Rhonda and I recently spent some time in Vinings. Both of us are praying about joining Justin Craig and a couple of other guys who will be planting a church there. We wanted to ride around, stop in some stores, get something to eat, and talk to someone who lives there. We headed for the Vinings Jubilee first and later had lupper at The Burger Club. We had a great conversation with a couple of people. Vinings is really nice.

Justin has a HUGE vision for the Vinings area. I agree. The area needs a church with a heart for people who are far from God. Rhonda and I believe God is at work there. Vinings needs a church that will speak their language and point them to enjoy real life in Jesus. For us right now, we are trying to determine if God is calling us to join Him in that work.

If so, we will need to make some major adjustments in our life. Rather than living in a house, we would move into an apartment or condo. One of our kids said that we have a jinormous house. We do. It is not a mansion or even close to it; but, we have 3 indoor living rooms and 2 outdoor ones. We have a ton of stuff. We would have to downsize from a 2300 square foot house (excluding the basement & 3 car garage) to a one or two bedroom 1200 square foot apartment or condo. Wow!

Not only would we have to downsize our home, Rhonda would have a much further commute to her job. I would have to raise part or all of my support (I don’t like either of these points). We are talking to God about these things. I long to be back in full-time ministry. I want to be in a role where I am leading hundreds of people to pursue a love relationship with Jesus. Other doors that I have knocked on have closed. It appears God is leading us to join the Vinings Church team.

Last month I had hoped God would confirm His will for us by the end of April. Well, there are only 2 days left. I just heard a song by Mikeschair called “Let the Waters Rise” that really expresses where I’m at right now (LISTEN TO IT). God, what do you want us to do?

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