Two summers ago, I went out on a limb and got a tattoo. I put a lot of thought into it, as I was the first in my family to “get inked”. I wanted it to be meaningful, obviously, and I wanted the tattoo to be able to stand the test of time. I didn’t want to look at it when I was 60 and say, “What was I thinking”?!
The tattoo is on my forearm and reads, “All Things New”. Initially God used this as a consistent reminder that no matter when I feel that I have failed Him, His mercies are new every morning.
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
Those words still ring true to this day, but now it speaks to me in a different way.
In June, 2021, I was praying about my next adventure. I’ve always loved music and the church. I have been in church work for the last 25 years. (I’m a dinosaur)
I ran across a post on social media about a new church that was beginning in Dallas, that immediately sparked my interest and my heart began to stir. Then I met Mark, and heard about St. Patrick’s. It was very refreshing to hear Pastor Mark’s vision for the church, and his passion to share the gospel with those in that part of the city.
God put an immediate spark in my heart for St. Patrick’s. The more I am around the community that is forming here, the more I am excited about this new thing that God is building.
I want to encourage you to listen to the calling of the Holy Spirit. I wouldn't be here with this incredible community if I had let my own plans or ideas get in the way of God's plans. Have you asked God to open your eyes to people in your sphere of influence? People in your neighborhood that need to see the love of Jesus. Have you asked God to give you energy and passion for this new church, St. Patrick’s?
My hope is that you would be challenged to continue to walk out in faith and join us in the new and exciting things God wants to do through His people and through His church.