Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Simple Things

There are a few new things in our daily lives that have been fun to discover. We would like to tell you about them.

First, food....a new snack...

Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Baked graham snack, made with whole grain, cinnamon flavor. There are 300 goldfish in the package and 50 is a serving. 5g of total fat, 7g of sugar. Slip them in a baggie and hit the road!!

Lipton Diet Green Tea, buy them in a 12pack, contains no juice, sugar free. We both enjoy these.

Food for the spirit -- Blessing Your Spirit by Sylvia Gunter and Arthur Burk


Daniel and I find our spirits need to be refreshed. We are partners and it is God's will that we refresh one another. We have begun practicing what this book offers. Each day there is a blessing (actually there are several to pick from)and you choose which one you want to bless one another with. We do it usually as we go to bed. I will give you an example below. Look at the Bible and see how the "spirit of man" is described.

in anguish - Job 7:11, willing - Mark 14:38, different - Numbers 14:24, stubborn - Deuteronomy 2:30, sorrowful - I Samuel 1:15, passed to someone else - II Kings 2:9, moved - John 11:33, watched over - Job 10:12, patient - Ecclesiates 7:8....there are so many examples. Very interesting study.

We always sit close and put our hand on one another and bless one another. Wow, it is powerful to be blessed....

Day 4 God Fights for You
____________, I bless you with being led by the Spirit to respond to problems with faith, not as a slave out of a victim mindset of avoidance, blame-shifting, or rationalization. I bless you with perseverance, not a spirit of fainting and giving up. I bless you with embracing problems, viewing them as challenges, and as opportunities for faith, as new ways to see the many facets of God and how He will work in them and through them to work things out in His plan.

Day 6 God's Presence
"Ps. 16:7 says "even at night, my heart instructs me" I bless you______________, with fullness of joy in the night watches as the Spirit of God ministers to your spirit. The nighttime is the first-fruits of God's creation; therefor it is holy. I reject and break off of you every claim of the enemy to the night hours. I proclaim that it is God's holy time when He delights to visit you and to minister to you. I bless you with experiencing His presence in the night watches as your subconscious mind and your spirit are open to the Spirit of God, so He can minister to your spirit while your conscious mind is not cluttering up the works.

Blessings on you!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Every once in a while I enjoy turning to a book in my Bible and just moving from one underlined verse to another. These would be verses God has brought me before in my study or as I have listened to some teaching. It jogs my memory and is very rich. Last night I did this with the book of Ecclesiastes. Enjoy where I have been and I'm sure many of you have been in this book about life.

"under the sun"


2:13 "And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness", that is an interesting contrast. truth.

2:25 "For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without Him?

3:11 "He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart.."

4:9 One of my favorite verses -- "Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up."

5:1-2 "Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few."

5:20 "For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of hi heart." This tells me to be content!!

7:13-14 "Consider the work of God, For who is able to straighten what He has bent? In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider - God has made the one as well as the other so that man may not discover anything that will be after him." (his future)

10:4"If the ruler's anger rises against you, don't leave your place,
for calmness puts great offenses to rest." Man, that sounds like a great relational tip!!

11:1-2 "Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth."
11:5-6 "Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good." SERVE!!!

12:13-14 "...fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. Because God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil."

Friday, August 13, 2010

We Said Good-Bye

Deanna Meredith came to Hope church of Christ one Wednesday night and we met. She has a smile that is very contagious!! It's been a couple of years now and God has moved her on this morning to the next season in life. She was called by God when she was 18 to go to a foreign country to teach about God's Son, Jesus!! What an exciting purpose she feels. She has been a wonderful addition at Hope and she will now move on to the Church of Christ in Falls Church , her supporting church. She will be added to this page soon, I'm sure. Her home congregation will also be supporting her, Grace Crossing, A Community Church of Christ. I know it is a JOY for them to have one of their own to help as she follows the call on her life.

We were able to have Deanna live with us for only one month but it was fun, and comfortable. Such peace is in her young heart and such purity of desire in her walk. She will touch people as she steps into VA., Houston and then on to Chile in Jan. 2011. Begin today to pray for Deanna and her team mates.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blinn Reunion

We left last Thursday and went on a short trip. When we pulled into our garage on Sunday night we had driven 1,000 miles. We spent one night in Bastrop with Daniel's folks and enjoyed a time of sharing pictures on the computer with them. We even Skyped with Alison and the kids for a bit. We headed to College Station and each met with a few friends for lunch and then drove on down to Houston. Friday and Saturday night we enjoyed great conversation and laughter with several friends from our Blinn College days in Brenham(1974-76). Daniel and I met there and our dating days began. Two of the groomsmen at the wedding were in attendance and you will notice the guys still look the same, hahaha. Troy Nicar and Clent Hood

On our return trip from Houston we drove through San Antonio and stopped to see Jason and Lindy's (our niece who lived with us for 3 years) new baby, Elias. Helen (Daniel's sister) and Randy were there, beaming as grandparents for a 2nd time. Shelly and Ryan were also there(Lindy's sister and brother, our niece and nephew). A special part of the trip for Daniel was driving 80mph out on I-10 between Kerrville and Junction - definitely a guy thing!