I've been pretty quiet here lately.
But things have been anything but quiet.
Lots of changes and transitions and adjustments. Lots of hard work, sweat, and some tears. All good. All for the glory of God.
The short story:
We received a phone call inquiring on our interest in the "acquisition" (for a lack of better words) of a church into our existing church family.
We went on a much needed family vacation. (Pictures? Maybe sometime in the future.)
We came home to a vote for churches merging. (A resounding yes on both parts.)
We've been busy building on the legacy of said church merger, renovating, cleaning, moving, gently embracing new members of our family. It's important to honor those who are coming in, honor tradition, but not lose sight of the vision God has clearly laid before us.
And all of this while life continued. Kinks here and there, cars that won't start and bills that need paid. A dear friend undergoing surgery and her babies that need an extra kiss because mommy just can't hold them the way she longs to. Errands and birthdays. Family members that need an extra hand. Ministry projects and trips and retreats. Long hours at work, at church, at home... and cheerleading, for the love of mercy, cheerleading has started. And now, school. We're still schooling the younger three at home. 10th grade, 7th grade, and 4th grade. The oldest begins college. And I return to college.
It's been a little busy. I've had an idea here and there of things to share, but at the end of the day when things have settled - honestly - the last thing I want to do is write. I just want to rest. And so that's what I've been up to. Resting when the moments come, though brief and few and far between. Resting for refreshing and strengthening. Preparing to serve and stay on mission. Resting for recharging peace. Enjoying the silence. And it is good.