Sunday, September 28, 2014

Welcome Back Pastor Steve

There are a lot of changes going on in my life right now. I got my new house and all the changes that come with owning your first house. As I told you before, the pastor of my church left back in the spring. This weekend we where presented with a perspective Senior Pastor to vote on as a church body. When the announcement was made last Sunday, many people where excited to hear the good news. Steve Scoggins, our pastor from 1992 to 2001, was the prospect. He left 13 years ago to become the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Opelika, Alabama. He has received God's calling to come back to Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

Pastor Steve had several meetings with the church staff and the congregation this past week. He preached all three services this morning. At the end of the services the members of Hendersonville First Baptist voted to call Steve Scoggins as our Senior Pastor once again. I am looking forward to him being our pastor again, I grew a lot spiritually under the teaching of Pastor Steve. I cannot wait to see how God grows me under Pastor Steve again.

Hendersonville First Baptist Church has been blessed with many great men of God to serve as Pastor. Pastor Steve is not the first to leave and return to be the pastor a second time. I am sure the church will continue to grow under Pastor Steve leadership because of his heart for God and God's People.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Starting To Look Like A Home

Last weekend, I got all my stuff moved out of my old place and moved to my new house. I cleaned the old place a little and turned the keys in on Monday. This weekend, we plan to get the rest of my mom's stuff out of her apartment. Mom has done most of the organizing in the new house. I got most of my office setup and working on putting the books from my online store on the shelves.

I am loving living in my new house. It is nice and quiet in the neighborhood. It is so nice not to hear dogs barking at everything that moves or people arguing. At the new house, I may here a dog during the day but not all the time. Just hearing the noise of people coming and going home and trucks making deliveries. It is so nice to be able to go outside and relax and enjoy the quietness.

I hope to get back to posting regularly on the blog next week. I hope to have everything setup this weekend at the new house.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

First Night In The New House

It has been a busy week getting the house ready and moving stuff. My brother, Tim helped me move some of the bigger stuff to day and will help me in the morning get the rest of the big stuff from mom's old place.

I am glad I got the bed over to the new house so I can sleep here tonight. I gave Jo Anne and her dad a tour of the new house over Skype. I cannot wait to get Jo Anne here. I sorry for the short post but I am tired and going to take my rest now. Another long day ahead tomorrow. The good thing is it will start in the new house.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jazz For Cows

This is a group called The New Hot 5. Watch the cows in the video.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Starting To Move

Sorry for not posting anything in awhile. I have been busy with my new house. The closing was on Wednesday. I have been getting the house setup and things moved in. My plan is to have everything moved In by the end of next weekend.

My mom and sister are going to be helping me clean the new house Sunday after noon and hopefully get the curtains hung. I hope to get all the books for my online store that I have not listed yet moved over to the new house. Which will give me more room to pack up the rest of my stuff at the old place. I am so excited about getting into the new house and cannot wait for the first night where I can sleep in the new house.

As I have been getting things setup I have been coming across different problems with the house which I have been working on fixing. My friend, Keith, who is an electrician, is going to update the electrical in the house. I need to wait for him to finish his work before I can move the washer and dryer since part of the job includes raising the floor in the utility room. The platform will make it easier to run wires and pumping in that section on the house since it is on a slab.

I worry about the cost of some of the things I need to do but I trust God will provide for my needs for the new house. I got some money at the closing to cover the closing cost. I also will get a refund for the home inspection hopefully within the week. I already got so well needed new tires for my car with an alignment which will help the move go smoother. The bad thing is the car repairs cost me $600. I still need to pay Keith for his work, get refrigerator and a lawn mover. I'll need to now the lawn at least once before fall. I got curtains to put up on the windows. I have a couple other projects to do to make the house livable and safe. I would like to put so of the money aside for the all important emergency fund.

Ah the joys of home ownership. It is stressing but at least I have the power to do things that need to be done and do not need to wait on the landlord to take care of it.

I am planning to have one of the ministers at my church to do a house dedication. God provided the house to Jo Anne and I and we want to dedicate it to him. We want the thing that happen in the house to my a blessing to your family, friends and many other people around the world.

All we need now is the approval of Jo Anne's Visa. I wish I could share what is going on there but we would like to keep that private at this time. Jo Anne and I would like to thank you for you continued prayers for us. We believe God is working the issues out for us to be together soon.

Even with us being so far apart, Jo Anne has been very involved in finding the house. She would look at the MLS listings and I would send her photos of the houses I liked and looked at. When we both was our new house we both agreed even before looking at it in person to put a offer on the house. God opened all the doors for us to get the house.

We had a great team helping us find of new home. I would like to thank Susan the realtor who did a wonderful job. She have done some great follow up work after the closing. She is a true professional. Derek with the montage company and his assistant Roxanne for their work in making the loan happen.

If things go as planned my mom and I will be moved into the new house next weekend. I will be glad to get fully moved into the house. I am sure I will have lots of store to share on this blog with the happens at the house.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

VeggieTales - Gideon the Tuba Warrior

I love Veggie Tales!

Bridal Veil Falls At DuPont State Recreational Forrest

This Saturday, my friend, Seth and I hiked to the Bridal Veil Falls at DuPont State Recreational Forrest between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.

Some flowers along the way.

Trail sign at the begin of the trail leading to the falls.

The barn just before you get the the falls.

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly that I saw at the falls.

Now for my adventure up the Bridal Veil Falls. There was several people at the falls walking up and down and enjoying the falls.