things are moving and growing and the future in my mind is widening and looking quite beautiful. a scripture that scott and i have been holding onto in these past months is Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because He delighted in me.
it is a wild thing to grow in your delight of God, and find that His delight is in you. i think i've had tastes of this in the past months of journey - on the beaches of California, at my easel in the basement, in my parents backyard, at the stream in Langley. why would God give such beauty and creativity and restoration unless He truly does love me and enjoy my joy?
saskatoon has been on our minds and hearts for a few months now, as we've been in a hiring process with Ebenezer church. it seems (although i've never been there) like a land filled with spacious places. a place for our family to breathe deeply, for my husband to lay back into his calling and grow, for my gifts to take flight.
we had an interview on Friday. we got a call tuesday night. scott and i will fly off to saskatoon at the end of this month, where we'll have a whirlwind preaching tour, and hopefully be affirmed in the position "pastor of spiritual formation" (with a key role in preaching).
thanks for your prayers, keep them coming! i'm not sure how long it will take us to sell our home and buy another, but it's looking to me like we'll be moving to the prairies in winter. i started knitting gloves for olivia two days ago. who am i kidding, they're fingerless. we're going to have to buy some serious sheepskin gortex spandex somethings for our whole bodies. long johns. snow pants. balaclavas.
he's bringing me out into spacious freezing cold minus sixty places, because He delights in me.