September 7, 2012


     O.K.  I am a little behind on posting.  Life has been such a whirlwind.  Please be patient with me as I figure out this new stage of life.  So, not only did our wonderful news in July of 1 year Cancer Free bring tears of joy and praise to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ !  It also brought the fabulous news for Miss Halie Nicole that she got to start school this year.  She is officially a Kindergartner!  Yeah!!!!  She could not wait.  We are now adjusting to our new normal.  With office visits and scans every four months we are really feeling a freedom we have not known in a long time.  I have been compiling past blog post into a devotion to give my girls when they grow up and it is amazing to reflect on all the Lord has done in our lives over the past two years,  as I write this Thankfulness just washes over me as I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband who has stood by my side for 14 years through all of life's ups and downs, been strong for me when I lacked the strength, loved and encouraged me when I lacked faith and 4 amazing children that have had to bear more than their tender years should have to and yet their life bears the grace and mercy of God.  Our trials have shown us our need for Christ in deeper way than we ever imagined possible.  Thank you Jesus!!!

   So, now that we are moving into a new stage of life with an 8th grader, 4th grader , 2nd grader and Kindergartner we are whirling.  It's busy, but a blast!  I am truly blest!!!! Aleks is looking forward to hitting the field with football on the 18th, Chloe & Halie start Soccer the weekend after & Kyle starts karate next week as well!  Whew, add school events and the Bake sale and we are running like crazy lately!  We love it!!!

And more changes...

     After 10 years of being at Lakeside Bible Church in Montgomery we have made the difficult decision to worship closer to home.  With all of our kids in Magnolia schools and Jason working in The Woodlands we prayed and felt led to find a new church home in our community!  God has been so gracious throughout the years and many of the people at LBC are family to us including our friend and pastor Ken Ramey and his family.  It is hard to leave but we are also excited about what God has in store for us now.   We have found a new church family at Christ Community Church in Magnolia only a few miles from our house.  They meet at Bear Branch Elementary School and we love it!  The people are so nice and the pastors love for Jesus and passion to reach others for Christ is exciting.  So, while we will miss worshipping with our church family at LBC ( we'll still be around)  we are really excited about this new journey! 

   Finally,   Bake sale is right around the corner Friday, September the 14th at Texas Children's Hospital on the 3rd floor Bridge.  If you would like to bake please contact me at 832-934-2881 or cell 832-314-1025 I will need all baked goods by Thursday so I can take them downtown with me Friday!  Please keep us in your prayers.  I have such a passion for raising awareness for a cure. 

John Piper says
 When Paul taught that the creation was subjected to futility (Romans 8:20), he also taught that this subjection was “in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (v. 21). There is no reason that Christians should not embrace this futility-lifting calling now. God will complete it in the age to come. But it is a good thing to conquer as much disease and suffering now in the name of Christ as we can.
In fact, I would wave the banner right now and call some of you to enter vocations of research that may be the means of undoing some of the great diseases of the world. This is not fighting against God. God is as much in charge of the research as he is of the disease. You can be an instrument in his hand. This may be the time appointed for the triumph that he wills to bring over the disease that he ordained. Don’t try to read the mind of God from his mysterious decrees of calamity. Do what he says. And what he says is: “Do good to everyone” (Galatians 6:10).
Longing to relieve suffering with you,
Pastor John
Our desire is to serve Christ as we help raise money for the research that hopefully one day will find a cure!  Thank you for praying, baking or serving along side of us.