Hello old friend, wonderful little space and reader, I’ve missed you.
Time, it moves, with or without us. Life is funny that way, I’ve seen it happen in all sorts of ways. For our family, it’s been this transition to get ready to move (hence the long absence here). I know it doesn’t sound that crazy or anything….it’s just a move. Yes, we are moving. We currently live in a small town off the central coast of California.
The funny thing is, when I first moved to said small town, I wasn’t all that keen on it (I had in my mind that I was a city girl). Well, it’s since become home to me and I value the relationships that we’ve made here. This transition started over a year ago when my husband began looking for a job in music and ministry. Through a lot of prayer and open doors we decided last January that we were going to move forward in this move.
Why in the world are we still in “transition” you ask? Well, the job that Brad is going to be doing is a non-paid position, yes you read that right…so, since last January (2015) we have been working on raising our financial support, we are actually still in that process. God has been so good and has been connecting us with so many great people who want to come along side of us! This has been an adventure and a walk of faith for us.
I don’t think we thought we would ever be doing something like this but I will say that it’s better than what we could have come up with and I think that’s kind of how God likes to work. We are hoping to get to France, oh wait, I didn’t say that yet…yes, southern France this spring some time (pending finances). OK, now I should say we are really looking forward to what God has for us in specifically, Aix-En-Provence. Brad will be working at a little local church doing the music as well as hopefully helping the community in many various ways including working with the refugees that have come to that area. We very much believe this is where we are supposed to be and so began the process of connecting with others who also see the great need that Europe has right now.
The process has been anything but easy but there has been so much growth along the way and so many new relationships that make it more than worth while and really what’s it’s all about. We are not going alone, we are going with lots of love and support from others. We hope and pray that everything that we are able to do there with will be a blessing to all that are joining with us. There are so many people there who need love and light and we hope we can bring a little bit of that to them.
This month starts a new chapter for us as Brad’s last day of work was last week, we gave our notice to our apartment yesterday and will soon be applying for visas to live abroad. In the mean time, we will continue to reach for this goal and call that God has set out for us. He is so faithful and we have seen so many answered prayers already! I’ve never been one to have a “word” for the year but I seem to be seeing the word PEACE this year over and over, so I think as it continues to move forward I am going to focus on what peace means and that it doesn’t really have anything to do with circumstances but rather a state at which the heart and soul are in and I am choosing that for me. I’m sure there will be many times this year I will need to remind myself of this! ;)
SO, as this crazy adventure continues to develop…I’m just going to go ahead and say thanks, thanks for coming with me!