Dear faithful readers… I apologize for the lack of updates on the blog lately. I’ve been doing this (the icrucified website and blog) for going on eight years now. Long before blogging became in vogue or the marketing tool that it is for so many people today. I’ve blogged as a means of accountability for my life mission and goals and to keep in touch with my friends and family. During my blog history there have been ebbs and flows of my words; life does that. I hope you understand.
So, let me catch you up on the latest Scoop from the Borden Clan.
For the next few days we’ll be in West Point, NY for the commencement exercises leading up to the graduation of our eldest son, Stefan, from the United States Military Academy. There will be much pomp and circumstance over the next few days and we plan to update you through some of the other social networking vehicles I’ve come to enjoy (Twitter and Facebook). I’m sure you’ll see some pictures here too at some point or another.
We are continuing our transition planning our departure from Western, NY and excited about our cross-country move to Olympia, WA. If you are unaware of what this is all about, you can find out more here (and you might consider partnering with us financially to help us offset the moving expenses). There will be much more on this endeavor as the dates of the move draw nearer, but for now…we are still trying to tie up loose ends and make the departure a smooth one as we leave our existing ministry responsibilities with new and capable hands. Next week I will be leaving to join one of our new ministry team members in Southern California. We will drive together north to Olympia, WA where I will help him and his family move in to their home and (hopefully) find a new residence for the Borden family. Please keep this in prayer. I am also hopeful that I will get at least one job interview as we will need employment to support us during the first stages of our new church plant.
Our big move date is tentatively scheduled for June 30th and as I said we are only about one-third of the way to gathering the costs of relocation. We are selling many of our personal belongings including our automobile (we’ll buy a smaller and older model vehicle when we arrive in Washington with the proceeds…again, hopefully).
Finally, and most importantly, we are greatly encouraged during this season with the abundant presence of God in our life. He is guiding and “speaking” to us daily in so many ways. As I recently told a treasured friend of ours; “Finally, my heart and head are exploding with Holy Spirit inspired meditation, contemplation, planning, and ideating.” I can’t wait to share more with you all. Please keep us in prayer, and stay tuned!