Daniel and I spent time with ministry leaders and touring the University of Texas-Arlington campus. We also hung out with a local pastor of a church just across the street from Texas Christian University. We appreciate what they both had to share about their vision and ministry and how we could use our gifts to join them in the work they are doing. Both love Jesus and are leading their people well. Both are doing really great things.
If you’ve ever worked in an environment in which there wasn’t complete chemistry among your co-workers or your team, you come to appreciate when you find people that you know you would adore working with. People that have a similar vision as you. People that though you hardly know each other, you are instantly comfortable with, because there is an immediate connection and chemistry. When you recognize that kind of mutual appreciation with someone else, you realize what a blessing it is.
We had a good time exploring new and unfamiliar places in the metroplex. We ate some good barbecue at Heim (the bacon burnt ends were out of this world, but I still have to admit that the KC barbecue was the best I’ve had yet). And we met some good friends for dinner, to catch up. Even though I was missing the kids, I was able to appreciate the time we had to investigate the schools, the ministries, the area, as well as nourish our souls by spending time with people that love us for who we are.
The DFW metroplex has so much to offer. We love the immense ministry opportunities available. The possibility of being so close to my sister and her family, whom I miss so much, is thrilling. The local Young Living community rocks my face off and is full of some of my favorite people. We know that this is an area that we could see ourselves putting down roots – the question is whether this is where the Lord wants us to do so at this time.