Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sweet Home Alabama

It's official.  Stephen and I are moving back to Alabama.  Stephen will be finishing his seminary at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension in Birmingham.  We're excited about the leadership of the extension program provided by Dr. David Platt.  He is a fantastic pastor and expository preacher.  It works out really well for us because we'll be moving back to Sylacauga (where his family lives).  They have very graciously offered us this incredible house to live in while he finishes up his seminary.  It was his grandparent's house and it's currently unoccupied, other than by Uncle Lee for about a weekend every few months.
The house is incredible.  Stephen's mom and uncle worked pretty hard renovating the inside over the last few years and finished it up just in time for our wedding last September.  It's beautiful on the inside and out, and we are so thankful to be able to live there and save a little money while he continues with seminary.

We're excited about the move back home, but at the same time sad to be leaving our church family here in California.  They have been amazing...encouraging Stephen and I in our marriage and walk with the Lord, faithfully teaching us God's Word, befriending us, discipling us, doing premarital counseling, giving us the opportunity to serve and pour into Jr High students...the list goes on and on.  They are what we will miss about California.  The relationships and friendships that are so valuable.  We can only pray that God will bless us with a similar church family in our new church home.  And we trust He will.

There's lots to be said about the move and everything that goes along with it.  It's actually happening pretty quickly.  I will be heading out in 2 weeks to begin my new job, and Stephen will follow 2 weeks later after he wraps some things up at work and with our apartment here.  We've spent a lot of time packing in the last week or two and our apartment is starting to look pretty sparse.  I've been taking some pics, so I'll post as we go.

Pray for us as we continue in this process.  We're confident in the Lord's leading in our lives and look forward to the ways He is going to grow and refine us during these times.

1 comment:

The Branch -- Tim Childers said...

Hey Webbs!
I actually "stumbled" across your blog! I am glad to hear that you are moving back and I am looking forward to visiting with you when you get here!

Brother Tim at FBC Sylacauga