B- Be Transformed

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold the new has come!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

We are completely transformed when we accept Christ into our hearts. There is no “unforgivable sin” that can keep us away from Him. His blood has the power to take the most scarlet-red sins and turn them white as snow. Praise God!

We all have different pasts, but the Bible is clear in saying that no matter what our specific experiences we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God                 <ROMANS 3:23> and the wage for that sin is death <ROMANS 6:23>.

When you accept Christ into your heart, you are accepting the wage that He paid on your behalf. Our sins, big and small, held him on that cross. He would not climb down until it was FINISHED.

Because of this we are new creations. Completely different than before. Though we may look the same in outward appearance, nothing that we do or say should be the same. We pray that as we raise our kids we can explain to them our stories of how we once were lost, but Jesus brought us through and transformed our hearts for His purpose.

Baptism is one of our favorite days of the year at Watermark because of the JOY and FREEDOM that are all around throughout the service. We are no longer slaves to our fear/sin/anger/lust/self-righteousness/money/pride/anxiety/stress/job/etc. — that is something we should celebrate every day!

Please pray with us that we might be strangers and aliens in this world because of the transformation that took place in our hearts when we accepted Christ.

Transformed In Him,



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Our littlest love turned ONE! We’ve been through so much the past year but it has truly flown by. It is alarming to me that everyone says that the older the child gets, the faster the years go. I’m not sure if I can handle it!! This little guy has been a blesssing and huge gift to us since the moment we found out he was living, growing, and developing in my belly.

Jeremiah 1:5: “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart”

Psalm 139:14: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well”

We count it all joy and are so honored to celebrate his life. Jase & I desired for his birthday parties to be a celebration of everyone who has loved on, poured into, prayed for, and encouraged us the past two years. The journey of parenthood is full of ups & downs, ebbs & flows, but it is refining and beautiful. There’s no other face I’d rather kiss good night, squeeze good morning, and cheer on as his conquers new tasks.

Taves Patrick, we daily thank God for how he created you perfectly for us. We love your big blue eyes, your six little white teeth, your 10 fingers & 10 toes, the way you squeal when your daddy or I walk into the room, and the way you gently pet Summer & throw the ball with her. Your smile sends fireworks across our hearts every single time we see it. I pray we never take any moment with you for granted. We daily pray that you grow to be a man after God’s own heart, that you bask in His glory, not your own & that you grow to love Jesus more than you love riding your trike.