Thursday, January 28, 2010

Selling Our House!

Our house is now officially on the market. Please take a look at the pictures and write up below and make contact with us if you or someone you know is interested.

Classic English Tudor Style Home in Belhaven

Built in 1940
2100 Sq. Ft.
Price, $199,900

3 Spacious Bedrooms with large closets
2 Full Baths/Master Bath has Whirlpool tub with separate walk in shower, and expanded vanity with double sinks.

Living Room & Den w/ French Doors opening onto patio
Formal Dining Room

Fully Updated Kitchen w/ eat in. Granite counter tops, tile, new paint, stainless steel appliances.

Hardwood floors, new roof, new wood fence, new sewer line, newly landscaped front and back, lots of new updates throughout the house.

Contact us at or 601-842-4524 for an appointment.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A New Path

I still have our fun Christmas pictures to post but I'm going to take time now to update you all on what the Lord is doing in our lives.

In the first 2 weeks of January for our family worship we all memorized the scripture Psalm 16:11..."You will make known to me the path of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy. In Your right hand are pleasures forever." The girls learned it quickly and said it regularly and we explained the meaning of it. How perfect of a verse it was for us. On January 11th, Nate accepted a new call to ministry in Franklin, TN. We had prayed and prayed for a few months to where God was leading us. We love First Presbyterian, Jackson and have made some wonderful friendships. The kids love it. So to uproot us all and move, in the middle of the school year, was a hard decision. But we know we made the right one. God has confirmed it in so many ways and has made it clear repeatedly. The girls are excited about the move and know several little kids in Franklin. We have had lots of tears shed and know the next few months will be hard but we trust in God to comfort us and take care of us. We will be moving the first of March. I am going to post the letter that we sent out to several of our friends that describes the job and our feelings. Please pray for us as we try to sale our house, pack, find a home in Franklin, and leave some really great friends and a wonderful church.


It is with sadness and hopeful anticipation of God’s call that write to inform you that I will be stepping down from my position as Minister of Discipleship and Young Adults to accept a new call to ministry as the Assistant Minister for Church Planting at Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN.

This opportunity presented itself several months ago, and through much prayer and advice from many godly shepherds, the Lord began to slowly warm our heart in this direction. Christy and I now have a “fire in the belly” for this new role, and we look forward to serving Christ and His Church in middle Tennessee .

Our final day at First Presbyterian Church will be February 28, 2010. We will transition to Franklin , TN , during the month of March and will begin laboring at Parish Presbyterian Church on April 4, 2010 (Easter Sunday).

The six years we have been in Jackson and a part of First Presbyterian Church have been marked by deep joy and contentedness. The Lord has grown us, shaped us, credentialed us, and called us during these years, and we have absolutely no complaints or regrets. We express with the hymn writer, “Blessings all mine, with 10,000 beside.” Please know that we have chosen to accept this new call for no other reason than a strong sense of God’s leading. In accepting this call, we have experienced tremendous peace and confirmation, but at the same time, we fight back the pain and sadness of leaving. When you see us, you will more than likely see smiles on our faces and tears running down our cheeks. The reason for this is that Jackson and First Presbyterian Church have become home, and it is never easy leaving a place you love so much.

In the eight weeks we have left in Jackson , I look forward to speaking with many if not all of you personally. Thank you all for the ways you have cared for me and my family these years. We love you, and we will miss you. May God bless you all.

“You will make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”—Psalm 16:11

Grace & Peace,
Nate, Christy, Rosalyn, Katie, and Knox.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A few from December

Rosalyn had her school Christmas Party and it was so fun for me to attend. I love to see her interact with her sweet friends.

While I was busy in the kitchen baking one morning, Katie and Knox decided to pull the covers off her bed and all the toys off the shelf and make a huge mess. Katie was so proud of herself. She came in the kitchen and said "Mommy, come look what I did!" I thought it was something creative but instead this is what I walked in and saw. Well, atleast they had a good time and got along and I got the baking done!
I took so many pictures of the kids this year trying to get the perfect one for our Christmas card. I felt sorry for them for all the time it took. I thought I would share a few shots....

Kids Christmas

Friday, January 08, 2010


Big News!!! Rosalyn lost her 1st tooth! All we heard about for weeks was how her tooth was about to fall out and how bad it hurt. She was so proud to lose her tooth and receive a visit from the tooth fairy!
I love to take fall pictures of the kids in the leaves. I went to one of my favorite trees at the Eudora Welty house, which is in our subdivision. Knox didn't want to smile in any of the pics I took but the girls did good.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

September and October

September was a fun month as Rosalyn turned 6 years old. I posted those pictures awhile back.
Knox ate his first popsicle and at first didn't like how cold it was but got the hang of it. They became a good snack on the hot summer days!

Katie learned her catechism questions for Sunday School and received her crown. She worked really hard to learn them and I was quite amazed how she had already learned alot just by listening to Rosalyn. We're so proud of our little Katie!

October started out with Katie's 4th Birthday! We had lots of fun partying for her.
Below is a picture of a family that we became really close to while Nate was in Seminary. They now live in Louisiana.The oldest daughter, Hannah, was born a few weeks before Rosalyn. They now have 4 kids. All 7 kids got along so well the day we visited with them. I wish we lived closer to them so we could always have playdates!

Rosalyn and Hannah

Some of our really good friends gave us tickets to the MSU game one weekend in October. We had the best time tailgating and watching the game. It was the girls first football game!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Catch up time!! I am finally posting pictures from August til December. I feel as though so many important things have been missed but blogging just hasn't been on the top of my list for awhile.

The night before Kindergarten started for Rosalyn and preschool started for Katie, we did a supper and present time. I think they felt very special!

Katie opens her special preschool gift. It's the book Jeremy by Jan Karon. We read a chapter at a time of this book during preschool time for the first few days.
Rosalyn got her Kindergarten bag personalized. She was so excited!

The girls special first day of school supper...cheeseburgers, french fries, chips and dip, fruit...and of course chocolate cupcakes.

A little fun time with daddy

Katie doing her preschool work
Rosalyn on her way to school in her uniform. What a big girl!