Sweet Home Alabama

It has been an extremely hectic but productive two months in Springfield. Each day feels more and more like home, and this quite a development for someone who had never even visited the Show Me State prior to a few months ago. I’m grateful for the change of scenery and the opportunity to be a part of what the Lord is doing is Missouri.

I’m very excited that our church has extended a call to Cory Goode as Associate Pastor. He will be working with our youth and college primarily, and the entire congregation as well with pastoral duties. It will be good to resume our working relationship and bring our families together again. I believe this marks a new day for our church and hopefully the remaining pieces of the ministry puzzle are coming into view.

This is a good time to pull out of town for a while. We’ve had our vacation week planned and didn’t know it would coincide with such a great event today, but so much the better. My family and I are headed down to her folks house to get them reacquainted with grandchildren. It should be a good week, although this time the trip will be somewhat longer coming and going. We’ll be getting this trip in before school starts and the fall routine kicks in.

Here’s an interesting question that Corrie Ten Boom once asked: “Is prayer your steering wheel or spare tire?” As I slip behind the wheel of our van, this thought will be on my mind. Looking forward to going, and also the returning.

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3 thoughts on “Sweet Home Alabama

  1. Cory Goode is my best friend. I will miss him greatly. You all have much to look forward to in getting to know him and learning to appreciate his many gifts. And what can be said about Jennifer, Will, and Sam? Don’t even get me started.

    David

  2. It’s a step of faith for all concerned, but I am grateful our church realizes the importance of youth and college ministry.

    Stay tuned, and keep praying for us.

  3. Will Goode is 2 1/2. His twin brother, Sam is 2 1/2 also. They have recently learned the story of Jonah and the whale. My wife, Carolyn, asked Will how Jonah ended up in the belly of a whale and Will said “He was hiding.” “Hiding from who?” Carolyn asked. “Jesus”, Will replied. Ok he may have gotten his Testaments a little mixed up but the more I’ve thought about it the more I’ve agreed. Why would any of us hide from Jesus? But we all do. Thanks Will.

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