January 26, 2013

God's guidance

Can you guess where Michael and I went?!  The last pic should tip you off :)  Las Vegas!  It was like another world full of body art, tight pants, and over-the-top everything!  The first picture was me in my first visit to a casino.  I was amazed by them, but in the pic I look less than excited because a strange traveling stomach bug thing was overtaking me-fun times!  The second day was much better and that night we went to see the 'singing fountains' in front of the Bellagio and ate at the Paris restaurant in the Eiffel tower-both were incredible!

As for the reason we went...well it was no vacation.  We were being assessed by a church planting network that our prior church uses as a training tool.  At the end of two days full of very intensely rigorous interviews, counseling sessions, and testing activities we were much more self-aware and they knew just about everything there is to know about us!  We took away a lot of great resources and with even more to 'work on'.  They recommended some things for us, and told us we could come back in 8 months to 're-assess' when they thought we would be more ready.  Ultimately that means we weren't accepted into our previous church's 'church planting program'.  Laman's terms:  God has another route for us, and now we are praying about what that plan will be ;)

So, what are our next steps?  I'd like to know too!  Right now, we are being proactive about waiting on the Lord (talk about a theme in life right now!) and working on some things in our marriage (communication during times of life transition, anyone??).  We heard God call us to plant a church.  We believe obedience should be immediate so He has our yes, and we don't want to rush ahead of Him so we're praying for direction, guidance, and provision... and guess what?  He's answering day by day! God will guide.  He is faithful.  Please pray for us.  The end :)


  1. Much love to you my friend. Prayers for wisdom, guidance, and peace.

  2. Oh Megan...I am totally shocked! I really thought that you guys were going to get the go ahead. I also feel that God has called you and Michael to plant and Jeff and I will continue to pray for you and direction from God. Keep your chin up!!

  3. Definitely praying. Know that the Lord is not silent or inactive in this waiting: "The Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. FOr the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him." (Long/Wait are the same Hebrew word!) Isaiah 30:8.

  4. You are so right...HE IS FAITHFUL!!! I am praying for you, sweet friend! God has good and perfect plans for your family!!!