Update: What’s Been Going On?

     I am so glad to be able to sit down and actually write this evening. I have my new candle from Bath and Body Works burning and I felt like today was a good day to update you on what’s going on with me since my last post. 
West Virginia:
   I have yet to really talk about my trip to visit my Aunt Koren in West Virginia. Let me first say, that I loved that small little town I was in! I fell head over heals being in the mountains and enjoying a slower paced life. I loved waking up and seeing the mountain and not having to use an inhaler was nice too. 😉 I have every intention of going up as soon as I can and taking my kids there someday. I am going to insert my pictures from the trip that I took with my phone here:

My view outside my Aunt’s front porch.

The Flea Market prt.1

The Flea Market prt.2

A cave, we saw while sight seeing

The pictures just don’t do this place justice!

 

 

Fort Seybert

 

 

 

 

 

The reenactment of the burning of Fort Seybert

 

 

 

 

 

This is from my last day. My Aunt Koren was leading a 1860’s Church service. I

My Aunt Koren and I.

Women’s Prayer Tea:
At church we did our first prayer tea praying for the women in our community. It was such a joy to spend my time with these wonderful women of God. I learn so much from these women. The food was great and I took some pictures of our fellowship hall decorated for our tea.

The table we used.

I brought some things from my home to use for the center piece.

I love small southern touches!

I brought these from my house. They are just so girly and fun!

The orange curtains are some that we had at the church. They were so pretty and fall like that we decided to keep them on the windows!

The table were we put the food.

TTC????
Well, I am going to touch on this topic a little bit in this blog post, but I plan on doing a different post on this topic. This is going to be a new topic that will be floating around on my blog. If you remember when I started this blog, that’s what I started talking about was timing and I did two posts before I felt like expanding into other topics. I have come to this new chapter in my life and I’ll be honest, this is not going to become a TTC blog. I started this blog with that in mind, but the more that I have prayed about it the more that I have felt that I didn’t want this to become my entire blog. I know that there are women who struggle with infertility, at the same time I want to share my thoughts here and there on the topic. ever since I was little I have always wanted to be a mom. I still have that desire. at the same time I don’t want to stress myself over all the things that could go wrong. My general plan is to just let God bless us in His timing. Don’t get me wrong, I would love for that to happen sooner than later. However, I am feeling really content right now. Like I said , I do plan on doing a more in depth post on the topic, I am hoping in the next day or so, just to explain how I plan on touching this subject here on my blog.

I hope ya’ll are having a blessed evening!

~ Brandy

Me? A Pastor’s Wife?

Before I married my husband; I was praying for my future husband. Now I know not every girl gets told what her future hubby’s occupation was going to be, however God thought it was the right time to inform me that my husband was going to be a pastor. Me? Lord, did you just say I was going to be a pastor’s wife? The wife of a pastor…. So when I met Colin and we talked about where God has called us and he told me he felt called to preach. Now here we are and my hubby will be taking the first step towards that call, he will be licsenced. I can’t be more delighted to see my husband being used by God. Funny, I also never thought of how God was going to use me. How God was going to change me. Tuning my heart to be used in His will and His will alone.

My heart towards women’s ministry has grown. I have loved studying with the women in my church and I have been enjoying the research for my book. There is so much to learn! When your a newlywed it’s an adjustment. Your living with this man, have to share closet space, cooking and cleaning. When your married to a man with the call to preach, then you also have to adjust to his study habits. Proof reading sermons. I have sense taken the time to study more myself.
I am so proud of my hubby and the hard work he does. Being his support is part of my call as his wife and homemaker. I may not be perfect, but in Him, I can do anything through Him who gives me strength! 🙂
~ Brandy

Crazy Life

This week has been crazy! I have felt like this week has just went right past me and I haven’t had the chance to sit and blog. I am so excited to be able to finally sit down and actually blog!

This Tuesday, Colin and I will be married 9 months! It is really amazing how fast time can go by. All the different experiences ( I have mentioned them before) and ways that we have both grown. This Tuesday, is also the start of the new Ladies Bible study and I will be leading it. I am so excited and even a tad nervous. In more ways then one, I am just eager to see what God reveals in the hearts of myself and the ladies joining me on this journey to Discerning God’s Voice. It is a study by Priscilla Shirer. With this study, as I was previewing it, I think that it will really speak to everyone in the different seasons. I know that this year has started out a little rough. You know what though, God has been preparing my heart and shaping through the difficult times this year has brought. In Isaiah 43 this chapter talks about how much God loves and protects us. No matter how big the wave is that comes up to wash over you and sweep you up, God is so much bigger and He promises that in the tough times He won’t allow it to take you. You hear so many times that God doesn’t give us more then we can handle, but at times I think He does in order that we may learn to cling to Him in the tough times and not relying on our own strength. We are not promised easy, breezy lives. We are promised that when the winds pick up we have an anchor to keep us in place.

Last Sunday, Colin went up before the church to announce officially his calling to preach. It means that things will be moving forward and he will be sharing the Word of God officially. This means also, a whole beginning. The next chapter of our lives and I wouldn’t want to go through life with anybody else.

I am still doing some décor work on the new place, so I will eventually be doing some pictures… I smell a trip to HomeGoods!!!

~ Brandy