I haven't been as active in blogging as I'd like to be. That will soon change, especially now that I am so close to publishing my first book.
On the morning of April 15th, 2019, I submitted my resignation letter to my colleagues at Project Turnabout. I really enjoyed serving as a chaplain and a later on as alumni coordinator. Project Turnabout has been very good to me and my family. I wish everyone there the best as I move on in my journey.
Leaving isn’t going to be easy, but we are confident that God is leading us to Arizona. I am traveling back and forth in search of employment and housing. We also have our house up for sale, which according to our realtor should sell pretty quick.
Moving has been on our hearts for a while now. One of the main reasons we are moving is that it will improve Cally Evans’s quality of life, and offers us the opportunity to stay connected with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Scottsdale. Now our drive will only be a half hour, instead of 4 hours. Winters are hard on people with chronic health issues. Diabetes and epilepsy are difficult issues to deal with, and a Minnesota winter makes these especially challenging to deal with. As we continue to trust God in all things, we pray for a miracle in her health daily. Our hearts our tuned into gratitude for all the grace God has shown us and we look forward in eager anticipation of what he will do in our lives in Arizona. We are Dust Covered Disciples of Christ, and will continue to walk closely behind him in this earthen journey. It is a miracle that Cally is still alive after all she has been through. We know that God has a big purpose for us moving forward. We are listening closely to what God is whispering to us, as we move forward we hope to be faithful in following the path laid out before us.
God laid this desire on our hearts in January, and we've prayerfully sought the counsel of people we trust. We've confirmed this as the revealed intention of God for our family. Maybe that sounds hokey, but to us, it is the truth. The time to move is now. The most exciting thing for me to see is how anticipation of this move has brought a sense of renewed hope to Cally. Her entire affect changes from depressed and despondent to joy-filled and hopeful when talk about our move to Arizona. She is a precious daughter of God and deserves the opportunity to flourish in a new state. Living in a new state might put her in a new state of being!
We will miss all of our friends and family in Willmar, but look forward to visiting as often as we can. I will keep you all updated with these exciting changes.
Many blessings to you my beloved friends.