Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's Been Awhile!

OK, so I haven't done a very good job of keeping the blog up to date. Most of you have probably given up on me, thinking I'm done with blogging.

Well, I'm not. It just hasn't been big on the priority list. To be honest, I can't even say that it's because I haven't had the time because I have. I just haven't felt much like blogging :)

We all get like that sometimes right? So since my birthday (haha) we've done quite a bit.

Butch and I got to go to a STEPS Ministry conference for Pastors (and their wives) in April. that was real nice. We felt refreshed and excited for ministry when we came home. We were challenged in some areas while were there and that has really energized us to minister here in Glenwood.

We've also gone back to school. We are taking classes from a Bible college in California, online of course, that would be a long commute! Butch is working on his Bachelors and looking ahead to possibly his Masters and I am completing my Associates degree and Bachelors at the same time. We both felt that God was leading us to do this and know that it will help us in our ministry here.

The kids are looking forward to school ending. 2 weeks for Spencer and Becca and three for Grady. We are looking forward to summer and being able to do things together as a family on our days off.

We have been Geocaching quite a bit and really enjoy it. We have been to some areas we might have missed if it weren't for geocaching. The kids are looking forward to doing more of that with us this summer.

Here are a few things you can pray for us:
  • We need a more economical vehicle. Pray that God would provide the finances to purchase one.
  • Grady needs braces and Becca is ready for the next phase of her treatment so we need God to provide a way for that to happen as well.
  • We are always thankful for the people God has given us to share the gospel and pray for opportunities to continue to share.
  • We are also thankful for all of those who support us and pray for us. We thank God for you.

Have a blessed week.

1 comment:

This and That said...

Oh man... now I might just have to update my blog so I can keep up with the Joneses - I mean Hallenbecks. So with you on the blog stuff lately. Just haven't felt like blogging! Maybe you will inspire me to do something...