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Hi! We're Lance and Rebekah Gibson. We are newlyweds happily settled in the Lonestar state. We love lots of things including drive-in movies, game nights, anything involving the lake, and our Lord and Savior.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Crazy Busy

Lance and I have been running around like crazy pretty much ever since we got engaged this past January. We are both on staff at our home church, working in two areas of ministry that demand a lot of time, brain power, and creativity. When you're trying to plan a wedding on top of working like we do, you get tired pretty fast!

Lance works in the music ministry as an assistant to the senior and contemporary worship leaders at North Side. Some of the responsibilities he faces each week in this particular ministry include managing and running the band rehearsals for both the contemporary worship service as well as for the traditional worship service, while also playing acoustic guitar (and occasionally some banjo) for the contemporary service, and bass on occasion for the traditional. Another area he serves in on a weekly basis is the youth department. He, along with a team of youth guys, lead students each week in worship of our Savior. Lance does an awesome job of discipling the guys who play with him and training them in the Word and the meaning of worship. Lance uses the gifts the Lord has given in him in a few other areas of ministry at North Side as well, like shooting videos and leading Bible studies as well. I am so blessed to be married to a man who follows His Savior with such real love and devotion. 

I currently serve at North Side in two different areas of ministry. My official part-time "job" there is assistant to the full-time children's minister and preschool director. I absolutely LOVE the work I do each week. Sometimes it can be as simple as gathering materials for Sunday school lessons or Wednesday night activities; sometimes I am the one writing lessons and Bible studies for kids and sometimes I'm only trying to come up with 5 different ways to play kickball. I don't mind though because if the little things I do, like die-cutting 85 different shapes, means that a teacher is better equipped to share the Gospel with a child then that is just awesome. It can be kind of exhausting on the brain sometimes to try to think of an Easter craft that's never been done before, or a way to talk to kids about eternal things without going over their heads or being too funny and off-subject, but I love it. The other area I serve in is the music ministry as worship leader for the contemporary service. It so much fun to serve the Lord alongside my husband each week. That's actually how we met back in the day.


Today, I am actually heading off to children's camp for the week. It's crazy, in our six-ish weeks of being married, Lance and I have only actually spent about four weeks together. He was gone for two weeks running sound at youth camp only two weeks after we got married, came home for a week, and now I am about to head off to children's camp for a week. But that's okay. This is the last week we will spend apart this summer, and then all will calm down... Until I go back to school in three weeks, anyways! 


Please keep me and the kids at camp in your prayers this week! Pray that the strong Texas heat is not too overwhelming and that the kids enjoy themselves in the time we spend outside. Most importantly, pray that the Spirit will move in the hearts of everyone there as the Gospel is preached!! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Refined

Wow... I'm a little overwhelmed by the amount of hits our blog took after being (re)introduced to the public! Crazy. And exciting! 

I don't have much to share tonight, from my own thoughts anyways.
I DO have one incredible sermon to share though, one that has been played over and over ever since I first discovered it. 
This message was probably intended for those already in a marriage, but holds truth that will challenge, grow, and excite any man or woman. 

http://www.thevillagechurch.net/sermon/sanctification-in-marriage/

So, enjoy and don't tune out just because you're not married, or in a relationship. Prepare your heart NOW, pursue Christ NOW, be found in Him NOW and you will be ready for ANYTHING that comes your way.


Monday, July 16, 2012

We Did It!

March 19?! That's the last time I wrote here. Wow. At that point, I was 89 days away from marrying Lance Gibson. It's so weird to think that a time even existed that I wasn't married to him, but it is, of course, true.




We have now been happily married for a month and life here on earth has never been sweeter. What a gift God has blessed me with. Aside from my salvation and the gift of eternal life and freedom, Lance Gibson and the love he lavishes on me is my greatest gift! I am so blessed.


This blog will now begin a bit of a transformation, somewhat similar to the one I (Rebekah) am undergoing. There is much more to getting married than a gorgeous wedding and blissful honeymoon; there is the promise and responsibility of a covenant.You will deceive yourself and probably experience a bit of panic if you did focus more on the details of wedding decor and honeymoon activities and now are back home realizing you've somehow ended up with a lifelong, live in buddy whom you're expected to share everyday with. 


Thankfully, Lance and I were blessed with Biblically founded counsel as we prepared to fulfill the roles of husband and wife. However, all the counsel in the world will do nothing for us if we don't listen to it and allow the truth being spoken to renew and transform us.


So, this blog will be a record of our journey as we begin this new life together. I want to remember every step we take and I think documenting it here will be a fun way to do so! I'll be talking about the mushy wonderful parts about being married, the lessons we will learn as we figure this hubby/wifey thing out, and the many things the Lord will teach us and do in our lives! 


For now, I'd like to provide you with some faces to go with our names :) 




Why, hello. One of my finer moments on our honeymoon! 
My hubby! I don't know if there is another picture out there that describes him so well! 


Spending the night out on the town on our honeymoon
One of my favorite engagement pictures




We loved registering for gifts! 


Outside of our first home together :) 


That's all for now! 

Love,
Rebekah and Lance