"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

10 Things Tuesday: My Blessings

There are things that happen to you in life that make you wake up and realize the things that are really important.  They  make you stand up and count your blessings.  I have so much to thank God for.  If I allow pain and stress to make me forget, then I've given the Devil a foothold in my life.  He would love that wouldn't he?
So instead, today I choose to count my blessings.

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
John 1:16 NIV

Here are just a few:
1. My Amazing Husband
2. My Mom and Dad
3. My Sisters,
Erin and Melinda
4. My Brother, Andrew
5. My Aunt Honey,
my Grammie,
and my best friend, Shere
6. The best friends
anyone could ask for
7. These precious girls
make me smile.
8. These incredible people
are my family.
9. Lizzy Ann Hostetler!
The bestest friend in the world.
10. My Oasis friends. 
I miss you guys!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Alison Krauss: A Living Prayer

Alison Krauss: A Living Prayer
Lonely Runs Both Ways

In this world I walk alone
With no place to call my home,
But there's one who holds my hand
Through rugged roads, through barren lands.
The way is dark, the road is steep,
But He's become my eyes to see,
The strength to climb, my griefs to bear.
The Savior lives inside me there.


In Your love I find relief,
A haven from my unbelief.
Take my life and let me be
A living prayer, my God, to Thee.

In these trials of life I find

Another voice inside my mind.
He comforts me and bids me live
Inside the love the Father gives.

In Your love I find relief,

A haven from my unbelief.
Take my life and let me be
A living prayer, my God, to Thee.

Take my life and let me be

A living prayer, my God, to Thee.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What a Great Weekend!

Even though I had to work Saturday, it was a great weekend.  Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day.  I woke up feeling rested and hopeful for the future.  I can see bright things ahead.  The sun was shining bright and we had our first Wycliffe presentation at church.  We were both pretty nervous, so I hope it went okay.  Our small group has been so supportive of us and feel privileged to be sent out by such a great group of people.  We have another small presentation with a pastor in Plymouth tomorrow.  Hopefully, that will go well too.

I actually didn't have to work after church.  Shocking, I know!  We spent the rest of the day just relaxing at home.  

I sat outside in the sun and read a book that I've been trying to read since January.  With all the crazy stress going on since the beginning of the year and working so much, I just haven't had the time or energy to sit and read.  I also decided on Sunday that my car was badly in need of a bath and yard looked thirsty.  So now my car is all clean and front yard has been watered.  Of course, because I did that it rained on Sunday night. :o( Oh well, now the back yard is watered too. Sunday evening, Steve and I used a gift card and went to see The Avengers in theater.  I actually liked the movie.  It was a little slow starting, but the end I thought was pretty well done.  It just proves that you can make a good movie without a bunch of foul language and unnecessary violence.

It was great to have a day to just to relax and forget all stress.  There are things that happen to you in life that make you realize what's really important.  This weekend, just a relaxing evening with Steve, was important.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wycliffe Prayer Update!

This week, we are working on our first Wycliffe newsletter.  YEAH! I know that it will do a great job casting our vision for Cameroon.  I'm excited to God build our partnership team.  I'm excited to see what God is going to doing through us in Cameroon.  We will be bringing the life-giving word to God to people that don't access to it in their language.  It sounds like an impossible task, but Wycliffe together with some other partner organizations has a goal to have a language project started in every language group that still needs on by the year 2025.  That, to me, is exciting.  Just think, we could actually see that goal accomplished in our lifetime and we played a part in it.

If you want to receive our newsletter and prayer updates, please message me your address and I'll make sure you get one.

Current Prayer Needs:
  • Pray that we have the strength and energy to get everything that needs to be done, done
  • Pray for the people of Cameroon that God prepares their hearts to be receptive to Word and that it will life-changing
  • Pray for peace and joy to fill our hearts. It's been a exciting roller coaster of a year emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2012 AWANA Award Night

Our Cubbies did such a great job tonight singing their songs and saying their verses.  They should be very proud of themselves.

If You Want Me To by Ginny Owens

If You Want Me To by Ginny Owens 

The pathway is broken
And The signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley
If You want me to

Cause I'm not who I was
When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will walk through the fire
If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that's not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'd never go alone

ya oh oh no

So When the whole world turns against me
And I'm all by myself
And I can't hear You answer my cries for help
I'll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the valley If You want me to