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“…all things were created through Him and for Him.” (Colossians 1:16)

(Theme Song to The Jeffersons)

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Why is it that I always want to sing the theme song to The Jeffersons when I am talking about moving?  I guess it’s a weakness I have.  I didn’t even watch the show all that much as a child.  Anyway, I digress…

I bring that up because me and my family are moving.  For the first time since we’ve been a couple, my wife and I will be living away from our family and everything else that we have known as “home” for over 10 years.  We were both born here in the Huntsville, AL area.  My wife has lived here for all but 2 of her years and I have spent the majority of my life here as well.  However, a few weeks ago, God began working in our lives and on our hearts to prepare us for a move.  A big move.  An Abram-esque move.  How so?  It went like this…and I paraphrase here:

God: Go.
Me: Okay.  To Nashville?
God: Yes. Go.
Me: Okay.  But, what about jobs, place to live…and, um, money?
God: Go.
Me: Okay.

So, we’re going.  I quit my job of 5 years and, yes, I’ve got things lined up.  However, nothing is concrete yet.  The only thing that is for sure is the fact that we are moving.  Our landlord is letting us out of lease without penalty.  We’re going tomorrow to find a place to live, get new phones, and see about school and church in the area.

We’re all very excited about the new things this will bring into our lives.  Yet, we’re not uneasy about much of it.  We know that God is in this and as long as we depend on Him and put our trust in Him, we will not be forsaken.  I told my mom tonight that, were God not all over this, it would be one of the more stupid things I’ve done in my life.  Yet, with God as the one behind all of this, it makes it an amazing demonstration of His love, mercy, grace, and sovereignty.

So, tomorrow, a new adventure begins — and if you read this, please pray for the details and wrinkles to get worked out so we don’t run into road blocks and that nothing will keep us from following God throughout all of this (our flesh included).  Here is what we need, specifically speaking, to happen in the next few days:

  • to find and nail down a place to live
  • to get the utilities, phone, etc. established
  • to decide on our daughter’s school
  • God to work on my employment and the lack of security in the meantime

I will try to share more details in the coming days.  Thank you all.


Written by Andy

July 29, 2008 at 11:00 pm

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  1. you & the fam will be in my prayers. it’s a brave new adventure!


    July 29, 2008 at 11:09 pm

  2. Whoah! VERY exciting. I’ve done this sort of thing a few times in my life and it is just amazing to watch God do His thing. Ironically I’m quick to jump when God says to, but not always so trusting once I’m in the thick of it. In fact, I think I love Peter best of all because I completely understand his temporary walk on the water. Yeah, I tend to panic and when God, yet again, proves that He NEVER lies, I am always excited. It just never gets old. So, may God richly bless you and your family and give you many wonderful stories of His radically amazing love!


    July 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm

  3. exciting, call on me. i’d be happy to help. i love to show our town and will actually be downtown tomorrow morning and thursday.


    July 29, 2008 at 11:30 pm

  4. Dude:

    Totally understand. Did that earlier this year … with a mortgage, wife and 3 kids …resigned a perfectly good ministry. No unemployment …no nothing. (Severance for a month or two) after 4mths – am now a Lead pastor @ a church in Maryland. Move this weekend – after staying in the area for a few weeks …. and my wife – Valerie with her sister. Our home is still in the process of being sold. So being in the midst of it …understand. It is steppping out of the Boat and walking on the water. Scarey, isn’t it? I’ll definitely be praying!


    July 30, 2008 at 6:44 am

  5. what?!?! i have been off the ‘net all summer and this is a surprise to me! email me and let’s get together!


    August 7, 2008 at 8:41 pm

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