Monday, March 28, 2011

Here goes...

I imagine that more blogs start with "I never thought I'd write a blog", and I guess I'm no exception.  I decided this blog might help me with the next chapter in my life.  The title of that chapter? "WE'RE MOVING TO SEATTLE!"

By the time you read this, it will all be official.  Jason is accepting the postion of Pastor-Elder at Martha Lake Baptist Church ( in Seattle/Lynnwood, Washington.  Yes, as in "Sleepless in" and "Birthplace of Starbucks" and "As far as you can get without leaving the country" (quoted from my mother).

"Why?"  "When?"  "For how long?"  "WHY?!"  I hope to answer all these questions in the months & weeks to come.  In the meantime, if you are a Christian, I covet your prayers & any verses that you find to encourage me in this process.  If you're not a Christian, you are part of the reason we're doing this crazy thing.  And I hope that by reading this, I can somehow help you fall in the love with the Jesus that I am trying to completely trust & depend on right now.

                          Our first night in Seattle (Mukilteo area):


  1. Love you! Prayers are being said for you. Have fun in Seattle!

    Laural Smith Baker

  2. Oh my goodness! :) It's scary, but great!

  3. I am praying for you Melissa. I hate to see you move so far away, but I also understand your heart, so am keeping you in my prayers daily. I love the photo of you and Jason - one of the best!

    Love and Hugs,

    Alabama Nana

  4. So awesome Melissa! Can't wait to read your blog to see how our God moves in your journey! Makes me think of Beth Moore saying "There ain't no high like THE MOST HIGH!!"

    Sharon Walters

  5. So excited for you Melissa! What a beautiful place to move to and I'm sure you all will be richly blessed in your obedience and faithfulness! Look forward to reading more about your journey and will be praying for you all and your families! (I imagine my mother would be a wreck if we moved that far away!)

    Christy Bond

  6. David told me the news today! Mrs. Duffey told him at lunch! I am so SHOCKED.........FAR, FAR, AWAY!! I know you guys will be fine....tested, but fine! Not many people get "called" by God to preach, so I am proud of you guys for following that call. Bless you all! Is that your house or the church in the back?

  7. Thanks for all the encouragement. Cindy, I wish it was my house. It is a lighthouse that we visited north of Seattle.