Challenging Memories and God's Blessing of Friends and Family

God, help me to remember this and live like this.
I have to say over the last couple of months there have been some memories that have been difficult to think back on.
Two years ago was ordination weekend.  There were a lot of friends and family there for this very special time.  
Ministry wise things are now very different.  
There are two constants though.  
1.  God is the same God.
2.  God has truly blessed us with so many great friends (old and new) and family.

November 11th, 2016 was my ordination council.

Gospel Primer Entry #12 "Inheritance of the Saints"

When God saved us, He made us members of His household (Ephesians 2:19), and He gave us as gifts to one another (Ephesians 1:18).  Each brother and sister is a portion of my gospel inheritance from God, and I am a portion of their inheritance as well.  We are significant players in each other's gospel narrative, and it is in relationship with one another that we experience the fullness of God in Christ. (Ephesians 3:17-19;  2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 1:22, 23)

Hence, the more I comprehend the full scope of the gospel, the more I value the church for which Christ died (Ephesians 5:25), the more I value the role that I play in the lives of my fellow Christians, and the more I appreciate the role that they must be allowed to play in mine.

November 13th, 2016 was the ordination service

For my blog post about the ordination service go to

My new job has been a blessing because it will help us financially.  

Here is what I have been saying to people who ask about the job.
The company is a great company.
The people I am working with are nice.
The work I am doing is WAY OUT of my comfort area and I am not good at it.
I am definitely learning new tasks and how to trust in God.
I know God is in control.  
I know God has me in this place at this time for a reason.
I don't know what God is doing right now but I know I need to trust in Him even more.

It has been very humbling getting help from so many different people in so many different ways.

It has been very humbling hearing my children pray for their dad to find a job and do well at his job..

Your prayers are greatly appreciated as we trust in Him day by day and consider what he