So, I made a commitment about 2 years ago that I would blog once a week for as long as I can and I have fallen off that bandwagon, but tonight I am vowing to catch back up. Yes, I know it is cheating, but my hope is to get back to blogging once a week. With that being said I will be writing three different blog posts to make up for lost time. Starting with this crazy Michigan weather.
As many of you know (if I do have any readers out there in cyber space) my beautiful wife Jenny and I have most recently moved to the great state of Michigan. Yes, we are living in Pure Michigan as Tim Allen likes to call it on all of those awesome commercials. It has been such a great experience so far and we have met some really awesome people through the church I am working at here on the Southside of Detroit or as they call it here Down River (DWR). We have been blessed with an awesome two bedroom apartment in the heart of Down River with a great church to attend (I get to work at) for the past two months. We could not be happier with the situation that God has brought us in.
But what i find to be most exciting is the fact that we are on a journey. We read about in scripture about the journeys that the disciples were able to take over their lifetime, traveling to far away lands, sometimes away from home, and spread the gospel along the way. I like to think that Cincinnati was one of those stops for the past 7 months of our lives and now we are off on our next stop of this epic journey God is taking us on. We moved here two months ago totally through God, because we definitely did not imagine that we would be packing up in early September for Michigan (a state Jenny and i had only been to briefly) and starting a student ministry. What i find astonishing is that God continues to show us that we are on a journey. Although we are further from the place that we love so much, being closer to our families, we have found that a ministry must be done here. We have had opportunity to meet some great leaders from the church here at Twin Oaks Christian, as well as run into some awesome people along the way. It is even more exciting to think that we are just at the very beginning of this very long journey, here in Michigan specifically.
We have truly felt called here, Michigan was not on either of our minds, and we both believe that although it is a had to be far from our families that we have been brought here for a reason. God has placed us in the "DWR" to make a change and we could not be happier to be a part of such an amazing change.
My prayer over the next year is that this blog will continue to chronicle the journey that God is taking us on. We will encounter good times and bad, ups and downs, but I am so excited to continue on this journey. Just hoping that the little, seemingly insignificant things that we do in our daily lives would truly reflect the love of Christ with those we in encounter. For what more is there in this world than to glorify the living God.
till another day,