Friday, May 19, 2006

2 big things

1. Today is my 5th anniversary. What a great 5 years it has been.

2. We are taking a trip for our last visit to the church in IL. A little excited would be an understatement. It almost seems unreal that the long search/wait process is coming to an end.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

quick update

a lot of things are happening (good and bad)

Allow me to just list them for now (not to take away from the emotions that are behind them all in my heart), though I do not like to make lists of things like this.

(in no particular order)
1. My friend who was in ICU passed away last 2 Fridays ago. Because we were on our way to an interview we were unable to make it to either the viewing or the funeral.

2. At that interview we were offered the position and accepted. But we have to go back for another visit and then a week later the congregation votes. (the next visit is this weekend and the vote will be next weekend).

3. With this 99.9% assurance of our move, we wanted to put our house on the market to give it about a month or so to sell. That included lots of work on painting, repairing and cleaning. Most of this was done by my wonderful wife.

4. The first day we had the house on the market we had 4 visits. Another busy day with staying out of the house.

5. That night, we had 4 offers on our house.

6. We accepted one offer and just wanted to move the date of sell. The buyer accepted that change and so we have sold our house.

7. Still without any knowledge of when we might officially be moving and having a job. Not to mention a place to live once we get there.

8. Our anniversary is this Friday. Happy 5 year anniversary!

9. Our oldest boy is now 2 (turned 2 in April)

10. Our youngest is almost 7 months. He is sitting up and really really wants to eat table food.

Lots more to happen in the next week or so. God is good and has watched over us the entire time.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The end of the wait is...


* Pending another visit which will include me preaching and visiting some adult SS classes and getting to meet more adults. Then the next week, there will be a vote and then we'll know for sure.

I'll post more soon. Need to get back to doing work

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

worn down

today i feel just worn down, beaten up. Whatever you want to call it. I think my crazy sleep pattern/schedule (go to bed at 9 3 nights and try to get up at 3am three days a week) is starting to take its toll on me. I think I have a sinus infection or something. I don't feel like eating much of anything. I have been up for over 12 hours today and just feel like I could sleep for the next 12 (which would be good because I have to be up at 3am tomorrow).

Plus on top of this, one of our good friends is still in the hospital from a heart attack and things don't look good. So I'm emotionally drained, too.

Just wanted to post and say I am ready to be out of this "valley" and back into ministry. Please be praying for me.