We’re Moving—Again!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written here, and I apologize for that. This last two months have been crazy and we’ve been horribly busy on so many fronts. What extra time we had, we grabbed to enjoy our children, grandchildren and friends. While this new year has been incredibly difficult at the outset for a number of reasons, I think God is clearly giving us a way forward. I continually live amazed at God’s ability to adapt his purpose and plan even through the most confusing and distressing of circumstances. Even when our lives are in turmoil, he stays constant—always present, always moving forward, always caring deeply for his children.

This weekend Sara and I have begun our third move in the last eight years. Crazy, isn’t it? My parents lived on the same farm for over 40 years. But it seems God has led us to move on yet again. Over the next few days we will be moving 15 miles south from our present home in Moorpark. We will now be residents of Newbury Park just a couple of miles off of the infamous 101 Freeway that runs up the coast of California. In some amazing ways God opened the door for us to get this home at the end of a very quiet street that borders some open space. I am really grateful since this former farm boy has always found city life in Southern California a bit claustrophobic. This will be a lovely setting for spending time with fellow-travelers on this journey, and hopefully an inspirational spot for the writing I hope to do in the coming years.

We will also be much closer to Brad and Kelly and their family, since our initial podcast adventure has taken us down other roads together we never saw coming. So all will be quiet here over the next week as we get moved and settled. Then we’ll be ready to start this new year and see where Father might lead. Of course, the podcasts continue, of course, if you want to keep up with us there.

We often pray for those being touched by the things I’ve written. In the last few weeks we have a lot of email from people in very desperate circumstances who are finding fresh hope again in the love of the Father. May that be true for you as well, wherever you happen to be on this journey.

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  1. Kelly January 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I am so glad for a new place for you to find some rest in your tired and your busy and your wonderful. Enjoy!

  2. Kelly January 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I am so glad for a new place for you to find some rest in your tired and your busy and your wonderful. Enjoy!

  3. Kelly Martin-Shirk January 20, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Greetings from another Kelly! Sorry, Wayne, but only 3 moves in 8 years? That’s nothin’! 😉 Praying all goes smoothly and that you can find your toothbrush and diet coke quickly when you get in the new house. Love to all your dear family.

  4. Kelly Martin-Shirk January 20, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Greetings from another Kelly! Sorry, Wayne, but only 3 moves in 8 years? That’s nothin’! 😉 Praying all goes smoothly and that you can find your toothbrush and diet coke quickly when you get in the new house. Love to all your dear family.

  5. kbcrazy January 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Im glad you are getting a beautiful view that you can enjoy! Sometimes moving is soooo worth it because open spaces are the way to go!
    God bless your move , will be waiting for the podcasts to start back up! Miss hearing you two!

  6. kbcrazy January 20, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Im glad you are getting a beautiful view that you can enjoy! Sometimes moving is soooo worth it because open spaces are the way to go!
    God bless your move , will be waiting for the podcasts to start back up! Miss hearing you two!

  7. Amy January 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Wow seems like a week ago you were telling me about this house Sara had found while you were here in Fresno! Praying you don’t lose anything important in the mountain of boxes!

  8. Amy January 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Wow seems like a week ago you were telling me about this house Sara had found while you were here in Fresno! Praying you don’t lose anything important in the mountain of boxes!

  9. Freetorun January 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Hi Wayne…you are Sara are just trying to keep up with us :o) I haven’t posted a whole lot, but am still here and still continually encouraged by your writings and your podcasts…God Bless you on your move…I hope it all goes smoothly and quickly :o).
    Jennifer Simpson

  10. Freetorun January 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Hi Wayne…you are Sara are just trying to keep up with us :o) I haven’t posted a whole lot, but am still here and still continually encouraged by your writings and your podcasts…God Bless you on your move…I hope it all goes smoothly and quickly :o).
    Jennifer Simpson

  11. Barry January 30, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Is that really the view from your backyard? I hope you can get your laptop back up and running soon. Blessings to you and Sara as you get settled once again.
    Barry Schoen

  12. Wayne January 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Barry,

    No, that’s the mountains behind where we live. We can’t see them from here….

    Wayne

  13. Barry January 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Is that really the view from your backyard? I hope you can get your laptop back up and running soon. Blessings to you and Sara as you get settled once again.
    Barry Schoen

  14. Wayne January 30, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Barry,

    No, that’s the mountains behind where we live. We can’t see them from here….

    Wayne

  15. Sandy Sandlin February 4, 2009 at 5:11 am

    What a gorgeous view. Congratulations!!! Speaking of moving, how about 6 times in 7 years???
    Sandy & Paula

  16. Sandy Sandlin February 4, 2009 at 8:11 am

    What a gorgeous view. Congratulations!!! Speaking of moving, how about 6 times in 7 years???
    Sandy & Paula

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