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The Next Chapter


A wise man once said, “Change is inevitable … except from a payphone.” There is some truth to that statement as it pertains to life, and a big change is coming for my family soon.

In a couple of months, we will no longer be residents of the west coast.

We announced a few weeks ago to the Lake Merced Church of Christ we would be resigning our positions in June and leaving San Francisco.

The past few years in this city have been a rich learning experience. God blessed us to accomplish many of the goals we set out to accomplish and to touch many lives, but ultimately we do not feel He is leading us to be here long-term.
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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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