Modern Charlotte

Join me over here today? New things on the horizon. As the Lord would have it, local state homeschooling bi-laws (which are different from our previous state bi-laws), have required us to “log” our… Continue reading

The End Will Come

The car pulled up the long dirt road to her house. We rounded the corner and my eyes caught sight of that beautiful lake. A flood of memories washed over me. Riding bikes… Continue reading

New School Year 2014/2015

  Another school year is upon us. This is my 6th year of home-educating and I finally feel as though I am relaxed – not so worried about curriculum choices and such but… Continue reading

The Journey Forward

The start of this hot month of August marked a new beginning for us. If you know us and the adventurous story God has been writing in our lives, you know we have been apart of a lot of new beginnings. It’s been a steady pattern in our life. A sort of rhythm. As we’ve watched many others put their roots down deep in the soil, we have been called for the past 12 years to be the ones who planted the seeds and did some watering for the sprouts that would soon take their flight into this great big world. We were meeting with some dear, wise friends with glorying silver crowns on their heads one evening for our regular nourishment from them, and as they listened to us recount the seeds The Lord had planted throughout our lives together, they remarked, “It seems like this has been a beautiful pattern in your lives, we believe God is calling you to this next thing.” We sat here for a moment with a terrifying excitement welling up within as The Lord used that moment to affirm the heart-desire we didn’t even know was deep within over the past year. We had convinced ourselves prior that God was done asking us to be apart of new things. We were done asking people to be apart of our team. We were ready to trade those years in for something easier – if ministry could ever be “easy.” Some say God has a sense of humor, I think He laughed right then and there.

“The most glorious reason you exist is for the proclamation of the glory of God to the ends of the world. And it’s more than having a nice life.” (David Platt)

We hugged our precious friends goodbye, knowing that this would be he end of our regular time together with them. We would walk forward with courage, again, to a new place and a new people because we remembered that night that there is much more to this world than having a nice life. We exist for something deeper. And for the Figgins family, this meant being willing AGAIN to take our Lord by His hand and journey on.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that we did – and that so many of YOU decided to stay on the journey with us. We know walk the soil of Lexington, South Carolina learning the culture, meeting the people and experiencing the play-ground of this mini city that lied on the outskirts of Columbia – the very place God called us to each other, called us into full-time vocational ministry and brought forth our first-born child. Full circle. How fitting that He would call us to return to our roots – where all of our desires to spread our wings and take flight were thrust right into this world. It is an honor and a privilege that He would use us to start yet another something new – to plant a church for the proclamation of the glory of God to the ends of the world.

And so, a new volume in the series God is writing in our lives has begun. We journey on. We know there will be immense joy and rejoicing. We know there will be deep hardships. But we also know that God is ever at our side and if He is for us, who can stand against us?

Blessed be he name of The Lord. We journey on….

More summer happenings

This summer was so enjoyable – we got to spend extra time with Kevin as the college students were finished with school. And we got to take the older girls to Six Flags… Continue reading

Homesteading

Back in late June we had the privilege of leaving our city lives behind for a week in exchange for the beautiful homesteading lives of our good friends. We packed up our family… Continue reading

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 2014

I was on my own with the kids for a week over Mother’s Day while pastor-husband was away on a retreat. It was so sweet to see the older girls take initiative and… Continue reading

Glorious summer

We closed the school year and said hello to summer with a presentation day we attended with a local co-op here. Ash chose to do a presentation on sharks and embroidered a shark… Continue reading

On Obedience

Life has been full, but that’s no surprise! I’m always humbled and thankful with what The Lord has entrusted us with. It’s hard to believe we are coming up on a year since… Continue reading

Tea parties, hikes and outdoors, oh my!

What better to do in the Spring then spend it out of doors, right? Last month, the girls and I enjoyed a special treat – a real, fancy tea party hosted by some… Continue reading