Apr 242015

So much has been going on … more than I have even been able to process or even communicate to myself. And I’m weary.

We are sitting on the cusp of our next big life transition – not that we haven’t already had several major life transitions in the last 18 months, but many of those have all led up to this one – graduation and pursuing whatever ministry God will call us to.

In the last few weeks I’ve discovered that many of my friends haven’t even known that Chris is in school to become a pastor, or that I have been working while he has held down the fort at home. I was floored to discover this, as I’m usually pretty vocal in sharing what is going on in my life.

I’m only just realizing that as things have gone crazy in my world, I’ve pulled back and started shutting down. There hasn’t been time or energy to spend sharing or even processing for myself all that has gone – even for myself in the midst of this season of turbulent waters.

The first time I heard the song Oceans by Hillsong was poignant. It was a clear declaration from God that we were stepping out in faith and He would be there in the midst of all the storms that would come. At the point, I was excited for the journey and what lay ahead, even though I had no idea what that would entail.

Chris had just left his job the previous Friday, we were visiting family out-of-town and had returned to our old church. Their youth band – none of whom we knew – were leading worship, and shared this beautiful song that spoke huge volumes to us as we embarked on this journey of fully stepping out onto the waves.

We weren’t prepared for the highs and lows that have ensued this last year and half – and I’m thankful that I was unaware of what lay ahead. But sitting on this side of things I can honestly say that what I do know is that God was with us through it all. Our finances. Our hurts. Our fears over Naomi’s health. Caleb’s birth. Spiritual battles, and so much more.

I know that as He leads us into this next phase of our life journey that He will continue to be with us through it all. Even if I’m not excited this time as we step out due to the weariness of the past several steps, I know more now than I ever could have then that He is with us and will keep our eyes above the waves of this life. He has a plan and purpose in it all.

I hope to share more soon of the lessons and insights from this season. I’m hopeful that I can continue this blog and grow it to what God wants it to be; but I will continue to seek out His will in this. I have so much I want to share, but it has to be in His timing and strength – which is one good thing about being weary – it has to be His strength as I have none left.

Please keep us in your prayers as we seek God’s will in this next stage of things – and thank you!


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