Hey friends, sorry about the prolonged silence. As you may have guessed, last weekend was an emotional one for me. I had some great opportunities to love on people and share with them about Christ, but it left me feeling emotionally beat. I needed a few days to recover.
I have also been wrestling internally and inconclusively over our near-future plans. Perhaps "wrestling" isn’t the right word – really not stressed or worried – just intensely seeking. I am one of those people who gets chronic tunnel vision when my life’s direction starts getting fuzzy. I don’t feel the need to always know where I’m going, but if I don’t feel like I am working towards something, I can hardly function. (I’m afraid it’s one of those chronic Type A personality things.)
We are essentially looking at 3 options:
- head to the twin cities to do the full-time traditional seminary student thing at Bethel Seminary this fall
- opt instead to pursue my degree through Bethel’s "InMinistry" program while pursuing a potential church planting opportunity in the Frisco, CO area
- or the other "InMinistry" option of staying in Lincoln while continuing to serve at my beloved rivertree – which might mean leading a Sunday night venue this fall or perhaps planting a church in the future
At this point, Megan and I are praying and waiting as our house sits on the market and as we seek what God desires for us. We trust that God will continue to lead us one step at a time and very hopeful and excited about all three possibilities. If you’d shout out a prayer for us, we’d sure appreciate it!
:::: UPDATE ::::
Many of you have asked about Renae. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard from her since our conversation last weekend. I pray that she finds her way to church or gives me a call again. Most of all I pray she finds Christ and turns her life over to him. Tiffany is still at the Mission and doing much better. She looks refreshed and is in very good spirits. Thank you for your prayers!
I hope to get some time later this week to get back to writing something(s) a little more…um…substantial. But until then, PICTURES!