Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Weekend!

It's Saturday! Passion Fest is today. Also a garage sale to help with Gavin's medical expenses. Josh is working today. He is enjoying his job and getting back on his feet. Pray for continued work in his heart, to seek Him. Kristen picked Corey up from State College yesterday, then on their way home, picked me up at work. Corey is home for the weekend and has to head back tomorrow. My car is in the shop as it broke down on the turnpike coming home from work on Wed night. Radiator and another $1000 bill! Kristen works tonight but Corey has a paper to write for Monday so that works well. We're all going to the shore tomorrow, as a family, for a couple of hours.Kristen, Corey, Josh, Summer, Greg and I! Headed to Island Beach State Park. We go there because you pay by the car instead of buying individual day-beach badges and they have a nice shower house/ snack bar. It's great for just the day.
Morning Star has been participating in Angel Food Ministries. I've purchased food through this the past two months and am quite pleased. You get $50 worth of groceries for $30 and can purchase other packages that really save money. I drove to church last night to get my July box and I'm thrilled!
Enough for updates. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I forgot

Sorry! I forgot to let you know that Amie and the kids survived the flood sucessfully. Thanks to friends! And Sean made it home safely! Thanks for praying!

Call 2 Fall

Hey all! Awesome sermon at church last week on calling on Him. IF we humble ourselves, pray seeking His face and turn from our ways THEN He hears, forgives and heals. 2 Chronicles 7:14 Often we must do our part, we must act first then God responds. If you get a chance to listen, it can be found on the Morning Star Fellowship link.
As a side, Josh got home safely from 4 days at State College with Summer and her family. He starts his job today! Answered prayer!
Kristen is plugging along. Work is keeping her plenty busy. She had orientation at college and is trying to save every paycheck for tuition and books.
Greg started to renovate a barn for one of our neighbors. That keeps him more than busy every Friday and Saturday.
I've been picking up approximately 15-20 hrs of OT each week. I'm salary, so getting in my 8-9 hrs first, then doing OT makes for an extremely long day. 3-4 days a week I get home around midnight. I'm trying to not work weekends so I can spend some time with my family. I almost never work Sundays as I love church. I'm on-call every other weekend but have not been called in on a Sunday, thank goodness!
Mom and dad are doing okay. Mom's neurologist continues to try to find the right combination of meds. She is super sensitive to medication and often will not give the drug time to work. As soon as she experiences anything negative, she feels it is a side effect of the medication and goes off or cuts it back, never allowing her body to adjust to the medication. It must be hard for her. Please keep them in your prayers.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


So much has been going on! Greg, Josh and I went to the cabin for the weekend to spend the fourth with Greg's family. Josh and Greg had some quality time together and Josh is really coming around. Kristen had to work so she stayed home, but she got to see Corey, who was back from college for the weekend to see his uncle who is moving to Indiana. I had some quiet time on Sunday while Josh and Greg went 4-wheeling and fishing. It was beautiful sitting by the creek with my Bible! I'm working a lot of OT for the next few weeks. Hard but needed.
For the past year, Kristen has been reading her Bible on her own. She has asked good questions. Josh shared something with me the other day. He told me that Kristen had shown him something "neat" in the New Testament, that she had been reading. First sign of interest!Josh and Kristen have always been close, but I see their relationship growing. Josh admires his sister and Kristen loves her brother! Please pray that God continues to use Kristen in Josh's life. He listens to her, more than if "mom" would tell him something!
Please pray for my brother, Sean and his family as he is away on another business trip to Taiwan or China, not sure which. Amie has the 3 kids by herself which is difficult and it's also hard on Sean being away from his family for extended periods of time. Pray for safety in his travels also.