Student Ministry

Ch-ch-changes

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Hey – sorry I haven’t been around much this week.  Thank you all for your comments on the news that Mike is switching jobs and becoming a loof pastor, as Max says. Hee hee.  We’re very excited that God has called us to do this and He has confirmed it in our hearts continuously in spite of every fear, insecurity, and AHHHH! thought that creeps into my brain.

I have swung on the pendulum from feeling total excitement to feeling scared straight.  Mike first talked to me about it at 1 a.m. one night back in August after he was wrestling with what he believed God was leading him to do.  I was so shocked over the words coming out of his mouth!

Mike has never had serious plans to go into ministry because he’s never sensed the calling.  He loves to study and has always wanted to go to seminary, though.  And God has used his gifts of teaching and music for years, even in a Christian band that we considered moving to Nashville with, but neither one of us thought full-time ministry was God’s call on our lives.

But things feel so different now.

I compare the feeling of being called to do this to the same “feeling” we had when we sought out open adoption.  It just made sense to us.  Sure, it was risky.  Sure, people had concerns for us because they cared so much.  Sure, it required financial sacrifices.  Sure, it was putting our emotions, our comforts out on the line.  Sure, we had to trust God.

Open Adoption was God’s plan for us, no doubt about it.  And, in the trusting, we grew closer to God, learned how His strength is shown through our weaknesses, and got to experience a ride of a lifetime.  Because it was all HIM and not US.

So here we are.  Trusting.

(I could write a novel here but I’ll stop myself.  My sister and her kids are coming to visit this weekend so I’ve got to get busy with all this cleaning stuff.  We’re in for a great weekend – a day trip downtown to the Capitol and American History museum with Grandad and lots of time with Grammy at my house.  Pictures to come!)

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3 thoughts on “Ch-ch-changes

  1. Again, I’m so happy for you all!! I know it’s a scary thing…my dad finally accepted his call to become a pastor close to a year-and-a-half ago and I had a mix of emotions too when he told us his decision! But it’s also amazing how God can use the people that He calls! Hold on tight for the ride! 🙂

  2. We’ve been a ministry family. We are currently still heavily involved in ministry, and even paid a bit, but it is not my hubbies main job. It’s been a long time since it’s been like this. There are lots of us around that have walked this journey before you, don’t ever hesitate to reach out. 🙂

  3. So exciting. My prayer for you is that God will give you the peace with this calling that only he can give. It can feel daunting now but wait until you see what blessings He bestows on those who follow His will!

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