Progress, yes, we have some progress here!

Yesterday was a pretty exciting day in our lives. Well, exciting in terms of what we've endured the last year and a half. Ryan got a job. A really good job. A job that pays a good wage, a job he is good at, and that he can enjoy. This is a healthy and very positive step in a direction we've prayed over for months. He starts his new position as Accounts Payable Specialist for a company in Springfield on Tuesday. We are so thankful, so excited, so glad to see this door open, and God lead him through it to a real and wonderful offer with a great company. Thank you, Lord!

In my world, the wait continues. I had a wonderful interview with MSU last week and hope to hear from them in the next couple days. Ryan's offer got me a bit anxious, hoped I might hear something sooner than I have. Well, God has the plan in His hands. So I'll keep waiting and trusting He will lead me the right direction. The other job possibility is with old friends of mine from high school, a great opportunity with a lot of potential. The flexibility, creativity and opportunity to do more professionally than I have yet is very attractive and interesting to me. I am so thankful that God has opened both of these doors. In the mean time, I am working for one of our favorite retailers that I worked for previously. Thankful for that but still very focused on something far better, more rewarding, more satisfying than this. I know and believe God will honor the desires of my heart. Patience, faith, hope and trust. God is good, all the time. I will certainly keep you posted.

We are weaving our way right in at Northpoint and love it. God knew just what we needed when He moved us here. Ryan is on schedule to play, I am excited about singing soon, and the kids have gotten involved in their youth and children's programs, and we just can't say it in any other way but ahhhhhhhh...
It is so freeing, so amazing to be in a church with no expectations, no boundaries, just freedom and feeling as if we have come into a new season of true peace and joy. We are excited to get involved in more and more of what NPC is doing, and do our part to contribute all we can to our community for Christ. What an amazing God and what a journey we are on!

New path, new life, God's plan at work

We are still unpacking and most likely will be for months with the schedule we are keeping right away, but that is okay. We are moved, we are settling in and we are so incredibly amazed and thankful for God's goodness to us. In the last year and a half our lives have taken a less than ideal turn. At the time of this writing, I am working as an area supervisor at a retailer the majorit you are familiar with, Ryan is working a temporary position with a local auto retailer in their human resources department and the kids have started new schools. We are not out of the woods yet and in some ways not entirely settled yet. Ryan has interviewed for a permanent position that has opened up at the company he is with now-Yay!-and I have two interviews this week with two additional job options for me. I am thankful for the job I have, but my intention in taking it was knowing it would be a temporary fix and stepping stone to the next great job opportunity that awaits me. I am excited about the new possibilities that are before me this week. Ryan and I so appreciate and need your continued prayers in this early days as we continue to settle in to our new home, new jobs, and new church. We are so thankful for great schools, teachers and counselors for our children, and for a wonderful church we are certain to call home for awhile. We want to extend our thanks, our joy and our overflowing hearts to each one of you, family and friends, for walking beside us through life and the ups and downs we've dealt with recently. We know His grace is all we need, and so it is even in the worst of it, we trusted, we questioned but we knew deep down that God was still on His throne, and still in oontrol. In 2 Corinthians 12 we are reminded that God's grace is all we need, He is sufficient and He will sustain us throughout this life. Thank goodness, He is so good even when we forget.

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“…Thus far the Lord has helped us.”-1 Samuel 7:12 There are moments in my life when I look back and can see how God in His perfect yet my...