Saturday, October 27, 2012

If you like Dr Suess


A lady at church has been reading bible stories from "The Ten Commandments" by Phil A Smouse  http://www.philsmouse.com/
for the childrens story part of the Sunday church service. I don't know if kids get a kick out of goofy rhyme like I do or not, but I know that when I read to the kids, those are the kinds of books I enjoyed reading to them the most, and I can't wait to hear Commandment #5 at church tomorrow. Anyways, the rhyme is alot like Dr.Suess. I don't think Dr.Suess stories where my kids favorites. Still, if it is Dr Suess and I read it more than once, I can practically recite it word for word...and that is pretty amazing for someone who's had the same phone # for four years and still gets it wrong on occasion!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Thanks Giving




 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Ephesians 1:15-17

Paul prayed that the Ephesians would know Christ better. Christ is our model, and the more we know Him, the more we will be like Him. Study Jesus' life in the Gospels to see what He was like on Earth nearly 2000 years ago, and get to know Him in prayer. You will experience the transforming power of His Holy Spirit. Personal knowledge of Christ will change your life. You will never, ever be the same. Whatever you are going through will begin to seem minuscule when you start to see it through God's eyes. Your perceptions will change. Your viewpoints will change. Your opinions will change. Your attitudes will change. You will begin to acquire the traits of Christ and become more like Him. There is no greater evidence on earth of the power of God than that of a changed heart.
God bless you, J.H.

video


A video the girls put together of Barbara's summer mission to Zimbabwe and Marianna's mission to Zambia. They had the opportunity to share a bit about their summer in church this morning, nothing could put into perspective all that I have to be thankful for better than listening to my daughters speak about their journeys. Next summer Marianna will be going on a motor cycle mission http://www.motorcyclessmissions.org/ in Madagascar. Barbara will be eye glass/medical team to Malawi http://www.teenmissions.org/2012/06/29/malawi-mission-trip-13019/