Friday, January 18, 2013

What's on the Horizon?

A new year! A new chapter ~ 2013!

I love the holidays but I can honestly say I am glad the hustle and bustle is behind us. Today I put the last of the lingering Christmas decorations away and cleaned the whole house. What in the world got into me today? I think it was somewhat of a panic cleaning because Emily had the flu all last week. For those of you who know Emily, she is normally extremely energetic and bursting with life! Well, not this week. She was down and out for the last 6 days and she had the flu shot in October. I think my burst of energy was a mission to rid the house of remnants of flu and also partly in fear that I might be next in line. Praying for healing and protection for the rest of us not to catch the flu!

So what's on the horizon for the new year?

*Major project completion for Ken at work.
*Home school, college testing with search, and air soft hang-outs for Josh.
*Basketball, youth group, and dog training for Em.
*Sewing, teenage taxi service, home making, and a new online Bible study for me!

HelloMornings is the name of the group of women I will be joining in just a few short weeks. After being put in a group of accountability partners we will encourage each other to have daily quiet time in God's word, exercise and plan the day - all before the day officially begins. Over the years I've heard different pastors say that we should give the Lord our best when we are freshest in the morning...not give Him our time when we are tired and at the end of the day. He wants our best - He deserves our best! It's not too much to ask, especially after all He's done for me!

I'd like to invite you to join me and HelloMornings! The winter session study runs January 28th through April 26th and the study is entitled Abounding Hope.

Here is some information from their site and a link to follow for even more information and to register:

What is HelloMornings?

The HelloMornings Challenge was birthed to encourage Christian women toward the life-giving habit of waking up early.
Inspired by the (free) ebook, Maximize Your Mornings, thousands of women from all over the world have joined the challenge. Through our tri-annual online community groups, these women are inspired to action as they receive encouragement and accountability.
Our hope is that over time HelloMornings participants will:
  1. Experience quality time with God
  2. Intentionally plan their days
  3. Exercise regularly
—all before the day gets going! God. Plan. Move.
Hope to see you on HelloMornings and Happy New Year to you and your family from ours!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Healing for Newtown

Night of Hope and Healing for Newtown
Tonight 6-8pm EST 

You can still worship and pray with us tonight, even if 
you were unable to get tickets to a Night of Hope and Healing.This event is for the victims and community of Newtown hosted by Max Lucado on Tuesday, January 15 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.The event will include Christian artists Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, Casting Crowns, Tobymac, Steve Curtis Chapman and his wife MaryBeth, Bldg 429,and Laura Story. Author and Pastor Max Lucado will share messages of encouragement, along with Louie Giglio.

This free event is designed to bring comfort to the community through music, prayer, and uplifting messages. 10,000 tickets were given to thevictims' families and citizens of the local area.A Night of Hope & Healing tomorrow night. Please spread the word about the LiveStream event to those who were unable to get tickets. All they need to watch is the link below and a connection to the internet!>

PS - Our school's 4 & 5th graders are singing Amazing Grace with Chris Tomlin. (Christian Heritage School)