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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

THE beginning

This is our first real try at blogging so hang on and enjoy the ride. While talking about our blog last night Jason and I are excited to keep everyone update with our crazy life!  This is a great way that we can document this time in our lives, and one day look back at the journey God has taken us on.  We are also excited to share the how the Lord is working in our lives individually and together as a couple.  This will be a good way to keep us accountable, and hopefully encourage all of the readers out there. - stay tuned for Jason's blogs-

Post Wedding Update:
It has officially been THREE weeks since the wedding and we have been staying busy! The honeymoon was all we could have ever asked for.  We had a great time relaxing and eating- that's what you are supposed to do on a cruise right? I plan to upload some of our pictures from the honeymoon when I have the time.  We got back to Lynchburg on the 18th and I had just enough time to change gears and get ready for cheerleading camp.  I left for camp -Charlotte, North Carolina- that Tuesday the 20th at 6:30 a.m. Although it was hard to leave Jason, it was a great time for the girls of bonding, and learning about the Lord.  I am constantly reminded of how hard high school can be, yet these girls have a great opportunity to reach their school for Christ.  Be praying for them as this school year starts! 

Jason found out that he got a job at Liberty University and he starts next Monday August 9th.  Although we were very thankful for the jobs that Jason has had, we are thrilled to start a new phase of his working life at Liberty. Jason has been applying for jobs at Liberty for the past year, and although we would have liked for one of those to work out much sooner than this, we will have a new appreciation for his job having gone through this year. His new job will give us benefits, which is a huge blessing because the hotel would not, and will start paying for my school in the Spring. (I know my parents are excited about this part) Jason also wants to start his masters at Liberty and they will pay for this as well. He will continue to work at Jersey Mikes on the weekends, and a couple of times a week.  ( the days I will be in full study or profile mode) This will give us a little extra money, and give me some study time free from all distractions (yes my husband is a distraction lol). 

My Time with the Lord Recently:
I want to start by stating that I am a person just like you, full of flaws, and I do not claim to be perfect or to know everything. This is just my journey, learning about my Creator and my attempt at becoming more like Him.

I recently started a new study called "Get Out of that Pit" by Beth Moore and have had a great time of reflection on my life.  I want to start by saying that we serve a mighty God who is there through every stage of our lives, and I am so thankful for this! A lot was sacrificed when it came to planning the wedding, and unfortunately this included the time I got to spend with the Lord.  When I was able to take a few minutes, I was inevitably distracted by all that I had to do.  I cannot wait to dive back in, and learn more about my creator.  

Psalm 40- NIV

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. 4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. 5 Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. Then I said, "Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll.8 I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart." 9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD.10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly.11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.12 For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me. 14 May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.  15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame16 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "The LORD be exalted! 17 Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

It is interesting to think about how different "pits" may look in each of our lives.  Although they may be different, the God of the universe is there to show you the way out, and continually love you through the process. Beth puts it this way- 

"We will define pit this way: a pit is an early grave that Satan digs for you in hopes he can bury you alive.  Should you fall into it, make no mistake; he cannot make you stay.  Ironically, neither will God make you leave.  Like it or not, some things are simply up to us." 

WOW Beth continually talks about how the bible tells us to be content in our lives, but that a the pit is one place that we should not be content.  God has provided us with everything we should need to find freedom from "the pit", however, it requires us taking the initiative.  It is important that we not allow ourselves to be "comfortable" in the pit.  This can ultimately lead to "the pit being so close that you can't even see it"  This can be the case when people become complacent about their life, or have been in the "pit" so long that it has become their reality- a very dangerous place.  In order to effectively reach the world for Christ we must be "pit free." This requires action on our part to grow and learn about our Lord and then to finally understand how our lives must change to then be "free".  Galatians 5:1 says " It is for freedom that Christ has set us free." I am excited to see how the Lord reveals Himself and His truths to me throughout this study.  

Sorry for the long post : ) Stay tuned for more of our Journey! 

Heather & Jason


  1. You are both such great examples of godly people! As Granny would say.... I'm proud we're KIN!!! Love, Mom

  2. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIMUS!!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Can't wait to support each other through this journey called life and share God with each other and the world around us! xoxoxox

  3. I'm pretty stoked about Jason working here. Glad to see you two, as a couple, are drawing closer to God. It's the best way to improve and keep your marriage healthy.