Saturday, May 15, 2010

Denver Bound!

If someone would have told me a month ago that we would be going to SEMINARY in DENVER, COLORADO this fall - I would have laughed hysterically and said they were crazy! It is amazing how God works. We have been through just about every emotion over the past month - and I am sure it has only just begun - but I can honestly say that we are truly excited about where the Lord is leading.

For those of you that may not know the whole story - here is the VERY shortened version. Bryan has been with FSM for 5 years - but over the past 9 months or so, he has felt God calling us to something new ... we just didn't know what that was. Through a number of meetings with godly men that have helped him process what his giftings are and what his passion is ... seminary kept coming up. Bryan actually asked me one night, "Will you at least pray about the possibility of seminary?" - I said I would - but my prayer was something along the lines of, "God - Bryan asked me to pray about seminary - so ... I really don't want to go. There I prayed about it."

Boy God must have a weird sense of humor!

A few days later, the two of us were in a meeting with Tim Lundy and Brandon Barnard - two men that love us and that we have a lot of respect for. Tim started asking Bryan some great leading questions about what he wants to do. At the end of it he ask, "Bryan, when you look around you, what job do you see that you would want." And Bryan said, "A Community Group Pastor or a Campus Pastor ... something along those lines." And both Tim and Brandon said, "YES - you would be amazing in that role!!" And as we talked about that it became very clear to me that seminary would be the next necessary step for Bryan to get to where he truly wants to be ... and to do what he is so designed for!

So after that meeting, Bryan and I went to grab lunch and I said, "Bryan - is this what you want to do with your life?" He said yes. And I said, "Ok - so where are we going to seminary?"

We considered DTS, but Denver was the only place we ever got truly excited about. Not only is it a great school that is in Colorado (as if that wasn't enough) - but my sister's husband Sean will be starting classes there in the fall as well! So we will all be there at the same time ... isn't God creative!? You should see the way Bryan's face lights up when he talks about being around mountains for the next 2 years - he is like a 5 year old on Christmas Eve!!

Now we just have to sell our house, raise support and get moved ... just a small 'to do' list!! It is easy to start feeling overwhelmed ... but it gives me great hope seeing the way God has led us to this point - He has led us this far, so I know He will get us there!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Crazy Weather Weekend

I am thankful to report that not only did we make it through all the crazy storms from the weekend - but we had a lot of fun at the same time! We were hanging out with the Hedlunds when the sirens starting going off - so we decided that we would just hang out in the hallway. The sirens went off about every 5 to 10 minutes for like an hour - but the storm stayed further east. It was crazy though!

Rik was following the storm on his iphone, and Jordan liked to feel like she was helping.

Jordan and Piper just enjoyed the adventure!!

Drew loved staying up after bedtime!! He felt pretty bigtime!

Jordan wanted to be in all the pictures - she has become a big fan of the camera!

All in all - we stayed safe and had fun with friends.