Monday, April 30, 2007


Okay, so my lovely wife has brought you up to date for the most part on what is going on in our lives. It has been some kind of week. It is crazy how much can change in 1 week. The one thing great about it is we see God's hand in it. I totally feel like Abram (Abraham) right now when God called him away without telling him where he was going.

I read a book recently by Erwin McManus called, The Barbarian Way. Throughout the book there was this really cool artwork that involved some rhinos. I kept wondering what it represented or if he just had a thing for rhinos. Towards the end of the book I received my answer.

He discussed the names of groups of various animals. For example, a group of whales is a pod. A group of vultures is a committee (interesting). And a group of rhinos is a crash. Rhinos can run very fast, especially for their size. When they get together they run full speed ahead. The only thing is that they can only see 30 ft. in front of them. So they run full speed not having a clue at what lies ahead. You may see where the name crash would then come into play.

As I was allowing my mind to wonder in thought it was like God said to me, "Here's your chance to be rhino!" We have no clue what lies ahead. Come August we have no idea where we will be living or what exactly we will be doing. All I know is that God is calling us to trust Him and run full speed ahead. May we crash into His perfect will for our lives.


oh amanda said...

I guess I've come into your blog a little late and don't know why you're moving, etc. BUT I have been in the same place. My dh and I were Children's Pastors at a church and we just had to quit one day. We were stuck in a town with no friends or family with no job unsure of where we'd be. We're still running with just that 30 feet visible in front of us. But thank God for that 30 feet! I'm praying God's clearest direction for you--He promises that as His sheep you will KNOW His voice!

Deidre said...

Wow, what an exciting time! God will honor your willing hearts. I can't wait to hear where He takes you :)

jen said...

I think this is going to be an awesome time in your lives! I'm so excited for you guys and I can't wait to see all the things God has in store for you!