Sorry for the lack of updating. I am a true blog-slacker.
This summer has flown by. I feel like I haven’t gotten anything done, but I know that I have been busy. I went camping in Denali with some youth and it was AMAZING. God did some incredible things there and I am thankful for that. I have been getting ready for the school year with a new Sunday school program and I am SO excited for that to get rolling. I think it will be lots of fun for kids and adults. But change is always hard to bring about in the church. I have been having some career choice questions as of lately.
Andy & I were watching the show “The Restaurant” a couple weeks ago and he said that waitresses at restaurants like that make like $65K a year. I said… “Hmm… I could make more $ and I feel like I would be doing more ministry.” That’s really how I’ve been feeling. Like what I do doesn’t matter, or doesn’t impact people as much as I’d like it to. Anyhow… I’ve curbed my urge to just leave by giving up one of my days off to working as a pre-school teacher at our child development center. That has helped me to realize that I have unlimited possibilities to what I can do, but maybe not right now. So I’m going to stick it out for a while. I don’t think God is done with me yet in this place. Prayers on this would be nice. 🙂
On to more fun things… the wedding is coming together nicely. I think it is going to be a really fun time. Ceremony at Covenant, reception at the SafeHouse, bbq ribs and chicken for dinner, overall just a good time. I found my dress– or at least the pattern that I want. I am researching seamstresses in town that would be good. Exciting stuff.
Andy & I and many people from Zion’s & Open Arms’ staff are in on the ZIon Weight Loss Challenge. We all put in 5,000 airline miles and we have 12 weeks to loss the most weight. Andy and I are hoping to win because we could use the miles to actually attend our wedding. 🙂 So we’ll see how it all goes. Being a little smaller for my wedding sounds like a good idea.
Not much else is going on. Its hot and dangerously smokey up here. I’m ready for some real fall weather.