Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sure and Pure


What a wonderful day yesterday. Some meeting and prayer time and lots of phone time. today is the day to check off some to do's for sure. Man, there is a lot gong on right now. Another ministry opportunity showed its head yesterday as well. We are doing some serious soul searching right now. I can't decide on this unless it changes other stuff so, I want to be sure. Remember this,
Jam 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.

We also attending the Salt and Light conference this past Sunday Evening. Dr. Richard Land from the SBC preached and Dr. Mark Creech from the Christian Action League spoke on the upcoming amendment to the North Carolina Constitution of marriage being between one man and one woman. Amen.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Good News: I like it

Well things did not work out for little Tommy to come and stay with us so we are still playing the waiting game. Time will come soon enough I am sure. The room is ready and so are we. Things are very busy as we plan for summer mission trips, fundraisers and such. We have our semi annual meeting and a youth rally coming up very soon as well. We have been blessed with warmer temps so I am for sure enjoying that but I would like to still see some snow. I heard form Chad last night and he got his job back at the VA in Asheville and is staying at the Vet's Qtrs until he finds better housing. All for now........

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Minds made UP

Well, we made the decision and we are now waiting on them. Much goes into this decision so now we wait. We understand that if all goes well we may get to keep him a night or two over the weekend. We will see. Much thought has gone into our schedule and i do believe we will have a plan in place before one is needed. We will continue our current pace but we know which things will be dropped first.
In other news, we recived our donated hotdog stand. It needs a little work and some new paint but I believe it will be used in ministry.


I think we will paint it red, with a logo, our name and some scripture
Lastly, we have had such a mild winter. the Temps have been cold but nothing like the last two years. We keep getting calls for snow but it seems to miss us each time. Up to a few inches at the most except in the higher ski slopes area. I hope we do get one whip banger before winter is over.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Praying about it

Friday we decided to work at the missions office and get started on the 2011 associational report. We had a meeting with Grandfather Home Case managers. We were given a report on a young 8 year old boy and are praying over this decision and give them our answer on Monday.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Think on this....

It is very cool to hear good news. For example, our Client Services Director at the Pregnancy Center also volunteers at the hospital and through that she now has a relationship with the head nurse in the (baby delivery part), whatever that is called, and the one person that does all the ultrasounds at the hospital. They were so excited to meet her and see and hear what the pregnancy center. They intend to recommend those who need our services. Today, we have a meeting at 1:00 PM with a case worker to talk specific about a child we might get. Very excited to have that meeting. TC actually woke me up coughing around 3:30 this morning and I just could go back to sleep. Now, i have not been stressing because I learned last night in our Living Free Insight Group that I don't have to think on those things, cause God says think about these things... It's all good.....
Phl 4:8And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Official News

We finally heard that we are now licensed therapeutic foster parents. Our agency called us yesterday and told us the news. Our actual license should arrive by the end of the week but we are legit. We are now in the process of looking for a child and that should take several days. We are both so excited!
I worked on the closet yesterday. I lined the closet with spruce pine boards. I think it looks awesome. It's back to the office today. I was there a few hours yesterday but I have tons to do. All for now.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Anniversary TC and Wade

29 years ago February 12th she said I do. TC has been such a great friend and partner on our adventure. We celebrated Saturday by going shopping. TC has needed some stuff for a while. We met Chad there and decided to let him stay with us a few days. I am sure it is quite different than where he has been staying. I have noticed that he stares sometimes and i wonder what he is thinking. Penny for your thoughts I guess. Anyway, things seem to be going well. He is gonna help me move some tree cuttings and some tear out from some of the work we have been doing lately here at the house. Christie and David is going to take him back to Asheville on Tuesday to save us a trip, besides they are going there anyway. Fingers crossed about a another job at the VA next week. All for now


Friday, February 10, 2012

Pictures of the New Foster Kids Room

Just a few more small things and it is done. We are going to wait until we get our child to finish so they can help pick out some colors and stuff. We are getting excited as it won't be too much longer now we hope.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Room, Resources and Rest Needed

Much business has been the menu around here this week. We are trying so hard to get the foster room ready but other things keep coming up. Last Sunday we joined First Baptist Church in Crossnore. TC decided that it was a good church for young people and missions. I agree! Monday my buddy Matt helped me rip a doorway into the side of our bedroom and built a 2' by 7' closet onto the porch side. We needed more closet space. We got it in the dry and insulated and it will stay that way until I finish with the foster room. Tuesday, we met again with the folks from Grandfather Home about making a foster home in a house that Crossnore Baptist church owns. I am helping them with this process and TC and I may be the first foster parents. If this happens it will be at least a year out. lots of work to be done on this ole house. Tuesday was also distribution day for the blue Ridge Christian News. Wednesday was all day with mission trip meetings, distribution, and we stayed over for church last night. Today is another busy day with office tie, meetings, some last places to distribute the paper, the pregnancy center this afternoon and our annual pastors/wife banquet tonight. We are exhausted but Friday should finish up the foster room and i will be glad. Well that's all.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Remembering the Sarge

I was thinking about my friend Sarge charlie a lot today. I wish i could have went to Florida to pay my respects. Perhaps one day! I went back and found these pictures when TC and I met him and his lovely bride Miss Bee at Dillard's house in Dillard Ga. I will cherish those memories.Two wonderful people
We sure put a beat down on that good eating
What a Privilege for me.
TC and Miss Bee

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Interesting

It's been a very good week for work and stuff. We had a board meeting at the Pregnancy Center and that went good. It seems that when I think that maybe I should step aside and let another visionary take over the board confirms the things we are doing. The missions office is being organized and i am happy in the direction we are going. I am expecting the enemy to pop his head up but I have my gospel hammer to womp him upside the head. I am still mourning inside the passing of Sarge Charlie. I just can't believe I will not hear his encouragement, but my heart goes to his wife, Bonnie and his son chuck along with his three daughters.
We continue to work on the foster child room and know that we are getting closer. Pics will come when we are finished. Tomorrow I am starting on another project, we are tearing out one wall of our bedroom near the front porch so that we can have a bigger porch. This should be interesting. I am hiring a friend to do the tough part. All for now....