Saturday, May 30, 2009

Where Did the Time Go?

I won't bore you with the details of my thought pattern lately (I know you're thankful about that :)... but, I will share with you a thought from a book I'm reading that really got me thinking.

"Every day, every second, carries with it its own finality. Time is our one indisputably nonrenewable resource."

"At the end of every day, one more box in the calendar has been shifted from the future column to the past column, from possibility to history. And all of its moments can be remembered, can be celebrated or regretted, but can never be retrieved."

"Life does not have a rewind button, so we must seek to get it right the first time."

from "It All Goes Back in the Box" by John Ortberg

Does this speak to you at all?? Our time goes from being full of possibilities this day... to history... done... finished... no "do overs"!

Monday, May 25, 2009


those who serve now, those who have served in the past, and those who have fallen to protect and defend our country. Remembering you with a grateful heart and much love. You are not forgotten. You and your loved ones remain in our prayers.


Thank you for your brave and noble service to our country. Thank you for the sacrifices you make to ensure our safety and freedom. We remember you.

May God bless you and your loved ones!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Missing You...

It's been a couple of crazy, busy weeks... the kind where you don't have time to do more than take care of what is right in front of your face.

Finally, today I have been able to spend some time catching up with what's going on in your lives. I have to say... You guys are such a blessing to me!

You are inspiring and encouraging, passionate and so filled with purpose... You are loving and strong and faithful... and determined to make a difference in this world for the one true King!

I am honored to affectionately refer to you as my "bloggy friends".

Thank you for sharing your stories, for sharing your hearts... you truly are an inspiration.

May the Lord bless each one of you, may He cause His face to shine upon you and give you the desires of your heart as you faithfully live out His calling in your lives and bring glory to His name!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Take the Initiative

"Add to your faith virtue" 2 Peter 1:5
"Furnish your faith with resolution." Moffatt

"'Add' means there is something we have to do. We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot save ourselves nor sanctify ourselves, God does that; but God will not give us good habits, He will not give us character, He will not make us walk aright. We have to do all that ourselves, we have to work out the salvation God has worked in. 'Add' means to get into the habit of doing things, and in the initial stages it is difficult. To take the initiative is to make a beginning, to instruct yourself in the way you have to go."

excerpt from "My Utmost for His Highest"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dancing for Jesus

Our precious girl has just been accepted to join Arrows International Dance Company traveling to Guatemala at the end of this month! We are very excited about this opportunity for her!

She is an amazing young lady. She is a beautiful dancer. Her heart's desire is to minister to the poor and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost. She will do just that with this dance company... that is their mission!
Please pray for her as she prepares to leave at the end of May and will not return until near the end of June. Pray for her heart to be prepared to serve. Pray that her passion for Jesus and His people will increase. Pray for her safety and health. Pray... Pray... PRAY!

Congratulations Katherine! We are soooo proud of you!!
Dance for Jesus, beautiful girl, dance for Jesus!

Friday, May 1, 2009


...years ago our beautiful girl, Stephanie, was born.

She is such a blessing to our family.
She has the BEST heart.
She is sooo much FUN to be around!
She ALWAYS makes us laugh.
She is a wonderful mommy to our first grandbaby too.
Steph... you bring us such joy my sweet girl! We are so proud of you! We LOVE you! Happy Birthday!!

...and she just happened to be born on my little brother's birthday :) How cool is that?!
Happy Birthday to you too, Lance! LOVE you!