In January 2011 it felt like my life crumbled to pieces! Two years on and we really have been on a journey. The term 'journey' is overused by reality shows etc etc but it is the only way to describe what has happened to us. To cut a VERY long story short we have in the past year moved house, area and Church as a direct result of feeling that God was telling us that it was time for a fresh start. Time to have some space to heal and space to rest where home would be a pleasant place to refresh. God has led and blessed us. From a wide search area he led us to a town in Surrey called Horley. Throughout our move we have prayed 'Lord please lead us to the right Church' - we had a handful of things we were looking for in a new Church - somewhere that would take us as were, a grace Church, somewhere where we met with God, somewhere where noone knew us - thus having no expectations of what we would do or what we should be like - taking us at face value! We also wanted somewhere that be willing to let us 'just be' for a while - we knew that God had clearly been telling us that we needed time and space to heal. Pratically we also wanted somewhere local so we could walk if necessary and a hope that others from the Church would also be local! We found such a Church in Southlands www.southlands.org.uk
Since our move it feels like a fresh page and God is once again speaking
to us. I hope in weeks and months to come to share a bit more about
the journey of the last two years and to share our continuing journey of
learning about God's grace, how He has helped us to rebuild our lives over this last two years, things we have learned and how we have found God in the midst of the darkest times.