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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yummy Goodness

Well, the women's ministry is sponsoring a Fall Bazaar to offset the cost of our Women's Retreat and we are selling Chili in bread bowls and Cinnamon Rolls. So today I decided I'd better get busy and start making those cinnamon rolls! 2 batches done, 4 more to go!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Trust in the Lord with all your heart...

lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

I am reminding myself of this often. It seems unexpected expenses keep piling up. We don't know how we will take care of these needs but we do know that God knows. He is in control and will provide all that we need and more.

So we are asking that you pray for us. The three most urgent needs are, Grady needs extensive work done on one of his teeth, we need a more economical vehicle, and wisdom and finances to get the Yukon running before winter.

Otherwise, life is moving right along at it's usual rapid pace! Guitar lessons started again today. I love teaching kids how to play! Butch and I start classes again in a couple of weeks. Becca's first Volleyball game of the season is in a couple of weeks as well and then we'll have two games a week for awhile.

In the midst of everything we are diligent in taking time out for ourselves. Mondays are our day so last Monday we headed up to get more Huckleberries. They were more ripe this time but still on the small side. We're going one more time on Monday to see if we can get some more. Butch got a bear last week. It was a young one. We've already enjoyed one roast and some burger from it. I've been carving out time to scrapbook and make some cards. My goal is to get Grady's life scrapbooked before he graduates. We'll see how far I actually get!

So that is the latest from the Hallenbeck's. (I was waiting for Becca to finish homework and figured a quick update was in order) :D

Until next time...