So Jake has just recently taken a position as Lead Pastor of a small church in a small town. It's all surreal. My life has always consisted of the "city-life"...now, don't get me wrong...I don't come from a "city" by any means. But here's my point: Frederick=250,000 people within 20 miles; Port St Joe=3,500 within 20 miles. Yeah...
Positives of my small town:
There's no traffic
The beach is 5 minutes away
Let's stick with the positives. God is clearly moving here and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!
I thought I would email you all let you know about a fun new endeavor I've taken on. I'm doing it for fun and for the food :-) I'm a consultant for a company named Tastefully Simple, I do food parties! (It's very similar to a Pampered Chef except it's food) There are also places on the website where you can buy the spices, soups, jams, desserts, mixes, sauces...etc. Anyway, I'm really excited and wanted to share it with you!
After I quit Starbucks I needed something to do for fun, but also something that would get me out of the house - meeting new people and making people happy! I went to my first party (and I did not want to!!!), but it was so much fun. We ate different foods the whole time! All the products are super easy to make, with only one or two added ingredients needed, plus they are all natural (which I love!). www.tastefullysimple.com/web/bwhicker Check it out!
Thanks for your support and prayers through this, I'm very excited about the yummy food and fun parties ahead!
Love people. No matter who they are, what they wear, who they voted for, what job they have or don't have, how they pay for their groceries, where they live, what they have done, who their friends are...I don't care what excuses there are, I don't really care. Love people. I'm so stinkin tired of typical Christians living this "la dee da" life, thinking they are so much better than others because of whatever CRAP reason. You're not better. I'm not better. Wake up! If you're life is comfortable, it's probably because you're not putting yourself out there for God. You should have some uncomfortable relationships, some uncomfortable financial situations, some uncomfortable decisions. Because then we're reaching out to those who need Christ, because then we're on our knees to God daily, because then we realize that this life is not our own.