Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Journey to Deep

We are still on our road trip. We moved on from Kansas City to St. Louis to Louisville to Dayton and now we are in Canton, Ohio.

We enjoyed our trip to Louisville and truly had a ball getting reacquainted with our nephew and neice. Raymond Miller Palmer is 3 and Avery Michele Palmer is 16 months. We learned that pumpkins and apples are fun to pick, but more fun with kids.

On Sunday, we joined Lou's family at their church. We heard the first sermon in their I Corinthians series, entitled The Journey to Deep. We feel like that is what is happening with us during this time in our lives.

As we begin discussing the vision of Cadence and why we are excited to be a part of the team, it is a faith journey to ask people to consider joining our team. Whether it is supporting us by joining the prayer team or by supporting us through financial gifts, we are on a journey.

Pastor Kyle Idleman reminded us to (1) Focus on Jesus; (2) Stand on God's Wisdom and (3) Grow in a Spirit of Humility. This last point was the most challenging to us. As we have begun this journey, we have been humbled by God's provision and the surprise of how our friends and families are joining us on this next adventure. Pastor Idleman reminded us the opposite of humility is pride.

Over the years, God has continued to deal with this sin in our lives. Kyle explained that Pride makes us selfish, argumentative, opinionated, defensive and prejudiced. We both were shaken to realize that we still struggle mightily with Pride. Think about it, pray about it, learn to be a person of humility.

Friday, September 26, 2008

As a man thinketh....James ALlen

"The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires, and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own. Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit."

We are learning to guard not only our hearts but also our minds. We are thankful for the reminders of Godly men and women that go before us to challenge us to become more Christlike. Take the challenge! Be unique and different! Become people of character!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nice Night in Nebraska

We spent Monday - the first day of our road trip - in Omaha. We were visiting with Cathy's aunt and her family. We had a super time visiting, getting caught up on life and of course sharing about what's next in our lives as Cadence Missionaries.

We enjoyed a great steak dinner and learned that Taylor doesn't like steak. So, she had a hot dog -- hot dog vs. steak -- we're not sure about that. Greg continues to do well his new found passion of cross country running. Tori seems to be settling into her high school career.

We are off today to Kansas City. We are looking forward to seeing Mike & Terri Murphy and Brittany Moore. Pray for good weather, Omaha is suppose to get rain. Stay tuned for more adventures of Lou & Cathy Rozmiarek. :-)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Getting ready to hit the road

We are looking forward to going and visiting friends and family in the mid-west. We are leaving on Monday and heading to Omaha first. We will spend about 3 weeks on the road, visiting folks in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and back to Colorado.

The easiest way to reach us during this time is on our cell or by email. We know that God will give us opportunities to chat with people about Cadence and our role in serving the military. 2008 has definitely been a year of change for us!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Next Adventure

We just took a position with Cadence where will begin serving as Hospitality House missionaries to the military community. Our first assignment will be at Ft. Bragg in the spring of 2009. Our permanent assignment will be in Germany in 2010.

Cathy finished her tenure (21-1/2 years) with Northrop Grumman earlier this month. We will begin to visit friends and family to share about our opportunity with Cadence International. We are excited about the chance we have to serve God in this way.

Please book mark this page — you can check in on us and see what is happening in our lives and ministry. If you would like to track us down, check out www.cadence.org