Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mixed Emotions

Today is a sad day to me due to the fact we are moving from the community we so lovingly nicknamed 'Mayberry' and due to the other fact that we won't have Internet for a while. Bell south told me it's not available, to check back with them in 90 days! I 'bout died! So, I got busy contacting people with other means of Internet and maybe one of their ideas will work out for us VERY SOON!!! Check back at Life By George often to see if I'm back. I have never had the pleasure to meet most of you, but YOU are such an important and special part of my days. I look forward to visiting with you each morning as I enjoy my morning coffee. Please know what a blessing you are to me. O.K., now I'm sounding like I'm not coming back! Ha.

The other news I wish to share with you is this: March 15th was the last day my husband was pastor at Bethany. Sunday night, May 24, Freedom Baptist Church in Amory voted Scot in as their new pastor. It's exciting, yet scary. I've posted about when you don't know what to do, don't do anything, and I assure you God works in those kinds of situations. Waiting on God did two things for us; put us in HIS perfect will and kept us from going ahead of HIM, which always leads to trouble. Please pray for us as we serve Christ and the people at Freedom.
This week, one journey in Life By George comes to a close, but a new journey begins. As long as the Lord is walking by my side, and occasionally He has to carry me, then, all is well. We are excited about our new place to worship and serve.

We were already in the process of renting a house in Belmont, so we are still moving there as I type! We will look for something bigger and more permanent later. Life By George has been moving at a rapid speed. Most days, I'm quite dizzy! I've just grabbed hold and tried to hang on!

One suggestion: be extra kind to your pastor and his family. I had no idea of the heavy loads they carry each and every day until God called Scot to preach. I had always tried to be very respectful of the man of God and his family, and was pretty thoughtful, but if I'd known then what I know now by living it, I would have done so much more to be helpful and encouraging. And I definitely would have prayed for them more.

Well, so long for a few days or weeks. Hope your days are full of God's goodness, joy, and peace.

Keep bloggin'! I'll catch up with all of your news and encouraging words when I return.
Happy Day!


Loretta said...

We'll be praying for your family as you start this new phase in your life.

Deborah said...

Looking forward to hearing about your new home and ministry!

Mrs. C said...

I am so excited about what the Lord has in store for you. Continuing to pray for your family during this time of transition. :)

Susan said...

Exciting times in your family! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your new place. Hopefully they'll have a library or something there where you can get online access so you can at least drop a line or two on your blog!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow, no internet? I think I would go crazy! BUT I'm sure you'll be very busy over the next few weeks to not even miss it! As you know my dad was a pastor and I grew up as a PK so I know all about what you wrote about. It's a difficult life and for some people they don't seem to think that a Pastor should have a life of their own. They should be willing to just drop everything and come running! Your family makes a sacrifice and you will be rewarded one day! I hope we can still stay in contact soon!! I'll miss visiting with you! Check out the library! I'm sure they have internet and you can drop in on us from time to time!!! God Bless You and Your Family!

Janie and Bryan said...

Hey Lisa,
This is Janie Gray Wallace. I read your blog all the time. It's such a good way to keep up with what's happening back home. Found it off of Joel's website. So happy to hear about the new job and your moving. I know it will be wonderful. Good luck...will be watching for the new "Life by George" when it comes back up!

Megan said...

Praying for you and your family! Growing up as a PK, I certainly understand what "comes with the territory." People really do not realize the sacrifice pastors make DAILY to meet the needs of His family. Good luck to you!

Tori said...

Wow, what a huge transition your going through. New home, new church and job, I'll be praying and I'm gonna miss you while you're gone!

Roan said...

Hey Liesa,
I guess we will have to communicate the old fashioned way---talk on the phone! You know that bellsouth does not offer internet where we live either. We have I know that others have Wildblue and are happy with that too.
Call me! Or write me a letter!
Will yall eventually move to Amory?
Is Cale coming to running camp beginning June 7?
Love to you,

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Praying for you Leisa, as you move to this new place of ministry.

I soooo agree with your suggestion at the end. I never knew the load that a Pastor and his wife carry until the Lord gave us that position.

Heather said...

I don't know if you will be getting this comment or not, but we will miss you! I look forward to seeing you soon! I just found out that Directv is offering fast access now, and we have Wildblue satellite internet... two options that might work for you!

GraceFromHim said...

Ohhhh I will miss you sweetie,praying for your family!
May God bless you as you go on this new journey.

Rebecca said...

Well, Bless the Lord. I am so happy for you and how the Lord is working in your lives. I look forward to your updates.
God Bless