Monday, August 31, 2009


I've never been called to go on a mission trip or to help a youth group build houses. You know what I mean? That form of ministry is not where my gifts are strongest.

This past weekend, along with a couple of new friends at our new church, we remodeled the entry of our church, gave the sanctuary a deep cleaning, decluttered a hallway filled with junky cabinets and cleaned bathrooms.

It was the most rewarding day I've had in a long time.

To stand back and see how your work has made a difference all in the name of the Lord.

In my new role as the pastor's wife, I am seeing things much differently. I feel as if I am working with my husband. It is really exciting. Anything I can do to help our congregation have a closer relationship with God, to worship freely, to hear the message, I am ready for.

"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. no boxes in my living room!
2. our storage shed
3. pumpkin candles
4. shredders
5. our new friends, B and T

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

If You Would Have Told Me....

If you would have told me that I could pack a house and move in less than two weeks...I would have told you that you were a nut.

If you would have told me that I could find a caring, loving lady to watch my three year old in a small town (in less than two weeks)...I would not have believed you.

If you would have told me that we would be loved by a new church family as much as our previous church family...I would never even have dreamed it.

If you would have told me that Satan himself would make himself known throughout all of this........well, I had forgotten how he works.

I melted down on Saturday. It all hit me. I had moved. I had moved! Oh, my goodness!

I am so glad things have settled down, many, many, many boxes have been unpacked and my oldest likes his new school.

Thank you for your prayers.

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. empty boxes
2. the new Walmart
3. an open kitchen
4. our "new" mattress
5. keeping in touch with friends

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Sorry I've not been around. My days are filled with work and my nights with packing. We load up the trucks on Friday so we are down to the wire. I can't believe things are happening so fast! We are really excited.

I'll be back on a more regular basis soon.

Please pray for us to have a successful move.


Today I Am Thankful For:

1. Ibuprofen
2. boxes
3. friends that help with anything and everything
4. rolling chairs
5. new adventures

Monday, August 03, 2009

God is so Good

A week ago my family was robbed and it has literally been a day by day existence for us. It's a horrible thing to experience, and it takes time to come to an understanding of what really happened.

Then, God shows up in an amazing way. My husband received a call (one week after the robbery) and was offered his first position as Pastor to the UMC in Truth or Consequences, NM!
What a blessing! Becoming a Pastor is Joe's dream and why he is in school. We never thought he would get a pastorate before he finished school, but here it is!

He will preach in T or C for the first time on August 16th! We have two weeks to get it in gear and move.

One huge blessing is that we will only be 2 hours away from Albuquerque rather than 3 1/2. This means we can get the boys to the hematologist faster. It will definitely help when we have to get Christian in for weekly visits in September. (I'll talk more about that later).

I hope you will join me in praying for our family as we step out in faith into where God is leading us and to especially pray for our children. It is always hardest on the children.

One of my favorite Psalms says it all:

"The Lord had done great things for us and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. my Facebook friends
2. feeling better from a weekend of being horribly sick
3. the prospect of a fresh start
4. my Deming church home
5. boxes

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