Hey again, friends! I know, two posts in one day...what in the world has gotten into me?!
I've been pretty quiet on the blog lately, mostly because big things have been happening for our family, and I haven't been ready/able to talk about them publicly. I find that I just can't fake it and act like everything is life-as-usual when my heart is going in all different directions. In other words, I've been holding my cards VERY close to the chest as I process things.
This summer our family will be moving to the Hill Country of Texas, to a small town called Kerrville. Kerrville is about an hour northwest of San Antonio and is a wonderful place. Amazingly, John's mom and dad have owned property in the town for about 10 years and plan to build there. We're going to live near family! Wow! Also, the tag line of my blog, "Desert Girl Living in New England", is going to have to change.
The story of how God has called us to this place is a pretty good one, so I've created a page here where you can read the letter John and I wrote to people whom we asked to pray for us over the last year as we sought the next place for us to minister.
The cool thing is that John and I feel so sure that this is where we are being called by God. However, that doesn't change the fact that this whole things scares the pants off us! Already, I have been challenged to trust the Lord as I see the areas of my life that I really count on to make things "okay".
John and I have lived here since we were just youngsters, newly married. Sixteen years later and lots of jobs and ministry later, we have four children who have never lived anywhere else! Boston truly feels like home to us, so this leaving process is going to hurt. Seriously.
I will be writing more about the process and what God is teaching me, now that many of our plans have been (somewhat) solidified. Dear readers, if you pray, would you pray for us as we go through this transition? In the next few months, we need to find a place to live, schools for the children, say goodbye to a place and people we deeply love, pack up and move, and, oh yeah, start a new CHURCH! Man, oh man, am I feeling my weakness and need. Must be right where He wants me.