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This book has become one of my most favorite reads this fall. Get it.
But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
Tonight, I am so excited to finally be able to share with you that Simone and I are headed to Columbus, GA and have taken staff positions at Evangel Temple Church.
This is a time where one chapter of our lives comes to a close and a new one is beginning. We are super THANKFUL for what is the past and very EXCITED for what will be our future!
Here are three things I want to say as we prepare to leave:
1. The Church at Chapelhill will always have a special place in my heart. I say this very often but without Chapelhill, I would still be in a constant cycle of not doing what God has called me to do. Chapelhill allowed me to do ministry, real ministry, and a lot of it. It was here that I’ve met some of my very best friends. It was at Chapelhill that I got married! But more than any of that, it was at Chapelhill that I learned so much about servant leadership, doing ministry, public speaking, ministry technology, GRACE and so much more. It truly has been one of the best experiences of my life. So leaving it is hard.
With that being said we have known for a while that our time at Chapelhill, our time in Douglasville, was coming to a close and after hearing our Pastor’s heart and discussing everything with him, we all agreed that this was the next best positive step for us. It means so much to Simone and I the grace that has been extended by Pastor Dave and his wife Cindy to allow us to walk through this time of transition and figure out what we wanted to do. Amazing.
2. What has been built only keeps getting better. Our hearts are heavy as we leave the students of Chapelhill, specifically Transit. We have spent the last 3 years being an integral part of the ministry and have watched it grow and change and become an incredible movement of God in Douglasville. Our incredible staff led by the most amazing pastors and one of my best friends, Pastor Daniel Gray, have incredible vision for the future and it excites me that leaving this place is not the end of Transit but the beginning of new things and even more momentum for its future! In fact, I have full confidence that Transit will only continue to grow according to the vision that God has provided!
3. Frequently Asked Questions:
-When is your last day?
My last day on staff at Chapelhill will be December 12th and Simone’s will be December 16th.
-When are you moving to Columbus?
We are actually moving to Phenix City, AL (just across the river/state line) on December 17th.
-Who is taking your place?
I’m not sure just yet.
-What will your role be at Evangel Temple?
I will be the Director of Communications.
-What does that mean?
A whole bunch. When I find out, I’ll let you know :)
-Will you still be obsessed with Waffles and Orange Juice?
Yes, nothing changes this
-Will you remain a Saints fanatic?
-How high will you grow your hair out?
I don’t plan on cutting it until April…so….
So, to wrap up this lengthy blog, we are so excited about this next incredible journey that we are embarking on. I would like to thank my Pastor, Pastor Dave for just being amazing and for investing so much into me and into my family. I have loved my time being at Chapelhill and I will always be grateful.
I’d also like to say “I love you” to all of my sister and brother friends. You know exactly who you are and you will remain forever friends to Simone and I and…we are just down the street! ;)
Good evening and Goodnight.