Saturday, January 31, 2009

Next week I will turn 18 and again I'm not like other girls I don't long for this day.
I have always clung to each year not wanting to become another year older. Isn't that weird?
I remember I cried when I turned 13 because I didn't want to stop being a little girl.
But as each year comes and goes I realize I'm farther and farther from the carefree days of being that little girl.
I told Mama the other day that when I was little the verse''...For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time then vanisheth away.'' didn't seem really true- Not that I doubted the Bible - but things seemed to last soooo long and life seemed soooo slow.
But now I can clearly understand that verse. Life moves so fast I can barely catch my breath!
This past year has really been a year, for me.
But I think the Lord meant it for Good. There have been alot of things I thought I would never do, I could never do, that the Lord has helped me do, and alot of things I thought would never be over, or I just couldn't make it through, but the Lord has given the strength to make it.
I have learned sooo much this year and the Lord has given me many more opportunities to serve him.
Like when Jennifer felt God was calling her to go to WCBC, I thought,''She can't ! I can't play the piano for church, I can't teach her students!!!!'' I was terrified!
But God helped me overcome that fear, and now I love my students, and I enjoy playing for church!
Now that I'm turning 18 and ''putting away childish things'' I look forward to what God has for me. Though it's abit scary I know the Lord will lead my life when I can't see ahead, For He is the Forerunner and He knows the past, present, and future. Isn't that a wonderful thing to think about? Someone that loves you very much knows what your gonna face and what your gonna go through and He'll be there to comfort you, to give you strength to get through whatever it is, and He gives little and Big Blessings along the way like whip cream and a cherry on top of everything He's already done for us.
Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy National Pie Day!!!!!!!


2(8oz.) cream cheese

2 cups peanut butter

2 cups 10x powdered sugar

16oz. whip cream(cool whip)

Mix ingredients

pour into graham cracker crust

chill to harden

drizzle chocolate on top

(Makes 2 pies!)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Praise the Lord!

Recently I blogged about Youth Sunday, and what a great day it was ...
even though no one got saved.
But this week and last week has truly been wonderful!!! That morning the seed was planted and all it needed was to be watered. Four souls have already been saved and I'm sure there will be many more. I pray that the Lord will continue to bless our church, and that we will see more souls saved soon.
Speaking of that there is a 20 yr. old guy coming who we know is not saved, Daddy has talked to him several times and he just doesn't want to accept the Lord... He has been coming on his own right here lately and you can tell he's being convicted. So please be praying for him.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow !!!!!!!

YEY !Our First Big Snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe we finally had snow!!!!!!! I was sooooo excited!!!!!! as you can tell.~
We had at least 5 or 6 in., it was so great! We played in it for hours then came inside to warm by the fireplace. The reason I'm so excited is because we haven't had snow for 2 years!!!!!
It's been so long! I got tons of great pictures so here they are, Oh Jennifer got some really good one's, too. So check 'em out!

Don't we look lovely~?

Bethany's Snow Angel

Jimmy looking very cute in the snow...*


Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Came Here To Stay

Run if you want to
Run if you will
When I Fall down
I'm gonna get right up
Cause I didn't start out this way
So Run if you want to
Run if you will
This morning Daddy anounced that he was staying!
He had been praying all week about it, see when he told everyone he was
leaving, it was almost like a death in our church.
So after everyone begged us to stay and we even had a meeting on wednesday night and someone even made a motion to reject Daddy's resignation, Daddy decided he would continue to pray about it.
And so we are here to stay!!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Winter Tea

Tea, anyone . . .

Our Sugar cookies ~ Bethany did very good on this one, Love the tie!

The Table is set...


Singing a new song.. soooo some of us didn't know the words.

Jennifer did the Devo (that's what they call it at wcbc)

Katlynn with her BEAUTIFUL snowflake

My very crumpled Snowflake... it wasn't pretty.

Good Job, Sarah!!!!!!!

No, sadly that's not real Snow!

Some of the girls found a way to recycle their snowflakes...very economical!!!


Last night was Homecoming at Sarah's school... It was soooooo fun!!! Me, Jennifer, and Sarah went to the Ballgame, I LOVE BASKETBALL... mainly because it's about the only sport I really understand. Here's a video of the Guys playing... they did such a good job, and they actually won this game!

The team they played used to be really good, I don't know what happened... But the Chargers beat them 92 to 59, and now my throat is sore from all that cheering.

Sarah (a Retired Cheerleader) stole a pom-pom from the cheerleader's,... don't worry she gave it back.

Sarah, Me, and Jennifer

During Half-Time someone started a human piramid...but they never made it all the way.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Just Keep Trusting My Lord

Well today was the first day of the rest of my life.
In one of my past posts I asked for prayer for Me and my family, and especially my Daddy...
My Daddy has been praying and fasting for awhile now and the Lord has finally given him peace.
We have been at our church for 25 years, My Daddy has been very faithful through thick and thin, good times and bad. He is not a quitter.
But this morning My Daddy announced that he felt the Lord was calling him somewhere else.
He feels that the Lord wants him to move on.

I'm not very sad, I am really gonna miss my bus kids! But I have faith that Daddy is doing what the Lord wants him to do. But I'm REALLY gonna miss my Bus kids...
Tonight we sang this song in church...

I just keep trusting my Lord as I walk along
I just keep trusting my Lord and He gives a song
Though the storm clouds darken the sky ore the Heavenly trail
I just keep trusting my Lord , He will never fail
He's a faithful friend
such a faithful friend
I can count on him to the very end
though the storm clouds darken the sky ore the Heavenly trail
I'll just keep trusting my Lord, He will never fail
So that's what I'm gonna do. Just trust my LORD.
I thought I'd dedicate this post to My BUS KIDS, cause I love 'em soooooo much!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Trying to be Joyful in the Lord

This past year has been pretty STRESSFUL on me and my family.
If you've been to my sister Jennifer's blog then you've read all about it.
I've learned so much this past year and again I'm continuing to learn this year.
With so many things that have happened in our family and in our church, I've really learned that sometimes being joyful in the Lord is the only way you can be joyful.
I have a feeling this year is gonna bring even bigger things into our lives, but it's good to know that we are in God's hands and no man can pluck us out!

I want everyone to please be praying for my Daddy, being a Pastor is not an easy job.
If only everyone wanted to serve the Lord and work as hard as My Daddy and Mama, and if only everyone loved each other and got along with each other. Being a preacher's kid you see alot of things, and alot of people can discourage you, but I've never been so discouraged that I wanted to quit church or the ministry. It makes me want to serve the Lord even more. I know alot of preacher's kids who want nothing to do with the ministry when they leave home, they become bitter against everything that has to do with church. I've had preacher kids tell me I'm crazy because I want to marry a preacher. Maybe it's because their parents haven't been like mine. Whenever something happens in our church Daddy and Mama always remind me and my sisters that we are not doing what we are doing for people, but for the Lord. Because people will always let you down, or discourage you, because no one's perfect. But God will never let you down, He will never fail you, Isn't that great?

I want to encourage everyone to support their Pastor!

If he is a man of God and he is serving the Lord and trying to do right, then support him and his family. Encourage your Pastor's wife ! Pray for them! and remember what happened to the children who talked bad about Elisha... Shebears!!!

Honor the Man of God.