Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Adventures



Little did I know back when I wrote this post in the beginning of January what new adventures lied ahead for me.  Some of you were as curious as I was.  Well somethings are and have been happening, only I just now remembered my January post.


Let me first say it has been a week of great relief.  One week from Dan's surgery and I must tell all of you dear folks who prayed that Dan is doing wonderfully.  He quit using his walker after three days...giving me a heart attack.  I at least talked him into a cane.  It really seems super naturally miraculous.  It was a full six week recovery last time.  This time it is going to be hard to keep him home for four weeks.  True he did not have the femur spike replaced, but the ball and cup/socket....yikes... sorry if that is TMI.  =]   Last time he was not even out of bed for a week.  I am so grateful to the Lord!


So now for new adventures and the future.  I think now that we are getting past this hurdle of Dan's health we are starting to see more clearly what is ahead and some of the wonderful things God has in-store for us. One  new change is that we have started helping and supporting a new local church.  It is a new plant in our city, and the heart and vision of the pastor and the people are grabbing our hearts and planting new seeds in our vision.  They have named the church New Vintage.  It couldn't be a more appropriate name for this region and for this season in the body of Christ.  There are many things that have blessed me about this journey.  One big thing is that my daughter, son-in-law and grands are also taking this path with us.  I have longed to be in church with my grands for such a long time.  The church is going to focus on the 20-30's somethings, those that have been leaving the church en mass over several years of late.  With that focus they still see our age group as important in the roles of mentors and as a support system.  I have been involved with young people for over the last 30 years or so really in one way or another.  I love this age group, and have a deep passion to see them find their way and encourage them in their destiny.  This scripture has been a prayer of mine for years.

 Set up signposts to mark your trip home. Get a good map. Study the road conditions. The road out is the road back. Come back, dear virgin Israel, come back to your hometowns. How long will you flit here and there, indecisive? How long before you make up your fickle mind? God will create a new thing in this land: a transformed woman will embrace the transforming God!  Jeremiah 31:21-22 The Message


I love how The Message puts it!


Other things that are going on have to do with being more involved in our community, and giving time to expressions in the arts.  Some of you may remember these pictures from last summer in Montana...I am very excited about the promises of God.  He has blessed my heart with hope!

8 comments:

melissa said...

You sound so enthusiastic about all that's going on in your lives. You encourage me as well. :)

the wild magnolia said...

Good news is, always, good to hear!

Knitting Mania said...

My heart rejoices with you sis... So glad Dan is doing well, he deserves this. God is so faithful in answering your prayers...a season of joy and new wine is your future!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

God closes doors and opens doors in our lives. First of all it is so good to hear how good Dan is doing. It must be a big relief. As for the church change...that is big. Saying good bye to one congregation and hello to another is sometimes quite difficult. I wish you the very best and I love your enthusiasm. The new church will be blessed to have you and your family. I am a firm believer in mentoring.

a woman who is said...

Melissa: So glad to be of some encouragement. It has been a looooog few years, hoping for many things to fall into place, in regards to health and a church. So yeah, I am excited to see answers to my prayers unfolding before my eyes!Yeah Jesus!!!!

Vee said...

A new thing... Sounds big. And so glad that Dan is making such big strides with his health. Great news!

Sara said...

Good news, all around. I love that Jeremiah quote from The Message...

Looking forward to hearing all about your new ventures here on your blog...

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I came over from Podso's blog and found these gorgeous shots of a double rainbow! OH MY! Beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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