Wednesday, November 12, 2008

God is at work....

That is all I have to say here, for now. This is a testimony of God working in my life, so I wanted to update that He is. I hadn't posted anything in awhile, so felt the need.

I am sure you have been in the place where you are being taught so much all at the same time, that you can't even put it all into words. As lessons are learned, I will post. Right now, it is the sometimes painful process of growth.

I am so thankful that God is so evidently working. Why now? Only God knows. Its exciting, really! Some friends and I just read in a book about how "God does not call the equipped, He equips the called." Father, I am yours to be used however you wish! Thank you that I don't have to be perfect or even able. You are my guide, my strength, my wisdom, my truth. In you, I can do ALL things!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ashlynn!

Ashlynn, we are so blessed to have you. We thank God for these 7 years that we have had with you and look forward to many more. Your laughter and joy brightens our family. We love you!

The girls are in dress up clothes dancing and being silly to songs Chris plays. (Please pardon the clean clothes still in the rocker.)
"And I will dance with Cinderella...." Chris put this song on, among others, and danced with Ashlynn.

Below, we had a great time during lunch time playing at Chuck E Cheese together.

WOW!!! 7 years old!!!!!!!

Congratulations President-elect Obama!

Yes, you read that correctly. Now that we have done our job to pray and vote as we felt God leading us to, now we must obey and embrace the ruler God has ordained for us. We may agree or disagree with his beliefs on issues. That is not relevant. Regardless of what we personally think about our president to be, we are called to pray for him and for our country. We must make personal choices based on scripture. We must follow God first and not compromise, but we are to support our president as long he is not asking us to go against what God has said. So, I move forward with a hope and joy found only in Jesus Christ. God knows the past, present, and future. He sees the big picture that we cannot. We must trust that God knows what He is doing, that He is has ultimate control. We are to fear God not man.

I also have to say, that for historic reasons, this is very exciting. To think how far this country has come in such a short time is amazing. Yes, we still have a long way to go, but wow! I did not agree with this particular black man, but the fact that a black man is now our president-elect is really incredible!

I encourage you to read Terry's thoughts about the election. I enjoyed them.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Call To Prayer

By the end of this week, our country will be changed. A new chapter is beginning in history. After Tuesday, the result will be known. Now, though, much can change. I am asking every believer reading this to stop and pray for our country. God does mighty things when His people humble themselves before Him and pray.
Please, read this.