Thursday, July 29, 2010

Look What Yancy Did!

He built a pergola with a lot of help! (BIG THANKS to Darryl and Tommy!) They all did an excellent job and worked very hard out in the scorching heat! Our new pergola provides lots of shade and is covered so we'll be able to stay out if it rains. Yancy even thought about lights and a ceiling fan! And even as hot as it's been lately, we've been sitting out there in the evenings and it's been so nice. I think it's really going to be awesome when the weather cools off a bit. It's like having another room on the house and I just love it! I'm so proud! Here's some before and after pictures...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Weekend Full of Fun

We had a much needed fun weekend! Andrew and Bullen were able to come and hang out with us and they are always such a blessing! Their love for God and their faith in Him is truly infectious!! Every time I spend time with them, my heart is so encouraged and it was definitely just what I needed! I love them!! Friday night, we had friends over to visit- Tommy and Rebecca, and Kevin, Apryl, Connor and Presley. We ate and laughed and sang praise songs... such a sweet time of fellowship!
Saturday, Yancy's parents and Aunt Renee came up and we celebrated Yancy's Mom's birthday. (Happy Birthday, Cynthia!!!) We had another great day of eating and laughing and rejoicing in the Lord!

Bullen and Andrew were able to share their testimonies on Sunday morning with some youth from our church. I wasn't there for it, but I hear that it was amazing (as always!). It was a spur of the moment thing, but they are always ready to give a reason for the hope that they have! (1 Peter 3:15) What a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

At the Top of My Lungs

The past few days have been a roller coaster ride for us to say the least. I don't really feel like I can talk about all the details, but let's just say that it involves major disappointment! I feel like there were wounds in our hearts that were starting to heal and they've just been ripped wide open. Honestly, I'm really starting to relate to Job (not that I have suffered nearly as much as Job, but you know what I mean!) But like Job, I'm declaring that "Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him." (Job 13:15) I DO NOT understand the things of this world, but I am choosing to completely trust God, my Savior. I heard this song this morning and I think it might be my new theme song for awhile. Instead of screaming Why and I don't understand and even What do I do now, I'll just sing at the top of my lungs, Hallelujah! I am His and HE IS GOOD... all the time!