I can't tell you how much your prayers and support have been to us these last couple of months.
Here it is a few days from March, and we are still struggling in our little boat. We have confirmed that land is ahead of us, but the current, waves and wind still pound us. We are following Jesus...He is walking ahead of us...In fact, I can see Him better each day. Oh! How I want to follow Him! Even through this treacherous storm...I don't want Him out of my sight.
I believe He has given me permission to share some of the details of our storm.
On January 9th Mike was let go at Billy Graham. Since my job had been cut back to 1/5th time we knew we were in serious trouble. I know there are a lot of folks in our situation in this economy, but this also brought out some pride issues and hurt...like I've never experienced before.
Why is it that Christians can be the most cruel to other Christians?
Mike was out of work one week.....He got a job at Cracker Barrel as a server. I am so proud of him.
Our whole life has been up in the air tossed and turned by the wind and waves of this storm. Our bills, our insurance, Zoie's school....everything.
But when I say Jesus was walking ahead of us, I meant it! We have not missed one payment on anything! He has provided everything! Even counseling! Mike and I are going to a counselor because of the hurts and anger that came to the surface. It has been wonderful....hard at times ...I mean who wants to bring up their junk anyway....but...oh...so...healing.
Now for the land we see ahead.
Through God's amazing guidance and grace, Mike is filling out all the paperwork (and there is a ton) to become an Army Chaplain. He feels more called to this than anything I have ever seen him go toward! If all goes well, he will enter Army Chaplains/Officer's school in September. He will be there three months. Then we will move to where ever God directs us.
This is God Y'all! Our families and Zoie are behind this! Our church and friends have all been more than encouraging.
Mike put it this way: "I have never dreamed that there was a vocational ministry position out there, that would take every desire I have ever had in ministry and roll it into one position... until I looked at The Army Chaplaincy."
Our life is changing...in every way except one...
GOD IS WITH US AND FOR US!
Pray for us as we start this transition. We will remain in a finacial storm until September. Pray for this priss-pot as one day soon she will be in the middle of an Army base surrounded by people in fatigues carrying guns! I can't wait!
I love you guys