Sunday, March 15, 2009


Today my sweet husband resigned his position as Pastor of our church. Our situation is different from most Pastors' resignations in that we are not leaving the church. We are staying on at the church and continuing with our church family. My husband though, will no longer be the Pastor. It was not an easy thing for him to do, as he loves preaching and the other things that go along with being a Pastor. However, we believe this is the time for this change. We are expecting to see God move through it.

I find it very interesting that on the very day that he takes the steps to resign,
Avery Grace takes her FIRST STEPS!


One ending something

One beginning something

Both with many more steps to come

Avery has it all before her and she can take steps in so many directions. Who knows where the Lord will lead her. We are so thankful for God's plans to prosper her. Todd and I too, have much before us. We too can take steps towards God's plans for us each day. We are thankful as well that God also has plans to prosper us. (Jeremiah 29:11)

So step by step we will follow Him!

P.S. I can't wait to see (with my own eyes) Avery taking those steps! Already pushing for Friday and it's not even Monday yet! That could make for another long week. LOL


Carrie said...

God will certainly bless you for obeying even though it was a hard thing to do. I believe God has great things in store for you and your hubby.
I know you cannot wait until you get to see Avery take those steps in exciting these times are...cherish them (I know you do)!!

Cristi said...

I do and thank you for the encouragement!

Penny said...

Your "sweet husband" is going to be missed behind that pulpit. He really is! I hope he knows what a blessing he has been to our family, and my extended family as well. (I'll never be able to thank him enough for his service in Nan and Poppa's funerals.) I knew 30 years ago that Todd had a special calling. It's just the beginning of the next chapter. All my love.
PS So excited about Avery!