I really have no excuse for neglecting my blog and all of you for so long. I could dream some up but... I won't. Since you all want to know what's been happening with the sensational seven I'll give you a brief over view and hopefully do a better job at keeping you informed. (haha)
Oh man! I just looked at the clock and realized that i need to get back to work. Oh man! I just realized that most of you don't even know that I have a job. OH MAN!
OK so i guess y'all are going to have to keep wondering til i can tell you. I really gotta run folks and my deepest apologies are with you! I'll be back I promise. But until then gaze at the picture of the sensational seven.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
For the last couple of months, Nicole and I have been privileged to be involved in the bus ministry at Marion Avenue. These kids look normal. They're not orphans. Most of them have a mom and dad. Some of them not only have parents and siblings but a step mom and dad, half sisters and brothers. They have 'things'. But there lives aren't happy. Over the last few months I've come to realize that deep down they each have a story...
... and over the next couple of days I'm going to share a few of those stories with you.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here are a few signs of Christmas at our house!
(from dad to mom)
(ok so i do that all the time)
Get into the spirit folks!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
A few days ago Dad gave us the assignment to write a list of all things we are thankful for and to write a paragraph on one. Here's what I wrote:
As I was thinking over all the hundreds of things I am thankful for, one thing stood out over all the rest. My Bible.
Now you may be thinking, oh that's a good, spiritual thing to say. Or, we're ALL thankful for that. But no, I couldn't seem to get it out of my head. Probably because in the last month, more than ever before, it has been my constant friend, help and encouragement. In my list I wrote many material things such as my house, clothes, bed, TV, computer, and cell phone. I wrote of relationships such as mom and dad, brothers and sisters, relatives, my boss, and pastor. And also of personal luxuries like weekends, shopping, holidays, road trips and ministry opportunities.
But material things break, personal luxuries don't always go as planned and relationships can be strained. But the Bible is a constant. It's God's word to us. When your material things break, you can go to it and know God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. When personal luxuries don't go as planned, you can spend time reading about the one event that will someday go off as planned. And when relationships are strained, the Bible tells of One who will never leave you or forsake you. One who will be your very deep, intimate friend.
So this thanksgiving more than any year before, I am thankful for my Bible.