Monday, July 14, 2008

Christian the Lion

The music may be a little sappy - but it is still an amazing video:

Here is a link to a story about the lion.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Send an E-Couragram to Our World Changers

We have a group of youth participating in World Changers this week in Florence, AL.Please pray for them as they work this week and grow deeper in their faith with the Lord.

Our group includes:
  • Jake Gaines
  • Brian Wirges
  • Kecia Wright
  • Erica Wright
  • Hannah Kuster
  • Victoria Fagan
  • Wendy Laarz
  • Corey West
  • Mitchell Head
  • Don Allen Hornbuckle
Click here to send one of our team an e-couragram.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Take Better Pictures on the 4th

Here is a story about how to take better pictures of fireworks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Bryan

Today is my brother's 38th birthday. The last few months have been a very difficult time in the life of our family because of the medical difficulties Bryan has encountered. As a family we have truly appreciated all of the prayers and support shown to Bryan and to us in these days. We ask that you continue to pray for Bryan and follow his progress at the Caring Bridge Website.

Just a few days ago, I was sitting with Bryan in his room having a conversation. During the conversation, he looked at me and said - "You know some things that we think are important in our lives .... don't really matter." We went on to talk about how events like those that have occurred in his life over the last few weeks really make you think about what is important in life. It was the first real conversation we have had in over 2 months.

Bryan has a long road of recovery ahead. To be honest, we are not sure what the future holds, but I am confident that we serve a God who does know what the future holds. Bryan's illness and complications did not catch Him by surprise. He knows exactly what is happening. I pray daily for healing and trust that the Lord can provide that, but I am also praying that God will bring good out of this difficult situation. I am trusting in Romans 8:28 and believe that just as the life of Joseph shows - God can take a terrible situation and turn it into good (see Genesis 50:20).

One lesson that I have learned is to treasure every moment in my life and to focus my life on what really matters. I can think of no better way to honor Bryan on his birthday than to focus my life on what really matters. Maybe today you can celebrate with Bryan wherever you are by hugging your family, rebuilding a relationship, or taking time to call someone you've been meaning to call. Most importantly, maybe today you can take time to think about all that God has done for you, you can focus on the cross and the Savior's love for you, and maybe be still for just a moment and reconnect to Jesus. Because, after all, those are the things that really matter.

Call Me Old Fashioned, But . . .

This seems ridiculous - Helmsley Leaves Dogs Billions. (the picture is of her dog Trouble)