Sunday, December 31, 2006
I was looking back to my very first blog, posted January 27th, almost one year ago. Since then I have posted 186 posts. I have met some very interesting people and have enjoyed reading many different blogs from over the country and even the world. I took the time and really enjoyed reading my past blogs and I think this is more of a journal than anything else. I also think that there are tons of people who do not believe that anyone would fin interest in what they may write or think, but that is not necessarily the case. Sometimes I just hit the next blog feature or do a search on common interest or profiles. That is how I have met several people, For instance, a fellow blogger in California or a blogger from Iraq in the Army. There are tons of examples that someone might write about or perhaps share an experience that may be the thing that lifts a spirit or bring a smile. I think that it's one of the great things about blogger. I guess mine could be an “online journal”. That would probably describe it the best. I pray whoever reads this will have a great and prosperous New Year.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
This is something I have looked at for a while. All info comes from their website and an email post.
Bill O'Reilly, host of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, calls George Soros public enemy number 1
Bill O’Reilly says George Soros and Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis are leading enemies of traditional values
FREE Newsletter from The Voice of the Martyrs I just finished reading Bill O'Reilly's book Culture Warrior. I recommend you read this book by the host of "The O'Reilly Factor." It will help open your eyes to what AFA has been saying for years.
What is most interesting about Mr. O'Reilly's book is what he says about billionaires George Soros, an investment banker, and Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance: "For traditional-minded Americans, George Soros is public enemy number one. Without his unlimited cash (along with that of Peter Lewis), the S-P [social progressive] movement could not attack so readily and so effectively---and with such venom."
Peter Lewis owns $1,176,130,144 worth of Progressive stock. That is over one billion dollars worth of Progressive stock!
Read more of Mr. O'Reilly's information concerning Soros and Lewis.
Some of you will remember Lewis donated $8.5 million to the ACLU about a year ago.
While Progressive's Web site lists Lewis as chairman, the company says he is no longer active. But he still gets his money from Progressive to attack social conservatives.
If you are a Progressive Insurance agent or a policy holder, do you really want to help those seeking to reshape America to their image?
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
We tried to find something in Gatlinburg for this weekend but it was too late. We had decided to just forget about it and then through a newsletter I receive I found something really close by. It’s called Mountain Retreat Ministries. It is headed by Rev. David Webb and his wife. It is a really nice cabin and worth looking into. We are staying there on Sunday Night along with Tic’s sister and husband Debbie and Randy. This should be a lot of fun because we are so close and get along so well.
On Wednesday we had our Christmas/New Year dinner at the warehouse where I work. All the wives came in and we cooked steaks. A lady that works there really fixed it up nice. Denise is very creative and everything was really nice. Mike Long cook the steaks, outstanding! It was a good day. On Friday TC and I are gong to look at an RV. We think it is a good deal so we are excited. I pray that God’s Will shall overcome any desires we have. We would love to have a RV again and use it in ministry. There are so many uses. In the past when we had one, we used it for youth functions, college ministries, and even a place to serve pizza at a Crusade. We could also travel and have a place tom stay as we visited other churches on the weekend. Well not much more happening until after the first of the year. If I blog anymore it will be just some random stuff.
TO Anyone who Reads: God Bless and Happy New Year!!!!! Jesus Reigns
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Our kids have all returned back to their own lives now. Christie and David to Brevard and Chad to Denver, NC. TC and I are going to Charlotte this morning for her to attempt her 3rd testing of the Praxis Test. I know that she is very nervous as she must pass it this time to continue in her cohort class beginning again in January. I pray that God will assist her nerves and give her freedom of thinking.
I must return to work on Wednesday and Thursday and then I am of again until the first of the year. We are trying to go somewhere this weekend although; we may have waited to late to find anything, but either way.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Authorized in 1984 for wear by enlisted personnel assigned as Chaplain Assistants. The hands represent religious support provided to the chapel and to religious programs, while the chapel's door symbolizes a welcome to all worshipers.
That being said I am still excited at the possibility. The adventure itself is enough for me to be excited about, but also the chance to work in this field. The ministry and preparations it world take is right up my alley. As a 56(M) CA, I would be part of the UMT( Unit Ministry Team). You can get all the details here. I would anticipate many ministry opportunities. I also have some chances to possible speak to some CA in the near future. One thing about it, I will not have made this decision without doing my homework.
1. His Faith in God ,the source of all goodness
2. His love for family and friends
3. Good health-
He said that beyond that all things were negotiable. Of course there have been plenty of naysayers. Those who say that the US planted all of this. I say Bull hockey. This man is a true hero although he does not see himself as that way. He now is retired and speaks at some great events. After reading this book, my patriotism was engaged and once again I was a proud American!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
The second reason I am writing this post is to ask for prayer. My heart wants to be in uniform again and I certainly have a desire to help the troops, but my brain says, “You better think about that again”. So I will push toward the weight loss and getting into some kind of better shape while I wait further instructions on this decision.
Friday, December 22, 2006
So TC and I will have to finish up our Christmas shopping perhaps tonight or Saturday. On Sunday I will be speaking at Hezibah that morning, After picking Chad up, we will have church at Wellspring at 4:00 and then on to Mom’s house by 5:30. All kids will spend the night and will be here for Christmas morning. On Christmas day TC’s family is gathering at her sister Bonnie’s house. There will be tons of stuff going on and I look forward to it greatly. I don’t go back to work until Wednesday and then I’m off again until after the New Years.
I must make a decision on my weekend job again. Will I do it or not? Not sure. Personally that is what going on. My next few posts will be more of a topical subject.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Roy Rogers’ Prayer
Lord, I reckon I'm not much just by myself,I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,Help me ride it straight the whole way through.
And when in the falling dusk I get that final call,I do not care how many flowers they send,Above all else, the happiest trail would beFor YOU to say to me, "Let's ride, My Friend"AMEN
The Code of the American Cowboy(As read at John Wayne’s eulogy by his son Patrick Wayne)
1. A cowboy does not judge color of skin, but by character within.
2. A cowboy always respects a lady and tips his hat to all that pass him by
3. A cowboy stands strong for what the American frontier is all about: Freedom, Truth, Justice and the American way.
4. A cowboy will not be wronged, nor wrongs another. The justice he deems out depends on that.
5. A cowboy is loyal, and hard working and maintains a high ethic.
6. A cowboy loves his country, and will fight for it’s principles and sovereignty.
7. A cowboy respects his animals and the earth they roam upon.
8. A cowboy is faithful to what is entrusted to him.
9. A cowboy is bound by duty, honor, and gratitude for what God has given him, which includes his friends and family.
10. A cowboy maintains a hidden code in his heart, for all to see.
Copied from this website. Very interesting blog
This past weekend TC had fun with her sisters in the mountains near Franklin. Debbie and TC came to Christies house Sunday Morning where I was staying ad we went to their cantata. It was so good!!!! Both David and Christie had a part. I cannot tell you how great she did. Her voice was absolutely awesome. I really think she could sing professionally if she wanted. Anyway, that morning I ate at Huddle house about 5:30 and watched the sun come up over the river coming down from the mountain. It was pretty cool.
Well we are getting ready for Christmas. This week is all about getting ready and working. Oh yea, I’m going to the dentist today and get one pulled!
Saturday, December 16, 2006
awesome meal and some great conversation, while David and a friend watched a kung fu movie. Later we went to their church and we talked in the youth room for a long time about us, Chad, and many other topics. Christie really helped me understand some things tonight and for that I am thankful. I am really tired so I will go to bed now in brevard. Good night!
On Saturday I am just chilling and then I’m going up to Christies house and spend the night. I will pick up TC early Sunday morning and we will come back to Christie’s church as watch their cantata as both she and David are in it. Hopefully we will be able to drop by the Boiling Springs Group that afternoon. Not sure about that.
Update on Chad: As we know it he is staying with Bonnie and that is about all we know. I guess he is figuring out his own.
Now, to mention something about Brave heart. Beside the point that is one of my favorite movies, I have watched I don’t know how many times. Last night though I saw something I had never really seen. Picture this, Robert the Bruce, who has a chance to become a hero choose to betray William Wallace, mostly because of the pressure from his father. In a scene that seemed to stick out, Robert, played by Angus Macfadyen, had this dialogue with his father. Directly taken from the script read below:
Robert the Bruce: Lands, titles, men, power... nothing.
Robert's Father: Nothing?
Robert the Bruce: I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk fought for William Wallace. He fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it's tearing me apart.
Robert's Father: All men betray. All lose heart.
Robert the Bruce: I don't want to lose heart. I want to believe as he does.
Prior to him walking out on his father, Robert the Bruce says this, “I will never be on the wrong side again”!!!! WOW- This struck me as an arrow of truth. I desire to have that fervor to be on the right side, period!
Just some Scripture pertaining to this matter
Pro 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work [be] pure, and whether [it be] right.
Pro 21:8 The way of man [is] froward and strange: but [as for] the pure, his work [is] right.
Pro 23:16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I am trying to do what is right, but I continue to battle the sad/mad factor. Sometimes I think I am big Wieney, but I understand that I am just an emotional person, which at times is OK. TC and I are sticking to our guns with our son and I've established a mental picture of what it would take for things to be right, however I don't think I will share that here.
TC is looking forward to this weekend. All of her sisters; Debbie Sue, Lisa Gaye, JoAnn and Bonnie along with TC are spending the weekend together at a lof cabin in the mountains. TC said she feels bad for me this weekend and she has a point. I don't look forward to spendint the whole weekend by myself, but she needs this and so this will be the only place I even mentioned it. She knows. She deserves a weekend around her sisters and by writing that I know that even more. Good deal!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
This Sunday we are going to have Sonny and Bobby Huntsinger come and lead us in worship and share what God has in Thailand, along with their ministry in Montana with YWAM. It will be exciting to hear and watch them. This Sunday at wellspring community Church, meeting in the blue room at Christ Covenant Church.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
My Grandpa in the wheelchair and his son Ronnie on the far side. That's Mimi,Ronnies daugher and my 1st cousin beside him.
My Mom and Dad
RtoL My uncle Ronald, my Aunt Judy(Dad's Sister)
Of course that TC(my wife) and Phillip. He is married to my cousin.
My daughter Christie in the red sweater and her husband David. That's my Mom on the left and my sister Cathey on the right.
My Grandpa and Aunt Judy
Saturday, December 02, 2006
This Sunday will be our last one at our home group. TC and I will be asking for blessings to begin another home group. We will look attract those in our similar situation, without kids. I love kids and I love the Pruett’s kids, but Tc and I need this new adventure. I pray that God will lead us to reach others.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Upon reading yesterday’s thoughts, I need to remind myself that Life is Hard but God is Good!!!!
Thursday, November 30, 2006
I think about several things that Christ has told us; first, don’t worry about tomorrow. Second, love your neighbor as your self. In other words take more though for your neighbor than you do yourself. That is not happening. Third, don’t fear, but rather give this burden over to the Lord, but I just seem unable to do it. I don’t know how. I am working on it but I just can’t seem to figure it out. I don’t feel like myself anymore. Something is wrong and I can’t figure out what. But, I know it will be OK
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Certain characteristics displayed by individuals experiencing a mid-life crisis often include but are not limited to:
* search of an undefined dream or goal
* desire to achieve a feeling of youthfulness
* acquiring of unusual or expensive items such as clothing, muscle cars, jeweler, gadgets, etc.
* paying extra special attention to physical appearance
* need to spend more time alone or with certain peers
WOW- Talking about the hitting the nail on the head. I shall attempt to understand this more in relation to my relationship with Christ.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sitting on our Fireplace mantel is one of the pictures of the greates joy in my life. Only someone who has given their daughter away can measure what we felt that night. Its coming up on one year. In this photo we are dancing the Father-Bride dance and of course it is to "butterfly Kisses". We are kinda smiling in this pic but I also have one when we first stated dancing. It looks like someone had kicked me in the stomach as I am in pain.
Now consider what God felt when He gave His only Son for our sins. What a beautiful picture. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I think of how much went into Christies dress and even her getting ready. Way before that David loved her. Same with us. While we were still in our sins, God loved us In fact Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
A Lovely thought for a lovely day!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Hannah's Prayer of Praise
Then Hannah prayed:
"My heart rejoices in the Lord!
Oh, how the Lord has blessed me!
Now I have an answer for my enemies,
as I delight in your deliverance.
No one is holy like the Lord!
There is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.
"Stop acting so proud and haughty!
Don't speak with such arrogance!
The Lord is a God who knows your deeds;
and he will judge you for what you have done.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Chad and David: Caught playing Madden
Christie at our computer checking email
Christie and Bethany
Mom and Dad
Some Pics of us sitting around talking in Mom's livingroom. The conservation and the food was very good.
This week at Wellspring Moe is going to be gone. They have to take their son to Camp Lejune, NC I saw Matt at the recruiter’s office and I thought he look awesome in his Marine sweats. Donna, his Mom looked as thought she was just glowing in pride. I think that TC really needs to talk to Donna about how she feels about Chad. I think that would go well. I will probably try and work that out God willing! I think Scott is trying to get his brother to come and lead the music for the church. I hope because I really want to play the drums Sunday. Well that is all I am going to write about today. God is good and He Still EXISTS just as He did yesterday. Forever there forever faithful and forever thinking of me His Child!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Chad has decided to go and sign up for the army this coming Monday. He seems to be actually excited about it so we will see. He had decided on the MOS 88M which is Motor Transport Operator or Truck driver for short. I think part of the decision for that choice is his laziness and not wanting to walk but whatever. We all have our reasons for doing something. I just hope everything goes well when he goes to MEPS and all of that. Let’s go and enjoy the remainder of the Holiday. Peace out!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
From the heart this weekend has been really weird. I would hesitate just a little to explain everything but we’ve had a few problems from our 18 years old son. In all honesty we can not figure out why things have worked they way they have. Someone once said that “Y” or Why is a crooked letter that no one has ever got straight. I reckon! There have been jobs for
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Just for fun I have been looking at the evidence of the story that Brush Bill Roberts was actually billy The Kid. This has proven to be untrue time and time again. It does make a great story though. They have ven given Brushy Bill a new headstone to reflect his story. He is buried in Hamlminton Texas just 20 miles from his home town.
Here is part of a newspaper article I found. Notice the middle picture. This is Anastacio Trujillo, holding the .44 rifle giving to his Father by Billy The Lid, alia, William H Bonney. According to the pic and report, there are 22 marks on the barrell.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
On Friday TC and I spent the day looking at cars. We found several online and found a few just looking around. I am glad that I had Friday off and even Saturday off. It came at a good time. I really didn’t want to buy a car right now but timing has made it a necessity. As in the past we will wait for the one God has picked out for us.
As I finished up the book “The Journey of Desire”, I will bring out one final thought. John talked about hanging a sign above his bed to remind him in the mornings that “God Exists”. The point: Sometimes God works these miracles in our lives and then we forget about them. If we could just remember what God has done in the past, we would have an idea of what He will do in the future. How can He not meet all of our needs? He Will! He Has Promised and he will. No worries!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood. A movie about a crominal, a young boy and a TExas Ranger
This one was originally a mini-series on TV. This most certain ranks in the top 3 Civil War movies.
Yesterday it seems my vehicle woes began to subside. After finding out that my wife's car had just lost a wire of the back of the alternator instead of the alternator being bad. This saved me over 200 bucks. That’s great! As Tony the Tiger would say. So, I paid out less but I will make less too. Eric, my Saturday boss, called to tell me he does not need me this weekend. Then, Billy, my Friday boss, called to say the classes were canceled on Friday. So, that means I will have a three day weekend. Cool!
Last night we watched “A Perfect World” with Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood. We had watched a long time ago and I had forgotten about it. It really does open so many thoughts concerning different views on things. Such as; criminals and how they got that way. Young boys with a father. It’s a good movie and worth watching; however it does use the “F” word a few times and the GD word a few times too. Famous two quotes of the movie. Kevin describes, “Your front windshield in the future and the rear view is the past. Speed up or slow down, the choice is yours. He stops and says, “Now is the present. Enjoy it while it last”. Also, the criminologist says, “In a perfect world things like this would not happen”. I agree! Except one thing. That which is perfect has not come. 1Cr 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. I am reminded often about this passage because I know the day is coming when the “Perfect One’ Jesus Christi will come again and when He does all will be perfect again as it was in
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
This past Sunday was just too cool. I was so sick Sunday morning but God gave ame a special unction. I know because I felt it. Hezibah was good and then i went on the Northside and it was awesome. I could feel the Holy Spirit place a calm on the people and we were just able to link.
TC went last Sturday to re-take her PRAXIS test. I think that went well.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Ok, I have been put to the test and man “it ain’t been easy”. Know what I mean! For some reason I think I want to recap so I can kind of see, so here we go. Weekend before last my daughter wrecked and totaled her car. This car was still in our name, still our insurance (although they did pay for the insurance and stuff). Nevertheless, it is still in our name therefore; we are involved. It’s something we will have to work out with the wrecker company. Who knows how that gonna work out, plus I have to think about insurance rising. Then TC’s car quit starting. So, we put a starter on it. About 200 bucks. Then on Monday night it quit running on her way home from school. This is the third time it has left her stranded in a week. She will need a battery or alternator.
Monday, November 13, 2006
This is a little better shot of the whole band. You can barely see me in the dark left corner. We are worshipping in the blue room at Christ Covenant Church in Shelby, NC. They do not use their building on Sunday nights so they let us use the blue room. What a blessings.
This is Scott Hood playing the Trumpet and the Keyboard. Scott just recently returned from Iraq and is also a police officer for the city of Kings Mountain. In front of him is Moe our fearless leader
This is me playing the drums at Wellspring Community Church. Our Praise Band is getting bigger and better. That's little Kevin Caldwell to the right thumping the bass.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Yesterday when faced with a major decision, the phrase I found the same day really came home to roost. Here it is; I had one car that would crank and run, mine-although it skips after it gets warm). I have one that I just spent over 600 dollars and drove it 15 minutes and now it makes a horrible noise. I have another car that will crank sometimes-It has left TC stranded three times. So, I decided not to go to work and take TC to her test. With this in mind I felt as though I had handled the situation perfectly. I pray so badly that I can continue to do the same in each and every situation. Why do things happen? I don’t know, but I am comfortable in the mystery!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
The more comfortable we are with the mystery of our Journey, the more rest we will receive along the way." This is directly from John Aldredge's book, The Journey of Desire" What a saying. Think about it; Life is a mystery; the Gospel is a mystery so therefore why would we not think that even our life journey would not be a mystery as well. When one comes to that realization, I think the journey itself becomes more intriguing. My Journey like my skin fits me perfectly; therefore I am comfortable in it. Because I am comfortable in it, I will receive the rest that I so need!
Friday, November 10, 2006
It's in the morning and I am just waking to another day. Thank you God for a good night rest. I wish I could sleep later but hey, it is what it is.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
TC and i have been praying about starting a 3rd group for wellspring for while now. We feel the need to begin something for single adults or couples with no kids. For this to happen we need several things to happen. First, agreement from our pastor, CHECK 2. Agreement from our homegroup to branch out- COMING SOON Thirdly, Confirmation that now is the time- CHECK
So, we must have an agreement with our existing group. I have been the leader but I have also been co-leading this one with Cecil. It is tyime for him to lad this group with someone else. I feel strongly that there are people needing this that we must reach. We need prayer support on this one for sure!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday our House Church was very good. We met for some fellowwship time and then we started. After the praise and sharing we has lunch. TC fixed three large pots of homemade soup. Others brought pumpkin bread and desserts. TC fixed some cornbread as well. It was great!
TC and I talked for a while yesterday on something that just came up. I have been feeling that another group should be started and yesterday we discussed that perhaps now is the time for that. I want to discuss this with Terry and others before going any further. This is a major prayer concern.
Also Sunday we head the news that our daughter and son in law were involved in a car incident down at Myrtle Beach. I think the car is totaled but the main thing is everyone is perfectly fine. Thank you God!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
This week at our Home Group I am leading us in the topic of desire. I have been intrigued by this topic since I have been reading “The Journey of Desire” by John Eldredge. This book is awesome but too many times when I really get to thinking about my hearts true desire I almost get depressed. It is a feeling I think that is necessary in order for oneself to really feel what they must, that they might find the encouragement to actually do something about it. Too many people settle for less than what God wants for them. A True statement for sure is that your greatest desires will be placed there by God Himself. I have found that I almost always desire less for my self than God would for me. For example, I have always wanted to be able to be free and travel where I need to go. Now sit back for a moment and compare that desire to the need of being faithful. They both tear at my soul. I want to be a free spirit going and coming at the need arises. That is a desire that I have I simply cannot shake. It never goes away. I want to be on mission, on journey and help people where they are with what I have. I want to see God move in a powerful way. So, here is where my heart is discouraged. I must be faithful to my family, to my job, to paying the bills, right! Sure I do, but my prayer is for God to show me how HE is going to send me to my DESIRE and still be faithful to what He has already given me. I Declare that it is true! But, I don’t know. Get it!
Friday, November 03, 2006
- Meeting and marrying TC
- Having my Children: Christie and Chad
Today, I am starting my second job of teaching at Trans-Tech Truck Driving School. I will either be in Conover or charlotte. Starting next week I will agin teach the SMith System DDC at my full-time job PSNC and be working at TT on Saturdays. This will be my schedule for until the end of the year. Take it when it comes! You never know when a rainy day will come.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
This was a difficult book to read because of the truth I found inside. When I would finish a chapter or sitting I would almost be discouraged. I knew in my heart that my journey of desire was off track somehow. I could no longer hear myself over the crowd. I really did not know who I was. The thing is; I really have not found all the answers yet. I am getting there. That is why it is called a journey. To be honest I take too many detours along the way. I am going to focus on this the next few days. I look forward to the JOURNEY. www.lifesong.info
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Chad also has a placement test to take before beginning college in January. He has alot to do and I pray he will be responsible in doing all he needs to do. I will start my new second job this coming Friday. TC has to spend the day at Lees Mcrae College this Saturday so, I am going too and we hope to get hang for the night and enjoy a little time off. We will see.
I am feeling a little lonley in my walk right now. Last week Wellspring did'nt have church which I think was not good. It would have been better to have it, but that is not my call. I think November the 12th is the next time we will have the Party and I don't think I will make that one. I am gonna try but I will speak that morning at 9:30 at Hezibah and then at 11:00 at Northside. I will speak again at Northside at 6:00. Don't see how I can make Wellspring that night but I hate so bad. I have to be hones, I just love how I feel after playing the drums. Moe is easy to play with and it is an exciting thing. Oh well, things are for a purpose and we will just have to wait and see how that works out.
ReflectionIndeed, all the earth knows of His righteousness and is filled with His amazing glory! All His splendor and might exceeds all imagination. Such is our God. And He will guide us into His everlasting glory! (Blue Letter Bible)
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I sit here this morning thinking back 18 years. We were in the Army and preparing for our second child. Chad was born at the House of the Good Samartian, Watertown New York. I just like to say Fort Drum, NY. Christie and David came down, Chad's cousin Matthew and of course Mom and Dad. Happy Birthday Chad!
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Today at 5:30 we are going to have our son Chad's Birthday get together. Just family and then I am sure he is off with his friends. Chad will be 18 on Sunday. That's hard to believe!
Friday, October 27, 2006
I am looking forward to speaking at Hezibah this coming week. I have a message that I am working so I hope it will be completed on time. We decided not to purchase the camper so we will wait until another time. Be Blessed
Thursday, October 26, 2006
ReflectionSo strong is our victorious Lord that ever more can we, His people, trust in His promise to protect us. Fear not, O believer, for even now is the kingdom of God visible by your faith! Take up your heavenly reign! Rejoice in your seat at the Father's throne! God will be your sturdy defense and never will the enemy's darts pierce your hide, so go forth proclaiming the Lord's victory in boldness.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
My Morning Time comes from Blue Letter Bible . com
The LORD [is] the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
ReflectionWith the Lord being our portion and our cup, He becomes our sufficiency in both food and drink. The reference of the "lot" may either speak of the land that was granted or even how God is in control of everything—even our destiny. We also have the promise of a heavenly lot which Jesus talks about in John 14:2.
What a joy to realize this first thing in the morning! Be Blessed!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Tonight CFD will burn a house. Actually not much training will come from this. It is a small house on White street that we put out last July 4th, but some younger guys will get some much needed hose time.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Last week at House Church was pretty good. About half of us was missing but Jason led us in music and and then we had a brief Bible Study and went up to the Gazebo and prayed for the City and the youth and ended at the Pepporini Express. This week we are going to meet as a larger group at Christ Covenant Church. It is located between Shelby and Boiling Springs on Hwy 150. This weekend Tc has several projects for school Monday so not sure if we will get to go look at the leaves or not. Time will tell!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
This past weekend Christie and David came down on Friday night and spent the night. We all got up Saturday morning and went to Carowinds. We really had a great time. We got home around 8:00 that night and they decided to spend another nght adn return home to Brevard early Sunday Morning. It was so nice to spend the day and two nights with my whole family. Thanks God for this blessing!
- This Sunday is Home Group Week. We are meeting at 10:00 Am at the Pruetts and the after a while we are walking up to the Uptown Gazebo. After praying for the city and other things that the Holy Spirit leads us to we are gong to stop at the Pizza Express for the buffet and fellowship. Next week we meet at Christ Covenant for the Party!
- This coming Wednesday will be TC's last day at Washington as an assistant Teacher. Her desire to become a teacher pushes us to make this decision. There is only so much a person can do and so we made this decision based on God's answer.
- This Week I have a Fire class every night. Monday it is Fire Behaviour II at CFD and Tuesday- Wednesday is the last week of Introuction to pumps/Driver-Operator