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Member Spotlight: Rev. Susan Moorehead!

1-What is your ‘go to’ bible verse to get you through the day?

I have so many favorites, yet I am currently walking daily with this verse. Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”

I believe that we are at a time that calls for praying for ourselves and for our country. As a get up and get it done person, I am now intentional about slowing down to be still, encouraging myself and each other to stop and slow down. Seek his council. He knows it all. Solomon asked for wisdom. Do we ask for wisdom?

2-Briefly tell us about a fun activity you and or your family participated in. I really enjoy the fall season, and especially love getting up early with a cup of coffee and head to the annual events held in Micanopy and McIntosh. Walking the streets feels like a restoration. I also love to explore secondhand stores and markets, such as Renninger’s in Mount Dora.

Recently my husband George turned fifty. We postponed his life celebration and are looking forward to a November trip to the Carolina’s. George loves to golf and watch car races. We will enjoy both by staying at place on the golf course and attend a local racing event. We are blessed with six grandchildren in Marion County and will also visit the other three grandchildren in Carolina, with the ninth grandchild expecting to arrive soon.

3-All Saints Day, is often a day where we celebrate holy baptism. Whether you’ve attended, are a God parent, or recall your own baptism, share with us how baptism, a journey of learning about God’s love and growing in faith, has played a role in your life.

I enjoy watching all baptisms, it is spectacular to be born into your human self, and then through baptism witness them immersed into a larger family. Perhaps you don’t recognize it at first. When you go through confirmation, you begin making the decision for yourself.

Most incredible is to witness an adult be baptized, where they’ve decided there is more and they take that courageous step, accepting Christ as their own Savior. They’ve had a taste of the world and it wasn’t enough and now they come home to Christ, who really is the answer. When I received Christ, I was 19. I happened to be with my pastor and a friend. My pastor spontaneously opened the church and with my friend as my witness, baptized me in the moments that followed. I had no idea that it was just the beginning to my relationship with Christ. I have also received the gift of witnessing one of my daughters recommit her life to Christ. What a joy to also witness her transformation, as she became a disciple she took any moment she had to tell the whole world about Christ, one person at a time.

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