Monday, April 28, 2008

Shedding some light...

I felt like I left you hanging a little bit with the last post about our family moving on. I wanted to share a few more details and ask you again to pray with us about selling our home.

Chuck has worked in the TV industry since he was in college. He has been able to accomplish so many of his goals in his career. We have marveled at how God has brought each job to him, rather than having to pound the pavement to get the next job. This new job is no different. A few months ago he went to check out this company to see if it would be a good fit for him. At that time, they were very clear about not having an opening for him. "No problem, I just want to check out the area and see what I think," was his response.

Well... as I mentioned before, we have been praying that God would open the right doors and close the wrong ones. After Chuck came back from his visit, he got an email from this new company saying they wanted him to join their team. Not only that but what they were laying out for a job for him suits his strengths perfectly.

This new company does a variety of things and one of them is making DVD-based curriculum for children's church programs. They make things for both the secular and christian venues. They desire for Chuck to come and lead their video production team and help them grow the company.

It is neat to see this whole thing unfold. To worldly wisdom, this seems foolish. Selling right after you have bought a home = CRAZY. We are leaping out in faith on this one. Please pray with us for a contract on our home. Chuck will leave mid May to start this new job and the girls and I will stay here until our home sells. We do NOT desire for our family to be divided in this way and we are seeking God's grace on our situation. With our mustard seed sized faith we are asking God to move this mountain.

As for where we are going... I try really hard to keep our location vague (just for the protection of our family - trying to ward off the crazies). I will give some ideas though... this will be the first time in years that I have lived in a land locked state. We will get out of the tropics and move to an area with "seasons", but not a harsh winter. We've been told that we may run into some country/christian music stars at the grocery store and at church. ***please keep your comments vague about locations***

So... please pray with us as we seek God's face for a buyer/contract on our home. Chuck and I have been getting up and praying together every morning before the day starts. We pray at 6:45 eastern time, if you are called to join us at that time. I know BIG things are going to happen and HE will receive the glory.

15 comments:

Susan said...

Hey sweet sis!! We are praying right along with ya that God will sell your place quickly...no buyers yet? It will be exciting to see God open doors for you all and leads you along this new path full of His blessings.

Ginny said...

I hope you don't have to be separated! If I am guessing correctly, you are moving somewhere that I have lived before.

Lee & Bev said...

I'm usually on the elyptical trainer by 6:15AM - a little later than your prayer time - but I'll remember to spend the first few minutes praying with you. I saw some curtains like yours in the store this morning and it brought you to mind and I prayed again for God's hand in this house sale. He can do mighty things!

Crystal said...

Praying for you! May God's will be done in your family: )It is exciting to see how God works in other's lives. Thanks for sharing that!

Annie said...

OK! 6:45! I'm making breakfast then, so I'll pray along with you while I butter the toast.

Tonya said...

Well, I guessed you might be moving to the SOUTH, and HOPED it MIGHT be somewhere close to us (so we might actually get to meet one day) but after you mentioned the possibility of running into "famous people" in the grocery store - I KNEW IMMEDIATELY you weren't moving here. =-/ Hehe...

Okay, seriously, I'll pray with you that GOD will line it all up so that your family can be TOGETHER. There is one thing I KNOW about prayer... If we ask ANYTHING according to HIS will we SHALL HAVE IT! So I'll be praying with you, my sister, for your family to stay TOGETHER!

LOVE YOU! =-)

Randi Sue said...

The day I met you at the park, you mentioned that your husband had just visited a company/ ministry to see how they did things. That must be the one. How exciting to be able to combine ministry with his gifts.

5Gustos said...

That sounds very close to my old stomping-ground. Call me. I'll give you the details and what I know, if any (anymore!) Praying....

Lyndsay said...

Awesome! Praying for that mountain to be moved... This is very exciting! I love witnessing God moving in peoples' lives, even when it is only via blogs.

Shane, Greta, Seth and Gage Owens said...

So cool. Wow! I love seeing you all step out in faith. Oh how you will be blessed in return for your obedience!

I am praying!!!!!!!

Salzwedel Family said...

What a wonderful opportunity. It is amazing what God can do! Praying your home sells quickly so you can all stay together. It will happen - a mustard seed sized faith is all it takes!

K-Sue said...

6:40 Tuesday a.m. I'm going to pour another cup of coffee and pray for y'all.

Shaleen said...

Praying for your sweet family. But that would be 6:45 our time.

Christy said...

6:45am, did you say? We are still in deep REM- but I'll pray for you guys as soon as we are up for the day. It's gonna be great having you guys up this way.

Christine said...

I admire you guys. Selling a house is hard. I have no doubt you are stepping out of the boat on this one.