Thursday, July 31, 2014

If Asked, Could You Answer?

What is it about Jesus that motivates you to be the best you can be for Him? 

What is it about Jesus that makes you desire a relationship with Him?

What is it about Jesus that makes you want to please Him?

What is it about Jesus that makes you want to tell others about Him?

What is it about Jesus that makes you want to live like Him?

How does He give you hope?

How does He strengthen you?

How does He give you confidence?

Why do you believe in Him?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

This sweet boy got married today. It was the sweetest wedding. (And VERY emotional)

Weldon, we are so proud of the man you have become. You have modeled Christ and lived out His Word in a marvelous way. Not only have you taught and shown Avery and Dax what it means to be a godly young man, but they will now get to see what a Godly husband looks like. 

You are prayed for daily and loved beyond words. We are thrilled to be apart of you and Lily's life. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A & D,

As you age there will come times in your life when you feel overwhelmed. The stress' that come with responsibility will seem more than you can handle at times. 

And when those days come, may you find yourselves on your knees, praising The Lord for what He did for you. 

Remember His suffering, rememeber the Cross. Remember the persecution and mockery He faced. 

Let His love and faithfulness bring peace to your weary and worn hearts. 

Let His strength and power and victory give you strength to rise up and keep fighting the fight. 

Clothe yourselves in His promises. Especially His promise to never give you more than you can handle. 

Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you. He knows every burden you will carry, every frustration you will have, every doubt you will think and speak. He knows what you can and can't handle. 

So in those times of stress and feeling overwhelmed may you sense His peace and presence, as you come before Him with an open, honest and willing heart. 

Keep your ears open always seeking to hear His voice. 

Jesus overcame the greatest persecution, and  it is through Him, that you too will be able to overcome those days that seem overwhelming. 

With His Love, 


"No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it."

 1 Corinthians 10:13

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Altar Sunday

Sometimes we spend more time praying than we do going out and being active and involved.

And sometimes, Jesus has to give us a nudge to remind us, praying is great, but going out and doing is just as powerful and necessary. 

Don't use prayer to put off what you know you should be doing. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014


She has only been gone a year. It's been a hard year. A year of many changes and life adjustments. 

They have each dealt with her loss differently. 

For him, it's been hard, really hard. He not only continues the role as daddy, but he steps into the role as mommy. 

A role he thought no one could fulfill. 

And then he met her and something began to change. The part of him that felt dead, began to come alive again. 

Yet from the outside looking in, as a mommy, all I could see was how replaceable we really are.

This is very hard to swallow. No she will never be forgotten, she will always be the mother of his children, but with her passing she suddenly became replaceable. 

How do you deal with knowing everyone is replaceable? 

You turn to Jesus. You will never be replaceable to Him. You are of such great value He gave His life in order to ensure you would be with Him forever. 

There is no replacing His love. It can't be moved or taken. Once you become His it's permanent. 

Yes, the reality of human life is hard, because we so often replace one another, whether by divorce, death, disagreements, dislikes, selfishness, anger, etc.

But not Jesus, He will never replace you, leave you, forsake you, or give up on you. 

It's the only relationship you can be sure is forever. It's the only relationship that will last an eternity. 

So, though we are replaced here on earth, in heaven and to Jesus we are irreplaceable. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Every Minute You Have A Choice

"And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires." Galatians 5:17

Everyday God allows you to rise, He also allows you to rise and choose. 

You have the option to choose joy, love, peace, patience, calmness, kindness, health and fulfillment. 

It's a daily choice, rather it's a minute by minute choice. Either way God allows you the option to choose. 

More times than not, we choose to complain rather than be thankful. We choose to feel defeated rather than rise up and fight. We choose to be grumpy rather than kind. We choose self over others. We choose laziness over hard work and health. We choose bitterness over forgiveness. 

It seems easier to choose those things, because the other takes work, commitment, dedication, faithfulness and trust in God to give us the strength to overcome our flesh. 

But in reality grumpiness, laziness, selfishness, poor health, bitterness and complaining are a lot more work and a lot harder on our bodies.

They deplete us of energy, they require constant attention, and they fill us with sickness. 

Everyday you have to decide for yourself what you will choose. No one can decide  for you or do it for you. God gave you and me the ability to choose to be active, to be strong, courageous, confident and victorious. 

It's true we will never be able to choose wisely on our own, not will our own human effort accomplish these things on its own. 

But our spirit, which is willing is also able!!

"It is the Spirit who gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing." John 6:63

Choose the power of the Spirit which will enable you to choose life and all it's blessings. 

What choices will you make today?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gentle Words

"Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit." Proverbs 15:4

Gentle words begin with listening. Gentle words come from a heart that is selfless. Gentle words come from a heart full of love for others and the condition of their hearts. 

When harsh words are spoken, the pain lasts and lingers within our hearts. Harsh words damage others. The crush/blow of harsh words reveal a truth and the condition of our hearts. 

Speak life. Speak in love. Be prayerful before you speak. Think of the impact your words will have on others before you speak them. 

The Laughter

It's this unexplainable laughter that fills the air, when they talk. 

He has a way to make them giggle like no one else. 

The loudness of their laugh sets off a particular aroma that fills every inch of our home with joy. 

It literally clears out any frustrations, any anger, any sadness. 

Daddy's way of bringing joy into the lives of our boys is irreplaceable, unexplainable, and overwhelmingly amazing. 

Jesus does all of that plus more. Open your ears to hear the laughter and goodness of Christ. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014


"Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?" Romans 8:32

You, my sweet lovely, have been redeemed!

God redeemed you, He bought you, He saved you by giving up His Son, Jesus. 

You were not spared by the blood or death of an animal, you were spared by the death and blood of Jesus Christ. 

A man, who willingly gave up His life in order to save yours. 

Let that marvelous, uncontainable love fall afresh upon you today.