Saturday, 26 June 2010

He really does care!!



Scripture: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more value than they?”
Matthew 6:26

This scripture boggles the mind. Do you realize that the God that created this universe created you and me, wants to makes this relationship thing personal? I do not understand that very well. I do love His varied and colorful creation. Needless to say I think my horse Amos is an extra special part of God’s creation.

What is amazing is how He created the horse to be such a wonderful special creature. The beauty of a well bred and cared for horse is beyond mans creative mind. I wonder what a horse would be like if designed by a man. I think we know that, kind of, the automobile. It serves a wonderful purpose, yet is very impersonal. Amos, is not only functional, but has feeling and a mind of his own. Created by a wonderful God.

And yet, as wonderful as Amos is, God considers us “… more value than they?” God created us to interact with Him. If that premise is correct, and I believe it is, He does care for us. What had to be hard for God was giving us a spirit of “Free Choice”. He wanted someone to fellowship with, yet He wanted us to choose. He created us, turned us loose and gave us the freedom to choose or reject Him.

Prayer Thought: This is the day that I am going to use to fix my choice on Him. We will fellowship together.

Monday, 21 June 2010

" Live Intentionally"


Fathers Day I sat in a Bible Study and a new term came up that caught my attention. The term was, "Live Intentionally". I began thinking about my daily activities and the need to stay focused on the things God intends for me to do today. There is another phrase this morning that my son brought to my attention that I need to be aware of, and alert to. "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Soooo, somehow I need to sort through both of those statements. If I start out with a plan that is God ordained, I had better stick with it and finish it. I already have some "intentions" planned and on my list today. I guess I had get started. So far I have some already done. Like this blog post.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

You Have No Choice!!




The title of this post is contrary to the title of my blog - kind of. I have made the theme of my blog "Choices R Mine", which implies that you always have a choice. Well, I am wrong. There are somethings that we have to do without any choice. One of which I want to talk about - serving Christ. If you profess to be a Christian, you MUST serve, it is not an option you choose, it is not a choice - you serve. Somehow, somewhere.

If you choose not to serve, you do not answer to me, but you will answer to God. So, get with it.

Mama and I started working in the nursery here 15 years ago. We are still doing that. WE do it each Sunday now - early. We arrive each Sunday AM before choir practice so that Choir members can drop off small children and then be able to attend choir practice. We serve so that others can serve - now that is cool!

Some of the kids we have had in the nursery here are now having high school graduation open house's! Mama, do I really look that old? Our son is now in his 40's! And yet I still have to serve! Oh my! "even so Lord, return quickly."

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Adams Place For Kids - Trail Ride



Today, Susan and I Trailered 2 horses to northern Indiana to participate in a benefit ride for Adams Place For Kids. We were part of a group of riders that rode to help this program for disadvantaged kids.

It was a long day but lots of fun. I got to ride Amos for a couple of hours and that is always a pleasure for me!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Laundry is done - for now!



Well, mama is doing great! Me, I am having my moments! Mama got her pathology report Friday and all of the "Margins were clear". That is what we wanted to hear and the lymph nodes were clear as well. We see the surgeon for a followup appointment tomorrow for a "checkup" and all seems to be healing as expected. God has been so good to us. I was able to share with a bank manager (A lady I had never met) about God's goodness. He has been so close to us.

I pray that as you face difficult times in your life that you seek God's presence and peace. And, that you use those moments to encourage others as they watch your life.
God bless and keep mama and papa in your prayers!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Mama had her surgery!



This is what mama does best! She loves babies! We both work the nursery every Sunday through the summer months. Mama had her cancer surgery yesterday - it looks like mama will be doing this for many years to come! Praise God! Her surgery was a great success. She will probably go through a series of radiation treatment as a precautionary treatment.

It is 7AM here. Mama has been awake since about 3AM, me about 4:30AM. No, it is not because of pain but more about praising our Lord. We have been playing Christian music, answering emails, facebook, and my blog. AND PRAYING! Mostly prayers of thanksgiving and praying for many of you with the personal requests you have given or we have observed.

May God bless you as you serve HIM!!

WE love you all!
Papa & Mama too!