1) For the last two/three months my hubby has been brokering a deal for our church to move into a new facility. We’re a church plant that meets in a high school cafeteria and for seven years volunteers have tirelessly set up and torn down our church each and every Sunday (364 times).
Christmas Eve at 12:15pm we received a call that our deal was approved and so this past weekend we started to move in. The last few days have been 10+ hour days of packing, unpacking, organizing, moving, lifting, painting, and all that other fun stuff…it is an INCREDIBLE opportunity for our church family and we are so very thankful!
2) The kids have had me running here and there, high and low for all the last minute projects, events, etc. that comes right before Winter Break (oh how I love the Winter Break). They are doing great and I have loved being home with them for two weeks (no car lines, lunch boxes, getting up early).
3) The in loves came the weekend after Christmas and stayed for five days. It was great to relax and hang with them while they were here. My mother in love can cook something fierce and blessed us with some amazing southern cooking while she was here.
4) I never did get around to decorating the Christmas tree this year. Yep, you read that right, we didn’t put up any ornaments on the two trees in our house. Not a single one. This year it was all about SIMPLICITY (or maybe that’s what I told myself so that I wouldn’t feel guilty, ha!).
5) It’s January 4th and I still haven’t made a move to put away all the Christmas decorations. No, there weren’t any ornaments, but I did decorate the house and think I may keep it up until Valentine’s…no, not really.
6) I’m in the process of building a board to get “Mel’s World Ministry” incorporated and officially off the ground. (Which is exciting and scary all at the same time.) I’ve set up a schedule of Praise & Coffee nights for 2010 and various Women’s Small Groups for 2010 as well.
7) My mom is doing GREAT! She started her breast cancer journey this past year (March/April 2009) and has finished her surgery, chemo, and radiation treatments. She’s healthy, happy, and has even stopped wearing her wig. She looks so cute and sassy with her new short hair. I’ll try to snag you a pic…it’s adorable!
8) The Godly Gals series is growing like crazy! Who would have thought that something as simple as showcasing “Real Women, Real Life, and Real Faith” would strike up such a cord. I’ve been meeting some of the MOST amazing women, reading their stories, and watching God take their everyday, ordinary life for His glory (Romans 12:2)…how awesome is that?
Thanks for being a part of my life, ministry, and friends!
Seeking JOY on the Journey,