Thursday, July 30, 2009

I have been intrigued by my friend Lori, she has shown some awesome pictures off of her blog. The other night I made a slide show full of pictures of my sister in law and brother in law. They celebrated their 18Th wedding anniversary and I wanted to give them something to cherish for times to come. It turned out so awesome that I could not believe that I was even capable of making one. I already have an order from my parents to make them one for their twenty fifth wedding anniversary. So, thanks Lori for the inspiration. I also like to thank Lori for her idea with the magazine pictures. I have been writing more in my journal.

Well, the point of this post is to tell you that since I read about Lori's gift of photography, I have been looking at the way I take pictures. Last night Luke, Mel and I went for a walk and I took these pictures. I did some in black and white and some in colored. I love the picture of these flowers, do not ask me how I did that. But it looks really cool.

We have a town square, and around this time of year it is full of flowers. This is off one of the light post that surround the water fountain. I was lucky to get this shot with the kids. They are always in such a hurry to go no where. I really loved the smell of the flowers and the look of them.

These are blacked Susan's. I love yellow flowers. Especially sunflowers. I took pictures of them in color and then in black and white. They turned out really good. I am so blessed to be able to walk in the town and take pictures. Creation surrounds me every where I go. I hope that you enjoy these pictures. God bless all of you.
Give all the glory to God.
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." III John 2

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My family and the fair.

This week the Pregnancy Center is at the fair. I was faced with some personal challenges this week and I felt fear come upon me. I was not sure that I could do this. I sat down one morning and just prayed to the Lord and gave him the task of bringing helpers my way. And I was so blessed by all the people who have come to me or have said yes when I have asked.

Most of all, I was blessed by my family. I feel so secure and loved this week by Jeff and the kids. We all set up the both and then Luke has taken some of the time slots to sit at the booth. I am so blessed that my family has just as much conviction in this ministry as I do. It is awesome.

I love this picture of my children. They are the best of friends. They love each other and they take care of one another. Luke is a great big brother and Melanie just adores him. I am so proud of both of them. God has awesome ministries for both of them.

At the end of this week, I will post more pictures and let you know maybe some awesome testimonies from young women. I am so blessed to know Jesus and be his servant. It is amazing to me the women who come to me with awesome stories of courage and strength. I am amazed. God bless all of you, and happy fair week.

Friday, July 10, 2009

"The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living Soul." John Calvin

I have been doing training for my certificate in counseling. I guess when I walked into the study I did not realize that it was going to penetrate my heart. I have been going through some major break through just by doing this study. The writer of the curriculum is really hitting the bible with an arrow to a target.

See, what I am trying to tell you is this. You can not council someone to save them. You counsel with intent to let God lead. If you are not right with God, you will be nothing to that lady. I need to let the Holy Spirit clean house for me. I need him to go into places of my heart that I have let cobwebs and dust build. I need to be humble, having unconditional love, being genuine and be full of empathy, not humanly but Godly.

"And herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence towards, God and man." Acts 24:16

And most of all, I need to have a clean conscience. If this does not happen, I am already defeated. See, these women who come into the center need me to listen, to feel their pain, to understand in a Godly manner, what they are going through. If I am hung up on personal things I am good to no one. My mind has to be hung on the Cross, focused on the one who hung there for me. I have to eat, feel, touch, see the works and blessings of God. This is really important and this has placed me in an area of my life that has me wondering how far God is going to take me if I sit back and let Him.

"counsel in the heart of man is like deep waters; but a man of understanding will draw it out." Proverbs 20:5

"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Proverbs 23:4

God is always with me, as long as I place Him first in my life and heart. It is not a matter of my life any more, it is a matter of another. Where does God fit in your life right now?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hello everyone, I just wanted to tell all of you Happy Fourth of July and I hope that all is well.
This is a picture of Melanie, my daughter. She did a play with some other little girls about our freedom and forefathers. It was a great play. If you would like to see more pictures go to this blog.
And then Luke, Mel, Jasmine, Ricky, Bonnie, Dana, Tianna and I were in the Juction Days Parade. I have posted all that information on the Pregnancy Center blog.
I have been really busy with the upcoming fair. We ordered the booth, the pens, the grocery bags and the magnets for the booth. I am really excited for the fair. In September, we will be having a chamber coffee at the center. It is going to be awesome. So, I have been busy. In a couple of days, I want to post somethings that I have been going through. I want some more time to pray about it. I love all of you and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday celebrating our freedom.