Monday, October 20, 2008

US STUFF! we visited with the Sprinkles at their home for a couples get together. It was fun and we realize how Blessed we are to have such precious people of God in our lives. We're planning a trip together for a week-end in November. I am looking forward to it. Seems like we stay so busy we hardly take time to do anything for ourselves. We enjoy the time with our kids and grandkids so much we forget to do the "us stuff". Our kids are always telling us to take a trip or just go somewhere, so now you guys will be happy to know we finally are! Thank you Jesus for our new friends Jeff and Evelyn Sprinkle.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I would like to start out this blog with a "Thankfulness " to the Lord for so many prayers answered this year. Wow....if you only knew! I think this year has been one of the most trying.... financially and emotionally that we as a family have been through.

I will spare you the details but the end result is....Jason & Mari our oldest children, have reconnected spiritually and are being used of the Lord in our church, and Mari just steps in and does whatever needs to be done. Mari...thank you, I always know I can depend on you!

Jared & Nicole have learned what it is to depend on the Lord totally and have made some life changing decisions that Buster & I are so proud of them for. J & N....God is so faithful. I can't wait to be in church with you!

Jimmy & Shelly are newly married this year and we are so happy for them! They have both faced some pretty rough roads in their lives over the past couple of years. The Lord has been good, and has blessed them. They are going to have another baby! Brooklynn & Tristen received the Holy Ghost this year and we expect little Morgan will follow soon. We can't wait for baby London in January.

Jeffrey & two are amazing. Right after they were married they were made youth pastor of Calvery Apostolic Tabernacle in Ontario where they are loved and respected and such a blessing not only to the church but to our entire family as well.

To my husband I say.....thank you for your love and support during this trying year....your getting up in the middle of the night to pray for our children and me this last year has been what brought us through. I am so grateful to you for the changes we have made in our lives and for the decisions we have made together to draw closer to the Lord in this day we are living in. Often we have spoken of the years when we were raising our boys and said, we just needed to go back to those days.....Well.....God has brought us back!

Most of all....I want to give honor to our Pastor Bro Clark, for his courage to stand up and preach the Word like our Elders did so many years ago. It may not be fashionable, or popular anymore but I'll tell you what. The kind of preaching we are hearing is what this world needs more than anything else. People are looking for something to change their lives. The Word does that! We just need someone we can depend on to preach it! Thank you Bro Clark for doing just that!

Bro & Sis Clark are the most loving and sincere people I think we have ever known. We are so happy to call them Pastor and now Family!

With all that said....I know our economy is probably the worst since I was born, and that depression is everywhere, I know we may still face some very hard times in the months and years to come if the Lord does not return, but.....we are the children of God! We are a chosen people, God has a plan for us,'s a good plan! Serve the Lord with Gladness! He is our Hope and our Salvation!

To God be the Glory