Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yep, We're Moving!

This is a very bittersweet time in our lives right now. We are so sad to be leaving our precious family and friends but we are so excited about being a part of God's great plan for this world. We know that God is calling us to Waco and we believe He is going to do something BIG there and here in Meridian. Matt preached in Meridian two weeks ago and in Waco last week about "Broken Steeples" and he used the passage 2 Corinthians 4:5. He refers to this as his "life verse" and I have started thinking and wondering what my life verse is. First of all there is no way I could limit it to one verse. I have different verses that have meant something to me during seasons of my life. I will try and share just a few of them!

Salvation Experience - Vacation Bible School - 5 years old
But God so loved the world, that He gave his only son, that whoever believes in him would not perish, but have everlasting LIFE. John 3:16
GA Camp - Theme Verse - 4th Grade
He answered: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your sould and with all your strength and with all your mind"; and, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27
Northlake Christian School Theme Verse - High School
He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:3
My favorite Passage of Repentence and Renewal
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steafast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me. Psalm 51:10-12
Student Life Camp '97 - Baylor - Theme Verse
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." Isaiah 30:21
Favorite Passage College Days
But now, this what the Lord says - He who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by my name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior..." Isaiah 43:1-3
This last passage is one that I relied heavily on during the early years of my marriage. We had friends with serious needs and we ourselves struggled with wanting a child in the worst way. After 5 years of struggle God blessed us with Molly Katherine, and then 6 months after she was born we found out we were pregnant with Wes. Our 2 miracles! This passage got me through all of that and continues to sustain me.
Be joyful ALWAYS; pray CONTINUALLY; give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:16-18
I hope reading this blog will encourage you to think about verses that have influenced and shaped your Christian faith. There are so many more that I love and could this but this blog would go on forever. Please pray for us as we continue on our journey...


  1. Now I understand why Matt wants everyone at FBC Waco to share the passages that we find important. I'm like you; I couldn't narrow it down to one. So I picked the 7 or 8 that I'm clinging to this summer during my job search. :)
    -B.J. Weathers

  2. Meredtih, we are going to miss y'all terribly but we are so happy for y'all are very proud of y'all! I can't wait to see what all God has instore for your family and Waco.