27 June 2011

Boy, Do I Have News For You!

I'm sure some of you have been wondering about me lately, what with my sporadic and random postings (at least that's what it feels like to me) and there being absolutely no mention of decorating the house we recently moved into.

That's because I really haven't been decorating and we still have boxes sitting around.

And I'll tell you why...

When we signed the lease on this house in March we had to sign for a year, but we thought that would be okay because we thought we would likely be here most of that time if not the entirety. However, God had some different plans for us. And they began to reveal themselves within 2 weeks of moving into this house. (Thus my complete lack of motivation to unpack more boxes!).

To make a somewhat lengthy story short, God has opened up a wonderful ministry opportunity for our family! We have been asked to be~and it is now confirmed just this past weekend that we will be~the next pastors of Christ Community Church in Hopkinsville, KY. We are SO excited about what God has in store for that town and our new community.

Vince was invited to come and speak back in April and that is when the process began. It's been a very good process, too. The people there have been so welcoming and kind and we love the area!

Back to our home lease...what happened there is nothing short of a miracle. Our contract was pretty airtight and we decided to simply throw ourselves at the mercy of our landlords. I should have known that God would already be working behind the scenes because talking with the owners couldn't have gone more smoothly. They completely released us from our contract, simply asking for 30 days notice and the ability to show the house as needed. Turns out, they also have family in ministry and know what it's like to need to move when the call comes. God is so good!

Oh~and did I mention that we went a couple of weeks ago on a quick overnight trip to look at houses in that area? And did I tell you that we found one that we REALLY liked A LOT?! Well, we made an offer on it this past weekend (in faith) to sort of get the ball rolling. They countered back an offer~which just happened to be the amount Vince and I had settled on as our final offer. So we ACCEPTED their counter offer!! It looks like we'll be moving to Kentucky the first week of August. July is going to be one busy month!

I can't wait to be a homeowner again!! I have so many ideas floating around in my mind, I can hardly wait to get settled in and start decorating! You'll definitely be hearing all about that.

So there you have it...our BIG NEWS!!

Yes, that means I am once again packing. But this time I do it with a sense of purpose, knowing that we are putting down roots and becoming planted into God's plan for our future. It's very exciting!

If you're interested in reading more of the details of this great process we've been going through, you can check out this post on my husband Vince's blog.


Mikki said...

I am so happy for you all. Great post and thanks for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Good to hear, and so thankful...God is always sooooo good! Blessings!!! - Terri

Angela said...

Yay Lora! So exciting and I am so happy for you!

Angie said...

That is wonderful news Lora ~ I'm happy to hear that things are working out for you all!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! God is so good and His ways and plans are amazing! I'm not quite sure why, but this post brought tears to my eyes. We are in ministry as well, but in a little different way... bivocational business owners along with music and teaching ministry. We don't always know how it's all going to work out, but He just asks us to TRUST Him. His path is always the best...one step at a time.
I know I don't know you, but I always enjoy reading your posts. We also homeschool. Blessings to you and your family in this new journey!!!


Janan said...

I am SOO excited for you guys! I can't wait to come down again!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Thank you all for your sweet and encouraging comments! I appreciate them so much! We are really looking forward to the next season of our lives and to seeing what God has in store for us.