Sunday, August 2, 2009

Farewell To Friends: 1994-2009


Today, will be a very difficult and sad day for my husband and I as we say goodbye to our little church family.

He has been their pastor for the last 15 years and we have been blessed beyond measure to have known them.

The most peaceful church we have ever had the good pleasure of belonging to.

The strongest and finest Christians anywhere.

We will miss them.




**Please pray for us as my husband and I seek the Lord's direction from here. Change is necessary, but not always easy.

**Blessings everyone.

10 comments:

jennifer said...

Of course Debra. I'll pray for you and your husband as well as for the church. Blessing to you as well.

Mimi said...

HI Debra!!!
So glad you found my blog and then I found yours!!! I love making a new friend everyday!!!!
God Bless you and your dear Hubby as you leave a safe and secure setting for the unknown, but Yes, God has a Plan for you and your family and it may just be a better place. I so enjoy seeing how others live and where and how we all have so many things that make us alike yet we are all so different too!! I love the lOrd with all my heart and my family means the world to me, so for that we are the same a KIndred Spirit is what I like to call it!!!
God Bless you and hugs to you my dear,
jamie--mimi

Susan said...

Dear Debra,
I know this is both a sad day but also a joyful day for you and your hubby. Sad because it is always hard to pull ourselves away from the safety of the shore and the known. Joyful because you are being led and obedient and trusting yourself out into the unknown but knowing you are in the safe, loving hands of Him who loves us most and best.

It will be a blessing to us, your blog friends, to follow your journey as He leads you on and next.
((hugs))
Susan

Mike Golch said...

Great posting.

Kellie H said...

I'm so proud that you two wonderful people have the strength to walk away from something you love so much. I know that you know that this type of strength comes from God alone and that you can trust Him. I will be praying that He leads you swiftly into the next chapter of your lives. Love you guys!

Ronnica said...

That'd be hard. I'm very close to my church and never want to leave!

Amrita said...

Farewells are so difficult.. May the lord guide you

Just Me said...

I will keep you and your husband in my prayers as you seek the Lord's will. My husband and I are also in a transition phase. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the PASTOR to PASTOR program available free from Focus on the Family, but they have really good resources available. My husband has been listening to "Transition's in a Pastor's Life" and says it is really good. I've listened to several of them and enjoyed them. If you are interested, there are located at http://www.parsonage.org/p2p/ .

It is so hard to leave a church home in which you have truly become a family! 15 years is a long time! May God comfort your hearts and lead you on your new journey.

Sending you a cyber hug, (((Debra)))!

Stacey

Mimi said...

HI DEBRA!!!
It counts that you met Miss Katie Holmes and the other famous people in that play, I have forgotten the lead man and lead lady, but you were in the audience and Breathed the same air space!!! That counts here!!!!!haha
just a fun way of saying I have seen famous people!!!haha
love,
jamie

Anita C. McCants said...

Hi Debra,
My prayers are with you
and your husband. God
bless you both.