Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
That is what is so great about church family - Everyone comes together to make it work!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
If a picture is worth a thousand words - this one would say how much Jesus loves the children. These are from the village of Pillcopata. We saw 122 kids in this school, our biggest day (and best day). At least 50 of them stayed after school (they get out at noon) and we did balloons, object lessons and games and fell in love with them. What the picture cannot say is the sound of many of them praying to receive Christ. That sound was priceless - wish you could have heard their voices!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I've got to tell you a funny from the retreat. At the very beginning, Sandy and I did a skit of all the crazy things (made up) that happened 'on the way' to the retreat. But throughout retreat, we laughed harder as REAL LIFE things happened to us. (She ran over me with the luggage cart as she 'claimed' she could not see me. I actually looked down when eating lunch at Chick-fil-a and had toilet paper dangling from heel of my shoe (who knows how long I dragged that around). She tangled me up in blow dryer cord (I could have fallen and broken my neck). I accidentally hit the panic button on my car key thingamajig early Saturday morning and felt certain I woke up everyone in hotel. Moral to my story - some things you just can't make up, you live them!
Monday, September 21, 2009
One of the stories I am sharing at the retreat is from when Sandy and I were little. I talk some about mom being such a great prayer warrior and how she prayed about everything and so we did too. Every night Momma or Daddy would come into our room (we shared a room and that was a big mistake because we liked to talk back then, too), one of them would kneel beside our bed and Sandy and I would take turns praying. But then, MY SISTER started a new thing. As soon as my mom or dad would enter our bedroom (sometimes before entering the room), my sister would hit her knees to the floor and start praying (we were still starting to kneel by the bed). She wanted to be first so that when I would say my prayer, and if she had forgotten something, she would interrupt and shout out “ME TOO, LORD.”
As most of you know, we now pray together each week (for you) and I love to say (under my breath of course, when she is praying her turn) "ME TOO, LORD." How ironic that after all these years, as we pray together (via Verizon) that our hearts are tender toward God and to each other.
By the way, Sandy ends our 'sermon' (just kidding, it's a lesson, we are not 'preachers'haha), with the story of how mom's prayer was answered after years of praying for healing. It's hard to believe that she died almost 7 years ago (October 12, 2002).
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I absolutely have to share with you my FAVORITE picture from the June mission trip to Arizona to the Tohono O'odham Indian nation. If I could have burst out laughing in church (which was somewhat the norm during the service that morning) I would have. Aren't they precious?
Also, I love to collect quotes (good news is they never need dusting). So expect to see some of my favorite quotes.
For those of you who blog about your recipes, do not (I repeat, DO NOT) expect to see those on this blog. I am in a recipe rut, which means I cook the same thing over and over. If I ever get out of that rut, I will let you know but I do not expect that any time soon (as in this century).
In my profile (which my daughter will probably think I need to change), I put that I am computer challenged which is a technological term for not sure how to do that quicker. I will eventually get to it after a few deletions and a few backspaces.
I will close with one of my favorite quotes:
What goes into your mind, affects your mind -
What stays in your mind, affects your heart.