Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Barnes and Noble, School, Youth, Journeys...

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Over the last 6 months so many changes and dreams have been reborn and turned upside down in a good way. It's been a crazy road and things are not perfect... not like I ever expect them to be. But the one thing that has remained constant and true is that God is still on the throne and we have not lost his gentle gaze.
The one thing that we know to be more true than anything is that we are walking in Gods perfect will for our lives and he is more dear to our hearts now than ever. It's a sweet place to be in.

So let's catch up... first I am completely removed from the Scrapbooking world which is at times bittersweet for me but for the most part I feel more alive than ever walking is Gods perfect will for my life and putting 100% into my family and our youth ministry. Its been such a glorious ride to serve those youth. It's like every week we get to see a glimpse of Gods love pour out on us. To watch these youth pour out their lives to God and serve their friends and community all in Jesus' name is powerful. This community truly reflects what church is meant to be (of course every institution has it's flaws) but this community is contagious. Each one of these youth have special talents and gifts that are being used for His Glory... it's POWERFUL.

We have also started school again which means that I am back to homeschooling 3 days a week and the kids are in school 2 days a week. This year has been a sweet transition since our youngest Luke has started Kinder. Ummm what?? I still am in awe of my baby being so big. So that means that I get 2 days a week ALONE... yep that's what made me start blogging again (well that and the Lord pressing my spirit to start up again). So here I sit at Barnes and Noble with my Pumpkin Spice Latte writing, reading, doing devos and preparing lesson plans. It's a glorious life. But I really do miss my kiddos.

Mike and I have been constantly reminded this last year that success in life isn't about how much money you make or the car you drive or any other worldly success but it's truly shown in what you are YOKED to. Here is a verse from Galatians

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1

I am going to start a new and challenging authentic journey of my hearts yokes and how I am constantly being challenged by the Lord to throw off yokes that are not mine to carry and yoke with Him. Let's just say that this new journey will be stretching and very vulnerable for me but isn't that what the Lord calls us to... jump out of the comforts and challenge yourself to immerse ourselves in new areas.
See you tomorrow as I announce my new journey!! Eeek so nervous!!


  1. So awesome, Heather! Thank you for sharing. What a blessing to be yoked together with our Savior as you said!