Oct 7, 2013

New Beginnings, New Mercies, Same God

Once again, I have been absent from the blogging world for, oh....about 5 months (yes, I did just have to use my fingers to count that). So much has happened! For starters, I have a new last name! Titus & I were married on August 6th, & everything has been a whirlwind since. I have started journaling again for the first time in close to two years, & for me, blogging is a natural extension of that. My hope is that this blog will be an avenue to display God's leading & continued faithfulness in my life; a place where my family & friends (who are MUCH farther away than I would like) will be able to keep current with what is going on, & also an avenue to share the practical things that I am learning as a newly-married wife.

This weekend was absolutely crazy! Titus & I left Wednesday night after FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes. More on that ministry another time), & arrived in Indiana at about 11pm. We had the opportunity to attend a 2-day teacher's conference, which had several very helpful workshops. As soon as the last session finished on Friday afternoon, we hit the road (again!) to make the long drive to Northland.
Some of our good friends who work at the Camp year-round asked if we could come up to help with a weekend event they were hosting. Truthfully, I knew they just wanted Titus' help, but now we're a package deal =) That husband of mine is very gifted in combining his organizational skills with great leadership, so he is VERY helpful to have around!

I was so blessed to be able to spend time with several of my closest friends. It came at a great time; though I really love it here in Wixom, & I am SO excited about the opportunities God is opening up, I miss my close friends. God also worked it out so that we were able to visit my extension church the next day & see our good friends, the Coffey's, & their ministry team. Aaron Coffey spoke out of Isaiah 6, about beholding God. He made the point that when we as Christians are truly beholding God, we will cease to be overwhelmed with the circumstances of life. With so much recent change, that was just what my heart needed to hear!

All of life changes, but God remains the same. I am looking forward to continuing to learn more of His grace and mercy as I continue in this new chapter of life.

"Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever." -Hebrews 13:8

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." -Psalm 73:26