Jon and I were talking the other day about where we are spiritually as we prepare for the next step into full time ministry. We both agreed that in the past 6 months to a year God has grown us immensely. It may not be evidently clear to anyone else but reflecting on each other's walk with the Lord we are humbled by the grace of God. We have grown in honesty as we have learned to lovingly correct and direct one another to the cross when sin rears its head. We have individually seen our walks with the Lord deepen and mature and although we are not even remotely close to understanding, following and loving our Savior with the depth of passion we should Jon and I are hungry for more of God.
It has been a good year and I can think of no better way to wrap it up than by celebrating God's grace in bringing us through this phase of life and by celebrating the birth of our Savior and the implications his life, death, and resurrection have on how we daily live our lives. It's going to be a good week filled with celebration and thanksgiving. I hope to post some pictures from our trip to Pennsylvania soon but for now there is too much to do and not enough time to do it in.