Aaron and I had the wonderful privilege of sharing our short version testimony with Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville last month. What an honor to tell of what Christ has done! Never would we have written our story the way He has…but thank God He is the author, a much better one than us!
You can listen here.
Family and ministry updates coming soon!!!
Family and friends, for the first time in quite a while we have had the chance to come up for some air in order to write an update. Our time here in Louisville has been a tremendous blessing and learning experience that will serve us for the rest of our lives. And we want you to know that we could not have done this without your prayers, encouragement and support. Many of you have sacrificed your time and your financial resources in order to partner with us in the gospel (Phil. 1:5), and when Andrea and I think of all of this our hearts are filled with joy (Phil. 1:4). We have been overwhelmed with how God has provided for us this far, and we are confident that He will continue to do so into the future. Continue reading “April 2017 Update”
I am so excited to write this post. Not because I think it will be some amazing, awe-inspiring post but because I truly believe it will bless my husband and speak to his heart in a love language he speaks and receives (and make him squirm a bit because it’s about him—humble yourself and receive it Aaron, lol). It’s significant because words are not necessarily the language of my love so I’m sure it will catch him off guard, especially coming out of a time of difficulty in my own personal life which has made it difficult for me to love the way I want to love.
It has been too long since I (Andrea) last blogged. There has been a reason for that which I will delve into more specifically as I write this post. I hope that as I share, you will in some way be encouraged or led to pray for someone you know who is facing a tough time, and maybe reach out to them. And if nothing else comes of this post but a reminder to myself down the road when needed, then I trust I was faithful to write as the Lord led.
Last year was a year of great change. We all go through seasons of change, many times throughout our lives. It’s just the nature of life. And while I know in my heart that the way things were then and the way things are now will not always be so again…change still can wreak havoc on this mere mortal that is but dust. Continue reading “Behold”
As promised….here is my take on the last two months.
In summary, some days I feel like I have been donkey kicked by a pack of alpaca’s and other days I feel like I have nailed it. I spend most of my days in between…..somewhere between Roseann and June Cleaver. Continue reading “Andrea’s October Update”
Friends and family, it has been too long since the last time we touched base, but there is good reason for this. The last two months have been full of Andrea and I getting acclimated with Louisville itself, Andrea meshing out what it looks like to be home all day with two wonderfully rambunctious children, and then me getting thrown into the furnace of the Pastors College. All of this, needless to say has served to show us our need to rest in all that Christ has done for us, and also the way that the body of Christ is meant to be a place in which we confess our sins and point each other over and over again back to the truths of the gospel. What I would like to do in this post is simply give some commentary as to what my days and weeks look like here at the Pastors College. But, before I do that, I have to tell you that the Pastors and the members here at this church have been an example of servants and a model to look to for future Pastoral Ministry, and servant hood. The theme that resounds over and over again is, the Gospel, the good news about all that God has done for us in Christ to rescue us from Gods wrath and redeem us through His blood, adopting us into His family and how this message informs everything we do as children of God from parenting to our vocation, all for His name sake.
The last few months have been a whirlwind, chaotic and uncertain at times, but wrapped in an abundant amount of God’s grace. Aaron and I feel so undeserving to be where we are right now, the least likely of ones to be here. We are completely overwhelmed with what we get to see God doing first hand. There are so many of you who have made this all possible with your prayers, encouragement, sacrificial giving of time or money (or a car!!!) and hospitality! I can start this update in no other way than by thanking you and giving glory to God who truly does more than we ask, think or imagine. Continue reading “August Update”
Hey brothers and sisters, I wanted to post a special note sharing how God has provided for my full tuition through our partners. With this goal met I have secured a position in the 2016-17 class of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College starting in just less than a month! God has been so gracious to our family. As we have stepped out in faith, He has met us time and again with His sufficient grace to supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. We have not found material riches, but we have seen that Christ righteousness has truly made us rich, and with each earthly tie loosed we sense we have a “hope which is the anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into the inner place behind the curtain” (Hebrews 6:19). From small blessings to large blessings, we have seen the traces of His providence in the way He has orchestrated these moments to happen. Continue reading “July Update”