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(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

Great Day, Great Film

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My GirlsToday, my wife and I decided to take the day (while it was still nice out) and go see WALL·E and spend the rest of the afternoon walking around Huntsville’s new Bridge Street Town CentreIce CreamI’ll post more about the film later, but it is officially my favorite Pixar film to-date (Pixar is über creative).

Bridge Street was nice, as it was not too crowded — but it was a very sunny (i.e. hot) afternoon.  So that called for some ice cream.  I got to visit an Huntsville’s own Apple Store, but didn’t stay too long as the girls aren’t as geeked up on the fruit as yours truly.

We finished off our stay with a ride on the carousel.  With that, we ended our day and headed home as the rains headed in.  It was a wonderful day spent with a wonderful family full of simple, yet wonderful things — all given to me by a wonderful God (including the rain).

Rain

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

James 1:17 (ESV)

Written by Andy

June 28, 2008 at 9:10 pm

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