Fall 2013-dark leaves

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Run Away

I need to start running. To burn calories. To get away. To exhaust myself. To stir up those crack endorphins I hear about. To cope. To feel good.

I think the kids are old enough of me to make a loop around our block, passing the house every 2 min or less? I'd be a better mother too, if I took better care of myself like this. Maybe I'll leave them in aftercare today and go run at the park for 30min.

Maybe today is the day. Maybe. It should be. I mean, why not?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Two quick updates

1. We're not approved for church planting in the US, they said.

2. I was away on what I'll call my once-a-decade Mother's Sabatical for four full days this past weekend (it was WONDERFUL, more later), and tonight, my first night back, my big-little boy threw up. Welcome home, right? Truthfully I'm so glad it's me caring for him, although he keeps asking when his daddy is going to be home.

And that's all I know.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Church Planting Readiness Seminar

It's a big weekend.  We're going to this CPRS at the seminary tonight for 2 1/2 hours and tomorrow for eight.  There are talks and interviews, times to give information and to learn what church planting looks like.

We've called in favors and farmed our kids out.  We've prayed about and prepped (a little) for how we'll communicate our hearts about our call to love others.

Please pray with us.  This has potential to be a hard weekend.  It absolutely will be exhausting.  Pray for clarity for our calling.  For willingness to hear the good and the hard.

For the kids to be cooperative and kind with the other families.

And ask God to provide a calling for us at the end of these four years of training.  And for peace until one comes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Just Hanging Out

How do I spend my time these days in STL?  Oh, you know, just hanging out with Rampage (the mascot for the STL Rams) and Fredbird (the Cardinal's mascot).  We're buds now.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Ginny's Cancer Story

Ginny Bourland, our friend with ovarian cancer who I've mentioned before, is going to MD Anderson soon.

Here is her most recent update:

Ginny Bourland Caring Bridge

We are praying she is cancer free soon.  Again.  I won't update you on her all the time, but I also didn't want to leave the story where it was at my last post..  She needs our prayers.