Friday, September 28, 2007
Please pray for us as we travel. A big shout out goes to those of you out there that helped provide for the trip.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
I went to work this morning and my husband had to come by on his way to take Duke. I went around to the passenger's side of the truck and Duke was just laying in the floor. He wasn't trying to get out or even get up in the seat. He was just laying there. I think he knew and that he was ready. I bid him farewell and told him to tell Topper (Patty's deceased dog) and Sinatra(our deceased cat) hello.
We will miss Duke but our family believes that we will see him again in heaven someday !
Duke (originally of York Street; Bulls Gap, TN) March 1995-Sept. 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Now time to cook it down; add a little salt and sugar to prepare for going in the jars.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The dates for the upcoming Deeper Still events is posted there as well.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The devotion that I read started out with Psalm 112:1. It is a wonderful verse that says:
"Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD. Yes, happy are those who delight in doing what He commands. (NLT)
It is a wonderful verse and as I read it I said Amen. Then I continued on with the next verse:
"Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed." (Psalm 112: 2)
This verse too is a wonderful verse. Now put the 2 together and you get the Big picture. What the Word is saying is that our children are dependant on our obedience. We have the responsibility as parents to fear the LORD and delight in doing what He commands ! If we do then our children will be successful everywhere, not just our children but an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.....because of our obedience! YIKES !
That is responsibility! Our obedience to God or disobedience determines what legacy we leave for our children. I challenge all parents today to make a conscious effort to delight in the LORD and follow His commands. Our children ( & grandchildren) are depending on it.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I know we don't pray to humans but hearing this little girl say the things to her Father that was killed on 9/11 that she can't say to him in person made me realize how many children lost so much on that day.
This morning on Regis and Kelly they showed a picture of a little girl who never met her Father because she was in her Mother's womb on 9/11.
Please remember these precious families today and pray that they will feel an extra special touch from their Heavenly Father God.
Monday, September 10, 2007
As I read this a passage in Isaiah came to mind. I was reminded of the verses in Chapter 43:1b-3a "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fine, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, you God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
God did not promise that life would be easy but He did promise to walk through the trials with us. Take heart and remember you have a Redeemer and He loves you !
Sunday, September 9, 2007
This precious church just lost a young member to cancer. Today they will lay him to rest and celebrate his life here on this earth. Please remember his precious wife and 3 year old child as they grieve the loss of their beloved Husband and Daddy. God please hold the close in your arms today and in the days to come. They can rejoice however in the fact that they know he is whole in the presence of God today. Praise you Father !
Well I smell Dori's wonderful roast so I think it is lunch time !! More on the conference to come!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
We heard wonderful teaching from God's word this week-end and we certainly were challenged to go ....deeper still.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Well my Benadryl is kicking in so I will go for now and post more later.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
We had a sweet lady in our church to go home to meet the LORD and we are having a meal for her family today at the church after the graveside services so we had to cancel co-op. I must say I have heard from several of the co-op members who have been very gracious and express sympathy for the family and thanks to the church for being able to use the facilities.
I know that this sweet ladies death is sad for the family but she was ready to meet her LORD. She faced surgery knowing that she had a 50/50 chance and she said "If I make it and the surgery is a success then great. If I don't then I am ready to go to my home in heaven." So God said "Come on home my child, come on home"
As for co-op, I think several of the Mom's (including myself) and a Dad or 2 were glad for the break. I called a few of them myself and they said they could use a day off. I must say, so can I. I mean I have to get my clothes that I am taking to the Deeper Still conference out and ready so if anything needs washed then my beloved husband can get it washed ! Yes I am spoiled!
I have to run some last minute errands and get my van emptied out of any "valuables" because my fave Greek Girl Georgia has offered to take the van and have it detailed for the trip! Thanks girl, you rock!
Well I will hush for now but I must say "Less that 24 hours until we hit the road for NashVegas for Deeper Still !!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Now I must admit that when I first heard about this conference I thought...How can I go to this conference and not break my baby's heart by missing her birthday? So you guessed it..I am taking her with me !! What better time to introduce her to a deeper walk with God than on her 14th birthday. She is already quiet the Godly girl. She is very particular about her clothes, the music she listens to and many other areas of her life. She wants to honor God in all she does and I am so proud of her and blessed by God to have a teenage daughter that actually talks to her Parents and loves her family and her LORD !
Anyway Monday is here but Friday is coming and I can't wait !!! I have already been thinking about where we will eat. Priorities you know. I actually went on the Chick Fil A website and there is a link where you can plan your trip and find all the Chick Fil A locations on your route.
Oh course that is just breakfast. Chicken Minis are the bomb! We are thinking Joe's Crab shack for Lunch/Dinner. We are calling it either Linner or Dunch because it will be a combo meal for us on Friday as we will be waiting for the doors to open at the conference early.
Patty & I are serving as encouragers at the event and we love to do that. We have the awesome privilege of praying with other women who are hurting and need prayer. We have done this at several other events and take this responsibility very seriously.
I can't wait to see what God has in store for us at the conference. Send us your word O God, it will not return to you void.
Well enough about me...let me hear from you.
The name of the blog is based on I Samuel 7: 12. The verse reads: Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, " Thus far the LORD helped us." I love that verse because it is a reminder of God's promises that He will never leave us or forsake us and that He always has our best interests at heart. Sometimes we don't know what the outcome of situations in our lives is going to be but God does.
But God.... that is another line of mine. I have already used it several times in this post. You can take those 2 small words and apply them to anything you are going through. A situation can look hopeless with no way out but God..... He is our rescuer, our redeemer. Praise you LORD for your great love, your saving grace and most of all for your Son, the One and Only !