I am so sorry for my lack of writing this summer! I finally took 4 weeks of summer off before starting back up again with classes. I am now in at the beginning of my 3rd week of 7 weeks for the fall session and I have 1 more class! I graduate in December and I just applied to a Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Pentecostal School of Theology in Cleveland, TN. They offer online classes so we aren’t going anywhere. I have taken so many fast track courses since October that if I think about it long enough, I may lose my mind. LOL!
Why all the craziness with being a wife, a mommy to 4 and a pastor’s wife leading worship and all the other hats I wear…WHY would I possibly want to add 1 MORE THING to my plate? I don’t know the answer to that except that God has really sustained me. In a crazy way, with school in the background with Chris’ challenges with his health in the beginning of this year, it helped keep me balanced. I know that sounds weird, but it took my mind off of the fears I could have had. Oh, and did I mention that I also became a high school principal? Chris resigned from his job as administrator at a small Christian high school to focus more on the church so I stepped in. We are a small school that offers an alternative Christian education to students in the community. I am excited about this role and with one week down in my position, I have learned a lot already. Chris is still on the board so he has been helping me out tremendously. My heart is for the students and I pray that this year will not only be a great one for them educationally but that they would draw closer in their walk with the Lord. If they do not know Him, I pray that they do.
It has been wild and crazy but one thing is for sure, I am not able to do any of this on my own. So much has happened in the last year and the fact that I am still standing, I can only and will only credit it all to our Heavenly Father! Chris is doing much better, Bella is about to get opinions on treatment of her clubfoot, Gabbi is excelling in her piano, Zac is getting bigger and brainier and Ollie is full of personality! They make my life so full and I am thankful for all that God has done in the last year!
As far as my blog, I am thankful of how God is using my testimony to let so many know that they are not in their struggles alone. I know that brokenness comes in all forms and I am thankful that God has and continues to use my brokenness to someone give you hope. I pray that He continues to do so. Something I keep learning, I must put the Lord first in everything…When I do this, all my focus becomes aligned with the things He wants me do and HOW He wants me to do them. Sometimes, I feel so inadequate for the tasks that is set before me, but He gives me the strength to walk through and keep going.
I thought I would just update you all with what’s going on! Thank you for the continued support!