Thursday, April 12, 2012

good news

I'm so tired of only posting about sad things. I'm actually so tired of being sad.

I realized today that Max and I have good things happening that I haven't shared. I've mentioned that Max is a pastor in the Methodist church. The Methodist church works under an appointment system. Basically, it's an itinerant system where you are called and sent where you are needed. This can be a stressful process for a pastor's wife with a career of her own.

He has been serving a small church about 35 minutes from my work for 4 years. It's been a great church with wonderful people. But he is ready for something new and I am beyond ready to live in the same town that I work.

So, we are moving! You never really know what will happen when you put yourself out there for a move. Sometimes, they have no regard for the partner's job or the family's needs. We are lucky though. Max will be appointed to the Wesley Foundation, the Methodist campus ministry at the campus I work. He will do worship and outreach there and will actually supervise student interns and train them in serving 4 small churches in the area.

This is such a great combination for his skills and gifts and I am so excited for him. There will definitely be stressful points as we adjust. We will be moving in mid-June and that is a crazy time for me. I work with freshman orientation so my work days are approximately 20 hours long during the summer. But, I've done pretty well to think past the stress and focus on the end result.

So, just wanted to share some good news. We're excited!


  1. That's great about your husband's new placement! Thank you for reminding me to find joy in the other areas where I've been blessed. I think I dwell too much on the bad things.

  2. That's wonderful! I wish you a smooth move and hope that this marks the beginning of much more good news soon.

  3. Wonderful news! We often forget to post about the good don't we?

  4. Hi Hattie, I tagged you in a Q&A Cristy started... feel free to join in if you're so inclined!

  5. That's great news! He'll have so much fun at the Wesley Foundation! I'm not Methodist, but my college roommate was, so I spent a lot of time at the WF on my campus when I was in school. It was a great experience. Good luck with the move!