BUT, there is so much hope about the future in my new church!
Carrie, the Family Pastor, is going to the Peacemaker Conference and wants to talk about discipleship.
Roxanne, women's leadership person, wants to meet to talk more about the leadership course she wants to develop.
Vicki, the Women's ministry director, and I had lunch and she talked about authenticity, prayer, waiting on God and not moving ahead before you know it is what he wants you to do, becoming a Mary when she was naturally a Martha, discipling, healing, her heart for women, and inviting me to come and share my heart on the second Monday of the month when I am ready to do it. What a sweet woman of God! I love the maturity that I feel surrounded by.
Joyce wants to talk about discipling college women!
Kim wants to maybe use Foundations for Faith with the Japanese students.
Cheryl wants to talk about the International Cooking Class.
Tina wants to talk about smaller group Bible studies.
God, you are already giving me women to partner with and they are all so NICE and NON-CONTROLLING!
I asked George to pinch me when we left church yesterday it was SO exciting to be there.
In fact, the sermon was on "Strengthening the Foundations," and that is exactly what God told George in his quiet time right before church!!!! As Steve (dear pastor Steve!) was giving the sermon, George drew a brick wall. He didn't even know that the front of the bulletin had a picture of a bricklayer making a brick wall with the quote:
"The strength of the building is determined by the strength of its foundation."
God is in this move. I know it beyond a shadow of a doubt. We have finally come home.