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All things new

Ok, ok, I know. It’s been waaay too long with­out any posts on this blog. Well, there’s been a lot of big changes in life recent­ly, so I beg your for­give­ness, and will try and rem­e­dy the sit­u­a­tion with a quick sum­ma­ry, and then get back to work try­ing to write more reg­u­lar­ly.

So here’s the news:

Our fam­i­ly moved to Sacra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia in late Octo­ber.

Why did we move? In a nut­shell, to be with some friends out here who have asked us to come and help them try to have deep­er fel­low­ship, and to see what God wants to do out here.

When we were first plan­ning to move, we were expect­ing to live with our friends, Chris and Esther. They even moved into a larg­er house to accom­mo­date us. But God had dif­fer­ent plans, and that just did­n’t work out. So we moved out any­way and stayed with them tem­porar­i­ly while look­ing for a house for our­selves here in Sacra­men­to.

Shammah, Han­nah and their fam­i­ly came with us, and parked their RV up in Auburn (about 50 min­utes north­east of where we were in Elk Grove) at anoth­er friend’s house.

After about 5 or so weeks of house-hunt­ing we found a place, and moved in on the 7th of Decem­ber. The dust has set­tled (which had a lot of fir nee­dles and glit­ter in it due to Christ­mas), or at least is almost set­tled. We’ve been real­ly buy­ing up all the time we can get with Shammah’s fam­i­ly late­ly, because they are now ship­ping back to Ten­nessee, hope­ful­ly tem­porar­i­ly.

We just got back from hang­ing out with them at the hotel they’re stay­ing at in Fol­som, say­ing our good­byes. They are head­ed out about 7am tomor­row. They have been an amaz­ing sup­port to us, and are like hav­ing your clos­est fam­i­ly around. We’re going to miss them.

It’s a bit strange to us, though not too strange for oth­er peo­ple per­haps. You see, both Ari and I have been liv­ing in Rose Creek Vil­lage since our ear­ly teens. That means liv­ing com­mu­nal­ly with all those 250+ peo­ple, which have become a very real fam­i­ly to us. So this is pret­ty rad­i­cal­ly dif­fer­ent. But we are sure of the Lord’s lead­ing, so what else can we do?

This is an excit­ing time for us. We have been and are being chal­lenged on a dai­ly basis to put our faith to prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion. The clear thing that God told us before our move was to sur­ren­der our secu­ri­ty to him. But he’s tak­en care of us every step of the way.

I’d have done every­thing dif­fer­ent­ly, of course. But his thoughts are not our thoughts, and his ways are not our ways. But in his way there is life abun­dant and joy forever­more.

So, Mer­ry Christ­mas! May you find peace in sur­ren­der­ing your secu­ri­ty to the Father as well!

4 replies on “All things new”

Haha­ha­hah! I was just check­ing your blog to leave a com­ment ask­ing if you were curi­ous any­more, and LO AND BEHOLD, a NEW POST!!!! =o) Thanks for post­ing, miss you tons, love you bunch­es. Glad to see you all so green and vibrant and thriv­ing:) HUGS

Hi, David I was shocked when I got the news that you moved all the way out to Sacra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia. I’m not shocked any­more because the truth is that we have to be ready to go or move any­where God wants us to go and I guess I nev­er real­ly got that into my mind. I am glad you were able to get a house and every day. I’m learn­ing what you said in your blog that our thoughts are not Gods thoughts and our ways are not of his ways. I will being pray­ing for you and your fam­i­ly. I’m Kitra’s son. Love Tony

Thanks, Tony. It was a quick move — with­in 3 months. We’re doing well out here, and excit­ed by what God’s doing. We appre­ci­ate your prayers.

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