Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thankful Tuesday

Last week when I was sick Richard came home with a present for me.

Why would a pen be so exciting you ask? This pen means so much to me because Richard bought it for my time in God's Word. I have been notating my Bible with a ball point, but it was very big. He went and bought me a tiny tipped pen, so I could write more notes.

Thank You!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Show the Love Outreach

Boxes packed to go to our neighbors.

As a church we decided to use this past Valentine's Day as a day to minister to our neighbors. We realized that this world puts a lot of emphasis on having somebody to love them on this one day. We wanted to let people know that they are loved by God everyday. Here is a pictorial tour of the Show the Love Outreach our church did:

Jorge preparing the CD's.

The CD we included with each pack.

The bags are being packed.
We included a New Testament, a CD, a tract, pen, and church flyer.

Some of the cookies that were baked for our neighbors.
Notice the cross on each cookie.

More cookies. Yummy!

Packing up the last of the boxes. 

All the boxes ready to go. We had set a goal of 25 boxes, our church
responded so well, we were able to prepare 50 boxes of cookies to give out.

Richard letting everybody know the plan.

This is most of the group that went out.

Abby and Richard handed out the packages as each team came back. 
We kept track of all the addresses, so we can continue to follow-up.

Abby took her job very seriously.

We are praying that we were able to open up communication with our neighbors through this outreach.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Farm Chicks Mystery Giveaway

I am signing up for this for sure. I really hope it is for their cookbook. It looks awesome. 
Go over and sign up to win too. Whatever the prize is I am sure it will be great.

Hello from Down Under

Flowers I bought for Richard.

No, unfortunately I am not in Australia. I am in a house where everybody has been down sick in the last 6 days. It has been an exhausting week. But in the midst of it all God has been speaking to my heart. He has honestly done a miraculous work this week. I have wanted to stomp my feet at times and say, "I am sick too," but God has shown me how blessed I am to be able to take care of my family in times of sickness. I know the day will come quickly when my girls will be sick and they won't want Mommy to hold them. And they won't want my chicken noodle soup either. He has especially given me the stomach to be with my girls when dinner visited them again in the night. I admit I usually let this one fall to Richard, but I wanted to make sure he didn't get sick this week. That didn't end up working. He got sick too. God has been giving me the energy needed to continue to care for my family in these difficult times.
What a blessing it was last night to walk into my girl's room and nobody is coughing up a lung. I love to see them sleeping peacefully after being sick.