Monday, February 1, 2010

Update 2/1/10

So much has happened since my last post.  I think last time it was almost November and we were getting ready for the Thanksgiving feast at North Oxford.  Well, that all went great, as did Christmas.  The Christmas musical at New Prospect went great.  So many working together.  Christmas was such a blessing, too.  As always.  God reveals Himself in a new way each year, it seems.  The story of Him being born in a manger may seem redundant, etc., but when you think about what it all really means and you have a relationship with Him, it is awesome! 

New Year's was great, too.  So much good family time.  Over Christmas holidays I also made a change.  God just dropped a new job in my lap.  I found out about Batesville Junior High needing a new choral director.  I made a call and met the principal.  It worked out great and I have been there a month now.  It was tough leaving my little people.  It tore me up calling my boss and telling her, but I knew there was a reason God was moving me.  I would soon find out.

We don't always understand it, but God also closes doors.  We are no longer at New Prospect BC where we had been for 3 years.  Leaving there was unlike anything I had experienced.  It was, sadly, messy and I don't think it pleased God too much, but I just have to trust that it was all in His plan.  Even though it hurt incredibly, and the church just thinks that our family "left", I know it will all be OK.  I do have a certain peace about it.  I just can't think about the church right now without getting pretty bitter.  Especially when we were there for 3 years and have barely talked to the people there except a select few.  I guess it is just too awkward for most to approach us.  Maybe they just don't care.  ???

I know this will ease in time.  We have been able to go to my mom's in Jackson and go to church with her, though. (something we couldn't do while on staff) We have also visited North Oxford and are going to FB on Wednesday nights to take the kids to Awana.  Who knows where we will end up.  We are planning on visiting our friend's church, The Orchard, really soon, too.  We'll see. 

I am so thankful that God has given me a family that I love and loves me and the ability to love the people I come in contact.  He has given me a job that lets me work with kids and share His love with them.  It's all good! 

Well, that's all for now.  Hope you are all doing well. 

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