This fall semester seems to be one of the busiest that we've had in a long time; there is so much going on.
Joel and I are the community group coordinators at our church. Each new semester brings challenges of training old and new leaders and getting people plugged into community groups. In a church of about 700 people, where community groups are about 3 years new, the learning curve is steep! Joel and I repeatedly remind each other that we are in way over our heads, which I'm pretty sure is right where we're supposed to be. The thing that we keep telling ourselves is that community is God's work. He will make it happen. We are praying that we can be creative in thinking of new ways to do things, patient and gracious when dealing with ALL of those people, and FULLY reliant upon Jesus.
You know how things seem to break all at the same time? Well, just a few weeks ago both of our cars needed major repairs, the ipad broke, and the dog's eye went to shit *excuse the phrase* all in the same week. Luckily we'd just been through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace class at our church and, by the grace of God, had funds to deal with everything without a huge fuss. The dog is a real and true pirate, meaning we had to have his eye removed. I will post pictures of him when his eye is healed more, right now its pretty nasty.
Joel is doing great at work. He is busy, busy, busy. He recently changed jobs and is now preparing to head to a 2 1/2 month training school in the fall. There is a lot of homework that he has to do before he even leaves for the school. So between church events, he finds time to study, leaving me to craft.
Yes, crafting. What a wonderful thing! All of my crafting has a purpose, or so I like to tell myself. I am doing small projects here and there to get ready for Jeremiah.
Oh yea, I didn't mention that yet... he is coming in about 3 months now! AHH! We're really excited! And if you did the math from the baby coming in 3 months and Joel going to a 2 1/2 month training school, you've noticed that Joel will get back a few weeks before Jeremiah is due. Talk about a whirlwind...
Life sure isn't dull these days. The grace of God keeps us moving along. We're learning to rely on Jesus. The sacrifice of Christ compels us to keep moving and working to join God on His mission of redemption. Its surreal how everyday life is happening and at the same time, God's will is being done through us and in us.