June 08, 2009

I Have a New Church Home!


Some know the journey I have been on in life, but for those of you who don't...

I have been married to a preacher for 24 years. He is gifted by God to preach the Word and we have been at some wonderful churches. Three years ago, after hearing clearly from God to start a church, we did just that. We started a church and had about 30 members. Well, three years later, we still had 30 members. We had depleted our savings and retirement and after much discussion and prayer, our wonderful, little church decided to close its doors in March.

God opened a door fairly quickly for possible employment and I am happy to say that we have a new church home at Plymouth Park Church of Christ in Irving, Texas. (happy sigh...) It is 15 miles from our home and so we can leave the last 2 kids in their schools and not have to move. (Maybe in 5 years, after the kids leave home we can get over that way!) The people at the church are warm, friendly, and very welcoming. I am so excited to be a part of this group of believers and am looking forward to many years of fellowship and growth in our Lord.

We begin on Father's Day, which I find appropriate, at least for me. For you see, in this journey I've been on, if there is anything I have learned, it is that God is God. He is my Father, my ultimate Provider, my Guide, my Comforter, and my Peace. I may not have all the answers, but I have the knowledge that He does know and He cares so very much about me.

Keep me and my family in your prayers as we begin a new path on this life's journey. It is full of hope and expectation and I anticipate great and mighty things to come! Let me hear some Woo Hoo's!!!!


17 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo!!!!! That's awesome, Sherrinda! Happy dance for you and hubby! It's awesome how God works things out, isn't it?

    PS How did you connect FB and your blog? I don't have a clue. Also, do you have any idea how to connect Twitter, FB, and blog?? I'm at a loss! Any help would be appreciated. I've tried and failed numerous times. :)

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  2. Awesome!! Sherrinda, what a wonderful answer to prayer! In fact I just prayed for you again yesterday about this whole transition! I'm so happy to hear that everything is working out for your family. And what perfect timing too. Hopefully you will have a little more time to adjust to your new church during summer break.

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  3. Hi Katie!!! I'm loving the Happy Dancing! lol God is sooo good!

    Okay...I had to do a little refresher to remind me how to do all the feeds!!! I though it would be easier just to give you the links instead of trying to write it all out. So, to get your tweets to automatically go into your FB, go to this page for directions: http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/31113

    Here's directions on how to import your blog into FB. http://www.ehow.com/how_2031209_import-rss-feed.html

    Now, here is where to go to get your blog to feed into Twitter: www.twitterfeed.com (the comments wouldn't accept the html on this one for some weird reason)

    I hope that helps. If the links don't work, try cutting and pasting. :) It was alot of work to get it all done, but now it is so nice that they all update each other! Saves time!

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  4. Jody!!! I knew you had been praying and I sooo appreciate it! Thank you, friend! I think the summer months will be a perfect time (His timing is awesome, is it not?) to get adjusted and sink into life there. I hope you are getting alot accomplished on all your edits!

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  5. Oh I am sooooo happy to read this news!!! And wow--it is close to where you live! That part is amazing!!

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  6. How exciting! So happy for you! Praise God!

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  7. Yay! We just knew it would happen. Looks like you and John have another week off, how great! See you soon!

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  8. Woo-hoo!! And a double fist pump in the air to you!! How wonderful! I'm thrilled for you!

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  9. This is fabulous news, Sherrinda! I know your family will be a huge blessing to your new church home!

    Praise God!

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  10. WONDERFUL!!! It's so amazing to see God meet our needs in such customized ways! :)

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  11. Sherrinda, that's so great. As the wife of a pastor, I know just how you feel. And what an added blessing that the kids get to stay in their own schools! I'm so happy for you. :D

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  12. Wow, that is so wonderful! What an amazing answer to prayer.

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  13. Sherrinda:
    I am so happy for you and your family. And what a blessing that the kids can stay in their schools. Isn't our Father sweet?
    Love, Jen

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  14. Yay! Congratulations. :-)

    I saw your comment on Jody's blog about knowing who to let go on your reading list. I kind of have this rule, that I always comment on people who comment on mine first. Like, they're my first priority. I saw some followers of my blog who I started to follow at first, but my reader started filling up so I let some of the ones go who never commented on BookingIt.
    I hope that doesn't sound harsh, because I don't mean for it to be, I just have to have a way to pace myself and that way seems fair.
    Hope you find something that works for you. :-)

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  15. Congrats on the new church home. What a wonderful blessing.
    Thanks for posting those links, also. I've always wondered how to link everything together.

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  16. Terri, it is sooo totally amazing that my kids can stay in the same school! They have been through alot and I am just thrilled they can keep some normalcy.

    Jennifer, thanks for the encouragment! Praise God, indeed!!!

    Kelly, my favorite daughter-in-law!!! Thanks for your faith! I hope to see ya soon! (how was the pool party? Did you get burned?)

    Jill!! A double-fisted pump! Woah! Thanks for sharing my joy!

    Eileen, I pray we will be a blessing. I know they will be a blessing for me and my family. They are wonderful people!

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  17. Jaime, oooo...customized answer to prayer! What a great way to put it!

    Lynnette, yes, a minister's wife would know EXACTLY how I feel! I am so very blessed! Thanks for sharing in my joy!!

    Cindy, God is so good with answered prayer! Thanks for the encouragement!

    Jeanette, YES!!! God is so incredibly sweet! I love that His time table is so much better than mine!

    Jessica!!!! Thank you for the helpful hint. I have really been struggling lately with getting way too many blogs to read (76 at last count) and I can't catch up! It has really taken away from my writing and I don't want that, for sure! I will give your idea a whirl and see how it goes! Thanks, friend!


    Amy, I hope the links were helpful. I tried to write the html in the comments so it would just be a link, but it wouldn't work for some reason.

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