Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Joy of Thanksgiving

The turkey is often cited as the culprit in after dinner lethargy, but the truth is that you could omit the bird altogether and drink a big bottle of Similac Soy formula and get the same effect! Just look at my father-in-law and my daughter Madelynn not even 30 minutes after Thanksgiving dinner! Wow, what a meal! I think the lethargy comes from complete contentment, and of course, lot's of "stuffing". Thankfully there is no snapshot of me snoozing across the room in a lounge chair, or any other family members that dropped like flies shortly after we ate!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

High School Fall Retreat @ LUL

What an amazing Creator we serve! This past weekend was a wonderful time of fellowship, restoration, and communion with our Lord. I think that it is safe to say that those who attended the retreat have no regrets. It was truly a blast! The scenery was the icing on top of the cake. Students repented of sin, renewed their fellowship with the Lord, and strengthened their relationships with one another. God worked and we had the privilege to be a part of it. Look UP Lodge is a camp we will visit again very soon. Praise the Lord for all He has done!

Check out some of the pictures from the weekend

Thursday, November 8, 2007

All of Heaven is Rejoicing

Luke 15:7 says, "...there will be more rejoicing in Heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." I want you to imagine a bright-eyed 6th grade girl who realizes she is lost and needs a savior. The invitation is given and she comes forward. She humbly prays the sinners prayer and is gloriously saved. Now picture her big blue eyes filling with tears as she hears Luke 15:7. Not only has her name been written in the Lamb's book of life, but Heaven is rejoicing over her repentance!

I had the wonderful privilege of leading 6th grader, Virginia Thomas, to the Lord last night at The Green House. It was such a joy to see her eyes filled with tears when she found out that all of Heaven was rejoicing because of her decision to follow Christ. WOW! What an awesome God we serve! "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18 Virginia experienced that power last night. Praise Jesus for the cross!