Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Birthday!
The World's Greatest

The Best Mother
A Gift from God

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Unseen Children
The little boy with vacant stare;
The little girl who walks nowhere;
The child who's born with enlarged head;
The one who's confined to his bed.
These are the children no one sees;
They bring their parents to their knees;
To ask for strength from up above,
To help their children and give him love.
For each step will bring elation,
A smiles cause for celebration.
To learn to drink, to learn to eat,
For these kids is an awesome feat.
The parents
wish they'd run and play,
But they'll just take life day by day.
These kids were sent from up above,
To live on earth and give us love.
Connie Owens
(parent of a handicapped child)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Birthday..... to my Darling Husband
You are my rock of stability,
My companion in adventure,
You are my
All My Love!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Severe Weather.......Staying Home, no Church?
This morning after receiving close to 10 inches of snow our family decided there would be no Church attendance for us. But thanks to FBHC in Frankfort, IN we were able to attend their services and then via the internet we traveled to Overland Park, KS and attended Church with the Church of God Holiness folk. Bro. Mowery spoke so well on having compassion on our brothers and sisters in Christ and showing Christ's love through our compassion. Bro. Peterson in Kansas spoke about "Watering Camels with a Smile." What faith it took for Rebecca to leave her home and family to travel far away to a land she had never been to marry a man she had never seen. What a exemplary woman as she went above and beyond the call as she not only offered Abraham's servant a drink then also offered to give his camels a drink also. We found out during prayer time that Phillip's brother, Mark was out of the country and would be returning tomorrow from Haiti. He and Bro. Poe have been ministering to souls in Haiti.
Well thanks to these 2 Churches we have no excuse for missing Church services in inclement weather.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Today as I thought about this New Year and all the fresh challenges of this coming year I was reminded that these challenges are NOT new to God. Nothing catches Him by surprise. God has already provided the Grace I need to meet those challenges and to grow in Christ. Now is not the time to fear and doubt but to trust God's Promises and cling more tightly to His unchanging hand. He has been faithful in the past and I am determined to trust Him with all my tomorrows. His Word assures me that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. Knowing that there are challenges and changes coming provides me with new opportunities to allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct my path as I submit to His leadership. How silly of the creation to tell the Creator I will not be useful for the purpose you have designed for me. Why not offer ourselves as a living sacrifice and follow where ever He leads.....even if that means over some rocky uncharted terrain. God has trod the path before us and He desires the challenges to be helpful not harmful to us. May we all be Challenges to follow where He leads us!