Sunday, May 23, 2010

Busy Busy Weekend!

AU Graduation was Friday morning. We said our final farewells to some very special seniors.

Friday evening our own sweet little Abigail graduated from preschool! (Sorry, we forgot the camera!) Abby is not a big fan of being on stage so she stood there and did all the hand motions to the songs they sang behind her back! They also did their own version of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Abigail was very convincing in her role as a piece of cheese! ;)

Saturday morning was Caed's last flag football game of the season. Caed loved it. He shows a lot of promise for a future fullback! The Eagles mascot Swoop joined us for part of the game! I got some great pics. Enjoy!

Tomorrow morning I am taking Abby to register for Kindergarten in the fall...sniffle, sniffle. ;)

Thanks for checking in on us!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Know That I Know!

Let me start by saying that Christian schools are not for everyone. That being said, I cannot tell you how much of an impact that my teachers in middle/high school had on my spiritual life. One of the many teachers that stand out in my memory is Mr. MacMillan, my bible teacher at Providence Christian Academy. I can remember one class like it was yesterday. Mr. MacMillan was talking to us about the importance of knowing without a doubt that there was a moment in time that you realized your own sinfulness, and confessed your need for a Savior. If you do not KNOW for sure, there is a wide open door for doubt and then comes the slippery slope of questioning anything and everything that you thought you knew for sure. Mr. MacMillan suggested thinking about that moment you accepted Christ as your Savior and then nailing a figurative stake in the ground. That is a solid reminder that nothing can pluck you from the Hand of God from now on.

I have passed on those same powerful words to many students over the past few years in ministry. Don't lose the battle in your head before it has even begun, you CAN know for sure.

Thanks Mr Mac.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Thanks for your prayers. Greg is on the road to recovery. It seems like he is taking two steps forward only to take one back, but I guess that is still progress right?

Around campus exams are wrapping up and students are going home for summer. We are grateful this break from our hectic schedule, but will miss them terribly.

Thanks for checking up on us...

By the way, if anyone is interested I found a great resource for family bible study through the ministry of Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church. You can download the study guide for 1 & 2 Peter here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Please Pray

Greg had surgery yesterday to remove a thyroglossal duct cyst in his neck. The Dr said everything went well, and that he should be back to normal in a week.

He is in a lot of pain right now and was up most of the night.

Please pray for a speedy recovery. Also for strength and sleep for me.

I will leave you with a pic I took of Cole and Abby on Wednesday evening. We took a picnic dinner up to campus and let the kids run around a bit.

Go on, you want to say it...AWWWWWW! Aren't they too cute?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Great Expectations

Have you ever been looking forward to an event and dreading it at the same time?

Our servant leadership team for ACF this year has 3 seniors. These ladies have poured their heart and souls into this ministry. They have been there from the beginning (of our time here at AU at least). They have seen the Lord move in awesome ways and grow our little group of 8 to a record setting 47 last week at large group!

All year in leadership meetings we have refused to talk about what was coming...the LAST ACF large group of the year. Historically, we have dedicated this last meeting to the seniors. It is intended to be a time for the seniors to talk about their college experience and how the Lord has worked in their lives over the past 4 years.

Honestly, I was expecting a cry-fest. In the best possible sense of the (non) word. (All ladies know what I mean by that!)I thought it was going to be a time when they all talked about how much this group has meant to them.

I just knew as about a dozen seniors lined up on couches in front of the group, that it was going to be an impactful time of sharing.

AND it was...But not in the way I was expecting.


One by one the seniors encouraged the underclassmen to seek the Lord, stay in the Word, and be accountable to their peers. It reminded me of Hebrews 12. The Seniors were basically saying:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

I would quote the whole chapter, but I think you get the picture. ;)

It did not end there...

Greg had been planning on giving a clear presentation of the gospel to end our time together. Sensing the presence of the Spirit in that room, he took it a step further and invited anyone who did not have a personal relationship with the Lord to pray with him, repent of their sins and ask Jesus to come into their lives.

Friends, we have 2 new sisters in Christ as a result!


Talk about more than we could ask or imagine... My "great expectations" were blown out of the water!

Greg and I were talking later that night how unfair it is that all of you (friends, family, and supporters) weren't able to be in the room that night. Nothing is more humbling and exciting than seeing the Spirit of the Lord change people's lives in front of your very eyes.

I will end this post with a pic from the AfterParty that night. Our two new sisters are in this pic!

Ephesians 3:20-25

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.