in the white scarf has been my dear friend for over ten years and this May she will be my sister-in-law! :D
There have been two major changes in my health the last couple of months (JL has the most perfect health ever and it's not particularly fair, but that doesn't make me less thankful!). First, PRAISE GOD that my plethora of food allergies I've been dealing with for years have been suddenly and miraculously healed!
The less happy to deal with are the multiple ovarian cysts that have been deciding to rupture, one after the other, over the last couple months. I've been in a lot of pain, but my doctor has me on medication and it *should* be starting to get better soon. God knows what he's doing--it's a good thing babies were going to have to wait until after school anyway, though. :(
I don't know who all actually reads this anymore, but I hope everyone is having a blessed January and knows the power of trusting and living under the wing of God. May He enrich your lives as He has mine :)