Sunday, March 29, 2009

A New Journey

March 20th was the first day of spring, and although for us New-Englanders it dawned cold and stayed windy, for me the day ended with great Joy and the beginning of a New Journey.

March 20th may have been dreary, but I will not remember it so. I will remember it as the day that God gave me a great blessing!

On March 20th, a very dear friend of mine had a conversation with my father. One that resulted in my friend asking me a question.

My Friend asked if we could start courting.

I said yes.


So, I am now courting, and am very happy to be doing so! Justin gave me two white roses to mark the beginning of our journey as well as a booklet to read, "The Seven Royal Laws of Courtship"

This was taken at a banquet that my Church's college held in February.

Psalm 27: 13-14

God Bless you all!


Friday, March 27, 2009

My Day

I had a busy day today! Among regular household chores, I made some yummy Peanut Butter Bars for my mom and family. I made Pizza dough for our dinner, and Butter-horn rolls for a church "luncheon" this Sunday. Mopped the floor, and cleaned our ancient dishwasher (that was fun.)

After dinner dishes I went to do the Scrapbook for my church, Crystal, another lady from our church, and I managed to get 9 pages done! Yeah! Only 200 more photos to go, and only one week to do it!

~God Bless!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Memories from my Church

I am working with a lady at my church to make a scrapbook for "Homecoming Sunday" a special day that will begin a revival conference at my Church.

On Tuesday night we sat and looked through over 500 pictures of my church through the years. I believe that my Church will be celebrating 34 yrs in May. Some photos were from the first years, and from building projects. It was so cool to look at how my church grew and see 34 yrs worth of memories! They were some endearing photos, and some down right funny ones! It was such an unforgettable time to peek into the past!

We narrowed it down to 215 photos, and now we have to get them printed and scrapbook them all, all before April 5th! I did have fun though looking through those old pictures. Crystal got some Starbucks Coffee (I had a hot Apple Cider, yummy!) and some popcorn and we worked for almost 4 hours! I never had Starbucks before, so that was a treat!

Well, I am getting very excited and will have fun scrap-booking! By photo 175 I may think differently . . . but I am still looking forward to this!

So, here are some of photos taken of my church's different events . . .

This is my favorite!
This sign is near where my church is and points toward to where the church is!

Kids Choir, four of my siblings are in the Kids choir. It is always so enjoyable to hear the children sing!

Our regular Choir, I'm in the extreme right corner in the front row, I look confused for some reason . . .?

The choir singing, as you can tell this was during a mission's conference last year.

Our Pastor, a man with a heart for God and a large vision!

Parade of flags, also from Mission's conference.

The flags

Me, with some children of our church, we are in the nursery.

College singing group.

My pastor with guest speakers for a revival conference in '08.

Stephanie with her friends.

Nursing home ministry!

God Bless!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

As Far as I ever got!

Last year my Dad attempted to teach me how to drive,
This was as far as I have ever gotten . . .


All joking aside, (right)

At the age of twenty I'm still not driving!
I actually do not have a desire to right now, to be honest, driving is well . . . scary!
My almost 18 yr old brother however can't get enough of driving! I don't get it! Must be a guy thing

That being said, one of my goals this summer is to learn to drive . . . and not crash!

Soooo, if y'all would prayer for me, I'd appreciate it!

God Bless!


Monday, March 23, 2009

The Measure of Life

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away."

-George Carlin

To God be the Glory, Great Things He hath Done!

Psalms 27 : 13-14

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Nursing Home Ministry

Every Saturday my Family serves at a Nursing home near my house. My Uncle came this weekend and brought my two cousins along.

Here's a peek into the ministry . . .

Everyone arrives and we get ready to start. We are in one of many lobbies at the Nursing Home.

My Dad and brother Collin set up the podium. Stephanie is pushing Matthew for some unknown reason!

Jeremiah and Matt playing with the organ, again.
Caught them red-handed!

Stephanie and Katelyn greet a resident.

The elderly always love little Katelyn!

My Dad greets a gentleman and welcomes him to the service.

This is my Great Grandmother, "Me'me". She is my Dad's Grandma.
Please pray for her as she is not saved, and her health is failing. Me'me is 96 yrs old.
It is always great to see her though, she has a big sense of humor!

Collin hard at work passing out hymnals.

Dad opens with prayer.

Getting ready to sing!

Caleb loves going to the Nursing home . . .

. . . next to having his picture taken!

Jeremiah singing away!

Collin did a great job leading the singing.

Me'me and Matthew sing too!

Of course, Katelyn was hardly interested in singing.

What a privilege to hear these dear people sing!

Caleb singing along.

We had about 7 residents attend

I sang with my mother and siblings.

My mom and my uncle (her brother)

My uncle's girls sang a duet.

It was wonderful to watch them serving God! They did a great job!

Caleb not paying attention . . .

My Dad preached a wonderful sermon!

Matthew listening attentively.

My Dad did a great job, and I really enjoyed hearing him preach.
At the end of the service a worker actually raised her hand for salvation, but didn't speak with anyone afterwards. Please keep her in your prayers that she will be saved.

Finishing up his sermon.

Ending with a song and a prayer.

My cousins and I after the service. My little sister wouldn't smile! :(

That's much better!

God bless!