March is an Amazing Season in Northern Arizona

March is one of my favorite months of the year in Arizona. While the northern part of the state might still be getting a little snow, the valley is ready for spring and the signs of new life are everywhere. At the entrance to our community are these beautiful trees that burst into bloom at the first sign of warmer temperatures. Practically overnight they go from these barren sticks to gorgeous trees overflowing with blossoms and leaves. The change is so fast it would be easy to miss. I watch for it though every year with eager anticipation as those trees are the first indicator of spring. In the weeks after these trees announce spring, the entire desert bursts into bloom. Everywhere you look, trees, flowers, bushes… Everything is eager to announce the change of seasons and the coming of new things.

Seasons of Life have Been Changing

The last 12 months have been an interesting season of life. Everyone that I talk to seems to feel the same. Has it been 12 months? How has a year gone by and we are still wearing face masks and being told to social distance. For some, life has carried on much the same as always and for others it feels like someone hit the pause button and for 12 months they have been stuck. Spring time serves as a precious reminder that we serve a God who is not stuck. In fact, He speaks so purposefully in Isaiah 43:19. “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”

A New Season of Ministry

Here at Legacy Family Ministries, we are enjoying the “new” that God is bringing. A pathway in the wilderness that we had not previously known. I shared last month that Steve had been offered a spot on Faith Talk 1360 radio. I am very excited to announce that we have recorded the first 2 segments and will begin airing on March 2nd. The show is called “Unshakable Faith” and airs Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. If you are interested in listening and don’t happen to be around a radio at 4:00 on Tuesday, you can download the app and listen anytime. Each new broadcast will be available on the app an hour after it airs. And, there should be a link on our website as well. While Steve will have a variety of guests on the show, for the first several segments, Steve and I are on together sharing conversations about faith and the foundation steps for growing faith in your kids.

New Challenges to Understand Media

Part of growing into some of the “new” that God is doing around us is the understanding that we have to grow a social media presence as a ministry. We have not had any focus on social media up to this point. We launched our “virtual” fundraiser a month ago and quickly found out that because we don’t have a “virtual” presence, we had virtually no response! So we are pushing the pause button right now on the fundraiser to take the time needed to grow in our social media presence as well as stretch our legs with the radio ministry. We will re-launch the fundraiser in the fall after summer camp. If you’re on Facebook or MeWe, like our pages and help us grow!

Thank you for praying with us, supporting us, and enjoying watching God do new things around us.