The newsletters have gone out (let me know if you want to join our mailing list…) so I can finally post about our big news – we are moving to the U of I. It’s a great move for us and we couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead for us there.
I remember going for a run right before we left Madison for NIU, feeling like we were about to begin an epic journey. I was so ready, so energized. I had enough energy to pack and unpack 10 houses. And then the house didn’t sell and that whole “pioneering a new ministry thing” was good but so tough…
These last 4 years have been the hardest and best. We have looked a few worst case scenarios in the face and seen God carry us through. Pioneering a ministry from scratch and recovering from the megapalooza housing crisis has been no easy task. I look 10 years older than when I left Madison and that is no lie.
But, how do you regret something God so keenly orchestrated. How do you regret a process that has purified you. You don’t. You just feel spiritually more alive, even as you look a little worse for wear.
So, my new wrinkles and I are getting ready to move once again. I hope this blog will come alive again in the transition. 🙂