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Just some encouragement....YOU ARE AWESOME

Last night, I got the opportunity to talk to our youth.  Usually, I just get the girls and sometimes put my little tidbits in every so often but Kraig has been super overwhelmed this week plus he is preparing for his sermon for Sunday....HE'S PREACHING!!!  So, he asked if I could handle the youth service.  I apprehensively said, "Sure...."  Whatever I can do to help....RIGHT!?!?!

I already had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to talk about, it was just putting it together...

I started with a video from the Skit Guys.  If you hadn't seen them, they are generally a funny duo that go around and tour with conferences and stuff like that.  This one is pretty serious.  I like how it shows that we are a work in progress and that God loves me enough to not leave me like I am.  I think the kids got the message.


From there I talked about Job.  If you know anything about Job....HE HAD A ROUGH LIFE.  He had many trials and tough times but he never "cursed God and died.&q…

snow day, photo bomb

Photo bomb!  Sorry for the way this looks, I'm not patient enough to figure out how the pictures should be placed.  :(  And sorry so long but we have some great pics of the last few weeks of our snow days!!!!  Hope you all enjoyed your snow/time off/rest time....it was a great time for us!  


These are from our snow a couple weeks ago.  He didn't like it.  However, we think due to a tooth breaking through, him just waking up from a nap and the lack of gloves, he just wasn't feeling it.  So, we didn't last long.  But it was a great few days with Kraig off work to be able to spend some extra time with us and a time for rest. These are also from the last snow days....I gave Rett his first hair cut.  I didn't cry one time.  


While he was teething, he insisted on being naked.  He tried to go around without a diaper too, but I wasn't going for that one.  I love this picture of him.  





Lance, Kraig and Rett built a snowman!  This time, we were prepared with gloves and…

Growing up....

Yesterday, I got to go to the Chapel service at Kraig's school.

It was a treat.

A student that I have had the privilege knowing since she was in 6th grade (now a Senior) spoke.  I have been her small group leader for 5 years and have seen her transform into a wonderful and beautiful young lady.

She is going places.  She is a talented athlete and great friend.  Loves Jesus and a new found desire to serve Him in all things.  She's not a speaker and will tell you that.  She's a bit shy but will be so loyal once you have the friendship with her.  But yesterday, even being as scared as she was to speak, the Lord was so gracious and gave her the exact words He wanted her to say.

I couldn't help but be proud.  I know I didn't have a huge roll in her life but just being able to be a part of her life for the past 6-7 years and to see her faith and love for God grow is just....amazing.  As I listened, I couldn't help but be teary-eyed because of her bright future ahead…

lessons learned from Moses....

We are going through the Old Testament with our youth in Sunday School.

The Old Testament never gets old to me.  No matter how many times I read or hear different stories, I learn something new every time.  Or something new stands out to me.  It just never gets OLD.  I don't know why.  It's amazing to me how their faith blossomed, how they experienced God and how even through all the trials and hard times, they still BELIEVED God.  It blows my mind every time.

So, let's get to Moses.  In Exodus 1 and 2, Moses was born, "adopted" by the Pharaoh, saw a fight and murdered an Egyptian, fled from Egypt, and then met/married his wife. Now, Moses knew about God and that He had made a covenant with His people (that He would take them to the Promised Land) but Moses had never heard from God until this point.  The Burning Bush.  God talked to Moses through a Burning Bush.  REALLY!  A BURNING BUSH!!!  HA!  THINK ABOUT THAT! hmmmm....so, God tells Moses to go back to Egypt …