Friday, May 27, 2011

Peace Makes Reflection Possible

Proverbs 27:19 ~ "As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart."

This picture is an awesome example of what we pray that this journey is to you our friends, our prayer warriors, and our fellow ministers of the Gospel. This is a picture taken at a lake near our house where Silas and I like to go fishing. It is such a clear picture of peace to me. This week as we have begun to fully embrace our new mission and calling to move to New Orleans I (dave) have had to take extra time to pray and ask God for peace. Peace that causes me to trust in God's leading and provision. We want to reflect a clear picture of Christ and His peace and we know that only happens when our lives and hearts are focused on Christ and fully trusting Him. If water is stirred by a passing wind, the reflection of what is above the water is almost impossible to see clearly. In the same way, if our hearts are troubled and anxious about the future and not at rest trusting God fully, we will not be able to reflect the love and peace that Christ wants the world to see. So we ask that you pray for us as we write letters, make phone calls, share coffee, play with our children, enjoy summer, make new friends, minister to students, and plan our next steps. We simply want to have peace so we can reflect.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Beginning

Welcome to the ADVENTURE friends! By now you know that the Collie family announced this week that we are in the beginning stages of a huge transition. Through much prayer God has led us to partner with an organization called Church Resource Ministries(CRM). This is a mission organization designed to empower and equip leaders to strengthen and start churches world wide. We will be joining a team to do just that in New Orleans, LA. Our goal is to land in New Orleans in the beginning of September. Obviously there are others things that must take place first, but we will get to that in the coming weeks. For now we just wanted to let you what was going on in the life of the Collies and invite you to join us on this adventure through prayer and following this blog. The picture above was one of our first steps in the process... that's right selling our house. Please pray for our kiddos in the transition and pray our house sells quickly. Thanks for Coming on the Adventure!!!