Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We have been in Rotan for just over a week right now and the biggest hurdle we are facing right now is .......
No cable internet
Not going back to dial-up
This leaves sattelite internet. It is set up at the church and the hope is that we could use that tirelessly, however our wireless router is not powerful enough to transmit next door to the house. So my phone has literally become my lifeline! Thank God for unlimited data plans! We are trying to figure out now if we should modify our existing router with stronger antennas, purchase a new and much more powerful router, or have satellite internet hooked up at the house as well. All of these options are much harder to research without a computer with internet access! Anyways, hopefully we will be up and running within the next week and I can hit you all with a whole bunch of catchup posts.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Last week Mike's car died. To say we didn't see it coming would be a lie. It is a 1992 Buick Regal with who knows how many miles on it...the odometer has never worked since we have owned it. We have been praying it through since we got it. So new car for us....well, new to us. Mike found a 1998 Ford Expedition for a great price. It is in amazing condition and actually has about 6000 miles less on it than a our 7 year newer Saturn Vue...only 108k miles! We feel so blessed to have found this car and it is everything we wanted for a second car. Mike will be taking the Vue to and from Dallas until we move and I will get this new beauty! It is also an added perk that we now have a vehicle that seats 8!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
This year, the thing that kept going through my mind the most was that I wanted to focus on making my body a healthy temple for God. I wanted to make healthier choices and focus on eating to fuel my body and my body as God's vessel for ministry. So, how do I "fast" that? Well, I decided to give up Sweets and sugar. That was a no brainer. Secondly, though, I decided to give up meat (except fish-a girls gotta have some protein). Meat is much higher in fat and calories and has the potential to become unhealthy very quickly depending on preparation. I decided that giving up meat would force me to be creative and think about what I am making and think outside the box to find healthier recipes with leaner proteins and fewer calories. This has been a lot of fun and delicious! I have found myself praying each morning that God would help me make healthier choices and through out the day when I am tempted as well.
There are some that disagree with Lent for various reasons, one being that it is not commanded that we do it in the Bible. Where this is true, it is also not commanded that we celebrate Christmas or Easter and yet, people don't argue with those. I think the idea behind Lent is honorable and I don't think that there is a problem with truly committing to focus on God and grow closer to Him through fasting and prayer (which are BOTH mentioned in the Bible).
Friday, February 3, 2012
My heart is breaking right now for a sweet family we know from the seminary. They had the joy of welcoming their sweet son Graham into the world today. They also experienced the sorrow and grief of saying goodbye to Graham today. I cannot even imagine how difficult it must be. Please join me in prayer for this family as they seek comfort from THE Comforter, God our Heavenly Father.
"And yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for your rod and your staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
If you would like to read more about Graham's story you can read it here: