Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Aroma of Christ

Sometime's ministry can be oh so hard...but Thanks be to God for leading us in triumph and helping us spread the fragrance of the knowledge of him. He helps us be the aroma of Christ to those who are perishing.

He continues to help us persevere even though we are going through a very unthinkable personal circumstance right now. God continues to help us touch lives in the midst of the storm.
I just found this verse the other day while looking for something to help with the call I just received from Curtis. He got wrote up for a wrong doing for the first time after sitting in county jail for 15 months and now prison for another 15 months. Why, what did you do Curtis? He said, "I had a dryer sheet in the front of my vent to make the cell smell good." "Did you know you weren't suppose to do that?" I asked. "No, but I do now." He answered. I guess it was a fire hazard.

The same day I received a phone call from an inmate that had gotten out and spent time with him in prison and he said, "I just called to tell you your son is a "proverbial ray of sunshine in that place." So even though Curtis' cell can't give off fragrance or aroma his character can!

Thank you God for using my son to give off aroma of Christ in a very dark place to those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

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Trying my hardest to give off aroma,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brimming with Blessings!

Today I got a phone call from Curtis! Some of you may not know but Curtis is our son and he is in Prison for a one night choice that changed his life and ours forever! He shared with me that tonight he was going to be able to attend a banquet. This banquet was for the inmates that have gone a year with no major report! He also shared with me that he was going to receive a huge meal and he was going to get to use real silverware for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Wow I sure do take things for granted. This has been a very difficult time but our cup brims with blessing! Our son, Curtis said to me the day he was sentenced, "Mom don't look at this as me going to prison, look at this as me going to the mission field." God continues to revive our drooping head with God stories from inside those walls and our cup brims with blessings!

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Brimming with Blessings,

MCH Challenge 2010!

Psalm 45:4 "In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds."

We are very thankful for Dick Grimm coming to us a few years back and asking if he could put on a Bike ride for the ranch. We weren't sure what to expect never being involved in a bike ride. But....it has been encouraging to see the MCH Challenge grow in the last few years.

We are excited to see how the 2010 MCH Challenge is going step up to the Challenge to help the Ranch; as the Riders....ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness.

We, the ranch, have gone through several challenges since the ranch was founded in 1992. We are so Blessed to be a part of the awesome deeds of all the people out there allowing God to use them to Bless this Ranch.

If you are interested in riding in the Challenge just click on over to our website and either print off the registration form or register online!

Hope to see some of you there.....and would love to feed you breakfast!

Serving HIM,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

He is with me!

Isaiah 43:2-3a

Here are more pictures from our Got Guts Camp this year.... there are some days as I'm passing through the waters and through the flames in life that I feel like they will sweep over me or I will be burned up. However, I know my God is a Big God and HE is my Savior, He will get me through this because He is with ME! Through these flames His Glory will cause people to be AMAZED and these FLAMES will not set me ABLAZE! I claim the victory over JESUS my SAVIOR!

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Serving my SAVIOR,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

HIS Hands!

This is probably one of my favorite pictures that I took of one of the boys from the ranch. When I look at this picture I think of two things.
1. God holds us in his hands and won't drop us or won't let us down....even though we don't always understand why he has allowed some things in our life to happen HE is still there holding us in the palm of his hands.

2. These chicks taught this boy about God's unconditional Love....no matter what he did God still allowed us to love him through God and teach him about God's LOVE!

I love looking back through pictures of boys that God has brought into our life. God has definately held us in his hands while we have tried to be his hands in helping take destructive hands and turn them into loving hands.

Thank you God for holding me in your hands at all times.

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Resting in HIS hands,