The Big Move

Goodbye Danbury, New Hampshire.

We lived in Danbury for 11 years, from 2007-2018. Craig had been called to Danbury Christian Church, a dear church family that held fast to the Lord, to His Word, and to preserving their church, in a state where less than 2% go to church.


During our time there, we made many beautiful friends in various places all over New England. From the folks at Camp Maranatha, to Rumney Bible Conference, to Hope Community Chapel, there were so many ministries we plugged into and served beside. I believe in about 2016, we changed the church name to Ragged Mountain Bible Church, and moved our services around for a little while. We met at the Grange, and at the parsonage, and finally at the Danbury Community Center.




My favorite was when the Church met in our parsonage home.

In August of this year, Craig accepted the call to Pastor the flock at Boyd’s Corners Bible Church, in Jasper, NY. We tearfully packed up the Uhaul, cleaned out the parsonage that we loved, said our goodbyes to our New Hampshire brothers and sisters in the Lord, and headed down to NY. We didn’t know where we would live (no parsonage available) or what kind of church this would be. But we knew it was bigger, and super friendly, and they seemed to really like Craig’s preaching.

At the installation service, one representative from each family, was asked to come up and pray over us.

We noticed that we could see the sky in Jasper, NY, and that in the middle of rolling farm land, there are beautiful churches.

We also felt the hope that newness can bring. The hope of many new ministry adventures for the Lord.

The Lord is also teaching me that sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, for no reason I can put a finger on, God not only moves on my behalf, and moves me, but He over abundantly blesses me with so much, all at once, that I am actually flaked out. Yes. Me… just shaking my head with my mouth hanging open in awe, as I am stuck on “Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord.”

Which makes me think of the lyrics to a Sara Groves song:

“and I cannot make it
and I cannot fake it
and I can’t afford it
but it’s mine
and I cannot make it
and I cannot fake it
I can’t afford it
but it’s mine
but it’s mine
but it’s mine
oh, thank you Lord
thank you Lord, thank you Lord
leave it like a skin upon the ground

something changed inside me
broke wide open, all spilled out
till I had no doubt
that something changed”

And these verses become an experience I am having…

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

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