My husband and I have been standing in awe lately watching God work in our lives. If you've been following my blog for awhile you may remember the rough patch we went through last summer as our beloved church literally shattered around us. It was such a devastating time, and we wondered why God would allow it to happen. We have been praying that God would show us where he would have us to serve next, and just haven't felt His clear leading to another local church, so we have been just been worshiping as a family throughout the fall and winter. We did start a mid-week Bible study with some friends (from our former church family) in our home last fall, but we felt limited in inviting very many others to join us, due to the set-up of the apartment we lived in. Now this spring God so very clearly worked out a way for us to have a much-more-comfortable new home... and we are so excited about the possibilities of using our home for His glory! We have invited other families to join us on Wednesday nights... so we'll see what happens.
The other opportunity for ministry that has opened up for me just recently is through this very avenue of blogging. I have had a blog (maintained off-and-on) since 2002, but just within the past year started keeping up with it regularly. For the past 4 months or so, I've been posting almost daily... and visiting other blogs that are such an inspiration to me. Personally, I don't find myself posting inspirational posts very often, but I've been praying that the Lord would show me anything that He would like me to share. I like this "More of Him Monday" meme, and it is kind of a goal-incentive for me to think throughout the week of what I could share on Monday.
However, my two very favorite pastors have consented to allow me to start and maintain blogs for them. They are my dad, Rev. Darrell Ezell, and my own (now former) pastor, Rev. W.L. Boone. Both of them have messages to share, but neither know very much about the internet and blogging, so as an area of ministry I offered to do it for them if they would e-mail me their articles. They view it as a favor to them, but I view it as a blessing to me! I look forward to reading their messages each week as I post them.
Dad's blog has been up for several months now, and some of you have visited him at Ozark Country Parson.
Pastor Boone's blog is brand-new this week. It is called "In the Cool of the Day." Stop by and welcome him to the internet!
I still don't understand everything that has happened. I don't know what the future holds. But this I do know: I want to be in the center of God's will... and so I am at peace.