This has been just about the strangest year of my life. It is like God is just saying wait a while on.....something. I know that He is in total control and I trust Him, but am ready to find where we are supposed to be and get busy. Maybe that is what is going on. Maybe He is just letting me get so excited about serving Him....wherever. I see and hear about so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ being busy serving God in different places and in different ways. It feels good in a way to know that I didn't go to church or try to serve God because Matt was on staff as worship leader, but because I really do love God and really do want to lead others to Him. That, God has made very clear to me.
Along these lines....it is tough finding the right place to serve God right now. This is a huge compliment to the churches in Oxford. There are so many great churches that are loving people and are preaching His word. We could go to just about any of these churches. Right now, Matthew has really gotten plugged in at North Oxford BC. We have visited there and it is great. We also have gone to the Orchard, and have loved it. They are different, but are both great. We also visited Grace and First Baptist. All great.
We have great friends at all of these churches and could just about see ourselves at any. We are ready to get involved, though, so please pray for us as we seek God in this. Please pray for us, also, about career directions. Matt has a real heart for leading worship, but he also loves teaching. He had always had the dream to lead worship full-time. He has opportunities in teaching, but God hasn't opened any doors as far as worship leading full-time. It may just not be the right season. We have loved going to home fellowship with a group of folks from FB and Grace. It has been great worshipping and studying the Bible in this small setting.
April and May are going to be full for our family starting off with Jacob's birthday on April 2. Then Matt is going to be busy getting his guitar and choir concerts together. After all of those, I have concerts, etc. at my school, and then Matthew has all of his graduation activities. He and Benjamin will also have their band concerts. Whew!
I am excited about what God is doing in our lives and what I see Him doing in our friends' lives around the world. He is so awesome! My job has been a huge blessing and I am looking forward to see what is coming in the future. God bless.
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