Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Welcome to Mississippi!

Welcome to Amory Mississippi

Welcome to our new place.
Best BBQ in Amory

Main Street and there are actually stores on Main Street

Main Street shopping!!!!!!

Typical neighborhood street.  Big yards!!!!!

Local grocery store.....yes there is a Wal-Mart

Bo's enemy.......very few red lights......lots of these!!!!

New McDonalds

At our hotel

Beautiful place to stay!

Pickles Drive-In.....excellent food

Silos on the country club golf course

Country club neighborhood

Local Resturant
To this city He has called us!

Hope you will come and visit!!


I stand amazed. At this time, there are days when in my prayer time, I can't utter a word. They just seem so inadequate. I just sit there. Incredible!

They always say that when you look back, you can see where He was working.  I was pondering that the other day and thought I would share them.  Let me show you my Jesus at work.....

I had applied 2 times to get on a "home-unit" at work and didn't get either one.
I had not registered for my run in October. Every time I say down to do it, something would come up.
I had not made it to the school for Kaleb's final paperwork.
Due to our schedule, Kaleb was not going to be able to attend Triad Christian Academy like we had planned.
I hadn't registered for the 5K with the hospital.
I was going to participate in a Holiday Show at the hospital but for whatever reason couldn't seem to get the paper work to get signed up.

Looking back, it was Him.  He was in control.  He was paving the way.  He was clearing the road and taking care of my schedule when I didn't even know it.  He did the same thing last year with school.  Oh, if I would just wake up, see Him and His plan, I would not have nearly the worries. 

He is amazing!  I love Him!  I cant wait to see whats next!!!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lord Moves-Follow

Well, we went to Mississippi.  We followed what He asked for us to do.  We talked. We prayed. We waited.  The waiting just taught us to trust and lean. 
Today was the day.
Today was the answer.
Today the call came.
Today the papers came.
We are going to Mississippi.
I still can't believe I am writing this. 
I don't know of a time since the day Kaleb was born that I have seen my husband bouncing off the wall.  It has been incredible. Confirmation and confirmation and more confirmation have been given.  We are a bit overwhelmed at what all has to happen in the next few weeks. 

God is good. We are excited. We look forward to having a lot of you to come and visit. There is absolutely NOTHING that we have done. We give this all to Him!!!!  We are excited to see what He has for us to do.  WOW!!!!!


The Writing On The Wall

I am always amazed when I hear people say things like....
"God doesn't do this or that any longer, that was the old testament."
"God doesn't do this or that any longer, that was in the new testament time"
I am not sure who decides and choses what the Lord can do or not do.  I'm not one that would be willing to say that.  I believe He can do what He wants, when He wants and that is the way it is.

In the Old Testament, there was writing on the wall.  He chose to use that to speak and I truly believe He can do that again if He so chooses.  I experienced it today.  I have no doubt!!!!

As you know we were in Mississippi this weekend.  What an awesome place that we were able to visit.  Small town feel with some awesome people.  Even got to eat a resturant called Pickles Drive In and had the best fish sandwich I have EVER eaten.  It was such a treat to be here.  All of that being said, we were able to go and visit the Elementary School that Kaleb would attend.  I just loved it.  All the walls on the hallways are different colors.  So very bright, cheerful and such a teaching environment.  It was great!!!!!!  Walking around the corner to head down a hallway "IT" was there.  We have been praying and seeking the Lord about this entire event.  This was not something that we were looking for or had plans for but the Lord does. 

Bo was in his interview and I was with Robin, our Real Estate Agent.  We toured the school.  This is a public school.  This is not a "private" "Christian" school.  Painted on the wall....."I know the plans I have for you".  I just had to have a moment and stand there.  I was completely awe-struck.  I knew this trip was for a reason.  I knew without a shadow of a doubt that we were to come and I know that if things proceed as we believe, that we are following the Lord to such a place as Amory Mississippi. 

I do not believe in chance.  I do not believe in luck.  I believe that the Lord is in control and is ready to blow our minds when we change our focus back and place it where it should be.....ON HIM!!!!!

Here you go.......

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It has been an incredible week.  A week full of surprises, of moments of WOW, moments of "you have got to be kidding me" and just being overwhelmed at His presence.  If I were to go running today, I'm not sure that I could do so without tears of joy running down my face and trying to keep my hands down.  I'm sure I would be running with raised hands.  I have no doubt.  

I had not shared this with anyone here on the blog or on Facebook.  Some know and some don't so I chose today would be the day to share.  Bo and I are going to Mississippi in light of being called to a job for Bo.  The was not something that we went looking for.  We both are very blessed here.  We both have great jobs and we are settled.  Life is good. We have great friends here.  This was something that was a complete suprise.  The great part is that the Lord was not suprised. He knew.  We will be going to a formal interview and the opportunity to look around and see the area and what they have to offer.  We have not made a decision yet but we know what direction we are headed. 
We are excited. We are seeking the Lord.  We are seeking His direction. We are confident in His leading. 

We have an incredible Sunday School class.  We have become very close.  We share. We learn. We pray. We laugh. We fellowship. We love on each other. We dig in the Word and we are watching Him grow each of us.  We shared with them when this journey first began.  Today, knowing that we will be going to Mississippi for the interview, this precious group of men and women that we love so dearly, gathered around us, laid hands on us and prayed.  The power in the room was almost mind blowing. 

We went to worship after Sunday school and once again, the Lord just kept confirming over and over.  We ARE to go on this interview.  My heart is leaping out of my chest just writing this post!  We both felt and knew without a doubt we were going.  To close out an incredible praise music time, preaching and even baptism, we got to the last song.  I thought I was going to drop to my knees right there on the floor until Bo grabbed my hand we headed to the altar. With tears rolling, Forrest and Tristan praying, we had answers, we had direction, we knew that we knew that we knew, we were being obedient in going to Mississippi on Thursday.  WOW!!!!  That was all Bo kept saying and I was just speechless.  All I could do was just grin.  AMAZING!!!!  My God is wonderful!!!!!  I have included the song that Dennis and the praise band closed with. 

We don't know what will happen during this trip. We don't have the answers to so many questions.  Yes, we even wrote them all down.  The key is that I know the Lord has the answers.  I just trust Him. Trust Him!  Just give me Jesus!!  We would love your prayers.  We will keep you posted on this journey.  There is peace in Him!!