Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The blog about nothing

I'm sorry for the lack of good blogging lately. I just haven't been inspired to share much with the online world. It's not as if life has stopped, but there's just not anything that makes me want to blog right now.

The wife got a job (at The Alma Matter), so I'm stoked about that.

We've been trying to find a place in our new church and a place in Portland. To be honest we still feel like we're imposters sometimes, like we're not really church planters or not really Portlanders.

I'm trying to figure out how to finish school. I thought I had things so well planned, but now that I'm 2000 miles away it's less easy than I anticipated.

We're excited to have some friends coming to visit in a few days (but it's still a little stressing to get our house in working order before they get here).

Still working on raising support and all of those things necessary for church planting.

I'll try to post something funny or philosophical or robotesque in the near future.

9 comments:

Tammie's Thoughts said...

You can always come HOME to Sycamore View! We really miss you and we'd even give you a room until you found a house! then it wouldn't be hard to finish your education!

Ike Graul said...

Let's have coffee sometime soon.

Jason Campbell said...

Dude, tell Andrea congrats on the new job!

And get yer cheeks down to Salem and hang out with us...

KMiV said...

I had you both in prayer today. You may not see it but you are doing well. This process is a long haul and God continues to move you along. It is a little like culture shock going from school to ministry. Quite different but it all begins to gell in a few months. We're both learning things we didn't learn in school--and there are few books written on some of the stuff we saw last week. That becomes overwhelming--it still is for Lori and I.

Not many folks have the courage to do what you both are doing and you will be hitting a tough neighborhood. I know that it is hard to see the future but God is preparing you to reach people who have given up on the church.

Hang in there. We'll be with you in this and the future church you and Andrea will lead.

emilykaypeters said...

I honestly feel the same way almost everyday. Seeing as this is Ryan's place and all of the people I know are his friends.. i feel very lost. But, God provides and puts wonderful people and wonderful things in our life to make the hard work worth it. We should hang out again

tabitha jane said...

it's been good to be near you again for a bit . . . maybe you'll come to new england and visit us? you know, as many times as we visited you in tennessee . . .

Big Mike Lewis said...

Yo dude, We need to get together. What are you doing next week?

Dwayne Hilty said...

Keep hangen in there guys. Life doesn't always seem very robust when you're juggling a few different jobs while making plans for the future. We should hang sometime and get coffee (don't tell anyone, but we don't have to have Starbucks). Wilsonville is in the middle...

James Wood said...

Thanks for all the words of support. It's helpful.

I'm down for hanging out with who-evuh, we just need to set up a time.

Call me: five-oh-three, four-nine-oh, eight-two-eight-three.

e-mail me: wood-dot-jt-at-gmail-dot-com