My little girl is growing up

    

Today my little gal made her debut as a dancer. Now, I’m not sure how long her dancing career will last, but she sure did a great job. My face was beaming with pride as she did her little twirls and runs and steps. 

She’s growing up. 

Today I also got some news (which I can’t disclose yet but was pretty good news for us) that gave me an extra measure of peace. It was as if God was saying “It is all going to be all right. I got this. You just let me take care of everything.”

God has blessed me beyond measure. I just forget it sometimes. 

May you have a blessed weekend. 

Closing Time…

house

I suppose I should be thrilled.  For the first time ever, we sold a house and MADE money.  This was a welcome change.

I got to come to Nashville and spend time with my family.  It has been so good to be with them.

On Saturday, I get to be with my parents, and my in laws, as we watch Josie perform in her first ballet recital.  Afterwards, we’re going to Chuy’s – so there’s that too.  (For those of you who don’t know, Chuy’s is amazing Tex-Mex.)

Today, we closed on our home sale.  It was great to put this part of it behind us.  There was something very freeing about walking in and signing a few documents, and immediately being debt free.  What a great and awesome thing!

But the simple fact is, now, we are completely homeless.  That’s a bit scary.  We haven’t settled on a place to live in Tampa yet.  So, we truly are without a home to live in.  We’ve been blessed beyond to measure to have some church and school friends take us in, and let us stay with them for a few weeks/months.

Today, however, was a chapter of our lives coming to an end.

This was a great home.  I pray it will continue to be a great home for the new owners.

Fun memories of friends, family get togethers, birthday parties, holidays, life groups, and much, much more were had in this house.  And now, we say goodbye.  God truly blessed us beyond imagination with such a great home.  Never did I think we would live in such a great house.  A special thanks to our realtor, Bayron Binkley, who made the buying and selling process so great.

I am reminded though, that this world will never contain my forever home.  As a Christian, I strive each and every day for a home above.  Maybe that’s why its so hard to find a place to live – because I know that I’ve got such a better place ahead of me.

Below is the video of our home – take one last look with me.

I need a moment…

prayer

I need a moment of your time.  I need to make sure, however, that I word this correctly.

Over the next few days, I will be experiencing a wide variety of thoughts, moments, and more.

Will you pray for me?  Will you pray for my sweet wife?  Will you pray for my awesome daughter?

Nothing’s wrong, no problems going on, just a lot of life.  I’ll explain it more in detail as we move forward.

I serve a mighty God.  I serve a great and wonderful church.  I have an amazing – let me reiterate – AMAZING family.  I have some wonderful friends and co-workers.  I’m blessed more than I deserve.

But sometimes, we just have a few struggles that need some extra prayers.  Again, there’s nothing “wrong” – that you need to worry about.  We just need some of that “peace that passes all understanding” stuff at this point.

We need a house.  And nothing I’ve looked at has really felt like the one.  Lord willing, we WILL close on our house Thursday in Nashville.  Prayers for it to all go smoothly.

Praying for Baltimore

Tonight’s post is simple.  Let’s stop and say a prayer for the city of Baltimore.  Pray for the ones who are hurting.  Pray for the ones who feel they have been mistreated.  Pray for the ones who are rioting just because others are.  Pray for the ones who honestly feel like what they are doing will help any injustices involved.  Pray for the police.  Pray they will have courage to do their jobs.  Pray for the leaders of the city, that they will know how far to push back against the riots.  Pray for the people just living in their city, going about their lives.

America, we’re better than this.

The Family at Northwest Tampa Presents “Awesome”

             
Today was our “Spring Fling” otherwise known as our awesome bring a friend day and stick around to eat smoked chicken and sausages. We had a great day of worshipping God, fellowshiping with friends and family, eating great food, and playing some awesome games. 

If you didn’t make it, don’t worry, we do it again in the Fall!