20050713

the adventure begins

today is the day we pack the truck and send it on it's way. we will be leaving behind this chapter of our lives and moving to a new chapter. as we close out the california chapter and open the north carolina chapter i have a great many things to be in praise over, God has blessed me in many ways -

my family; my wife tina, a great and supportive lady whom i love dearly. she supports me, reads what i write and even will help me work out ideas. she cares about what i do, and is a very supportive part of my ministry and my walk. our children, heather and steve, veronica and lauren - three bright spots in a day :). the rest of the family, mother-in-law, brothers, sisters, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunts, cousins and more - a large and supportive ring around me as we move into a new phase of life.

our friends; people who are willing to go out of their way to help us see the possibilities of what community is and can be. the people of connection church and their hearts and spirits.

over the next year i will be growing as a husband, father, friend, pastor, person. i will be looking deep into my personal walk of faith as i seek to start a dmin in 2006 [over at george fox with len sweet] and pastor with the people at connections. this adventure marks a great point in my life and my walk. i thank God for all the blessings he has given to me over this year - as i seek to hold those blessings with respect and grace i ask that all keep us in their prayers.

we will be "off-line" for a while as we have a family time trip across america - we will post as we can [family over posting ;)].

pax

4 comments:

John said...

have a great trip and let me know when you get set up in hickory, met a guy last weekend doing some cool stuff in salisbury md who has family in hickory, lee oxford, says he knows you too, anyway have fun seeing the us

kevin h said...

Fair winds & following seas!

When you're in newberg, give me a ring. I'll buy lunch.

Marie said...

Wow John! Blessings and best wishes on this new part of your journey. Can't wait to hear more. NC is where my "people" are from.

Chris Kirk said...

May God bless your journey John. I know firsthand how disconcerting it can be to pick up and move such a distance. I'm excited to see what God does in and through you in your new ministry.