Monday, April 30, 2007
Eric has completed the Season Level in our program and has now advanced to the Playoff Level. He moved into the bachelor pad, to begin a new phase in his life. While living in the bachelor pad, Eric, will learn how to hold himself accountable, control a check book, what paying bills is all about, and the basics of what it takes to be an adult living on your own. He will strive to make it to the Superbowl, in completing the program by staying in the bachelor pad at least 6 months. When he leaves, we pray that he decides to leave as the winner of the Superbowl. We say that in saying that it is their choice what they want to get out of this program. So, if you think of Eric please pray for him as he is entering the playoffs, taking on new tackles that will be set before him, with new privileges, different passes thrown at him, and needing to decide if he wants to listen to the coach of life, that we all need to listen to, or if he wants to try to be the quarterback that decides his own play to run. Thank you all for joining us in prayer for Eric as he moves forward in this program.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Heinsite fitness center in our area put on a biggest loser contest, with 47 participants. These participants were trying to see who was the biggest loser and they lost a total of 899 pounds. Before they started this they were explained that the money they paid to enter and the money they had to give for not reaching their goals, was going to go to the #1 winner (loser) to be given to their favorite charity. There was a tie, so they had to share the money to give to the charity of their choice. Guess what, we were both of their choices. So because they were the biggest LOSERS we were the biggest WINNERS and recipients of $1,010.00 to help us run the race God has placed us in. Our God is an Awesome God and uses people in very creative ways to help us continue doing His work.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Hebrews 26-28 "So now we have a high priest who perfectly fits our needs: completely holy, uncompromised by sin, with authority extending as high as God's presence in heaven itself. Unlike the other high priests, he doesn't have to offer sacrifices for his own sins every day before he can get around to us and our sins. He's done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the sacrifice. The law appoints as high priests men who are never able to get the job done right. But this intervening command of God, which came later, appoints the Son, who is absolutely, eternally perfect." THE MESSAGE
Thank you Jesus for fitting our need; you did it once and for ALL, even for me. Thank you God for appointing your SON, who is absolutely, eternally perfect. Jim and I couldn't do this job of working with these boys daily but you sacrificed your life for us, so that you could forgive us when we mess up trying to deal with these boys. It's not an easy job, but with your help we can do it and we will continue on in the race you have placed us in.
We would like to thank all of you who have sacrificed a part of your life to help us run this race. I especially think of everyone who sacrificed a little to adopt a cow, the cow's are even being used to minister to these boys. The one on one time that Jim or Curtis have while milking the cows has been a great tool. So when you see a cow running in the pasture, think of the boys ranch, the race we are running and say a little extra prayer.
This cow's name is praisin', it's kind of funny to think back of how the proud parents of this adopted cow came up with her name. They were having septic problems with their house, and were praying, thought they were going to have to pay $2,000 to 2,500 to fix their problems but God took care of them so they felt God was telling them to take that $2,000 to buy a cow, so they did and they were praisin God so they named her praisin. We are having septic problems with this cow, she is our dirtiest cow, because the gets down on her front knees and poops, therefore poops all over her bag and is constantly covered in poop. But we just keep praisin the Lord because he is good, and it makes us laugh to think how this cow got her name.