Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ordination pictures

Sunday night, the ordination council at FBC McKinney, along with family and friends, gathered to celebrate John's ordination to the ministry.

Here, Sandi Glahn prays over us. The council, plus friends Gary Glahn & Bryan Renfro pray.

Family & friends gather. John's father gives the closing prayer.

Such a sweet time!

Today, April 20, John's file went before the North American Mission Board (the missionary arm of the Southern Baptist Convention), and he was informed this afternoon that they have endorsed him as a missionary to the Army National Guard. Another step along this path!

Next, John will endure his medical exam. We'll keep updating as the process continues.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Busy Weekend

While today is Tax Day for many people, I'm way past that and have spent my refund long since. But I do intend to stop by Starbucks for my free coffee later this morning on my way to physical therapy.

Tomorrow I'm headed to the Rock and Worship Roadshow with my friend Susie. VIP tickets, baby! We'll meet Mercy Me and hopefully Francesca Battistelli, maybe other performers too. We're hoping to get a large dose of energetic worship-through-music from this event. I'm leaving Gabe at home with my step-mom because the boys are going with their dad on a campout.

Saturday morning I'll have to drag myself out of bed, since I'm working at the MOPS Leadership Summit. Our church is hosting it for our region, so I'm helping lead one of the positional sessions. Hmm...probably ought to start thinking about what I'm going to say.

Sunday evening, my hubby is being ordained as a minister of the gospel. That's the official term for "call me Reverend..." ;)

I don't think I'll be using the title, but still, that's pretty cool! We scrambled this week to create, print, and mail invitations, and I do think they turned out really nice. The ordination comes as part of a larger process--God has been doing big things lately in our family. I'm so proud of John for taking this step. Greater things are yet to come!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

He's Alive!

Early this morning, when my baby awoke to nurse, I posted my Facebook status "He's alive, He's alive, He's alive and I'm forgiven, Heaven's gates are open wide!" An hour later, I saw this video posted on my friend, Sandi's, blog. Perfect!!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday

Today I resumed my regular blogging duties at Tapestry. Pretty awesome that my first day back is Good Friday. Jesus made a way for me and you to come to the Father. He acted as both priest and sacrifice...only God could manage that! We now have open access to the Father. How many of us take advantage of that?

My friend Bryan Renfro is now sharing his personal Good Friday tradition through his site The Curtain. Creative idea! What do you do to commemorate Jesus' sacrifice?