I’m not going to lie, I was a bit of a downer in the summer. That’s probably why I didn’t write at all, I didn’t feel like saying much about anything. I just sometimes get into little funks, I think it happens to everyone. Down in the valley, I guess, if you know what I mean. At the foot of the mountain, looking up, thinking about all I have to do to get where I want to be. Metaphorically speaking.
But I’m feeling good now. Positive.
Peter and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage on Friday, October 2. In some ways, it seems like such a long time ago that we got married and started our life together. In others, it was a blink. Either way, I feel like right now we are in a really good place. We know each other really well, and though we may annoy each other from time to time, I think we have a really great platform for the years to come. I am excited to see how much we will grow and what life will bring us in the next five years.
Another great thing about right now, is that Peter and I are involved in ministry together. Sure we’ve always been in it together, but mostly that’s been me supporting him in his work, and trying to figure out what God is calling me to. You know how marriage is supposed to look like a triangle? With Peter and I each at a point of the triangle, and God at the top point, and we’re supposed to be living our lives and working towards God at a similar pace or together, otherwise it becomes a really odd looking triangle? In some ways, we have definitely felt that odd-shaped triangle, as he pours himself into working for God each day, and I struggle to see God in the normalcy of the jobs that I had held. Does that make sense? Anyway, this year, I have decided to become a youth leader and teach the Sunday morning teen class, and it has been so great to be so involved in something that Peter is really involved in. I’ve always been afraid of teens. But I’m letting that go and it has been such a great experience so far.
Also, we have felt lead to start Let’s Start Talking and Friend Speak here are our church in Calgary. Just this past weekend we flew down to Texas for training and we are both so excited for our church family to have the opportunity to serve God in these ways. Both LST and FS affected and shaped Peter and myself in such a powerful way. If you aren’t familiar with either of these ministries, the one-sentence answer is that they both use the Bible help people who don’t speak English natively to practice their English; with LST you travel overseas and FS you do right in your own city.
I am seriously excited about this because both offer the opportunity to sit down with someone who doesn’t know God and talk for an hour about him. I don’t know about you, but I don’t ever get that chance in my day to day life. The way that I have seen God use me, and others that I know, in the past while participating in these ministries has been amazing.
Anyway, I’m out of writing practice, since I haven’t written in so long, so I hope that all this rambling wasn’t too annoying!
Perhaps I should try to write about the next fruit of the Spirit, patience?