Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halleluia Party Success

Tonight we had our Halleluia Party which was a great success there were over 600 people there it turned out great. It was fun, safe, and entertaining. Here are a few pictures from tonight.

A night to pray

Well here we are again October 31st a night I used to look forward to as a kid but now as a parent a night I dread. The world has become so distorted and evil that this night only causes me stress and sadness. My children are so frustrated that all that is on TV this month are shows that they are not allowed to watch and things that make "Jesus sad" as my 4 year old would tell you. We sat and watched Charlie Brown last night and it was so cute Linus waiting for the great pumpkin what happened to the innocence. I was very grateful that our family had something we could watch during this month. I encourage all my friends and family to make sure you take time to pray tonight for safety for our children and others and for the enemy to be bound tonight. Whether we are trick or treating, staying home to hand out candy, going to Halleluia or just spending time as a family doing something else we need to make sure we are covering this night in prayer especially tonight. Sometimes we are called to stand in the gap for others and tonight would be one of those nights. So please take time tonight today to cover this day in prayer for our kids, family, soldiers and our nation. God bless you all and keep safe.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Student of the month

Today Hannah was awarded student of the month at an assembly at school, the character trait for the month was Trustworthy. Brian, Joshua and I were all able to be there . We are so proud of her. Here are a couple of pictures from today. Good job Hannah.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A day at the mall

Dad was at the Calvary Chapel Men's conference today so I took the kids to the mall. We were looking for shoes for Kelli's wedding for Hannah and after 4 days and many stores we found them at Sears, Thank you Jesus. We also had lunch at Johnny's Rockets it was very very good. Here's some pictures of the kids and Hannah's shoes.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The newest addition to our family

When I came home from retreat my children told me they had a surprise for me then Joshua said it's a surprise it's fish. So here are Goldie and Nemo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A day at the park

Hannah is on fall break this week so today we went to McDonalds to eat then to play in the park, the kids had a great time and so did mommy. Here are some of the pictures from today.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Pumpkin Patch

Today the playdate was at Tolmachoff Farms. We picked out pumpkins, played with animals, played with our friends and had a great time. Here are some pictures from today. When we were finished we all went to McDonalds and had lunch it was a great playdate, Thank You Monica.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Serving in ministry

I have this amazing book called "Principles of Leadership for Women" it is very direct and to the point about why do we serve, how do we serve and the results of service. I was looking through it today (I have already read the whole thing) and in the beginning it says "Our position is to be one of a servant" then it says "ministry is a privilege" I must say yes it is. The next statement is "Will I go all the way to Calvary or will I serve as long as I am comfortable" WOW! There is a statement to ponder. Remember God knows your heart so be honest with him. There is so much wonderful stuff in this book it definetly makes you check your heart and motives for serving. At the very end of the book it says "Every day you serve someone's eternity is at stake. Give out the Word. Let Jesus in you increase and you decrease. One day not too far away you will receive the greatest honor that can ever be given to any steward. You will stand in the presence of Almighty God and hear him say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of the Lord" Now that's a reason to serve." If you feel God calling you into ministry get a copy of this book the author is Gail Mays and read it, it's only 48 pages it will change your life. Even though I love serving and I know I am doing what God has for me to do I still need to re-read this book and keep my heart and motives in check. Just know there is so much joy in serving.