Hello everyone! First of all, I am so sorry for abandoning you all. That was never my intention. I miss this blog so much. So I am here to answer the question: Where in the world have I been?
First of all, I would like to assure you that I am not on a permanent break from my blog or writing. Writing this blog has been such a blessing in growing closer to God and in making some new wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ. Writing is such a passion of mine and a definite call from God – so I will be back.
In preparation for my husband and I to move to Fargo, North Dakota to plant a church, we have temporarily rented out my mother in law’s lower level. The thing about it is – she lives on farmland right out side of the small town of Lennox, South Dakota. I am so blessed that they are generously letting their adult children and grandchildren stay with them so we can prepare for our next big adventure!
But, the thing about rural America, they don’t really get access to internet. So, ya’ll, I have been living without my daily wi-fi and relying on my small amount of cell phone data to connect me to the world. Can we say first world problems? But it does put a damper on my writing.
So right now I am sitting in a coffee shop, sipping on my hazelnut latte and giving you excuses on why I’ve disappeared. Although, not having internet is kind of a necessity when it comes to blogging. But let me be real for a moment with you:
When we are doing God’s work, Satan sure likes to try to play hard ball. My husband and I, along with fellow church planters have been going through some real spiritual warfare lately. I have been having to check my attitude daily while in this transition period.
If you are stuck in a period of your life right now where you are struggling – let me encourage you with the scripture I’ve been clinging on to these past couple of months. Philippines chapter 4 has been my security blanket right now:
Paul says in verse 4 (NLT), “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
He continues in verse 11b (NLT), “I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Thank you for your patience while I’m in this transition period. I am working to be content and full of joy until we can move on to our next big journey of moving to Fargo to start our church!
As of right now, my blog is going to be on hold until we make the move – which we are hoping will happen the first of the year. I pray God is blessing you immensely and I would love to connect via Facebook in the interim until I can get back here again!