Monday, February 23, 2009

22 Revisited

I hope now that I will stop seeing the # 22. (read previous post for details) Yesterday was February 22nd. All day I was expecting either something great, or something terrible to happen. The church had their 10th anniversary and we "planted an anniversary seed". I thought maybe that was it. It was a stretch to give the amount that we gave. For the rest of the day, nothing significant happened...until about 11:00 pm. We had allowed G.Q. to stay up late. We finished our prayers and then he said to me, "Today at church I went up on stage". I asked him why. He said, "to give my life to Jesus Christ". I couldn't beleive that he didn't tell us this sooner. It would have changed the whole rest of the day. Thank you Jesus for saving my son and for him taking that big step all on his own! You can imagine how happy Aaron and I were. But now, why have I seen the # 22 for over a year now? Is it so I would never forget this date? I really hope I stop seeing the number now and that this story ends and a new one will begin (no new numbers please...unless it means someone else will be saved).

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is excited to introduce the first annual National Bible Bee, a motivating Bible memory competition for children and youth from ages 7 to 18. The goal of the Bible Bee is to build godly character in young people by calling them back to the lost discipline of Scripture memorization. Most people are familiar with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where youth compete annually in the Nation's longest-running educational contest. While it is certainly beneficial for our children to commit the spelling of words to memory, imagine how much more life-changing it will be for them to memorize the Word of God!
Local Bible Bee Contests will be conducted throughout the United States on Saturday, September 12, 2009. One hundred finalists from each of three age categories will then advance to the National Bible Bee for a two-day, world-class competition which will be held in Washington D.C. on November 5-6, 2009.
Heritage Home Educators will be hosting a Local Contest on September 12, 2009 at Living Word Ministries in Burkesville, KY Interested contestants and their families may find out more about the Bible Bee Competition by visiting the Bible Bee website: www.biblebee. org. In order to learn more about this Local Contest being held nearby, contestants and their families may call Pam True at 270-433-5710 or send an e-mail inquiry to pambtrue@gmail. com

Official enrollment in the Bible Bee begins February 15, 2009 and is handled online at www.biblebee. org. An associated enrollment fee of $20 is collected, which covers the cost of a Bible Bee T-shirt and administrative costs associated with the National Contest. Enrollment closes on April 30, 2009.

The Bible Bee Competition will distribute more than $260,000 in prize money with $100,000 being awarded to the first-place winner of the top age bracket.

The long-term vision of Bible Bee Competition is to equip children and youth to be bold ambassadors for Jesus Christ to the next generation!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bedtime Prayers

Do you and your family pray together at night before the children go to bed? It's never too early to start. When my first son was just a baby, I started repeating the "now I lay me down to sleep" prayer to him. He learned that prayer and told it to me at night until he was about 3. That's when I wanted him to understand the importance of putting your heart into your prayers and praying for others. Every night before my son goes to bed, we gather together in the living room and say prayers. He goes first, then me and then my husband ends it and we all say Amen. Of course Stinky Face usually tries to chime in too. Tonight I could hardly get my prayer out because he was trying to out do my talking. It was so cute, but slightly frustrating at the same time. I really cherish this time that our family spends together and I strongly believe that it's a great thing for our children to experience. I hope that they will grow up and do the same with their children.

Praise Report

I just want to thank God and thank anyone who prayed for my mom. Prayer works! Her 2nd mammogram showed a tissue that sometimes folds over. That's all it was! I am so grateful to still have my mom and to know that she's healthy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Do you need prayer?

If you need prayer, I have created a myspace page designed for praying for others. It is You can mail me privately or leave a message on the board for everyone to see and my family and I will pray daily for your needs. I really hope this site gets popular because it's just one simple way that I've found to serve others, and that is what makes my family happy!

Please pray for my mom

My mom went for her mamogram the other day and they called her today to come back in and get another picture on one side. I guess something didn't look right. My mom had breast cancer about 10 years ago on the other side. She will have the results in the morning from her new picture. Please pray for my mom's complete health; physically, emotionally and mentally. Pray for God to give her and the rest of the family peace.

My heart sank when she told me about this, but then I reminded myself that greater is HE who is in us than he who is in the world. By HIS stripes we were healed. I am claiming this over my mom and the rest of my friends and family! I will not allow the devil to torment my mind. Wake up calls like this should remind everyone that NO ONE is guaranteed an extra day on this earth. I am praying daily for many other people who have found out they have cancer. When you know so many people suffering from sickness and diseases, it's a real reminder to live every day to the fullest. I really need to stop complaining and start living while I can. I have lost loved ones to cancer, but in Jesus name, my mom is healed. Please believe it with me!