Friday, February 26, 2016

Two Whole Weeks!!!!!

Tomorrow just before noon my beautiful daughter flies into Kansas City International Airport from California.  I will pick her up at the airport and we will have her home for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!!!

Our son-in-law will be away on a training mission (please pray for him!) so she is going to stay with us for part of the time that he is gone.

Please pray for a safe flight for her, safe travels for me to pick her up, and for God to bless our time together as a family.

Having both my kids at the dinner table tomorrow night, along with our beautiful daughter-in-law, well, it just warms my heart.  I'm so very excited!!

When I pick her up tomorrow it will have been eleven weeks and three days since I've seen her . . . not that I'm counting!!

Thank you for the prayers everyone!  They are very much appreciated!!! 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dead Man Walkin'

Yes, we're back from our trip down South to Louisiana.  We had a wonderful trip.  Yes, I had two flat tires . . . . (long story) . . . but wound up getting new tires out of the deal and maybe one day I'll share the whole story.  But for now, I gotta preach.  I have got to share my new favorite song.  "Dead Man Walking" by John Tibbs.  Check out this video . . . I mean it.  CLICK ON THE VIDEO AND WATCH IT!!!! 

Friends, this is what it's all about.  Unless we KNOW Jesus we are all Dead Men Walking.  It doesn't matter if you cut your teeth on the church pew like I did.  It doesn't matter how many Bibles you own, or how many Scriptures you can quote.  I don't care how much money you donate to a church or a charitable organization.  It's not about being "good" or about not being "bad."  It's about Jesus.

If you know Him, then you're saved.  And if you don't, then you're a Dead Man Walking.

Money won't save you.

Good intentions won't save you.

Being happy won't save you.

Only one thing can save you and that's Jesus.  Ask Him today to forgive you of your sins.  And then spend the rest of your life following Him.  Read your Bible.  Find a good Bible based church and get involved.

It isn't easy.  You will probably lose a few friends.  Some people will avoid you.  But you gain eternity in heaven with Jesus.  

You really can know Him.  And He really does speak to us.  No, not a voice we can hear in our ears, but a voice we know in our Hearts.  He loves you so much.  

If you didn't listen to the video then click on it and do it now.  And if you did listen to it, listen again.  I'm so thankful that I'm not a dead man walking.  I'm thankful that I know Him, and that He has washed away my sins.  

God is so good!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Family Time

Tomorrow we're heading back down south to Louisiana to visit family.  I love my Louisiana family!!  They are such awesome people.  We see them about this time every year, and have for the past four years.  We use Mardi Gras as an excuse.  Yes, we go to the parades and we catch beads!!  (And just in case you're wondering, NO, we don't go into New Orleans for Mardi Gras.  We stay out in the little towns and watch parades where no skin is involved in getting beads!)

We have crawfish boils and eat red beans and rice.  

We devour Cajun beef jerky and boudin that we buy HERE at the Bourgeois Meat Market.  

We eat fried catfish and potato salad.  

We take Plantation Tours - (we're going HERE to Destrehan Plantation) . 

Isn't that GORGEOUS!!!

But honestly it's not about the beads and parades, or about the food (well maybe a little bit about the food!)  It's about family!!!  It's about hugging my Aunt's neck.

It's about hanging out with the coolest cousins EVER!  These are SOME of my cousins last year at Nottaway Plantation!!

It's about listening to stories from years ago.  New stories.  Stories I've heard a thousand times but never get tired of listening to.  It's about spending time with my parents and my sisters.  Making memories.

Please keep us in your prayers as we head to Louisiana this weekend.  We'll be driving down there tomorrow and driving back on Monday.  Please pray for safe travels and for safety while we're gone.  And pray that God will give me opportunities to share Jesus!!

I'll have pictures next week!