WHO WE ARE…
I am Caleb Hutton. I am married to Miranda and we have 2 beautiful girls, Brooke and Brynne. We live in north Mississippi, really close to Memphis, Tennessee. I am from Colorado and I sure do miss the mountains and the no humidity summers! My wife is from the bootheel of Missouri, literally feels like the middle of nowhere. My first visit out there 4 years ago, I about lost my mind…no cell service, everything shut down at like 8pm, and I had nothing to do! Now I actually enjoy the peace and quiet and slower pace of life!
WHAT WE DO…
We attend Bethel Baptist Church and that is what our life is centered around. At the church, I help in Children’s Church, on a bus route, usher, and I try to be available when needed as the best ability is availability. My wife plays the piano for church and also special music. She also helps out in the nursery. My girls, well they just like making people smile! In our regular daily life, I am a supervisor at a warehouse in Memphis. I enjoy the work, but I have a new respect for people in management. I am blessed to be able to have a good enough job so that my wife can stay home with our girls while they are young. Miranda is a very talented lady. She can cook like no one else, one of the many reasons I love her! She is into photography and is very good at it! She loves doing craft projects and she is good at sewing! While she has all these productive hobbies, I like playing video games, Legos, and watching sports…I am just a big kid!
WHY COUNTED FAITHFUL?
In 2007, I was going through a rough time in my life. I had only been out of high school for less than a year and I was trying to find my way in life. I knew I was supposed to serve God, but at the same time, I was trying to be my own man. One late spring evening, I drove up to a spot on our church property that overlooked the city and started reading my Bible. I liked reading I and II Timothy because it was written to a young preacher. Paul wrote these books to help encourage and give direction to a young preacher named Timothy. As I was reading I Timothy, I came across verse 12 in chapter 1, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;” When I read that verse, I was encouraged. Paul, the chiefest of sinners, was enabled by Christ Jesus and given the opportunity to be in the ministry. Paul said that he was counted faithful. I realized then, that I had been enabled and given the tools to be in the ministry, I just needed to be counted faithful by Christ.
About 2 years ago, I started this site Counted Faithful and I posted a few things here and there but never got it going. March 2017, I had a friend who really pushed me into being more consistent in posting….and he still pushes me to this day. Counted Faithful was started to be an encouragement to others, to inspire people to be faithful. Counted Faithful was started to bring some good into everyone’s life that it could reach.
As I serve in my church ministries, I know that I can use this site as a tool to reach even more people and point them to Christ. I want to be “Counted Faithful” in everything I do, even in putting out content from this platform.
WHAT WE NEED…
Prayer. We all need someone praying for us. If you could, pray that God gives me wisdom and I would only write and publish what He would want. Pray that God would bless this endeavor as I inspire and encourage people and as I spread the Gospel.