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Now What?

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So we made it to Franklin.  Now what?

For me, it’s busy time.  The very day after we moved, I got a phone call informing me that I was assigned to fly to Texas for the week.  That didn’t work out as planned, but I was still gone for the entire week.  The two weeks after that found me out of state as well.

By the end of the month, I had maybe five days in my new home.  The rest were spent on the road or flying the friendly skies.  I enjoyed it, but it made it difficult to adjust to our new home and situation.  However, I’ve had a few days at home now and I am trying to get caught up on a couple of things that I am very behind on.

Life at home is great.  Life for our daughter is grand.  Life on the road is a huge adjustment for me, seeing as how I’ve spent the last 5 years working in education.  Life in the church had us a bit concerned, but God provided a wonderful spot with wonderful people and it looks like we’re settling in there quite nicely.

So the question remains — now what? What does this new chapter of our lives hold for us?  Time will tell.

For now, know that I am among the living and am trying my hardest to get back up to speed inside the series of tubes we call, the Internet.  Hopefully, I will be able to share more about our new home, new friends, and a little bit about my new job.

Until then…


Written by Andy

September 6, 2008 at 2:00 am

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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