Skip to main content

Following God's Leading

Over the last few months God has opened the door for my family to step out of youth ministry and step into a senior pastor position.  In February we headed down to Iowa to check out the church and then we were back again at the beginning of April.  The decision is not an easy one to make.  Our family has truly been blessed  being here is the norther part of Wisconsin the last 4 years.  We have a great church, great friends, nice house things here are comfortable and fun but when God calls you somewhere you go even when it might not make sense or be easy- step out in FAITH- Put my trust in HIM! 

One hard aspect is obviously saying good-bye to many great friends we have made here.  The other part is selling our house we just bought a year ago.  I love our house here but I know the plans that God has for my family are calling us to move.  

Last night I needed to share my heart regarding us leaving at church.  It of course ended in many tears but I do have peace from God regarding the move...even with all the hard goodbyes. 

At nap time yesterday I read my kids "The Prayer of Jabez."  The prayer is such a great one and is one that I know I have said for myself a few times in the last year.  

God is enlarging our territory and I know He has some big plans for this family and it is exciting to see it unfold.  

I may have had my moments of not wanting to go- purely selfish reason I am fully putting my trust in GOD.  I know this move is going to turn into a big blessing!  I WILL TRUST HIM!  

With that being said I have a praise report I must share right away.  We listed our house a two Tuesday's ago.  We immediately had lots of showings and within one week of it going on the Market we had two offers.  This last Thursday we signed papers for accepting and offer.  We close on our house at the end of May.  GOD is our provider and he is taking care of all our needs and taking away my stress. AMEN

I would love to ask for prayers as we continue to transition to our new place in Iowa.  THANK-YOU


Anonymous said…
OH how exciting! Where in Iowa are you relocating? We just moved there in August & really love it!
Hey Crystal,
We are going to be in the Quad City area. :) Glad you love as I hope I love it! :)

Popular posts from this blog

My Memory Suite Review and GIVEAWAY!

MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway!  (#1 rated scrapbook software)  The above is one of the scrap pages I have created.  Super easy and super fast.  I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book.  I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments!  The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes!  :)  SO EASY!   Here is a great video explaining more about the product.  There are also tutorials available on I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create.  THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online.  The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create.  :) One feature t

Liquid Chalk spray! Chalk Idea #7

Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray.  They are a bit similar but yet different.  Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1.  Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2.  Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid.  Mix well. 3.  Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4.  Go have fun!!!   This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week.  I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general.  I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry.  I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes.  :)  Ready, Set, Go!  Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her

St. Patrick's Day Cookie Giveaway!!!

Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth.  :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets !  I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them!  I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets!    2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50.  GOOD LUCK!  I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed