Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Morning Overheards







Overheard #1


Mother of Preschooler to Preschool Teacher: "My son has been talking about Jesus all week and he has never done that before. H is learning so much here. Thank you for what you guys are doing."




Overheard #2


Mother of 6 year old to Children's Volunteer: "I lost my debit card this week and my son says, "Mom let's pray and ask Jesus to help you find your card." Isn't amazing how children just get it? They learn about Jesus here and they just get it?"



Dear Father, Thank you for every one of our volunteers that chooses to worship You each week by serving the children and families You have entrusted into our hands on Sunday mornings. Thank you for their commitment to teaching our children that they are loved by you, that they were created to be an answer that our world needs, that you care about the details of their everyday life, that they will always be embraced by us. I am honored to serve with such an amazing team! We truly are blessed...thank you!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Recap Post

A few things we have been up to the past 2 weeks:


Visiting Grandparents:




Playing with Cousins:




Cherishing a few moments of "Girls only" time and celebrating Baby "Jonah's upcoming arrival (My sister, Melanie's 6th baby...5th boy!):
(Sorry...couldn't get the picture to turn!)




(The guys got some alone time too...just no camera's were allowed on the putting greens)

Enjoying Each other:


A trip to Peru:



The staff of our FRC Lima Campus



Didn't get many pics of our Peru trip, but man, it was amazing to meet people who speak a different language and who live in a different country but who serve the same God and who are also called to partner with people to help them reach their God-potential..makes you feel like you are family in 2 minutes flat of non-interpreted conversation.


All this visiting and traveling has left us delightfully.....


EXHAUSTED.....and...


PLEASANTLY POOPED:



We really are Sunscorched and Satisfied.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

God in the Details...Part 2

Love this clip of Chris and Max. Reminds me of how we as God's children desperately hunger for more of God that we run and chase after Him anticpating the moment like that of a loving Father, He turns around and starts chasing us!! Those are the moments we had better buckle up and hold on!! Daddy is gonna pour Himself out on you!!



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God in the details..part 1

One thing that I am asking God to teach me lately is not to miss Him in the details. I don't know if it is the change of scenery, the change of schedule, the extra rest, or a combination of all three, but man, I cherish vacations because they help me to see God in the midst of many details of everyday life that I know I have missed time and time again.


This week, I have resolved to learn to see God in the details of my day to day life. I could go on and on about why I miss this and the things in my past that contribute to my struggle with this, but I will spare you all and save it for another day :) Just know, this is going to be a BIG one for me. I do not want to miss one thing God is speaking to me, one way He is loving me, or one lesson He is teaching me.


In order to get things started on the right foot, I thought I would post over the next few days some of my every day details that I have seen God in this week:


1. Children worshipping. I know the pics are a poor depiction of this story, but we went to a church event Friday night, and I noticed that Jack kept moving away from people (NOT AT ALL like Jack)...I soon realized that he wanted to be alone to worship. Here he is raising his hands in his own world while we sang, "How Great is our God."


The gymnasium where this event was held was packed with children. Looking out from the top row of the bleachers and seeing children raising their hands in worship...took my breath away. Even children understand that we serve a God that is worthy of our worship.



































Thursday, July 16, 2009

White Boys Can't Dance

There is no hope for us! Man....they're white!

Annie already knows her "right" from her "left" though!!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Eye of a Tiger
















Chris and I are about to embark on a journey that seems to me like it would make a great finale run in the Amazing Race. Basically, we are driving to Charlotte, visiting family for a few days and then leaving the kids with family while we fly back to Fl in time to catch a flight to Lima, Peru (YEA!) to visit FRC's campus there, then we fly back to Fl in time to catch flight back to Charlotte to pick up the kids, and drive 13 hrs home to FL. Makes me tired just typing it. They really should do a leg of the Amazing Race where the contestants must travel with multiple kids that they have to keep safe and happy....only those with the "Eye of a Tiger" would survive!

We are super excited though! We can't wait to spend some time with family and we can't wait to visit the campus in Peru! We've been hearing so many beautiful stories about what God is doing through Flamingo Road Church there, and now we will get to see it with our own eyes!

Yesterday, Chris and I had this great idea: We would keep the kids up all day (super hard to do on a Sunday) and all of us would crash at 6pm. We would get up at 12am, put the kids in the car, and drive through the night. Well, shoot!...here it is 8pm and both Jack and Annie are too overtired to fall asleep. Our plan has back-fired. We had this all figured out and no one but Max can sleep!

Oh, well, we'll still head out and get as far as we can without stopping, which will probably be the entire trip. Yes, my man could kick some Amazing Race tail...He's got the "Eye of a Tiger." :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

FEAR




"Fear is simply Faith in what Satan says"
--Joyce Meyer







Satan Says: "You'll never be good enough."
God says: "You are more than enough. You are complete in me." (Ephesians 3:14)


Satan Says: "You cannot do this."
God says: "Do not Fear, I am holding your hand, and I will help you." (Isa. 41:13)


Today, I refuse to put faith in Satans words and instead will place my faith in God's promises to me. Today I refuse FEAR.