The expression on the monument reads as follows:

Moye Rest
Matthew 11:28-30
The Appalachian Trail – Sams Gap, NC

As this natural bowl of springs, creeks, meadow, and forest passes from our family to the U.S. Forest Service, Jim, Sarah, Mike, and Jim Moye, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, recognize this part of the Appalachian Trail as a manifestation of the glory of Christ Jesus, our Lord (Romans 11:36). As God nurtured our “strong love for Jesus,” we had personal encounters with Him regarding this unique property. It is our prayer that the Moye tract on the trail will be a place of inner peace and gentle rest.

James Dunaway Moye (John 15:11; Revelation 12:11)
Sarah Sheppard Moye (Isaiah 26:3; John 5:24)
Michael Raley Moye (John 14:6; Romans 8:1)
James Dunaway Moye Jr. (Joshua 24:14-15; 2 Timothy 2:2)


Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Romans 11:36 – “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”

John 15:11 – “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”

Revelation 12:11 – “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”

Isaiah 26:3 – “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

John 5:24 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

John 14:26 – “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Romans 8:1 – “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Joshua 24:14-15 – “Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

2 Timothy 2:2 – “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”