Things have been hopping around here. I hosted a bridal shower for my niece, Alison. It was wonderful! Once I get all of the pictures sorted out I will share.
In the mist of the crazy we have made a really hard decision. We are leaving our church. :(
Church should be a place of unity, love and refuge. Of course, you will feel convicted and squirm a little in your seat from time to time. We haven't been leaving feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the week ahead. Instead we leave discouraged by the things happening around us and quite frankly it has been a struggle for me to get up and go.
We have a commitment to teach Sunday School through the first Sunday of June. We have already asked not to be put on the new teaching schedule and will let the appropriate people know we are leaving that last Sunday. (I know that might seem rude, but if you knew the circumstances of what was said when a family recently left you would understand why we are not giving proper notice until we are ready to walk out the door.)
I am not sure if peace is the correct word to use when describing how we feel about leaving. We did not make this decision lightly. We feel that we did all that we could according to Matthew 18:15-16. We had a meeting with our pastor to express our concerns and to get a clear understanding of were the church is headed. We also spoke a couple of elders. We are sad and heartbroken that it has come to this, but we know it is the right thing for us.
We have no idea where we are going once we leave this church. We are praying for direction as we search for a new church home.
My guy has been working tons.
In the middle of long work hours and hard decisions life has happened. There is a new baby on our street and a meal was delivered.
Only 4 1/2 weeks of school left! They will be full weeks as there is a science fair, camp to attend, testing week and field day. Not that I want to wish my life away, but I am ready for summer break.
I have been grabbing slow anywhere I can. Megan has been bringing me fists full of love.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!