Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 95

Merry Christmas everyone!  We sure appreciate each and everyone of you. Takin' the time to read and write during your holiday time with family and friends, is no small thing. And Deb, I, Bob, Casey, Bear & Sugar Ray all are grateful!
   We stayed put today. Bob & Casey would have probably been happier in 10-20 acres...but all things considered they are ok. The puppies had extra treats and Punkin is cookin' us up some great vittles. We are parked behind a church since last night. So we got to go in for a service today. The church is the Grace Warehouse an interdenominational church. I have a lotta cool things to comment on about this church which you folks are going to enjoy. In talking with the Pastor ( Gary Bennett ) he asked "what denomination church we attended at home?". We said we attended an assembly of God church and told him about our excellent church at home. We also said that we thought "denominations" were more like "divisions". And that if all the Christians of this world could unite in one voice praising God...I won't get on my soap box. But he replied that's why he named the church inter-denominational and not the typical non-denominational. I like is inclusive, not exclusive.
   The church has a huge youth program and we can see why. We got a small taste of it today when the pastor took us in a back room off the sanctuary where they had over turned drums, plastic and metal, and a whole bucket of drum sticks. A young persons dream I tell ya. We got a short concert by the Pastor and one other young man ( I apologize I don't remember his name) and suffice it to say COULD THEY GO! Not just noise...but great music and rhythms. This is a new and enthusiastic church with about 120 members. If you are church hunting and live in the area we would highly recommend it. We could feel the anointing of the Holy Spirit when we walked in. And were refreshed when we left. We are so grateful...we were blessed by our visit. His youth group also sent us out with some new tools...small bibles with just the new testament-psalms and proverbs. Pocket size.
   We dewormed the horses today, and will do it again in a few weeks to make sure we got any eggs that hatched cuz we didn't get um killed in this treatment. Now that Bob is eatin' better we don't want anything standing in the way of his weight gain. Today was sunny and in the 50's. Woulda been a great travel day but we are still battlin' this crud (cold-flu-whatever). And desperately needed to just sit. So we called family and a few friends, and relaxed. Tomorrow we head down Hwy 41 towards Clarksville, TN. In fact we'll be on 41 till we leave Kentucky.
   No new prayer requests except for  young man we met in church. I do not remember his name...cuz I didn't write it down...I am sorry. But he lost his Dad a week ago and God knows who he is. Please keep him in your prayers. And if you could remember Deb and I in your prayers, that we are to shake this "crud" we sure would be grateful.
Our Christmas gift from our daughter and son-in-law...
Yay!!!  Need LOTS of prayers.  This one is high risk!  But a blessing!!!
Bob...that's EXACTLY where we're going! (79)  Merry Christmas to you!
Joan...Merry Christmas to you! Thank you!
Marion...Merry Christmas our friends!  Miss n love ya!
Terri...Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you!
Crickette...Merry Christmas! And thank you!
Larry & Paula...Merry Christmas!  LOL!  Tell Hailey thanks!  Also, could you take a Merry Christmas to Gina & Mark for us? please?  Thanks!
John & Judy...Merry Christmas!!
Rachel...Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!  Thank you!  Prayers that your friends situation is pulling together!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
God bless!


j wade said...

Merry Christmas :)

marion said...

I will be praying for your complete recoveries. We had a wonderful time at church yesterday, the place was packed. Heather and Tiffany did a special, as did Jody, Tim, and Stacey. Yours truly read a poem of Twas the night before Jesus came. Cindy brought a Happy Birthday Jesus cake. I don't know if I told you that my sister, Carol, is coming to church with us. Her son passed away and the memorial was at the church. Everyone has been so good to her, I love our body of Christ. Also, our son and his family are coming to church, God is good. Thanks again for what you are doing for the Kingdom and for us.

Rach said...

Glad to hear that all is well with you all and I hope that it stays good.
I hope that the new year is good to you all.
I am hoping to start back to work after the first of the year pending on if I stay well. That is a daily prayer with us at this point.
I will keep you posted on my friends situation.
Thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Love always,
Rachel and Family