Yesterday was our last day at Woodlawn Baptist Church. They had a sweet farewell for us after Sunday night worship service. Sorry the picture isn’t very good, I took it with my phone – but here is a picture of the cake that they had for us.
We also had one last lock-in for the youth on friday night. The parents went in together and presented Tom with this :
Then later on in the night the youth gave us a gift to further our ministry!
We’re SUPER excited to begin learning Spanish so that we can reach more people for the Lord!
And just one more picture – I captured this on our way into church :
Isaac wanted to hold Uncle Dan & Daddy’s hands when he crossed the parking lot
We will be busy packing this week – I will do my best to take numerous pictures – this time with my camera not my phone, I promise. I will do my best to keep everyone updated on our journey through our blog here. Our “WallaceWay Photography” Official Website is currently in the works – for now this blog will serve a dual purpose!
Please continue to pray for our family and the ministry that God has called us to serve.
Daily Devotional, March 5, 2012 “Beyond Understanding”
read› Psalm 131 I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp (v.1).
A father was trying to explain to his 5-year-old daughter how she could see and speak with her mother using a smartphone. He tried his best to explain how technology had put her mother inside the phone but to no avail. Sensing his exasperation, the daughter said, “Daddy, I don’t need to know how the phone works as long as I can talk with Mommy!”
David knew that there were many things in his life that he simply could not and would not understand (Psalm 131:1). There is much about God and His ways that far exceeds our human ability and capacity (Job 42:3; Ecclesiastes 11:5; Isaiah 55:8-9; Romans 11:33-34). So David humbly accepted the impossibility of trying to figure God out: “I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp” (Psalm 131:1). David was not the first to admit that he couldn’t fully know God. Three millennia earlier, Job, a godly man (Job 1:1), stated this challenge: “Can you solve the mysteries of God? Can you discover everything about the Almighty?” (11:7).
God wants us to know Him (Jeremiah 24:7, 31:33- 34). He’s revealed Himself to us through His Word (Amos 3:7; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 1:1) and through His Son (Matthew 11:27; John 8:19, 14:7; Hebrews 1:2). He’s given us the Holy Spirit to teach us (John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:10-12). Those who have eternal life can now know God (John 17:3).
David chose not to be troubled by the matters that properly belonged to God (Psalm 131:1; Deuteronomy 29:29). Instead, like a weaned child enjoying the protection, provision, and presence of a mother (Psalm 131:2), David calmly trusted God with a childlike faith (v.2). A faith characterized by humble dependency (v.1), calm contentment, confident trust (v.2), and unfailing hope (v.3).
For you are my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake you will lead me and guide me.
So sorry that it’s been a month since we’ve posted! Our family has really been thrown some trials and big decisions the past few weeks. We’ve decided to “re-brand” our business. we know that it is because of our Lord that we are able to do this, and we really want Him to be the center focus of our business. So, with that I ask that you give us some time, and excuse us for the changes that will be occurring on our blog and on facebook – we will hopefully have it all complete sooner than later. We are very excited about all of the changes – and improvements – to come, and we hope you will be too! We look forward to expanding our business and reaching people for the Lord.
Along with the decision to rebrand, we will be moving within the next month. This will not affect our business that we already have on the books for Danville. We would love to continue to serve our faithful clients from Danville. I will do my absolute best to blog the transition and keep you all up to date! The Lord is really blessing our family through this time – I’m sure of it! We will be going to lead a church plant in Snow Camp, NC – Freedom Worship Center. We ask that you pray for our family as God is leading us on this journey. We know it is His Will. We ask for your prayers and support through it all – we know that we are on this earth to glorify Him.
Moving, and rebranding is not all that has been placed on our plate this month of February …. My father-in-law unexpectedly went home to be with our Heavenly Father on February 9. He had not been sick at all – so this was a total shocker! We know where he is – and for that we can praise the Lord! We will see daddy again one day – that is our comfort. It is still very hard, he was only 58 and we were not ready for him to leave his earthly home. I shared more of Daddy’s life in an earlier post – I shared pictures with you and a video that we put together to show at his funeral service. He would want us to use his life to reach people for the Lord, and that is what we will do. On Valentines Day we had the ultimate celebration of love (daddy’s funeral service) – we celebrated Daddy’s life and we celebrated that is it because of the LOVE of our FATHER in Heaven that we will see daddy again one day. My husband – the oldest son – preached the service – TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION – and my sister-in-law, the oldest daughter (who is also the oldest sibling) – sang praises to our Lord in celebration and tribute to Daddy’s life. That was a beautiful day – sad indeed – because we miss him – but glorious – because we praised our Heavenly Father through it all .
We are also VERY EXCITED to announce our partnership with UNFORGETTABLE DESTINATIONS – a wonderful travel agency – who will also be undergoing some rebranding over the next few months (like us). You will be hearing LOTS of our journey together! You can visit their website: www.unforgettabledestinations.com.
I promise to make my presense on here known weekly! I will also do my best to keep everyone up to date with what the Lord has planned for our family.
For HE is our rock and our fortress; and it is for His name’s sake the He will lead us and guide us in all that we do and in the decisions that we make.
This post is in memory of a wonderful man of God. Dannny (Daddy) – my father-in-law – was unexpectedly called home to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 9, 2012. We held a Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Danny left behind a wife, Sallie – Four Children (& their spouses) Jenny, Beth & William, Tom & Ashlee, and Daniel – and one grandson – Isaac (son of Tom & Ashlee). He was a wonderful man of God, a true leader of his family, a loving husband, a loving father, and a very proud & loving “pawpaw”. We know that we will see Daddy again one day – for it is by the grace of God – the love of our Heavenly Father that we will see him again oneday.
I want to share a video with you that we played at the end of Daddy’s service.
I hope that Daddy’s life continues to live out his testimony here on earth .