Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Catching Up

Well...it's Tuesday evening and my hopes and dreams of posting before now apparently have not come true! 
Life has been busy, but it's one of those busys that you can't exactly pinpoint what is causing it, you just know you are busy! 

Church is going great, and my transition from Early Childhood Director to the Director of Children and Families is still going well.  At times I feel so overwhelmed and then other times, I feel like I have a good handle on things.  We are gearing up for our BIG move from the theater to the high school.  There is so much involved with moving a church.  I am so glad that I have wonderful helpers that have guided me through the process. 

This week our Neighborhood Groups start, and I am super pumped!  We have had the largest number of people sign up for a group this session than ever in the church's history!  We are doing a new series called "Starting Point."  I think it's going to be awesome!  Usually Eric and a team of curriculum writers write all of the Neighborhood Group discussion guides, but this time we thought we would try something new, and clearly people are excited about it, since half of the church signed up!  Our group starts tomorrow night and I am excited to see all the current members and the new ones. 

We also started a new series at church entitled "Baggage."  I think it's going to be so helpful for people, and so eye opening for some.  Everyone has baggage, no matter how hard you try to hide it, it's still there.  So each week we are unpacking some sort of baggage from depression to anger, to bitterness.  We are talking about it all.  I already have had 3 new clients this week just from the opening message last week.  I know God is going to use this series to begin to heal a lot of people who need it. 

The cemetery called and said that the burial will be next Thursday, Feb. 11th.  Well that's if they have enough babies.  I don't even want to elaborate my feelings on that.  But the lady is going to call us back and let us know.  If not next week, then it will be some time in March.  I would prefer next week so we can really begin to grieve and not be worried about anything else.  I have to go on Thursday to get my hormone levels tested again.  I am hoping they have come down from last week, because when the nurse called me with the results, my levels were showing that I was still pregnant.  I am tired of being poked and prodded.  I guess I am not a "good" patient.

Don't forget to stop by my friend, Veronica's blog party!  She is giving some awesome stuff away!  Just click on the button up in the left hand corner of my blog to go to the party!! 


Kristin said...

I am glad that your new position is going so well. It sounds like your church is doing amazing things and really helping people and I know you will be a blessing to those who need a loving person to talk with. I hope you have a really fun time at your group too!

I will pray that they are able to do the burial on Thursday. I also will be praying about your health too. I don't blame you for being tired of being poked. I hope that everything will be okay.

Love ya!

KimberlyMDavis said...

Praying for you sweet friend!!!

Unknown said...

I'm glad to hear that things are going so well at your church! That's great!! The series you are starting sounds like it will be a good one. I hate to say it but I hope that you can do the burial next week. (I feel awful saying that knowing more people must go through it!)

Kari said...

I know that kind of busy! Sounds like things with the church are going well. Moving is a huge thing and I know you guys will love the new location. The sermons sound great. Baggage. We do all have it and it weighs a lot of us down without even realizing it.
I hope that you will be able to do the burial next week like you wish. I also hope that your numbers came down. I think you need a break from all the poking. I can't stand that. Have a good week!

Steph T. said...

WOW! GOd is doing so amazing things thru your church! I am so excited for you and will be praying for you. Let us know how it all goes.

Veronica said...

Hey Kate!

Glad things are going well at church and that you have some new clients. Sounds like some awesome things are going on in your church!

I really hope they will be able to go forward with next week for the burial. I'll be praying for that.

Thanks so much for mentioning my party! It's only Tuesday and I'm starting to wonder if anyone's getting tired of partying yet? :)

Becca said...

I am so glad that things seem to be going well with you. It breaks my heart to even have to say this but I hope that they are able to have the burial on Thursday. Good luck at the appointment, I hope everything goes well!