Where You Go I Will Go…Lead me!

ruthIt’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything personal. Life got surprisingly and unexpectedly hectic…but all in a good way! Starting in September my crochet shop ‘Cute as a Fox Shoppe‘ went crazy. I was averaging anywhere from 10 to 20 orders per week (from etsy, Facebook and locally) which I absolutely loved! d4b92cd0904f25f6a25f3c481ad284c1One of my best-selling items with the Seattle Seahawks hat (if I haven’t mentioned it before my husband and I and our family are diehard Seahawks fans!) well as many of you know the Seahawks went to the Super Bowl… I thought I was busy in September and October wow I hadn’t seen anything yet! After the championship game between the Seahawks and the 49ers…the Hawks were going to be going to the Super Bowl!!! I was getting an order about every half hour! Finally around the beginning of March my shop slow down! That’s okay I was needing a break! Please feel free to visit my shop at any time I take orders all year!

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In addition to my shop, my husband and I made the decision to completely close our photography business in 2013 and pursue ministry! (I know I’ve already told you) For many years we have known that my husband is called into ministry that (we are called to be ministry family) he is specifically called to be a pastor. In 2013 my husband was getting some very awesome opportunities including acting as interim youth pastor Sunday mornings!! For the last six months he’s been taking the junior high and high school students through and in-depth study through the book of Romans. Towards the end of 2013 we took a HUGE step of faith along with our very closest friends we decided to go with them and plant a church in a small local city nearby in sept. 2014. God was in control and he was leading us. jerWe then went to Seattle to meet with the elders at the parent church we were planning to branch from. The Lord rock our world the very next  day. After returning from that trip the Lord changed his direction for our family…(Staying at our current Church that we love) We did a TON of praying and seeking God to give us clear audible direction (basically writing it out for us on the wall) he did…we even prayed “Lord if your will is for us to stay then show us” we prayed for out of the blue conformation…within 12 hours we had gotten that conformation not once, not twice but three times. “Wow” is all we could think. proverbsFrom that day one we have gotten daily conformation that The Lord has us where we are supposed to be. He stopped us in our tracks and pointed us in a different direction. Much like Abraham standing before God ready to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac and then from the heavens Abraham heard the Lords voice telling him to stop. 10″ Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” {Gen 22} The Lord wanted to see that we were faithful servants, he wanted to see that if he said go that we would go. And we were ready that just wasn’t the plan he had. Our two other sets of friends are continuing with the church plant and we hope and pray nothing but the best for them and we pray that the church strives and it just reaches all the people in that little town. As for us and our family, the Lord is working and working big. I don’t know what the plan is. I don’t know how it’s going to look but I am excited to be a part of Gods plan and to see the way that he’s been working in my husband and our family and myself. Two years ago we would’ve never expected to be where we are today. After so many years of praying that Lord would open the doors for us in ministry, God has opened the floodgates. Please join with me and my family and pray for this journey. Also join us as we pray for our beloved friends who are stepping out in faith and starting from scratch at church and in a small town that really need them. So here we are standing ready and willing saying “Where you Go, I will Go. Where you Stay, I will Stay.”

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