Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Katie and I travelled down to South Carolina the Wednesday before the wedding to visit with Matt and his family. Thursday night, Matt, Katie, and I, left for Florida after church. We arrived very early Friday morning in enough time to get a little sleep time and then it was preparation for the rehearsal and wedding.
Everything went well and the wedding was on a beautiful Saturday morning. I think I may have been just as nervous as the bride. I had this fear of tumbling down the aisle because of my heels. However, since I was walking with Matt, he assured me that he would never let that happen! True to his word, tumbling did NOT occur...thankfully!
After the wedding and reception, the three of us left for South Carolina again to spend some more quality time together. Katie had to fly back Monday morning, but the Lord worked it out so I could stay until this past Saturday morning.
Speaking of Saturday, I am now 20 years old! I spent the day driving, unpacking the car, sleeping, and then working. I'm a big kid now!! It was definitely a birthday to remember as I drove from Beckley, W.V. with my convertible top down, and, as a result, received a fantastic burn on my arms!
Anyway, I've slept most of today, well yesterday now, away, and therefore, am not very sleepy yet. But, I guess I should mention, today is Matt and my 10 month courting anniversary!! Gd has been so good, and it seems hard to believe that it's been that long!! I feel blessed to be loved by this man that God has given to me! :-)
Friday, April 23, 2010
Ex 17:9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
Ex 17:10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Ex 17:11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Ex 17:12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
The end of this story holds Israel in the winning position, all because of the help of those two men, Aaron and Hur. When Moses dropped his hands, Amalek began winning, when his arms were raised, Israel won. Had it not been that Aaron and Hur stood their beside their leader, strengthened him, and encouraged him, that story may have turned out a little differently.
In so many churches across our nation, there are battles being fought. Whether they be emotional, physical, or spiritual, every church seems to have them. The devil has an in-road to almost every church, and it could be through anything. Little things, big things, it really doesn't matter. Wherever he can find an opening, he climbs in.
There is a great need today for more Aarons and Hurs to step forward. To stand beside their pastors, their leaders, and to hold them up. To lift them up in prayer, to encourage them to keep on serving the Lord. We need more people who are willing to lay aside their own differences and say, "You know what? I may not agree with every little thing he says, but this man is God's man, and he is my pastor. I'm going to put aside my differences and trust God to work on my heart and sort everything out."
People of God, brothers and sisters in the Lord, stand by your pastors!! Love them, pray for them, honor them, but most of all, encourage them! Too many good men of God have gotten discouraged and quit the ministry...a tragedy that could have been prevented had God's people just lifted him up! Good men of God are becoming even more scarce as the end times draw near. Ask yourselves, can you really afford to let your pastor down??
This is dedicated to all the pastors I personally know, my pastor, Charles Harvey, Jr., Bro, Doug Sehorne, Bro. Johnny Jones, Bro. Richard Ulery, Bro. Tony Jones, Bro. Joey Curado, Bro. Jason Williams, Bro. Jay Geisler, Jr., Bro. Andy Wells, Bro. Doug Thompson, and Bro. Bruce Crump. You are all in my prayers.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Now, on to bigger and better things.
You may have noticed the silence for the past...well, months. Things have gotten busy, as life has a way of doing. God has been good to me, and I'm so thankful for everything He has done.
I had the opportunity to spend three and a half weeks in South Carolina with Matt and his family. My mom and I drove down and she was able to stay with some friends of hers in Salley, S.C. It was such a blessing to be able to feel at home there, and home is truly where the heart is. We are able to do so many things together...and I even managed to give myself a concussion. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I AM a klutz! Let's just say it involved a baseball bat...and leave it at that, O.K.?
I managed to make it through almost the entire trip without hurting myself too badly, but that last week....it was dangerous. I narrowly avoided frostbitten toes from the ocean, survived the attack of the tick, and barely made it out alive from the ball field. But before that, I played paintball, went kayaking, hiking, shopping (which IS dangerous), all this without so much as a scratch--except for a few bruises from the paintballs. Thank you Jerry!
But anyway, it was so very hard to have to say goodbye, but I know, one of these days we will never have to say goodbye again. One of these days....
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Matt is the one who bought me the dress...picked it out and everything! I thank God for such a wonderful sweetheart!
Please keep us in your prayers. We are learning to lean on God...and wait on His time. For those of you who've been through this before, you know it's not always easy!
Friday, February 12, 2010