Monday, April 30, 2012


Today ended a 6 month process of purchasing a house in Germantown. When moving to Louisville we never expected to be in this position. We assumed we would find an apartment and live there until we left in 5 years. Recently God has showed us that we will most likely be here at least another 5 years and we have been here almost 2 already. So right after Reuben was born we began looking and found a house a street over from Sojourn Midtown. In November we made an offer and it was accepted. Then the process began. Forms, paperwork, signatures, estimates, inspections, etc. It was crazy. We thought many times we were at the end and could close.
And today we did! It is still setting into my mind that we are home owners, but we are. God is gracious and He has walked with us through this whole process. We have learned much about God's timing, God's sovereignty and patience. It has been amazing to see Him working in us and around us as we waited for everything to happen.
We are still in a bit of a waiting process as there are some renovations to be done. The house is over 100 years old and there are some necessary things that need to be done before we move in. We are excited about the renovations and about moving into the house as soon as is possible. There are so many possibilities and we know God has a plan for us in this house. Can't wait to update everyone on how it's going!

Our House!

Sunday, April 22, 2012



Yes, I realize I am a couple weeks behind. I had intended to write Easter Sunday to break my hiatus, but God had other plans and here I am 2 weeks later writing what I had planned to write then.

It was a much needed break for me as I prayed, evaluated and sought what I need to be doing for the Lord. I am still consistently working to get my priorities in order to have God first, my husband second and my kids third followed by any other ministry and work the Lord would have me do and it is not easy. I have learn a lot about myself in the past couple of months. Most of all I am REALLY lazy and I want to do what I want to do, I believe we call that selfishness. This is me and I HATE it! I hate that my heart so longs to lie on the sofa and watch TV instead of sit at the feet of Jesus. I hate that I want to look at things on the internet that seem so important instead of reading my kids a book. I hate that I want to imagine my perfect house and set up and find all these things to make my house great instead of caring for the home God has given me now. I HATE IT! My priorities are seriously out of whack and I am still wrestling with the Lord to really understand where He wants me to be and what He wants me to do. I am wrestling with Him to put off laziness and selfishness and put on compassion, care, action (God-centered action) and work that comes from a grateful heart. These are things Christ died for and because He is risen they are now locked in the grave! Thank You, Jesus! Thank You for taking my sin and for not leaving me in it, but helping me put it off and put on You! My desire is to be more like Christ. I am learning everyday more of what that looks like and how to trust in the grace of the Lord to save me from myself and put on Christ.

I hope that this Easter did not just slip you by, but that you had an encounter with the True and Living God who saves His people!

Our weekend was incredible. Friday evening we attended Sojourn's Good Friday service where all 4 campuses gathered. It was an amazing time of worship and reflection on what Christ endured for us!
Saturday our family celebrated Passover. It was really neat to reflect on Christ's death and resurrection and the new life we have when we are in Christ from a supper that started many years before Christ came to die but symbolized it. What an amazing feast.
Sunday was a restful and reflective day as we celebrated our Risen Lord at church, rejoiced as one of our Community Group friends was baptized and spent time together as a family. I am so thankful for a weekend to really think and reflect upon our God who is mighty in power and deed, but loves us so deeply He would die for us so we could have a relationship with Him. Who else can say that?