Saturday, May 28, 2011

Catching Up...

It's a quiet Saturday morning so I thought I would take advantage of the time and do a little catching up here.

This past fall, the Lord began directing and orchestrating plans in our family that while we knew one day  were coming, we weren't "planning" on them at that time. He is so good though and as the days have turned into months now, we have seen and felt His hand moving us to where He wills us to be.

For the last four years, my husband has been on staff at the church where we have attended for the last 16 years. Going into ministry was a second career for him, and a calling in which he admits to running from for many years. Over the last four years, God has been building up and impressing on us both that the time would come for my husband to pursue a lead pastor position. As I said before though, in our timing and on our calendars, we still had... time.  If there is one thing that we learned when we made the decision to go into full-time ministry, when God tells and shows you it's time to move, you move!

This process has required something big of us. There is going to be so much that changes for our family, in particular a move from the community in which we have lived in for 16 years. So, this is very much a faith journey for our children as well.

While I know that our spiritual journey and our daily walk with Him is a constant lesson and pursuit- one in which He refines, grows, transforms, and stretches, I have never felt and known it to the depths like I have these last few years.

In whatever way it can, the pieces are coming together and all making sense.

His timing and faithfulness is unquestionable and I am finding and resting in His peace.

There are still times though that it catches me by surprise and I love that. It really and truly is the peace that passes ALL understanding.

I keep finding my self saying, "I don't want to ever lose or forget all these things that the Lord is showing me." It's life changing stuff and I know there is something I will and can be doing with what He has shown me.  It's humbled me, shown me how intensely personal my Savior is, and it has made me love Him even more.


  1. From one pastor's wife to another....I am praying for you and your family as you take this faith journey and make these transitions in your life. May God bless you and your family in this ministry move! In Him, Jana

  2. I'm right there with ya'! His peace supersedes my natural, thank goodness. Chris has really enjoyed his time with Steve these last few days, we're praying for you guys as you journey forth!

  3. May God continually guide you on His path. Praying for wisdom and revelation as you move forward.

  4. Still praying for you and so happy that you are finding peace in His day to day plans. I can't wait to see what God has in store for such a wonderful family , you will be blessed!

  5. Praying for you and your entire family as you all begin making transitions as God leads you into your next.

    God has an amazing adventure set ahead for you and as you daily make the choice to follow him as he leads you, you will see his presence sprinkled throughout your day.

    God has truly gifted you and Steve (and your beautiful children) and he's so excited to use you in your next.

    Praying that God's peace...and grace fill your hearts today and in the days to come as you walk HIS amazing journey.

    Love ya,

  6. Wishing you all the very best!

  7. Christy~ I'll be praying for you all as you transition. Please keep us updated as the Lord reveals His plans for you. I pray for you every Friday. Much love~
    Jennifer Walker
    (I've had sign-in issues here!)

  8. Christy...
    These words from Joshua 1:9 are pressing on my heart today

    "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

    I am so excited for you and will be praying for your family as the you close one chapter the Lord has authored and begin another!

    Many blessing & love,


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