I am probably going to start posting more geeky things to this blog now. I have some PHP related experiments that I wanted to provide to the community. I might post more of my lego creations as well, like this mini-modular city.
I am finally taking the old image gallery offline. I know that very few people actually looked at my family pictures, so it is not a big loss anyway. Since wordpress has its own way of storing images with posts, I’ll just use that.
I updated WordPress and accidentally deleted the wp-content folder so I lost all the pictures I had been uploading here. Ugh. I made a copy of the database but not that folder. *sigh*
I have been toying with moving this site to an Amazon Micro-instance. It has resided on the server of a friend for over 9 years now. I’ll post something if I actually get up the nerve to make the jump.
In our lives, the biggest thing is that we have switched churches. December was our last month worshipping at CCPC. I am still officially the webmaster for their site so hopefully someone will step up to lead that charge. Our departure was for numerous reasons: distance (35 miles), not part of the community, … One of the biggest reasons though was our Senior Pastor being asked to leave. As my shepherding the body was closely tied to his leadership, we decided that it was time for us to leave as well. As I was the only Ruling Elder at the time, it was an extremely difficult decision for our family.
Many people asked if I felt a sense of relief leaving, like a weight coming off my shoulders. Alas, that is not the case. After worshipping at CCPC for 5 years, and being an Elder for 3, it was a sad occasion. I served diligently to teach, train, and shepherd. In the process we made a lot of precious friendships that will be difficult to maintain. Although I started three rounds of Elder and Deacon training, the end result was only one of each. The church has only one new Ruling Elder and has just started their pastoral search process, so it felt like there was so much more to do. But I realized several things in the process. There will always be to much to do. I can only do so much with the people who will listen and follow. No time is a good time to leave.
We are now getting to know people at Shady Grove PCA which is a mere 10 minutes away from our house. The first Sunday we worshipped there felt like coming home for some reason. It is a new chapter in our life, and we are looking forward to what God is going to do.