Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday Encouragement!

Just a note about yesterday that I thought I would share with you all...we were really thrilled with our attendance--36!!! Its the highest we've had for a while so that is ALWAYS encouraging!! :0) My hubby picked up 13 kiddos on the van and we did have 3 visitors; so both of those things helped tremendously!! The kids were wound up as usual, but the Lord helped us; and we are so grateful for each and every precious soul that the Lord sends our way... Lord, help us to be faithful in teaching them YOUR ways!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Yesterday night we decided to try out one of the nature trails that we have seen...It was a bit overgrown but we walked a good ways on it then turned around when it got more overgrown! LOL Here's a picture we took at the trailhead...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekend Encouragement

This weekend went pretty well for us. We ended up with a good group of kids on Sunday morning and 2 new ones! :0) That's always exciting! We had about 29 people too so that is a good group for us! The Lord is good! Sunday night we picked up 4 teens (one who hasn't come for over a year--praise the Lord). Sis Arlene sang a special in the service and the Lord really helped her. This week will be spent preparing for our upcoming revival which is scheduled for next week with Rev John Dye and his wife. I'm sure we'll have a riot! LOL We're praying for an outpouring of the Holy Ghost on our congregation...We're all in need of encouragement and uplifting. We are trusting the Lord for a good revival!

Friday, April 17, 2009

More Williamsburg...

A Day in the Sun!

Since the sun finally decided to show itself yesterday we figured we'd make the most of it-so we went to Williamsburg! It was a perfect day!

This is in the Palace Gardens

The canal by the Palace
This is the Tulip garden at the Governor's palace

I love their horse drawn carriages!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

I have mentioned in the past about my tulip patch...well, I thought I'd post some pictures so you could see them...I also included a picture of my hubby's daffodil... I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! The Lord really helped in the services... We had Sis Barbara and Arlene over for sunday dinner and we had a wonderful time of fellowship! Those ladies are so much fun! :0)

Just for the sake of fun...I would like for you to vote on which picture below you like best...put your vote in the comments box! :0) Thanks!




Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Morning!

I set this to post on itself today because I wanted something special up for Easter Sunday... What a glorious day of celebration for us Christians! Below is one of my favorite songs to sing around this time of year (or anytime really but especially now...)

God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;He came to love, heal and forgive;He lived and died to buy my pardon,An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!
How sweet to hold a newborn baby,And feel the pride and joy he gives;But greater still the calm assurance:This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!
And then one day, I'll cross the river,I'll fight life's final war with pain;And then, as death gives way to vict'ry,I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,Because He lives, all fear is gone;Because I know He holds the future,And life is worth the living,Just because He lives!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Saturday was my husbands birthday; however, we were too busy getting everything done for sunday that we didn't have time to really celebrate. So I made a birthday cake for him and we decided we'd invite the church people over after church sunday night for cake. Due to various things only Robert, Mary, Claude, James, Rachel, Hannah, Danielle, Cindy and Melodie were able to come over. We had a nice time of fellowship. Happy Birthday Honey! I love you! :0)

Daniell, Cindy and Melodie

Cindy and Danielle

Luke and James Garis

Mary and Robert Garis

New Junior Church Theme

This past saturday we met at the church to change the theme to "New Life in Christ". Sis Crystal Hodak is in charge of doing all the decorating, the rest of us ladies just help her put it all up! ;0) she does a really good job as you can see... The pictures don't really do it justice but at least you get an idea...

Ministerial Institute

This past week was our Ministerial Institute up in Canton, Ohio; so my husband and I stayed with my parents since they just live 25 minutes from there. The Institute went well. Bro McDonald and Bro Humble were the speakers and the Dan Hardy Sr. were the singers. Listed below are some pictures of the family I took while we were home.

My sister Jennifer and her husband Jeff
Auntie Jo and Uncle Luke with our favorite kids! :0)

Auntie Jo with Jeffery and Jessica

Jerrod--the newest addition to the family

Jeffery and Jessica