Tuesday, April 5, 2011

here we are in texas

We recently moved to North Richland Hills, Texas.. which is in the D/FW area. Apparently they call it the Metroplex? (I'm still learning here!)
{the new place.. we live upstairs}
To read the back story, about when we felt God's call to leave San Diego and the military, click here.

Here is a list of reasons people think we're crazy for making this move:

-we didn't move back home to Las Vegas where all of our family lives
-we don't have family out here.. I mean we barely know anyone
-we just had a baby 2 months ago
-we moved here without knowing the area.. at all
-we didn't have a place live when we got here
-we kind of just picked this place and went for it

Here is the reason I think we're not crazy for making this move:

-God is in control of it all. Even if we fall flat on our faces out here and have to crawl back home, He is still in control. Really, as long as we're seeking Him and His plan I am confident He'll take care of us. He'll provide for us. He always has. We know that the Lord has called us out of the military for a reason and a purpose. It's just a matter of trusting Him in that.

Honestly, it's still all very unknown. We've been here about 2 weeks and it's been a little overwhelming.. learning a new town, finding a new church, getting the apartment unpacked with a baby, needing social interaction but not having any friends, yet!
{what I mean by overwhelming!}
But in the midst of all that, this week I was reminded to meditate on who God is. We often are focused on what He's done and is doing. But forget to consider who He is, apart from all that He's done.

Today I'm reflecting on who He is:
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God ~Deuteronomy 4:24
For the LORD your God is a merciful God ~Deuteronomy 4:31
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. ~Psalms 54:4
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. ~Psalms 116:5
I the Lord do not change. ~Malachi 3:6

Thank you Lord that today you are the same as you were yesterday. Thank you that you have a plan for my family, that you will provide and you will sustain us. Thank you for your grace every single day; every single moment. Thank you Lord that you are exactly who you say you are. Thank you that I can know it to be true. Amen.

{sleepy baby}


  1. Sounds like life is a bit hectic right now, but that your head and heart are focussed in the RIGHT place.

    Praying that your transition goes smoothly!!!!

  2. Holy Cow. Small world!
    We live in North Richland Hills too!!! Small small small world!

    If you sift through my blog, it'll give you a lay of the land ;]

    Thank you for the love on my birth story!