Posts made in 2012

4 Days til Christmas ~ Comfort

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Family Updates, Featured, Ministry Reports | 2 comments

4 Days til Christmas ~ Comfort

All of us probably know someone who could use some comfort during these difficult holiday times. After losing Isaac, we would often joke about some of the things people say at a funeral or memorial service. For example, they will often ask, “How are you doing?” or “How are you holding up?” or “I know what it feels like and it will be right soon.” These are but a few of things people say that can be very difficult to take when you are going through hurt. Give a Word of Comfort to Others Feeling Loss Things that were more encouraging were people just being...

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5 Days til Christmas ~ Serve

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Family Updates, Featured, Ministry Reports | 15 comments

5 Days til Christmas ~ Serve

People love to be served. All of us have at one time or another been served by someone. The amazing thing about serving is that God rewards it greatly and actually makes it a prerequisite to greatness. Give the Gift of a Sacrificial Act of Service Serving others is a basis of any booming industry. When the focus turns to serving yourself it begins to demise. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you are not concerned with who gets the credit. It is hard to fire someone who serves with no motive of reward. One of our siblings, Adam, is so motivated to do kind acts of service. He is...

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6 Days til Christmas ~ Encouragement

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Featured | 3 comments

6 Days til Christmas ~ Encouragement

The word encouragement literally means to instill courage. Many people today find themselves in hopeless situations or surrounded by daunting tasks. They are tempted to give up until someone like you comes along and gives them what they need most–an encouraging word. Give a Word of Encouragement I remember clearly the day I was sitting at the piano and trying my best to play through a difficult piece. My brother walked through the room and commented. Wow, you sure have improved your playing a lot. I think you will make a great piano player. Those simple words meant the world to me and...

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7 Days til Christmas ~ Prayer

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Family Updates, Featured, Ministry Reports | 2 comments

7 Days til Christmas ~ Prayer

A few nights ago, we went door to door down our street to give each of our neighbors a plate of cookies that Priscilla had made. Inside the zip lock bag and under the plate of cookies we put a little stash of of Gospel tracts including three little Bibles and a tract our friend wrote. As we were going from home to home and talking with each neighbor, needs began to be mentioned and one by one Priscilla and I took those need to the Lord in prayer. It has been said, people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. Once they know you care, they begin to share with you the...

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8 Days til Christmas ~ Listen

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Family Updates, Featured, Ministry Reports | 0 comments

8 Days til Christmas ~ Listen

We all have a need for someone to really listen to us and understand our heart desires. So often, people hear what we say but not what we mean by what we say. Other times, we ask a question not really wanting to know the answer. How many times do you ask, “How are you doing?” and wait only two seconds for the person to barely blurt out, “Fine” before carrying on with our conversation. Do we really want to know how other people are doing deep down inside? If we do, it will take a willingness for us to listen from our heart. What better gift could you give to a loved one this Christmas than a...

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