Happy Friday!! I hope everyone has a fun filled weekend with lots of little “God Moments”. I love the little “God Moments”. I also love the BIG “God Moments” as well but it’s the little ones that remind me that in the midst of all the craziness, God is there with us and He meets us where we’re at!
I’m really looking forward to this weekend! I’m having a high school girls sleepover at my house tonight (I may be crazy for doing this). And tomorrow I’m going on an out of town adventure with my sister for the afternoon. And there is the possibility of something else in another town with other friends that night if we get back in time. This is one of those weekends where I’m grateful I have Mondays off!
What are your weekend plans? Do something fun!
This past weekend my best friend from college came into town for a quick visit. I think it was 24 hrs to be exact. And who cares that I was only able to spend the first 12 with them.. Those were some of the best 12 hours I’ve spent in a long time. Katie is married and has 5 kids. To say that our lives are completely different would be the understatement of the century. But the great thing about our friendship, is that it doesn’t matter how long it’s been or what’s going on in our lives, we ALWAYS pick up right where we left off. And we all need friends like that. Katie is my longest friend (over 10 years) except for my sister and I thank God for her every day. We had a sleepover Saturday night, and while that made for a very long Sunday/work day.. I wouldn’t take any moment back. We stayed up till 3am talking, her kids all came and cuddled and wanted their Aunt Sundi time. Needless to say my love tank was filled & as they left I realized how much their visit fed my soul.
This is just a small collection of some of the pictures taken.
Katie and I 🙂
So how was your weekend?
Do you ever feel like you have all these questions but you can never get answers? Just me?!?! Great!
Lately I feel like I’m just not getting any answers. I’ve been praying for direction and it SEEMS like nothing is happening. Now I know God is at work here. I know that I can trust Him. I know that HE is in control. So why do I still struggle?
Let me give you a little background first. I’m right at three years into my first ministry job. The past two years have been some of the most difficult years of my entire life. Without going into a lot of details, just know that i grew up in the ministry, (I’m a pk and ministry is a part of my being) and these have been some of the worst years in my almost 30 years. I don’t love the town I live in but I do love the people here. And
most days everyday I think about moving. Mostly to Nashville, but honestly I would go almost anywhere. In spite of all that negative, I know that God has blessed me incredibly by the people He has placed into my life here. I have a family here. My sister & bil are here. My church family is here. So why can’t I be happy?? Is it time to move on?
I was telling a friend tonight how I think there’s something wrong with me. Somedays I know that for right now I’m where God wants me. I am praying for that to change (SOON), but I’m ok here. I want to make changes to some of the things in my life, but I’m ok. Happy.. No. Ok.. Yes.
Then other days I have the complete opposite of emotions. I want to run as far away from here & never look back. Not that I would.. (remember all those people God put into my life.. Yeah those..). But it’s not about running away, it’s that I need something new. I feel that my time here is up. I’ve done all that I can do and it’s time to move on. This town is to small and I can’t get away from the past that hurts me. (See I told you there was something wrong.).
The problem here is that the run away days far out weigh the good peaceful days. And the run away days happen on good days. (Nothing major happens to set this off..).
So this is where my questions come in. I know not to make a move without direction, so I know to stay put until God opens something or I feel a leading.. But how do I stop these emotions? Why am when I’m praying for direction.. Praying for God to move me.. I get nothing? What about this needs to change? As I’m typing this out I realize that something in my prayer needs to change.. But what? How can I seek God better in this? Do I need to pray differently?
I’m going to continue to seek counsel on this but if you think about it, please say a prayer for me. The fact is, I wanna be where God wants me. If that’s in small town Virginia, then so be it.. God change my heart. If He wants me in Nashville, or anywhere for that matter.. THAT’S where I want to be. Not because it makes me happy, but because it’s God’s will for me to be there. Will you join me in praying??
I’m still fairly new to this whole BLOG thing.. so sometimes it’s easy to let blogging fall to the wayside. Now this doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading blogs.. cause of course.. I wouldn’t miss that! 🙂
So for a little recap, I wanted to share with you some pictures of a concert we took the youth from our church to in August.. HAS IT BEEN THAT LONG?? Oh wow! Anyways.. in August we went to see Hillsong United. I have seen them several times, but never in America and never on tour. (Music festivals and small church gatherings in New Zealand before they hit it big.) I go through phases with United where I really like them, or I’m tired of their music.. hey, I’m a girl.. IT’S ALLOWED! 🙂
Sorry, these were taken with my iPhone and while typically they turn out great.. apparently the lens was dirty here. Me, Natalie, and Jessi (Hey Sister!!) Oh and can’t forget Sam and Ethan in the background.
Our seats weren’t the best, but they weren’t the worst either.. and it was worth it for the fun that was had!
We had to end the night at Krispy Kreme of course. That is a Greensboro concert ritual 🙂 Unfortunately, Sam was defeated by his doughnut.
We had a lot of fun, and I am realizing more and more how blessed I am by the people God has put in my life.