Saturday, February 18, 2012

A timely lesson

"When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 'Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.' (Luke 10:8-11 NIV)

Not even kidding. This is part of the verse I am assigned to teach for the PreK-2nd grade Sunday school class tomorrow. As always, God is speaking to me through His word. His message is a beacon of light as I struggle to understand His plan for me and my family.

Maddie and I are off all week for mid-winter break. We're taking this opportunity to travel as a family to Peoria to meet with the pastors (a married couple!) assigned to mentor Todd through the process of becoming an ordained elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Never has my heart been more sure that we're doing exactly what God is leading us to do. He is in control. I am simply trying to steady myself and faithfully follow.


  1. Just wanted to drop a note and tell you that I'm following your blog, and enjoying reading your posts. I am excited for the new adventure in Illinois, but I know it has to be bitter sweet. Thankfully you know the purpose. Thanks for writing here. I know it's been a VERY long time since good 'ol A-Town, but I always do enjoy keeping up with what you and your lovely family is up to!


    1. Just when I thought no one was reading...thanks for your feedback and support, Charissa!


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