I just have a minute to blog here because my friend Ruth (one of my old college roomies) is coming over and she should be here any time. I'm so excited, I love it when she comes to visit!
Rob and I have been going full speed for almost 3 weeks straight, and yesterday we finally got some time to slow down. We celebrated Father's Day (we were too busy to do it last week) and had lunch in Salem. We also got to see the movie Cars and to visit 'the barn'--the place that Rob lived while attending Western Baptist College. It brought back some great memories! Life seemed to move at a much slower pace back then. It's been 4 years since we've lived there, and now we have 2 kids. My, how time flies!
Last week was Vacation Bible School. I'm in charge of the kids version and Rob does Extreme Vacation for the middle schoolers. It was a super week! About 100 kids came to the younger version and 10 kids made public decisions to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. What a blessing! It was a long couple of weeks finishing up the last minute details, and a long week while it was happening, but all worth it when you see lives changed for eternity!
As soon as we wrapped things up with VBS, we had Joel and Brenna and their daughter Sarah down. Joel is candidating to be the new youth pastor at our church. We like them a lot. So, much of our weekend was spent hanging out with and interviewing them. Hence the fact that we're just now getting to slow down! Why are we hiring a new youth pastor you ask? (Since my husband is the current youth pastor!) Well, Rob is moving up to an associate position beginning late summer or early fall. He will transition into more 'big church' responsibilities, helping Denny with his ever-growing work load, and helping our church transition from a little church to a big church (we've been steadily growing in numbers over the last several years).
It'll be hard to step away from the youth but we are both excited about our new responsibilities as well. And so life continues...
Well, I should go now, miss Ruthie should be here any time. Drink lot's of water, it's hot outside!