All aboard the crazy train

All aboard the crazy train

Posted on August 22, 2016

Leading up to Grace Church's 25th Anniversary, we are counting down the days by posting 25 blog posts in 25 days by 25 authors (well, 24. Dave wrote twice). The post below is one of these posts. 


I feel like I have jumped aboard the crazy train that is leading to nowhere secure. You see, I am getting married in September and then moving to Bloomington with my new husband to be a part of the Bloomington church plant. Luke Wehner is going to a church plant resident which basically means we don’t know what will happen next. I am a girl who loves me a little bit of crazy but I desperately need an ending date. I’ve studied abroad and traveled all over the place. I lived in Alabama (which let me tell you is a different world) and spent a summer in California making videos every day. Going into all of these different adventures I knew there was a day when I would go home. It would be over and I would pack my bags and I would get to sleep in my bed again and eat some of my mom’s delicious spaghetti.

This adventure is different. Luke and I don’t have a go home date. Our crazy train doesn’t really even have a destination. We do know that our next stop is Bloomington though. I could sit here and talk to you for hours about the things I’m scared about. I'm scared that I won’t have friends, I’m scared that it might be too much for our first year of marriage, I’m scared that I won’t be useful, and I’m so scared I won’t be able to find a job. But you guys! Every adventure I have been on has been worth it. It has been worth the fear and the unknown.

God has shown up time and time again in the midst of my leap of faith. I’ve learned more about myself and God in the middle of not knowing. Yes, I am still scared but I am also excited to see how God is going to show up in Bloomington. I get little tears in my eyes thinking about how life change is going to happen. I’ve been slowly collecting gold chargers for the dinner parties that will occur and I can’t really even put into words my excitement about this.

I’m not a Grace Church native. I did not grow up here. I was never a Grace Kid and I have not been on a Merge retreat (although I really did want to in high school). I am just a girl who went on a trip to Toronto with Access three years ago and met the man I call my fiancé. Now God is going to use us, just a young newlywed couple, to help build His church in Bloomington. I am far from qualified. I truly don’t even know what I will be doing. But I am extremely excited (and scared).

I want to run as fast as I can and grab all of my friends along the way to join me because God is good and he is going to do mighty things in Bloomington, Indiana.