Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Just Some Pics

Chad, Clayton, and I were doing a little photo shoot in the yard last week, and I thought I would share with you. Hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Moving On!!

Well, Sunday night was our last service at Trinity Baptist in Drexel. It has been our church home for the last 2 years. We love Trinity and all of the wonderful people that make Trinity their place of worship. But, as you know from previous posts the Lord has decided to move Chad's ministry in a different direction. On Sunday May 4th Chad will become the Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC. He will be observing only during May. But, in June he will hit the ground running, with "guns a blazin". OK, enough cliches. We are both very excited about this new phase in our life and ministry. But, we were sad to leave Trinity. It's a wonderful, Bible believing church that genuinely wants to follow God's direction. If you live in the Burke county area and are looking for a church, you should definitely give them a visit. Calvary here were come.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jury Duty day #3

Well, we the faithful jurors of Burke county are still holed up in our little, gray, unairconditioned room. We did get a small break from our duties and actually got to see the inside of the great Burke county court room. The honorable judge was gracious enough to explain why we were having to wait. Everyone seems to be pleading guilty to the crimes that they have been accused of. I guess that's good if they actually did the crime. Anyway, today's church day and that is always exciting for our family. We love to take Clayton(and ourselves) to church. He seems to really enjoy it. Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jury Duty

Have you ever had Jury Duty? Well, this is my first experience with such a blessed occasion. So far, our primary duty has been to stare the gray paint off the walls of the Jury Assembly room. It's been a blast(note sarcasm). Now please don't bash me for being umpatriotic because I'm not enjoying my experience. I understand and respect that it is my civic duty as an American citizen to report for Jury duty when called. That being said, I would much rather be in the court room deciding the fate of anything instead of being in a holding pattern with 50 other dutiful citizens. My complaining aside, I do appreciate the fact that in this country we do have the right to receive a fair trial, and for our fate to be decided by a group of our peers. We are very fortunate to have that right. Anyway Romans 8:28 is still in my Bible. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." I guess that goes for Jury Duty as well.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Anchor Holds

Last night Chad preached at Calvary(our very soon to be new church home). He preached out of Acts 27 where Paul was ship wrecked. Chad brought out points relating to anchors and what they hold to. His first point was the anchor of Salvation. That got me to thinking about my Salvation and my God. Where would I be without the anchoring power of God's Grace? I don't know, but the options don't sound very appealing. I'm thankful that God saw me in the lost state that I was in and decided that I was worth saving. Now, I can cast anchor in Him and know that the anchor truly holds.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Big News

Chad and I have big news. Chad was voted in as the Associate Pastor of Children and Youth at Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC. Really cool stuff for us. We have been praying that the Lord would place Chad in service somewhere ever since he graduated in February. Pray for us as we begin this new endeavour. We're excited to be able to minister to youth in Lenoir. Our desire is for the Lord to use Chad and our family to bring souls to Him.