I'm a daughter of the King - a born-again Christian since I was 7 years old. I've been married since 1985 to the love of my life who has had a mid-life change of career from a computer software engineer in the audio industry to a pastor at an independent Baptist church. I'm a mom of 4 miracle babies - all prayed for hard and worked for after battling infertility. We live on Long Island a few blocks from the beautiful shores of the Long Island Sound and love to spend time sailing on that Sound and beyond. I'm a homeschooling mom and a college mom (!) and work part time out of the house (at church, so I can take my kids) as well as working on training a horse a few days a week. I love my life and thank God every day for allowing me to live it.
My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 where God says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." God has had a plan for me since before I was born and it amazes me constantly to see what that plan is at it unfolds before me.
So our church is a relatively large church (for this area). We have about 1000 attending each Sunday. Our budget is over two million dollars. We have a budget meeting each year to go over the budget and if anyone has questions, it's the time to ask. All staff is expected to be there and tonight here's what happened. Staff was there, one member of the finance committee (a deacon), and one other church member. We opened in prayer at 7:35PM. Budget was presented and explained. "Any questions?"......silence. We closed in prayer at 7:45PM. I think this is a record for a Baptist church budget meeting. LOL!! We were home in less than an hour and that's with a detour on the way home and forgetting to go to the supermarket for milk and having to turn around and go back. :) I have to say, I love our church!