Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's all about a movement...

I am not exactly sure where to begin...I have so much to share, yet at the same time I have an overwhelming feeling of silence.  Silence in a good, reflective way, yet I lean towards over-sharing, so I am bursting at the seams with stories and news.  What's a girl to do? 

It's been almost 7 months since we left Wisconsin to pursue church planting, it's been 4 months since we felt God saying "no, this isn't what I had in mind."  And it's been almost 2 months since we have felt absolute, clear, 100% wisdom and direction from God on what our next step is.  Basically it's been a long time coming. 

I have so many ways that certain threads of my life, Eric's life, your life, and other peoples' lives have all sewn together to make an awesome story, but truthfully those threads are so long and woven so tightly, I don't want to unravel anything.  The garment it's creating is so beautiful and ornate, and I am lucky enough to see it all come together.

So how is all of that for vague?!

I am about to get real right now, so hold on...

Today Eric and I announced on Facebook {because we all know it's not official until it's Facebook official} that we are planting a church in our hometown of Findlay, Ohio.  And it's not just us, we have organizations, churches, and people helping us.  God has brought together the greatest of opportunities and partnerships and we are only 6 weeks into this thing!  Last night we had our first vision meeting for Movement Church, and it was awesome.  We know the attendees at our meeting last night have caught the vision and mission, and are now excited to go invite their friends, neighbors, and co-workers to attend our first launch team gathering in April.

Eric and I have been working fast and furiously to get things to come together, and truthfully, God has already put things, people, and partnerships in place, we are just helping them all connect.

This journey would not have been possible without people people praying, encouraging, and supporting us.  We feel blessed to have friends who have continually pushed us, and challenged us, and who have encouraged us to keep dreaming and not settle.  Because let me tell you, we were inches from settling.  But because we didn't settle, because we dared to keep dreaming and exploring what God has created us, we now have firmer roots in our dreams, ministry, and the way we want to connect with people.  It's like God has started a whole new fire in our souls, and it's not burning out any time soon.  Again, surround yourselves with the best support and lean on them when your mind and heart can not stand.

There is a whole lot more to our story and our journey, and I want to share it, but I am learning a little bit at a time is best, for you and for me.  I am still trying to digest it and I play a main part.  So here is what I can tell you, through Movement Church, God is about to move, and move in a big way, and I am excited I get a front row seat to it.