and struck down the Philistines, and the Lord worked a great victory.
II Samuel 23:12 (ESV)
We proved it: time stops for no one! Our January newsletter was published with the good intention of releasing if not a monthly newsletter this new year of 2017, at LEAST a quarterly one. Our good intentions landed right up there with our best laid plans. The new year is not so young now that it’s September!
It is, however, our favorite month ♥ and brings with it refreshed hope and renewed focus. That is a prayer that lingers in our hearts for each of you as well, along with courage and strength to lean in and press on.
January marked five years of shared office space, stewarding counseling and coaching clients the Lord brings.
February through April was filled with preparation for the Desires & Longings Women’s Retreat that Nancy hosted and facilitated in early May. Writing now fits where able.
Meanwhile, we are grateful for the Lord’s increase in Nancy’s clients since early in the year and His sustained thriving of Wayne’s ministry with frequent new clients.
2017 – “the second half”
Before the sun set on July, we embarked on a series of “firsts” -which included a month-long sabbatical; extended time with some of our family and the welcoming of a new grandson; and Nancy’s first trip ‘across the pond’ (Wayne’s second). Suffice it to say, we’d like to return!
Waiting for Tyler, Nancy redesigned the newsletter. His ten days late worth of free time led to the only other creative act of the month 🙂
We resumed work in our ‘field’ the last week of August, hitting the ground running … partially due to backlog from being gone a month, but also armed with fresh clarity and next steps for continuing to advance the Lord’s ministry entrusted to us.
God’s heart beats strong with desire for marriages to experience His love and reflect His glory. It is the most intimate of relationships that is subject to increased attack for the purpose of putting asunder those whom He has joined together.
With that heartbeat as our own, we hope to use the final months of 2017 to communicate and explore with two ministries the potential for hosting them for seminars in our Spokane area in 2018-19. Each ministry is unique, with one focused on discovering our personal relational style and how we love – for the development and strengthening of invested relationships; the other the healing ministry of HeartSync Ministries, training we partook of one year ago in September 2016. Both offer sustaining truth and an effective approach to wholeness.
Our newsletters, like a total eclipse of the sun, do occur 🙂 Stay tuned!
~ Wayne & Nancy