Saturday, January 24, 2009

Winding Down

Did you know that the average blog lasts just 18 months?

Cookbooks & Commentaries is likely to hold true to that statistic. Before we wrap things up on our seminary blog, we want to give you all a few updates on our church search process...

As it stands right now, we are well down the road in a "courtship" with a church, as our friend Tim D. calls it. Ken has interviewed with them, we have researched the church and they have researched us. From all we know of the church, we are very like-minded. Examining the church's documents, I exclaimed, "Ken! You could have written this yourself!" The documents were just that clearly aligned with Ken's heart for ministry.

Our thoughts and prayers, our hearts, are definitely being draw to this church. We still have a couple more steps in the process, though, to confirm finally if this is the place God would have us. Please pray for us, if you would, that we would have our eyes wide open, that we would catch any details that we may have missed, that we would be able to discern God's will and that we would be sensitive to His leading. And, finally, pray that we would follow the Lord's leading unhesitantly, in faith that He works all things for the good of those who love Him, who are called by His name.

You can expect some more updates over the coming weeks!



Elizabeth said...

If you end this blog you had better send me the link to the new one so we can keep in touch! I can't wait to hear "the things they say" about the new church and their new home. We are praying for you guys!

Amy said...

Yes, I'm pretty sure you can't end the blog and move away at the same time.
I'm excited about the likemindedness you're feeling, and we're praying for your discernment!

Dyer Importance... said...

I agree with the two previous comments! I have so enjoyed staying abreast to the Schmidt family and don't feel like you are so far way via a blog. Do you know if there is a way to capture your "18-month" blog in a bound journal or keepsake? It really is like a scrapbook isn't it?