Okay, so my husband starts Bible College in January. Now, I have to figure out how to be a preacher's wife. I'm sure God will work a miracle in me, because a lot of times, that's what I feel it will take to make me worthy to take on this role. I'm not perfect...far from it! I don't know everything about the Bible...I learn daily. I am sometimes temperamental and in anger, I blow my lid. I get aggravated easily and sometimes let things really get to me. So with all these faults, I'm not sure how good I'm going to be at this new role. There is no course to take to teach women how to be the wife of a preacher. My husband can go to school and learn everything he needs to know about the Bible, about how to preach, counsel people, etc. But there isn't a class I can take to teach me how to be all that I need to be in order to stand by my husband's side as a preacher's wife. The only thing I can do is to try my best and depend on God to make me into what He wants me to be.
My husband has been laid off for many months now, and after having to fight to get unemployment, we finally did get it in August. Then last month, we were informed that his former employer was apealling the claim. If things went in favor of the employer, we would have to pay back everything we've gotten from unemployment...not good, needless to say. We paid a lawyer $200 of the total $400 upfront and got a continuance. The other night my husband got a phone call from the lawyer, saying that he would be calling him the next night to talk about our options, because the following morning was the new hearing. We know that God will always provide for our needs, but sometimes when things like this happen, you find your mind racing and thinking about the "what ifs." So the following night, the lawyer called with great news...the employer had decided to drop the claim because he didn't feel it was right! This is how God works in our life! At first, the employer had called to request a continuance, but then called back and wanted to drop the claim entirely! God promised to take care of our needs, and He certainly has! I truly can't wait to see what He has in store for us! My class was canceled for this semester, but is rescheduled for February. There were some people who had dropped out, so at the last minute, there wasn't enough to attend. In a way, I'm a little disappointed because the money would have really helped with Christmas, but God will provide for everything we need, so it's okay. I went with my husband to Calvary Baptist Bible College on Thursday. It was amazing. I know that is where Tony belongs and I'm so happy for him. I don't know what lies ahead for us, and I don't know what kind of preacher's wife I'll make, but I plan to let God take care of that, because without Him, I am nothing. Well, that's all for now. God bless!
So I'm supposed to teach this class at the community college on "planning your dream wedding." It starts tomorrow night and I'm insanely nervous. I still don't know what room the class will be held in, how many people, or where I'm supposed to make copies of the information I need to hand out. I've emailed the lady who hired me (on Monday, and it's now Wednesday) and she hasn't gotten back to me yet. I am a planning kind of person, not a fly by the seat of your pants person, so the thought of teaching this class tomorrow when I don't have all the information I need is starting to send me into a full-fledged panic. I'll be doing lots of praying between now and then! My husband and I started working out yesterday. We walked and I got to beat up a heavy bag...very good stress relief. I must say though, that today it hurts to move. That's a good thing, I guess. Hopefully it'll get easier and I won't feel so sore. I'm not really sure how often I'll post anything here, but Denise...I promise I'll try!
How does one describe oneself in this little box?? Well, I'll give it a shot. First and foremost, I am a Christian. I love the Lord with all my heart and am so thankful that He saved me. I am the mother of two beautiful children, whom I homeschool. Tori is 11 and Dylan is 9 and although they fight and argue, as siblings do, they love each other and are both saved by His grace. I have been married to my husband, Tony, for 12 wonderful years. I am thrilled to say that he will begin Calvary Baptist Bible College in January. I don't know where the Lord will lead us, but we are happy to do His will.