May 17, 2010
In my last post I talked about the opening at a nearby church for a Worship Pastor. Well, with thought and prayer, right now we are not sensing a calling of the Lord for Kyle to do this. My first tip was just the uneasiness I felt when Kyle told me about it. And as Kyle puts it, "I am not hearing God say to Go do this." So right now that is where we are at and I don't think it's going to change.
But God is so faithful and He's been providing Kyle lots of work and side jobs which really helps us out since we have such a strong desire to pay off our debt to honor Him and want to save for the baby's arrival. Ever since we've been married God has blessed us so much and we want to remain faithful to how we should live and not be strapped to debt because we want to help the poor, needy, and just reach others for Christ with giving. The only way we can do that is to free ourselves up and live disciplined lives even when it's not "convenient". It can be hard in times where self-gratification is everywhere. But we've been able to use the money God's provided since we cut up our credit cards over a year ago. Praise the Lord! So I know God will continue to provide for us when the baby comes and during the winter months.
On another note, I am 19 weeks pregnant and counting! I am noticing more things about being pregnant that aren't too fun. My feet have started hurting by the end of the day when I work and I get really tired. Also, when I exercise to some Turbo Jam workouts or go jogging, my hips hurt! So I am sticking to weights and the Elliptical at Fitness. I enjoy the Elliptical more than I ever have. We will be finding out the baby's gender soon and we are excited...now we'll be able to really plan and know whether to call him/her London or Abigail!
Another new thing is that we re-did the living room. We took out our TV and brought in another couch for more seating. Since our living room isn't very big, I have wanted to do this but taking the TV out is a big deal because we like certain shows and the basement isn't finished. But during the summer there's really no good shows on and I don't want to watch as much TV when the baby comes so I thought this would be a good way to get used to watching less of it during the day ahead of time. When we get the basement finished we'll have our "theatre" area for movies and such which will be nice during the winter but it won't be the main focus of the upstairs. And with having the baby and people probably coming over more, I wanted more space and seating to accommodate others.