Saturday, October 4, 2008

It has been soooo long! I am sorry that it seems like I forgot about my trusty followers. Life has been crazy here at the Stewart house. Here are the updates:

  • Brian got a job!!! Praise God. Last Thursday he was offered the position of Adult Ministries Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Brooklyn Park. We are happy to say that this was the job he REALLY wanted. It's a little out of his comfort zone since he has worked with Junior High and Senior HIgh students for 15 years(!) but he is going to be amazing at this job. I am a lot sad to leave Woodridge. It has been my home for 5 1/2 years and I love the people there and I love seeing friendly smiling faces. It was very hard for me to walk into Grace last Sunday and not see one person I knew. I sat in my seat and sniffled through the service. On a good note, Grace is a lot like WR. Both churches are Baptist General Conference, are growing and reaching people and showing people the love of God. Both have amazing pastors, in fact the pastors at both churches are great friends. I think it will be a hard change but a very good one.

  • The kids are great. Adjusting to school and homework *gulp*. The thought makes my stomach squirm. They are tired of visiting "new" churches and are glad that we have finally "settled". Caleb is enrolled in the Delano DI (Destination ImagiNation) team and is really excited for it to start. I think Kalie is going to be a Daisy girl Scout, though I haven't told her this yet. So don't buy your cookies from anyone else. Now I just need to find something wonderful for Zachariah!

  • I have been busy making stuff of all kinds. Bags, more aprons, I bought stuff to make jammie bottoms for the kids (not started yet), I might try my hand at ballet flat slippers, I also made a 4 tiered skirt for my cousins little girl. You know the usual. I never find a project I don't need to try. I'm keeping busy and my house is paying for it. It's a mess right now so today is House Beautification day (just as soon as I'm done blogging, of course!) I also joined the Army of Women. It's an organization that needs healthy women to do research for breast cancer. I heard NBC Nightly News put out a call to action and I felt compelled to join. Please check it out.

  • Just in case you were wondering, Froggy (as I guess he has been named) is doing really well. After the cricket incident, I have not bought any more food for him and we have just been collecting bugs from outside. It's crazy what that little guy will eat. I am amazed that he has lasted this long and I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do this winter to feed him. He may need to be released into the wild.

Well, that's all the news I know for now!

WIshing you a weekend full of wonder!


kim said...

I miss you so much and hate that I only get to "read" about life at the Stewart house. I cannot wait for the day when I can pop over and see for myself what's going on.
We're SO excited for Brian and are CERTAIN that he will do a fantastic job. He is a gifted speaker and Grace is going to be blessed by him.
And you, my dear friend, are a fabulous pastor's wife and they will be blessed to get to know you and the kids. WR will miss you TERRIBLY, but Grace is a very blessed church to be getting you. Jump in face first! You will swim!!!!
Call you soon, there is a lot going on at the Weed house.

Jeanine said...

WOOHOO! So happy to hear that Brian found a job! What a relief for you guys! I'm sure it's difficult to leave Woodridge...I know how much you love it there...but this next part of the journey will be exciting and before you know it you will all feel right at home at Grace! Keep posting on your blog to keep us all updated!

Pam said...

Congratulations on the new job! Being pushed out of your comfort zone is often a good thing.... that is where the growth is! I'm sure Brian will do a terrific job! Give him a big hug for me! Great update~