We had a pastor at a previous church that blogged every Monday with his morning confessional.  I don’t know that I will be weekly with my confessional, but I think it is a wonderful idea and I am going to borrow it from him.

I confess that my family is moving the Northern Ireland in less than two weeks.  I confess that we are not fully funded and even knowing that God has provided abundantly for us every step of the way I still find myself getting anxious about it.

I confess that we are entering in to two weeks of intensive modules at seminary and my mother and mother-in-law are watching the boys during this time.  I confess that I miss them during the day. I have been a stay-at-home dad for over a year now and I love it! I confess that even though I miss my boys during the day I love getting some adult interaction.  I think my adult people skills were beginning to get a little rusty.

I confess that we have begun moving, and still living in our house. The result of this is that we have a house that resembles a bachelor pad.  Our mattress is on the floor, we have only one bowl and plate each, and one spoon and fork each.  I confess that I wish we would always live this simply.  I find that it is so much easier to clean the house when we don’t have as much stuff.

I confess that I am nervous about a long flight with two small children, but I am at the same time very excited for them to experience some of the world. Hosea is so excited, he daily talks about flying on a jet plane to Ireland, and the other day he said to my dad “Grandad will you miss me?”.  I confess that it breaks my heart a little bit to take my boys away from their grandparents.  I also confess that I know we are following God’s will.

I confess that Millbrook (the church in Ireland we will be with) has already made us feel welcome.  Abigail has received several facebook messages, and the love and support is very encouraging.  I confess that we could do none of this without the redemptive power of Jesus, and the beautiful grace of God.

I confess that we are ready and excited. What’s your confession?

1 thought on “Confessions

  1. I confess that I shed tears daily knowing I won’t be able to spend time with Hosea and Moses on a weekly basis. I confess that God revealed to us when Abigail was very young that this day would come. I confess that my selfish nature doesn’t want to let you go but I also confess that I trust God and am comforted by the knowledge that He is with you every step of the way.

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