Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I was right!!

I love being right!!  Don't you!??!  Really...no matter how big or small the issue is...it is good to be right!  To have the right answer...Last night was NO exception!  I made a prediction yesterday that I would not get wet in the dunk tank!  That no one would be able to knock me into the water...GUESS WHAT?!?!  I was right!  Only it was because the seat broke in the first 15 minutes of our event...BUT still...I was right!

SERIOUSLY THOUGH...(although...that is serious...'cause I was right!)  the even was AWESOME!  We had a ton of students at our Back to School Bash and it was VERY fun!  Cool to see the students playing...listening to music...eating junk food...and more sugar...and a little more...OH...but there was bread there for the hot dogs, so it was a little healthy.  GREAT TIMES!

A HUGE SHOUT GOES TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN!!  2 1/2-3 hours of helping...prepping food...watching over the inflatables...playing volleyball...basketball...and on and on...AND I SAW SMILES ON THEIR FACES WHILE THEY WERE DOING IT!!!!  How cool!  We had a TON of adults helping make it happen...and I didn't have to twist any arms to get them there!

A very fun way to finish off our summer and kick off the school year!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Plan B!

WOW!  What a year...a year ago this day, our family didn't know where we would be going to church. I was about to go full time at Jackson Intermediate Center.  Frankly...I felt lost.  No clue where the future would take me. I was on a path in my life...one that I thought I would die being involved with...then BANG!!  Detour time!!  Shocked me really...rattled me to the core.

Crazy things happen when you are searching for what Plan B might be...what the next step in your journey will be.  I knew that God put me at Jackson for a season...that there would be students, teachers, families that I would have a chance to influence...quite cool to see that happen!

Then when we started at the Living Stones Church...started attending...Sam has always been a good friend...many talks through the years...it was good to be here. But at the same time...whenever you try to connect somewhere new it is a bit ackward...know what I mean...you just don't know how people do things...it has taken time, but boy it is good to be here! 

Then after the first of the year when Sam said...what about coming on staff at the end of the year...scary.  Not because Living Stones is scary of course! ;)  BUT because it meant stepping out again...

Well...here we are!  On to Plan B in the life of the Bouchers...and it is soooooo good!  I feel UNBELIEVABLY blessed to be able to serve in a church that is less than a 1/2 mile from my house...a church that's mission matches my personal DNA of living life for God!  A church with people that I like being around and get to serve in SOUTH BEND, INDIANA!!!!!!  I just love this city and although I opened our family up to move if that is what God wanted...I'm glad that I still get to serve here...for however long this season is...maybe even for the rest of my life...detours happen, but I'm not looking for one!!  THIS IS OUR HOME and I am thankful to God for the opportunity to be building HIS Kingdom on the SOUTHSIDE OF SOUTH BEND!

Umm.....soooooooo good to be a year down the line and see God's hand thoughout the past year...so good!