The Seminary Wife

Just navigating the journey of this season and blogging as we go…

Out In the Open October 22, 2010

Filed under: Ministry,Prayer Requests — eguthaus @ 3:13 pm

Tomorrow marks another new beginning for us in the seminary journey.  It’s our official kick off for our new neighborhood ministry, the STEPS urban missions.  It also feels like we’re finally coming out from flying under the radar since moving into the neighborhood in August.  We’ve kept a fairly low profile in a ministry sense as we continue to get things settled around the new digs.  There are more plans on the horizons as God is seeking to use us in this new location in exciting ways.  But for now, we have just a few prayer requests:

  • Pray that He blesses us with the people that He is seeking tomorrow and always
  • Pray for great times and great fellowship amongst neighbors
  • Pray for us as we truly step into being a full time missionary family
  • Pray for guidance as we begin seeking partnership for financial support of our ministry and life as missionaries.
  • Pray for our stamina, health and that our tanks remain ‘full’

We continue to see the Lord at work in mighty ways and are excited that He called us to be apart of it!  Amazing opportunities are just around the corner…keep looking!

with grace,

the sem wife

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Here it is… August 18, 2010

Filed under: Ministry,Prayer Requests — eguthaus @ 3:29 pm

So apparently the Sem Wife took a little summer hiatus!  It wasn’t planned that way-on the contrary I actually thought that summer break would give me *more* time to blog and share.  But we’ve been in constant motion which equals no time to blog.  Oh!  And there’s the part where I wasn’t sure that I was going to be a Seminary Wife any longer…say what?!?!  Keep reading…

A large chunk of the summer was spent discerning and sorting out exactly what His plans are for Jason, us and ministry.  My knees are sore from this process-for real.  And just when we thought we had everything sorted out, we’ve been thrown yet another curve ball in the past 2 days.  No worries-it’s just satan at work because he knows a good thing when he sees it.  There are so many details to this story that I could post about it for days on end, but it’s really not *that* important.  The important thing is that Jason is still staying at WTS for school which still leaves me as the Seminary Wife and I’m looking forward to another year of sharing that process with people!

So that brings me to the really fast version of the “Here It Is” part.  While Jason is staying at WTS for school, it’s not coming without some really big changes for our family.  In the discernment process, it was made crystal clear to us that we are to leave our current home and move to the most urban part of this community to be amongst His people.  We are to pray with them, pray for them, love on them and serve them with hope that we build solid relationships with these people and break the chains that bind them.  I can’t even begin to tell you the emotions that surround this call!  While we are crazy excited in the next breath we’re crazy overwhelmed by what it means and takes to launch a ministry from the ground up- kind of like having a baby.  It’s a very humbling process that we have felt so guided on-knowing for sure that we’re following His will.  A-MAZ-ING!  We move in SIX days and I have not a single thing packed.  And I’m suprisingly okay with it!  It’s only four blocks after all.

I will be sharing the details of The STEPS (Sharing Truth & Embracing People in Shalom)-Urban Missions very soon, but for now the family (okay mostly the littlest!) is calling!

With grace and glory

The Sem Wife

 

30 Days? May 26, 2010

Filed under: Let's Talk,Prayer Requests,Thoughts,Uncategorized — eguthaus @ 4:41 pm

I’ve come to realize that I have an unhealthy relationship with my body image.  Being 6 months post partum from baby #3 and feeling deflated and flabby probably doesn’t help, but this has really been a long time issue.  When my oldest was about one, I remember committing to myself that I never wanted to be a ‘fat’ mom for my kids.  That’s lurked in my head always, but the funny thing is that I now realize how much I should have committed to being a ‘healthy example’ for my kids instead.  The only thing that avoiding ‘fattness’ has done for me is drive me on a speed boat into an even more unhealthy relationship with food which we all know the obvious consequences of.   Throw in stress and I’m an even worse train wreck!

In an attempt to rectify this turbulent cycle, I’ve made an attempt at running which my knee hated.  Quite the bummer, but I am determined to be successful with this!  So on the treadmill today I made a new commitment as I was in prayer with He who is the Ultimate Trainer.  I’m staying off the scale for 30 days and putting in 30 minutes of rigorous activity everyday, no matter what.  I’d love for others to join in on the commitment too!  Living healthier 30 minutes at a time?  I think know I can do this!

GRACE!!

The Sem Wife