Saturday, June 20, 2009
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Going to take Landon and Corin to Moraine State park for a walk around lunchtime. It is going to be a balmy 56 degrees here today...and woohee does that feel like warmth to us. (Ummm Jenn, bundle him up and we need the car seat base.)
Told MOPS that I would not be on Steering Team next year. And feel really good about that decision.
Sat in on an interesting ministerium meeting yesterday. Local pastors get together once a month to talk and share their concerns and burdens. I liked being a part of it but came away very frustrated because all they did was talk...no action plans were set up, no decisions were made. Men....bah!
I have a big prayer request. Been thinking that God is leading in my new ministry direction, and need clarification of that leading. I am considering joining my Dad's mission. It would be as a mission representative, working most of the time here in the US. I'd travel to various churches and organizations, presenting the ministries of LATCOM, and I'd also lead a few teams to Bolivia every year. Here's the thing...it would mean raising support. In other words, the mission doesn't pay me a salary, I have to raise support like any other missionary does. I really, really, really am excited about this path, but I am praying hard to see if it is really what God would have me do. My heart would move to Bolivia in a nanosecond and start working at Monte Blanco (and the rest of my body too. lol), but my husband does not feel the same way. But this is a way that I can be contributing to that ministry without endangering my marriage. So pray for me. Pray for clarity on if this is where God wants me to go, and also for the support to come in if it is what He has for my life. I have until April to decide, because that is when the board meets, and they do all the hiring.
Emilie told me last night that she wants to be baptized. So we will be attending a "Your Child Wants to be Baptized" meeting in two weeks. They'll make sure she understands what it means, and whether she is ready for that or not. My heart leaped within me.
I have lots of thoughts I still need to share about my time in Bolivia. This is just for me to remember what those thoughts are when I finally get the time to sit down and write them out. Pointman Leadership. Testimonies. Old house. Grandpa and Grandma. Odd Pastor. Dead man.
I need to do laundry. Again.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I made what I am calling Attempts rather than Resolutions this year. Because that is all they turn out being anyway. My all focus on the word Repair.
- Repair my marriage. Date nights, counseling, I'm reading through a few books, etc.
- Repair my health. Exercise, eat healthy, lose weight, blah, blah, blah.
- Repair my kids. LOL. By that I mean redo the chore chart and stick with it, family devotions, outdoor activities.
- Repair my relationship with God. Devotions and prayer time.
- Repair my house. Patching of holes, painting of rooms, purging of items.
Dem thar are it. Nothing fancy. But this is the year of Repair. If it ain't about fixing one of those things, then it can't be added. The end, love Stemmler. (Inside joke for myself)
I'm going to Bolivia. For two weeks. With my parents. Brad is staying home with the kids. He is still unemployed, and they are paying my way, so I had to take this opportunity. I am thrilled but also strangely afraid. I think it may be just that old mommy fear, but just in case it isn't, I have taken the time to write Brad, Emilie and Landon their own letters. I love you letters. That they can have to read over and over if something happens to me. I'm going to miss them like crazy. And I hope Brad will be okay...I know he will be.
More another day.