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.