Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Family

So the kiddos are doing fine and we are adjusting. there is still so much to do. So many bags and boxes yet to go through, but we are about to capacity. TC has gotten the kids bedrooms in good order. The kids are loving it here. They love gong to our church and our church has accepted them with open arms. It seems like we both have had some health issues of late. Infections and let me tell ya, Gout is nothing to wish on your worse enemy. So, we tarry on..journey one, or adventure on, however you want to look at it. Nights like tonight is awesome. Kids stayed up until they were so sleepy watching a good movie. When they climb in your lap and say they love it here and want to stay here forever, it makes a difference...



Monday, June 09, 2014

Questions....

In our past we had worked at South Mountain Children's Home and had a sibling group of four. Through a series of circumstances, those kids are back in our life. Since that time, Tc has worked at another group home and we had considered fostering again but something always stopped it. Now, through an emergency situation, we have in our care these four kids. The day after we got them, their parents appeal for parental right to be terminated went through the court system and the kids are now fully adoptable. What does this mean to us? Good question!!! It appears that we are beginning the journey of adoption. Personally, I have a thousand questions. I have spent some time researching some state laws, but bottom line we should have  a lot of our questions answered tomorrow when DSS comes to visit again. Until then, we tarry on...

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Journey on.....

The thing that I like the most about pastoring a church is sometimes the hardest, and that is handling situations that deal with people. It is hard on your heart when you see grown men cry and others in ministry attempting what they can fir the Lord and struggling. basically, what I am saying is that being a pastor of a smaller church requires you to deal with the lives of people and is not always easy. In dealing with certain situations it may seem tough but it is actually the best part. I know I don't always make the best judgement but none the less, I feel that I have prayed and followed the spirit of God I most of them. In the last few weeks there have been many situations that were not easy. I had to hear some things that I didn't want to hear but in the end I think it will make be a better pastor. I must also say that sometimes a pastor must step out on faith and say what needs to be said. I was sitting here today just thinking about certain things when this came to my mind. In the end, if I stay faithful to God's Word, and learn more to trust the people I have around me, I think it creates a better atmosphere for a long and lasting tenure as pastor of one church, which is what I long for. More to come on this subject.
  Personally, I have had to deal with some things that have been both challenging and rewarding at the same time. I have somehow developed gout in my left heel which is very painful, participate in a funeral and TC and I have taken custody of a sibling group of 4 kids ranging in ages from 3 to 8. The story will have to be told day by day in how we react to this and here are decisions that will have to be made. The journey continues....