Monday, August 15, 2011

The Next Big Step...

I had more words to share yesterday, so perhaps I should have simply posted this news then. But, as promised, although it may not come out so neatly packaged today, I'll share some big news with you.

Come the weekend after next, we're finally packing up and leaving Texas. It's been a long 16 months here, and we've been ready to transition for some time. In the end, we were obedient to come, but with much relief, it's time to move on to the next leg of the journey.

Obviously, the next question is "Where are you going?

Honestly, we're not 100% certain. There is an opportunity that we're exploring in Nashville, TN. But also, God has arranged some really incredible details for a move back home to Lafayette, IN too. We're just waiting, praying and believing that a door will fling wide open in short order-- and once it does, that we will make no mistakes in whether or not we need to walk through it.

We are weary, for sure. The last two years have taken a major toll on us, and we're ready to move on and settle in to life. I'm so thankful that we rest in the shadow of a God who gives us shelter from the storms, because it's been raining here for a long time. Now, we're anxiously awaiting the sun to peek out from behind the clouds. The rains that have poured down will undoubtedly nourish seeds that were planted in our spirits years ago. It's simply time to let the Farmer tend to them as they take root, sprout and grow under his skillful care.

More details will follow in time, but the time isn't yet. For now, we just need  a wonderfully suited job possibility to come available for Jeremy. He loved what he did in pharmaceutical sales, but the industry is highly volatile (and we're not so keen on volatility at the moment). His last year was spent as the Director of Marketing for a nationally known nonprofit. If you happen to be aware of anything on that front, or if you  would like more details about all that is going on, I am happy to share with you in a private email. Just click here to shoot me one, or you can email Jeremy here.

I think I started keeping up with my blog at just the perfect time. It's such a reflection of my daily heart. One moment carefree and filled with joy and encouragement-- the next moment cautious and withdrawn, apprehensive of the journey. No matter what, I commit to honesty.

I love you all tremendously. It blesses me to share our lives with you. Isn't that really what the church is after all? Bearing burdens, living life, loving with grace fully extended...thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

And while I never suspect that our lives will be boring, I sure hope that none of our future big news involves moving again for another...say...40 years. Can I get an "amen?"


  1. Love you to pieces, Friend. *Your IN Emily*

  2. Let me just say that, if this next step is to TN, then I pray that there will be at least one more move in the next 40 years. :) I'm sure your mom and dad are hopeful on that front, as well. :)

    I'm praying that you will "not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. [That] you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will."

    Love you guys! Praying for you during this transistion.

  3. I can relate on hoping not to move again. It is exhausting and a huge re-start in life. Start over!! And sometimes, we are ready to start over, and then ready to move. But wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be content for many years, not in need of a restart, and settled in where we are for a very long time. I can hope, and I hope so for you too. Praying that a great fit job will come along for Jeremy VERY soon. I love you, Kirsten. I've never been to Indiana, you know. The way you love it, surely it's worth just a visit?

  4. Lindsay~ "I'm praying that you will "not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. [That] you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will." Perfect word, my friend. Thank you.

  5. Lacy~ No kidding, right?! We're all "moved" out for awhile. Ready to settle in to the everyday beauty of living life. We would LOVE some house guests in Indiana sometime. And I think that a trip down to the farm will be in order one of these days too. I love the wonders of technology that will let us communicate from afar. Or better yet, maybe we should send letter the old fashioned way. What do you think?

  6. Rachel~ Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. ;) My heart is overflowing tonight...

  7. love this. i feel the lightness coming!! i know you've needed it for quite some time. happy for you and will pray as God leads you out of this season that He has had you in!