Life Changes

I'm posting this on my blog because there are many from TRC (www.therockchurch.info)

that I don't have your emails, and I have already emailed many of our friends at TRC.  Joe and I, and our family have a change coming in our lives, and wanted to share it with you.  Isa. 43:19 "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."

Since about September 2007 we have known that the Lord was moving us from The Rock Church and into something new.  He told us to remain faithful where we were until He told us otherwise, and we have.  In April 2008, we prayed that if it truly was the Lord's will that we leave TRC that He make a way for us to be done with Celebrate Recovery.  Two weeks later an announcement was made that CR was being canceled — and in place a new wonderful ministry called All Things New, that Ron and Kathy Warren are leading with many of the leaders that had been in CR, which is awesome! 
 
We have continued to pray and seek Him as to where He wanted us to go and when.  While we are not 100% sure of the where, we are stepping out in faith and now is the time.  This has absolutely nothing to do with TRC — it has to do with us being obedient to the Lord and the call that He has on our lives.  TRC has been a wonderful home to us, and we are eternally grateful for the leadership at TRC and for all we have learned through the process of becoming more like Christ.  He has done some absolutely amazing things in our lives over the last 4 1/2 years, and I have seen wonderful things in all of your lives and ours. 
 
While we don't understand it 100% — we're okay with that.  We have grieved having to leave TRC, but we do intend to come back to visit from time to time.  Our kids have plugged into a local youth group ministry and are flourishing greatly there, and things at home couldn't be better.  The Lord truly has blessed us. 
 
We are excited now about where He wants us to go next, and are excited for this next leg of the journey in our lives.  We pray the Lord blesses you all, and we hope you will all keep in touch with us as well. 

I intend on continuing with this blog, as I believe at this point in my life it is the Lord's will — and I will write of all those things I have always written about.  The things He wants me to share – hopefully nothing more, hopefully nothing less. 

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Author: Michele C.

First and foremost I am a Believer in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am a wife, a Mom, a young budding writer, and entrepreneur.

8 thoughts on “Life Changes”

  1. To be honest, my hearts a little broken, but I think a few of us saw it comeing. Even though you'll still be in my life (the other option being I'll hunt you down and do very nasty things to your toes) I will still miss you tremendously, and I don't know if I can walk through the doors of the church without feeling a little empty spot. So, as you are leaving, and your life changes, take something with you. We love you Michele. We ALL love you. Including Seleana.

  2. Meg — you are so cute and funny – I am curious about what you might do to my toes though 😉 lol — we are coming back for a visit — we are leaving out of obedience, not out of anything or any other reason. We have been so prayerful about this matter — and had others praying with us so that we would listen to the Lord and His wisdom. We also wanted to make sure it wasn't due to an offense that we were leaving — we are leaving on good terms, and in His timing. When the Lord first revealed it to me I remember walking into CR, and I couldn't make it through the meeting without crying — I grieved! I couldnt' imagine doing what I was doing and not being at TRC — it broke my heart — but I also wanted to be obedient to the Lord. I don't know what He has in store for us, but am now to a point I can embrace it much easier now. Like I've said — we'll be back for visits most definitely — 🙂 and you and I will have to just get together for dinner again! I love you Meg — you are awesome, and I'm so proud of you.

  3. Kim I'm so glad to hear from you! I remember when you first started coming — lots of tears, and I loved being able to be there for you — and getting to know you and be your friend, and getting to love on you! You are a wonderful, beautiful woman of God, and God has amazing things in store for you! We'll be back for visits — so this isn't goodbye — its just see ya later! I love you Kim!

  4. Well you already know how I feel, but I wanted to join Kim in her sentiments. Michele, before CR I had know idea who Michele was, but it didn't take long before I saw that shining heart of gold and wanted to know this woman better. Michele you were very instrumental in helping me get my feet on the ground by leading me with your gentle hand, your CR ministry was very special to all whose lives you touched. The first time I walked through that classroom door I remember feeling m-m-m yea, I don't know if this is really for me, but after a couple times the walls broke down and that room was so filled with His spirit that I couldn't stay away, He kept me coming back for more!
    CR was the stepping stone to the many reach teams that are serving so many in our church and community today, but what we had back than was very special, it was ongoing, it became a tight knit group, it became a family and I'll always cherish that and be greatful to you for the experience, besides I made a wonderful new friend there, actually I made a few, but you know what I mean, you're my girl! Be blessed Michele, wherever God leads you and know you are in my prayers always. See ya when I see ya! Much Love!

  5. Patti – thank you for that — (I needed that!) I remember when the Lord told me that this church needed a recovery group — I remember saying "awesome — I'll go if you bring it." Little did I know. I was scared to death to do it — but I remember saying that if it helped one person, then it was worth it. Through CR not only did I receive much needed healing, I made so many wonderful friends, and saw salvations, rededications, freedom, and deliverance of many people. I am so thankful that the Lord allowed me to do that, and chose me to do that. I will miss it — and have missed it definitely — and miss the people most of all — but am now looking forward to what is next — and maybe it is to just raise my children into godly young men and women. We'll see — whatever it is I'm embracing it! I love you bunches Patti. You are a true friend to me, and I'm thankful for you.

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