Friends and Family,
What a delight to connect with you! We created this webpage to stay in touch with those we love and it’s been a joy to hear from and reconnect with hundreds of you, both across the nation and right here in Kansas City. Your friendship means more to us than you can possibly imagine. Through you, we experience the love of God.
Just a quick update on us. We love living in Kansas City and plan on being here until God calls us elsewhere. Starr's work is prospering; she finds it fulfilling, fun, and a powerful platform to be a bright witness to a very dark world. I’m enjoying every opportunity to preach in a variety of venues and churches and recently successfully defended my dissertation prospectus, a major step toward completion of a Ph.D.
Over the past months, I’m reminded that we are right where God wants us; I’ve found tremendous inspiration in reading of some of my favorite Old Testament heroes in Genesis. Noah did exactly as God told him. Abraham followed God’s call from Ur and trusted Him in an unknown land, in uncertain times, and God blessed him. Isaac prospered in God’s promise. Jacob wrestled with God and was changed. Joseph experienced the favor and presence of God no matter the circumstances. And God was and is faithful to his chosen people.
Two things I know for sure in this season: 1) God has called us and without a doubt that calling is to follow him, and for me to pastor and preach; 2) He knows exactly where we are, and we are experiencing his great plan.
Perhaps you have been sojourning and wondering what next step you should take in your own life as we approach 2013. I want to challenge you to follow His voice. Isaiah 30:21 says, "Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it,' when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left." Follow his Word, it will guide you and bless you – it has me.
We love you,