A question that always comes to mind when I think about blogging and sharing ones news on the Internet for friends and family (and I guess in some instances complete strangers), is "How much is too much?"
When deciding to post on a blog, what information is "fine" to share and what is complete over share? Who is the blog really for anyways? Is it a form of documenting? Or is it a small way to share a journey with loved ones who miss out on the day to day activities or even the really big ones?!
I guess from where I'm sitting (well the actual location being my comfy couch in our lounge) the point of wanting to restart and work with this blog is to capture some of our stories as well as share them with people who are interested in reading them. I guess for me it's also a way of documenting so I don't forget and so one day I can use some of what's written on here to paint a story for our children & their children, and maybe along the way we can also help one or two people out. One of my goals in life is to help people, so maybe, just maybe this can be another avenue of helping even just one individual out?!
I guess we'll just have to see! But here's to hoping I'll post more than once a year each year (my current abysmal record)!
Friday, February 17, 2012
2012 seems to be the year of change...I'm not entirely sure why but it seems as if many people in our lives are experiencing major, exciting changes. From babies, to weddings, to new adventures overseas, and many more adventures with God...It's all very exciting.
Why this year of all years, I don't know...what I do know however is that so many people I know are walking into a part of their destiny or are seeing a promise come to fruition that they've been holding out for! God definitely seems to be on the move BIG time and seems to be stirring things up a little.
Change definitely isn't for the faint hearted, albeit the excitement of something new there are definitely times of wishing for the old, for those comfy, worn out slippers that carried us through so many cold nights, for the ease of the known. BUT if we aren't willing to embrace the new we'll never take any steps forward.
I've just finished reading "Sun Stand Still" by Steven Furtick. It's a MUST read, especially when you're about to embark on a God-adventure or when you're feeling the need and urge for something to change in your life. The catch phrase of the book is "What happens when you dare to ask God for the impossible". It's challenging and inspiring - it's left me asking what impossible things am I willing to ask for, to fight for and to see come to pass in not only our life (as Sean and Sarah) but in my future family's life and in Grahamstown and even beyond that.
As 2012 unravels is it a year of immense change and adventure for you, or does it look like it's just going to be one of those 'run of the mill' years?! Lets make it adventurous, lets dream big, lets dare to ask God for the impossible together!
Anyways, just a few thoughts to ponder :-) my little expose of the week!
Monday, February 6, 2012
As of a very short while ago Sean and I have joined the full-time staff at His People Church, Grahamstown. We're feeling very excited albeit a bit nervous but have been completely blown away by God's goodness as we share with people what we're going to be getting up to in our little town of Grahamstown and what we're going to be a part of.
These next few weeks/months we'll be staying in East London as we build up our ministry partnership team and we're SO excited to meet new people, connect with old friends and share our heart and the amazing things God's got in store for the young families, marriages, children and individuals in Grahamstown. East London isn't a bad place to be based either, who wouldn't enjoy the laid-back, family-like atmosphere. We are however missing all our friends back home in Grahamstown and of course our lovely home!
This past month we've been so grateful for all the friends and family in our life! So thank you to those of you who've shared some part of our lives, whether recently or a while back. It's a good way to try and live your life - that is in a state of thankfulness and appreciation - it makes you take note of the smaller things in life.
We'll be embarking on this new stage of our life and using this blog as one of the means of communication, so feel free to follow it and check up on how you're doing! We'd love to hear back however, so feel free to pop us an email or facebook message. We love keeping in the loop and would love to pray for any of your prayer needs!