Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What to Say to a Grieving Friend...

Go here to be encouraged...

Christmas Fun!

The Annual Gingerbread House



Little Helping Hands...

The Finished Product (which didn't last long)!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Can YOU guess Calvin's Sunday School craft?

Calvin came home with an interesting craft yesterday! We had a hoot of a time trying to figure out what it is. Maybe you can help. Could this be a ghost or something?

This is a paper plate with yarn on it...

Could it be a pot holder or something?

I guess it could be baby Jesus in a manger maybe (since it is Christmas time)?

What do you think?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Faithful Pastor

"If the church is to prosper and mature, she will need faithful men to lead and care for her. The church will need men who are sound in doctrine, whose lives are guided by the Word of God, and who are willing to defend the truth. The church will need to hold up as its ideal those who model fidelity and love toward God, men who will pour themselves our for the benefit of the Lord's sheep. Men of this mold are gifts to the church from her Lord."
-Thabiti Anyabwile - "The Faithful Preacher"

Here's an update on our church search. The search has been completely covered in grace. We visited a new church in November and the Pastor, who was somewhat familiar with Brian's role in our church plant, immediately contacted us. He sought us out with concern, meeting with Brian to seek to understand the circumstances surrounding our departure. He has also been in contact with our former Pastor to have these truths confirmed. The leadership of this new church has taken great care to reach out to us and other families during this time of hurt and healing. This man has a heart for the Lord and a heart for the people he is shepherding. We have been missing that for a long time and we didn't even know it. I am overwhelmed when I think about how gracious God has been to us during this time. We are forever thankful!

Friday, December 12, 2008

What's Going On Around Here!

Well, it's been a whirlwind around here lately. We went down to GA for Thanksgiving week to spend time with Daddy Mac, Mimi and Ms. Fran. Once we returned we jumped into decorating for Christmas... Here are the kids decorating 'their' tree in the playroom:

(Apparently decorating made Daddy really tired - or maybe it was the 11-hour drive the day before!) Then the kids spent some time helping PawPaw and Granny decorate their tree:

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is going to the mall to ride the little Christmas train.

Each year we also bake sugar cookies and decorate them with icing and sprinkles. The kids really enjoyed it this year! Especially little Ellerie - she sure seemed to enjoy her cookie!

Guess who started the 'icing on the face' - well Daddy of course!

That's a little of what's been going on around here!! Just wanted to let you know we're still around!