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moving, moving, moving – God is good

Did you think I’d forgotten about this blog?  Between stopping, starting, planning, packing, flying, loading, goodbying, and driving I’ve had little time to write.  In the last three weeks we’ve covered a couple thousand miles on the ground and in the air.

Goodbyes are hard.  I’ve never felt so emotionally drained.  MeadowBrook, you’ve loved us like we’ve never known a church’s love.  Thank you for loving us for the past seven years and for treating us so special this last month.

Missouri, we came, we saw, we bought a house.  Then we beached.  And, man, did we need the vacation.  It was relaxing, restful, and the lack of oil made for a great beach trip.  While we were traveling some precious people in Alabama cleaned our old house while some precious people in Missouri cleaned new house.  What a blessing!

Thanks to a love gift of air miles, I flew up for the first choir rehearsal.  Many new and returning faces joined with me to have one great and productive time.  It’s early, but I think they get me.  I’m sure we’re gonna have a good time serving our Savior.

The next day I flew home to drive our family up.  We pulled our U-Haul trailer through a Starbucks drive-thru.  Our 1:30 a.m. arrival was sweetened by the fact that I forgot to remove our new house keys from the bag that I packed at the front of the trailer.  At 1:30 a.m. I unloaded the trailer on the driveway, found the keys, and opened up the house – now at 2:00 a.m.  At 3:45 a.m. we went to bed.  We bedded down in the basement where there are no windows so everyone slept until 11:00 a.m.  Not bad.

Then there was Sunday.  Our first Sunday.  I don’t even know how to put it into words.  The choir rocked.  The band was tight.  God showed up.  The Word was strong.  The Holy Spirit moved.  Don’t know what else to say except that God continues to confirm His will in our lives.  It’s more than just Sunday.  The vision Lynwood has for evangelism, discipleship, ministry, missions, and worship.  Our hearts already beat as one.

We are ready to go.  Our stuff arrived today and we now have furniture in our house.  Tonight, we will sleep in our own beds.  Tomorrow, we will wake with excitement ready to serve and worship here at Lynwood.

Thursday is the first day of school so please be praying.  I desperately hope to get back to blogging now.  Whether you live in Alabama, Missouri, or somewhere else, we love you all.


7.18.10 @ MeadowBrook

My feelings are so mixed about Sunday.  As to worship, I am so pumped.  So are the choir and the band.  It is going to be a great day of praising our Savior for His work on our behalf.  As to it being our last Sunday, well…it’s tough.  We love you MeadowBrook and are so thankful for our time together.  So let’s get together one more time and and exalt our Mighty King!  Here’s the list:

Thou, O Lord (choir)

Victory in Jesus

Jesus Messiah

Jesus Paid It All (with O Praise the One…)

The Mercy Seat (with Lord, Have Mercy)

Can’t wait to sing with you.


7.11.10 @ MeadowBrook

We only have two more Sundays together so we’re going to pack it in.  Let’s worship with all our might and exalt our Savior above all.  This week we will sing:

Days of Elijah

Do It Lord (new one that the worship ministry is so excited about)

Glory in the Highest

Revelation Song

I Will Rise

Pastor Josh will be preaching as Pastor Randy and family are on vacation.  It’s going to be a great day.  Can’t wait.


6.20.10 @ MeadowBrook

Father’s Day 2010!  We will sing:

You Are Good

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Made Me Glad

My Inheritance


Celebrate Father’s Day by taking your family to worship our great Lord and Savior with the body of Christ!  Sounded like an add didn’t it?  Well, do it.


6.13.10 @ the Brook

Man.  I haven’t been this pumped about a song in a long time.  We are doing a new arrangement of “The Mercy Seat” on Sunday that will blow your socks off.  It is so anointed.  You don’t want to miss it.  Here’s the whole set:

My Savior Lives

Better Than Life

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

The Mercy Seat

See you Sunday!


5.30.10 @ MeadowBrook

Wow.  I haven’t written all week.  It’s not that I’ve had nothing to say, just no time to write it.  So, here we are at another weekend.  Big family plans.

Tonight we watch The Biggest Loser Finale with some homemade popcorn (made with our new Crazy Corn Popper compliments of Matthew and Kathryn Johnson – thanks guys).

Friday night is a double feature at the Sand Mountain Drive-in with some friends.  Shrek the Final Chapter and Iron Man 2.  Something for the whole family.  $15 a car load for two movies.  We are in baby.

Saturday, Brotey turns seven.  Seven.  He’s getting so big.  More on him later.  Big swim party.  Lot’s of kids.  Lot’s of urine to shock out of the pool later.  And I promise I will use lots of shock.

Sunday, we worship.  We will also remember the sacrifice of those who died for our freedom to worship.  Here’s the song list:

Hallelujah Anyhow (choir)

Cover the Earth

Oh For a Thousand Tongues

Still the Cross

Jesus Paid It All (O praise the One who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead!)

I’m already pumped about Jesus Paid It All.  See you Sunday.


5.23.10 @ MeadowBrook

I can’t wait to worship with you on Sunday.  It’s been a long busy week but I’m looking forward to shouting our Savior’s praises and exalting His holy Name together.  Here’s what we will sing:

Let the Praises Ring

How Great Thou Art

Sing to the King

Jesus is the Lord

I Will Rise

Are you as excited as I am?  Come and let’s worship together.