October 27, 2013

This past week was a very busy one as usual in the process of finally getting into our new church home! Consider that on Monday, I was told I needed an insurance policy on me before the bank loan could be finalized. We had just got an insurance policy on the building in the last week or so and that was finally settled, so now I need more insurance! So...on Tuesday I filled in an application and then on Wednesday I got my blood taken for tests, etc. by a nurse at my house and the results for some of that testing came back on Saturday, so at least the results are going to be fast,....hopefully! And then I have spoken to the architect firm several times. For instance on Tuesday, I sat down with them to finalize those plans only to discover I didn't really like any of the 5 things suggested for our building. We may have to finally put in a handicap ramp where the existing steps are now, so I finally got that option on Friday, so I may just do that now. Today at church we had a leadership meeting and everyone gave me what they thought, so now...I go back to the architect firm tomorrow and let them know what we decided. Then they submit their plans to the city building inspector and we go from there. So we continue to wait at times, push ahead at times. and look forward to getting into our new church home maybe even this week.....THIS WEEK! I can't believe I am typing those words, could we actually be close to closing and getting in our building...it sure has been a long time coming but God is good, so prayerfully this is it! Finally! And on a note of good news....Lindsey joined the church today and I just know good things are ahead for all of us! She is a blessing and hopefully we will be a blessing to her as well! I'm glad she is going to be with us and help us as we grow in Jesus!

October 6, 2013

Well, here it is the 6th of October already! Yet another month as time flies along like a Stealth bomber! Several things have happened recently that I need to record on my Life Pointe blog page so that when a lot of these things come to pass, we can look back and rejoice to know that OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD...and yes, He reigns from both heaven on high and here in our little corner of the world. Last week I finally was able...to....(drum roll please) sign the contract for our new building! While that makes me smile and rejoice, I am quite aware there is still much to do. But I want to make sure and thank the Lord as He brings things to pass. For one, getting the contract signed took: 1)me talking to the Life Pointe Leadership Team and running things past them; 2)me getting my friends John Fralin and Steve Love to check out the building and the heating and the A/C, and then me getting an architect to walk through the building and both listen to me share Life Pointe's plans for the future plus get an idea for what the building looks like now. So then I also, in addition to signing the contract for the building, also received the contract from the architect this past week and was able to sign and return it to the office this past Friday. So...things are happening! So now this morning at church on Sunday at 11:00am, I share some of the victories God has given us recently plus showed a general rough draft of the new building and hopefully spurred some folks onward as we look forward to getting in our new church home! It's exciting but I admit sometimes the waiting has taken a little of the momentum from us, so I am praying that God gives us that back in BIG fashion and we continue to be a light at Life Pointe! Now, we hopefully and prayerfully CLOSE on our building this coming week and then we can go in and so some things, like at least clean off the cobwebs from the front doors! We must continue to pray and be faithful as we march ahead for the Lord and as we seek Him in all that we do.  Hopefully, moving day is soon!