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The Big Move

I don’t think a person realizes how much stuff they have until they’re forced to pack it into boxes and stack them in a truck.

After a few days of work, the job is finally complete. I’m typing this from the dining room at my parent’s house in Searcy – the new residence for me, Airiel, and the kids for the next two weeks until we move on to Texas.

We had to vacate the other house a bit earlier than we wanted because school is about to start here and a couple of Harding students are lined up to move in tomorrow. That’s ok though, it’ll be nice to spend a good chunk of time with mom and dad before we move out of state for what will probably prove to be a long time – possibly a lifetime.

It’s still hard to believe that we’re actually moving to San Francisco in a few months, but at the same time it isn’t. After all, Airiel and I did pray about it together almost daily for three years.

I strongly believe in God, and, most of the time, my life revolves around my relationship with Him.

I don’t believe God sits idly by filing his nails on a cloud in some far away celestial plane uncaring about the happenings in this world, either. I believe He’s active in our daily lives. I believe He’s to be found all around us, and I believe if you pay attention you can catch glimpses of Him in the monotony of everyday living – but only if you’re going through life with your eyes truly opened.

In addition to that, I believe God listens to those who speak to Him – particularly those who are striving to do His will. Examples of this are found throughout Scripture.

I believe the only reason Airiel and I are moving to California is because God has listened as we’ve spoken to Him. He’s heard what we’d like to do on the west coast – especially San Francisco, and He’s said yes to it. He’s given the breath of life to our dreams, and I believe that’s because they’re honestly and humbly committed to Him.

Want to make plans for your life? Make sure they’re Proverbs 16:3’d.

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

What are your life goals? Is the world a better place because you’re in it? Are people closer to Love because they have a relationship with you?

Those are questions that I’ve struggled with, and if your plans truly are Proverbs 16:3’d, you’ll be able to answer them in a positive way.

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New Blog

Hello readers 🙂

There’s a new blog on the block – As most of my friends know, the Woodell family is moving to San Francisco in a few short months to serve as witnesses for Christ in the bay area. Before moving there, we’ll be spending three months in Brownwood, TX, with members of the Austin Avenue Church of Christ – the congregation that will be overseeing our work in California and providing the bulk of the financial support.

Airiel and I are very excited and anxious to get to work, and this blog will focus on telling the story of our spiritual journey as well as our work on the west coast. We’ll be putting the web address on all future literature related to the mission (like the newsletter that goes out via snail mail), and will share it with other supporting congregations.

If you’re a friend, supporter, or simply someone interested in what we’re doing, you’re invited to add this blog to your favorites list.

More to come soon!

-Wes Woodell