Tuesday, March 24, 2009

10 Years Happily Married

On Friday, March 27th, I will have been married to the love of my life for 10 years! We've had some great times and some rough times, but I wouldn't trade them anything! God has blessed me beyond what I deserve by giving me such a faithful and dedicated husband. And I can honestly say that I love him more today than I did 10 years ago!!

On Thursday morning Ronnie and I will be leaving for our 10 Year anniversary trip. (For those of you who were in my wedding...can you believe it's been 10 years already?) Ronnie has planned this entire trip himself and I know very little! He's told me what clothes to have and one of those things was a semi-formal dress, so this should be good!!!! I'm so excited and impressed that he has done all this for me. He's been so secretive about everything. I haven't been allowed to get the mail for 2 months now, can't look at his email, and he changed the log in information on our credit card website, so I can't see it or pay it. So, he's covered his tracks for several months now hoping I don't find out anything. He's starting to get a little stressed now that's it's coming up in the next two days....we know that men aren't normally detailed and they usually need our help, so I can imagine his stress! Hee hee!

So, when I get back I'm sure I'll have lots to share and lots of pictures to post!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Minister's Wives Retreat

Monday and Tuesday my Pastor's wife, Tanya and I were at our IN District Minister's Wives retreat in Indy. It was so refreshing!!! The theme was: Women in ministry have a platform...does yours speak of a testimony or a title? We heard testimonies from different women in each session and I was able to share my testimony about losing Jadon in our last session. It's amazing to hear what God has brought people through! Susanne Cox was our speaker and she did an incredible job! I loved basking in the presence of God in worship and His presence was there in a powerful way! I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to participate in these retreats.

One assignment we were given is to write a blessing over our husband and over our children. I do not bless my family enough, but I believe speaking blessings over our families is important and powerful. My dad was there at the end of our last session and each year he comes and does a communion time and he talked about blessing. He read the blessing he wrote for me that he read at my wedding and he read one that he had written for my mom. They're so meaningful. I Peter 3:8-12 says, "Finally, all of you be of one mind having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous (humble); not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessings, know that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing."

This was when I was sharing my testimony about Jadon.

My sister-in-law, Kelly and I praying together

Me and my Pastor's wife, Tanya

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Josiah's first shot at a b-ball game

Last Saturday was Josiah's last b-ball game and he FINALLY made a shot in a game! He'd been doing so well in the last few practices making shots, but couldn't quite get one in while someone was guarding him.....thankfully, I captured it on the camera!!! I'm so proud of my big boy!! He's the one with his feet off the ground - I think he got about 6 inches of air!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A move of God

Starting this past Sunday-Wed. we've been having special services with a guest speaker, Nigel McNeil. The sanctuary has been packed out every night. We've had awesome moves of God in these services and I've been so encouraged by the hunger in our church. From young to old the people here are just hungry for God and desire to see His presence move in their lives. It's been a time of refreshing and renewal and I'm thankful that God meets his people when we hunger after Him. I'm so excited to see what God going to do in the future with our church!