Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Change

Well, the time has come for "Change" to begin. I believe and am holding on to the fact that God is in control but, we have to all remember that we are at the start of this journey and not the destination. The second that we forget that the race has just begun is the second that we lose. The start of a new era in the United States is now here and we are all together in this race towards the "Future of America". Anyone calling the USA home now has an obligation to continue the fight for Change.

This next phase will be a time where a lot of what were used to seeing in the structure of America and the world will be changing. Some of us act like we are at some sort of finish line, can throw our hands up, and sigh in relief now that January 20th has come, and gone. Well, I really hope that we all soon realize that now is the time to create and maintain the America that we all envision. We should also realize that America and the freedoms, which are not yet paid in full, that have been afforded us all are still being threatened all over the world. We need to look around and see that we are all in need of Change. If it's change in our circumstances, or our jobs, or even in our attitude the only person responsible for me is me... Not me by myself, not my new president by himself, but all of us with God. Just like the end of acceptance of Oath says, "So Help Me God".

Yes, Please. God please help me be a better me, please help me be a better husband, a better friend, a better son, a better employee and a better Citizen. Please help our new President be the best father, the best husband, the best friend, and the best leader that he can be so that he may be fit to execute the enormous task that is ahead of him and his family.

I pray for Change in the way that God sees fit and that we may never think that we can do anything without God.

"In God We Need to Trust"


 

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008

Danielle and I have been tremendously blessed in 2008. We have accomplished 18 months of married bliss and are more in love than ever. We have depended on God to show us how to love and respect each other and the wise counsel of family and friends in our lifelong quest to becoming the couple God designed us to be. Every step of the way through 2008 has been a gift from God. He has blessed us with a great family and awesome friends to help us through moving to several new places. We had friends welcome Danielle into their home through the duration of Danielle’s job having her in D.C. We also had plenty of help getting to and from all of our destinations when our vehicles were either not in sight or not “up” to the job. We were blessed with money for repairs and gas and even rides to and from the airport when we needed them. We also received plenty of help when we decided to move to Dallas. We were given support in many ways which included monetary and physical help with packing and moving. On my way driving to Texas I was able to stay and rest from the long journey twice and received warm welcomes from Danielle’s Grandparents and from my Brother. When I finally got to Dallas we immediately had a place to stay and were able to be in the home of Johnny and Betty Moffitt for about 4 months. They graciously allowed Danielle and I to live in their home with no deadline on moving out and no charges for rent. What a huge relief and blessing. We used that time to get situated in both of our jobs and figure out our plan for the New Year. I received a job practically over the phone before I even stepped foot in Dallas and God allowed me to stay there trough the First of November when Johnny and Betty had invited me to travel with them to Mexico. I believed that if God wanted me on the trip He would make it financially available to me and that everything would be paid for. Well, of course God had a plan. He used My cousin Lori and Johnny and Betty to give financially to us which allowed me to get to go and serve as photographer for Johnny and Betty in Mexico. We met several new international contacts for trips and really enjoyed seeing the power of prayer and faithfulness. We have received much needed financial support in the exact right time and at no point has God forsaken us. I know God sent us here to Dallas and that every time we receive financial gifts of any kind I feel like it is confirmation of that. Our faithfulness was specifically tested and blessed when Johnny and Betty offered to have me come work for them after volunteering for them for only 3 and a half months. God really knew we needed that and for us to be able to be working for their ministry and directly linked to the exact thing I knew God brought us here for was totally His provision and promises coming true. Danielle also received a perfect job here as soon as we needed it. We made a tough decision turning down one job offer before she was blessed with her current position. I really believe that God has guided me and Danielle by His Spirit and given us direction for Every decision we’ve been faced with. At every turn it seems like God has really given us not only our needs but even the desires of our hearts. During Christmas we moved into our own place here in the Big D and really found a great place after much prayer and even changing our minds on another place. We love our new place here and can now get back to … US. We are very grateful for the past 10 months and having a place to stay with friends and family but Danielle and I have also really savor the time we have in OUR home. We know that everything has happened for a reason and that God is in control so we don’t worry about 2009. We are exited and ready for what God brings our way. I know that we are blessed and that we have received and will receive plenty of blessing from God as long as we a faithful and diligent to complete the work he has begun. 2009 is going to be a year of prosperity in the Kingdom of Heaven and God’s name will be raised up high. Danielle and I are going to be right there for every second.

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