Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Sea of Forgetfulness

"As far as the East is from the West, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103:12
The concept of East and West is bittersweet for the Liechtys. It signifies great distance. As we move our family from a place we have known long and known well, the span of distance becomes a bitter pill as it seperates us from so many we love so dearly. However, when we consider the greater significance of such distance as written of in Psalm 103, we can only be joyfully humbled in knowing that by the grace of God in Christ Jesus our sins have been thrown into the Sea of Forgetfulness by God Himself. And so that distance between us, the Lord, and our sins cannot be bridged. Hallelujah!!
Fortunately the distance between you (in the East) and us (in the West) is not so great. There are planes, trains, and automobiles. The distance can be covered, and if not physically, certainly virtually. For a girl whose always been wary of the post-modern age, I am thankin' Jesus for modern technology!
If you are reading this....it means you love us enough to take time out of your busy day to catch up with what is going on in our lives. Thank you for doing that!
Please be patient with Greg and me, as we are new to this blogging thing. We'll do our best to keep it interesting and relevant.
FYI, the title pic for this blog is not the Sea of Forgetfulness. It's the Pacific Ocean at sunset in July (Greg took the pic on our last house-hunting trip). It's fun to roll up your jeans and run through the icy water and silky soft sand. Once we get to Oregon, we hope some of ya'll will come play with us!

LYMYWY (love you, miss you, want you),


  1. If we must be even farther apart...we are thankful for this opportunity to share this journey with you :)

  2. Wow! What a powerful opening picture and song. And your words are what really did it...I am crying :-) I am so glad you are doing this blog. I will certainly log on frequently. Thanks for taking the time to keep all of us updated. So much love is being sent to you guys from so many people in so many places. Especially Charlotte, NC and especially from me!

  3. Greg and Kara: What a great idea to begin this blog! And, a great Scripture and thughts for your initial entry as well. We will be "with" you in thought and prayer throughout your journey.
    Paul and Marilyn

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I will be looking forward to reading and keeping current with your adventures. We are already starting to prepare for our journey west as well. Although far apart we will be on the same coast :o)

    You will be in my prayers! Remember God has it all planned for you! He has prepared everything. All you have to do is follow.

    Love you bunches,

  5. I will not say goodbye...just see you soon! I love you all so much and pray for your safety as you begin your travels. Can't wait for the next time we're together watching SCARY movies, playing hide and seek in the dark, par-tay-ing, or just sharing our hearts with eachother face to face.
    Loving you from a distance,

  6. Greg & Kara,
    Thanks for staying in touch. We're sad to see you go, but God is his soverignty has a beautiful plan for your family as well as those of us you've left behind.
    And for being such great friends and advocates for women in crisis and the unborn!
    Dawn @ Lois' Lodge

  7. Dear Greg, Kara, Samuel & Sarah Grace,
    We loved your opening blog - very touching and inspiring. We think of you all the time, and wonder where you are and what you're doing at any given time, so we're glad you started this blog. We feel sad when we think about you moving so far away, but at the same time we're happy for you and the new adventures and experiences your new west coast life will bring you. We'll be seeing you soon in Tennessee on your way out west!! Love you all.
    Love, Mom and Dad E.

  8. Am praying for you. I love you.

  9. We're looking forward to you guys being so much closer. we'll be praying for a safe journey.

  10. Hello,
    Every once in a while I will click on "next blog' just to see what comes up. I did that the other night and up came your blog. I live in Salem, Oregon and so was fascinated by your 'journey' west. I just wanted to say "Welcome to Oregon" As you have seen...it rains here. . . today was a typical winter day...but more sun is supposed to come this week.
    Maybe you have a church home already. But if not I will recommend this one http://www.hillcrestchapel.org/ or this one
    I hope you enjoy your new home state.
    Diane M of Salem, Oregon

  11. Happy Birthday, Greg! It was good to see you at church last Sunday. We are praying for you and your family. Tell Kara hello. Terrific job with the website, you two! You rode by our old stomping grounds in Mitchell, SD! I was sad not to see a pic of the Corn Palace---I miss it! (j/k) Anyways, we do hope everything goes well for you guys...wherever God leads you!

    All the best,
    Al and Robin Navarro