my dad pastors a church in Burnet, the Church at the Epicenter. WE LOVE IT THERE! this is him showing off his little ones before the 10:30 service
Posted by Meet The Sbrusch Family at Sunday, February 24, 2008
Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blogdom! Take a deep breath with me...nice huh!? I think sometimes I forget to do that. Lately, in our house, things have been crazy, lots of changes! First, and foremost, Wyatt quit his partnership with Wilcom. After a series of "shady" events Wyatt and I both decided to follow our hearts and "get out!" It was a tricky decision because on one hand, we knew God was in control; but on the other hand we knew giving up his partnership meant giving up a monthly salary! So, needless to say we are back to our old ways...every time we think we have it figured out, God says "Hold on...I am in control, not you!" That is a hard thing to hear, understand and follow! Coming from a family that lived off of a faith based salary (my dad's evangelical career) alone, I was okay with following my heart. I have never in 23 years wanted or needed for anything and I can honestly say everything I have came from Him, so all I know is full faith in God. Wyatt on the other hand, was a bit scared at first but with good reason. He made a commitment to me and my family...mainly my dad :)...to take care of me physically, emotionally, spiritually and monetarily. No salary means no money...is that okay? am I a good husband if I do this? can I trust this 'voice'? We really prayed about this...and here we are, a month later, and we are better than before! Wyatt is on his own, working with a great IT consultant and making more money than he was with Wilcom...God is GREAT!
Another change in our lives has been with myself and my career in Nursing. As most of you know, I haven't been working as a nurse since late October. It was then that I chose to be a house wife for a while, to get our lives situated, our home in order and all our "ducks lined up" so to speak. I had to take the time to do all my name change stuff, both with the state and the Board of Nursing, learn to cook :) , learn how to be the wife God gave to Wyatt and spend time in the Word. I started to substitute on the side a little bit to make a little spending money and ended up really enjoying that more than I thought I would. But, I could only do that for so long...my hat is OFF to teachers! You are gifts from heaven...Lord have mercy! That is HARD work, especially in elementary school! I, to say the least, am not cut out for that. So, it is back to my roots...about two weeks ago a friend of mine set me up with a OB/GYN (obstetrics and gynecology) who needed help. We got into contact with each other and here we are in a working relationship! God really knows how to hand things out on silver platters! I am back doing what I love, dealing with hormonal women and crying babies...I know that sounds so weird! But, imagine spending your time doing every thing from conception planning, going through the ups and downs of pregnancy and delivery of the biggest ball of blessings God can give with a mother and tell me it isn't worth it! The joy that brings is well deserved and worked hard for! So, for now, I am comfortable in this private practice...who knows what tomorrow brings! I dare not say it is in my hands :)
Lastly, Wyatt and I have finally joined a "home" church. We have been attending Creekside Christian Fellowship for about 6 months and have really grown to love the people we come into contact with there. They are so down to earth, REAL, not afraid to be themselves--honest, sinners, hard workers, Christian, catholic, methodist...it doesn't matter...we are a collective group of worshipers. Made for one purpose - to serve and praise Him daily! Things are really taking off at Creekside and in that, the church is having such a great impact in the community, we couldn't be more blessed by the friendships we have there...
...and couldn't be more excited about our future...we are starting to look into buying a new home, investing in land, new cars (finally my BMW !! ) and kids, well, give that a few more years...I, still, am too selfish with Wyatt's attention and time. :)
All our love and please, continue to keep us in your prayers as you all are in ours daily!
Posted by Meet The Sbrusch Family at Monday, February 18, 2008
Posted by Meet The Sbrusch Family at Friday, February 15, 2008
Posted by Meet The Sbrusch Family at Saturday, February 09, 2008
get lost in this for a while...
Every woman was once a little girl. and every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the Beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child's play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.
And yet--how many women do you know who ever find that life? As years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.
BUT her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live--the life she dreamed of as a little girl.
The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman--they are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating!
so after finishing ths book I have realized that my life is its own adventure; I have plenty of romance, I have a life as I know it to be "perfect" and I do feel as though I am Beauty in my fairytale...but I am a newlywed!!! What comes to me in the future lays in my hands. I refuse to forget about my heart. I refuse to let my light grow dim, I refuse to hide my personality and shade my passion for life...I AM WOMAN! I AM CAPTIVATING! Beauty is powerful. it speaks, it invites, it nourishes, comforts and inspires. Beauty is transcendent and without question the most essential and the most misunderstood of all qualities--I take this to mean the beauty of my heart is of the image of God...
read "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldridge, your heart will never feel the same!
Posted by Meet The Sbrusch Family at Thursday, February 07, 2008