Friday, October 13, 2017

Giants

Giants.  A big word (pun intended) that can paralyze a person.  I have been sitting in place instead of gathering my rocks to defeat the giants that are present in my life.  God never said we would not face these giants.  He never said we would be promised a life that did not encounter a giant or many giants.  With that being said I have been hiding from my giants.  I need to take courage, be brave, and trust that the Lord has it all under His command and control.
So today, I will be picking up my rocks to throw at my giants knowing that God will never leave me or forsake me.  The battle belongs to the Lord, He is waging war.  I am just His willing warrior!
My challenge to you is go pick up your rocks.  Our heavenly Father has your back.



Children's Ministry

Children's Church fun 

So many good verses as we read through Proverbs

September

The month of September went by very quickly.  Here are some photos to capture the moments of my life.


Mets vs Phillies game was very very cold

IEA season 4th and final year

So great to have my parents at the very cold baseball game

IEA


The Simpson Family sharing their life in Kenya

Some last pool time with good friends

Journeying through Proverbs at CCMercer 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

School Year Begins

It is that time of year again. Oh wow!! A senior and a sophomore. 
Josh and Abs

Maxx had to be in photo

And they're off

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Juniorish Status

Stephen has begun his new chapter for his education.  On Monday 8/25, he ventured to Temple University to begin his course work.
There will be many new and exciting (hopefully) changes that will go along with this season.  Namely taking the train as his method of transportation to school every.single.day.  Brings back memories as I too went to Temple and took the train to campus.  
Another change is that he is working at a restaurant.  While it is close to home, there will be days where he goes straight from train to work.  This, I think will be the bigger adjustment as he did not have to go from school all day and then an 8 hour shift.  Only to be followed up by a wakeup call at 7:00a the next day.  
I see God preparing him for so many good and interesting things.  




Summer Time Finale

My young ones have been attending Surf Camp with Urban Surf Ministries for a few years now.  They say it has become their favorite time of summer.  But the sad fact is that it means summer is coming to a close and school will be starting.  So here are some photos from this year.





Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Walk out in Faith

So this past Saturday I had the honor and privilege to listen to a testimony from a Godly Woman.  She and her family are missionaries in Kenya.  (This is where me and my young ones went back in November).  In listening to her I was reminded to allow God to direct my paths.  This means to walk out in faith even if I don't know what the next step will be.  Let me just say, that is HARD.  I am such a person who plans and likes to have an idea of how things will go.  But God is reminding me that I am His, so He should do all the leading.
I am not too excited to be heading into this kind of season.  However, I do trust my God to push, pull, prod and carry me when and where needed.
Today I read Philippians 4 and was reminded about being anxious.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


Giants

Giants.  A big word (pun intended) that can paralyze a person.  I have been sitting in place instead of gathering my rocks to defeat the gia...