Wednesday, December 30, 2009
These lovely pics were taken by our cousin Bec who is a talented photographer in Raleigh.
We enjoyed some family time with the Mill's over thanksgiving at their friends lake house nestled in a beautiful location.
It was totally freezing and it was difficult to not have chattering teeth during our pics, but Bec managed to get some great shots.
This little one thinks she is supposed to squat when you say "let's take your picture".. It's pretty funny. Anyways, I hope you enjoy them and maybe one of them will be on the upcoming New Years card that we will be sending out.. Look in your mailbox soon.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
If you click on this then you will see that she has a giveaway going on that you can join in on.. Check it out and maybe learn a little about adoption along the way!
Monday, November 30, 2009
We spent one evening praying over Matt's grandparents and their health. It was a special time for all of us to reflect upon how Good God is and the incredible godly people the two of them have been. Matt's grandfather's life song is basically evangelism. What an example of God's love they are!!!
SA played with her cousin Corban and really enjoyed playing ping pong, and other fun things. Matt got out on the boat a few times. One day we just drove around looking at the pretty country hills and houses.
A lovely time had by all, but I sure did miss my family.
Corban (cousin) and Sarah Avery on Thanksgiving Day
Matt all fired up over the first couple of quarters of the Auburn and Alabama game
Matt's beautiful cousins
Allison and Rebecca
Mimi and Pops
Mammee and Pop (Matt's wonderful and sweet Grandparents)
Uncle Ricky, Uncle David, Aunt Annette, Mammee, Allison and Lila
The side view of the house looking onto the lake. SO so soso pretty
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
(10,000 lives were spared from abortion during the 40 days of life, some of those babies will need to be adopted). Thank you God for your love for us!
Persecuted is another word that we don't wrap our minds around much at all here in Alabama. Well November 8th is not only a day to pray for and give to orphans, it is also the day when we should grieve and pray for the persecuted church. Scripture tells us that we will be persecuted for our faith. There are many many believers in our world that are being tortured and persecuted because they chose The Way. To love The Master. To have faith in the ONE true God. To go against all the false gods. Do you know their stories or who they are? Do you think about them?
Please Please Please pray for 147 million orphans that need food, shelter, a loving family and most of all, the knowledge and faith in the One True God.
And Please please please pray for those believers that are suffering for Christ.
This weekend and all month our hearts should be overflowing with thankfulness for all the we have.. BUT we should be restless in our lives to pray and be concerned for all of God's children throughout our world.
IF you want to know how to give to Orphan ministries or if you need resources on the persecuted church, please let me know.. Leave me a comment.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
See this darling little fella? Well, his name is Tyler and he is one of SA's friends from MDO. I debated whether or not to post this, and then decided that I want to. So, here ya go:
This handsome little guy pursued my daughter today at MDO by holding her sweet little hand... you heard me right. What a sweet little friend. The teachers told Amy (Tyler's mom) that "he made the first move"... hahhahaaaa..This is such a sweet little age when they are learning who their little buddies are.
You are a sweet friend Tyler!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
20 years old, mother of 14. Oh how I know the Lord must be rejoicing and singing over her.
Through the Holy Spirit, Katie's witness is shaking my heart up.
Orphan Sunday, November 8th. Pray for the 147 million orphans around our world.
How can you be involved? Pray for orphans to have food, shelter and and God's love demonstrated to them. Give $ to ministries that are feeding orphans, or give $ to a family who is adopting an orphan. OR if you are able, adopt.
(weren't we all orphans?) "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14: 18
"we who have been rescued will desire to rescue others. We who have received the good news will desire to build families where the gospel can be demonstrated and relayed". ~Justin Taylor
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Anyways, today I have thought a lot about how good the Lord is. I won't forget. I am so thankful for my salvation and the peace that He brings my soul.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
It's ok if you don't understand specifically what I am talking about, but I would like to share a portion of her blog with you. I have been running to her blog everyday to see what the Lord is doing in her.. Oh my how I just stand in awe of an amazing God who is using one 20 year old lady in ways that baffle me and bring me to my knees knowing that He who is faithful will complete the work in me.
"My dear children, I am with you. I watch closely as you struggle for holiness. Often, you are uncertain of your spiritual condition. You strive to serve but feel conflicted by the times in which you are serving. There are some things that all humanity deals with regardless of where in history they are placed. First, there will always be a difference between the world’s path and heaven’s path. These two paths, while they can run along side each other for increments, will always separate. Ultimately, each man will have to choose. Every man, to a greater or lesser degree, will have to contend with choosing first good over evil and then he will have to make another choice and that is the choice of choosing My plan for his life over his own plan for his life. After that, the choices become even more studied in that the man must choose My plan in each day, in each task and even in each moment. You may say, dear apostle, that this is a difficult call for a man, to study his actions in each day. You may say, this is asking a lot. You are right. I, Jesus, am asking a lot of you. I ask for your full commitment and I do so without apology. Dearest apostles, if you give me your full commitment, there is no limit to what I can do. Look at your life. You have said yes to me on many days. Examine what I have done with your yes answers. Consider what I am building with the commitments of so many children of God who are willing to be directed by the Saviour, their King. I am building a structure of love. I am building a structure through which many are returning. Truly, your hearts, open and filled with My love, call out to others. You provide for Me a welcome to those who feel separated. If they can be taken into your heart for even a brief moment and experience Me, with My love, then they will have the courage to both approach Me directly and to accept Me directly. Please, do not count the sacrifices when you consider your service. Do not count the loss of worldly respect. Count only the souls who are comforted and consoled. Count the repentance and healing of so many who have been restored to unity with heaven. Count the humility that I have bestowed on you, dear apostle, since you began to learn about true holiness. I am your King. I can give you anything. I choose to give you peace and holiness. I choose to make of you a resolute servant. Accept My will in your life and you will then be able to accept all of the graces heaven has stored up for you. "Message from Anne, lay apostle
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
We went to the little farm at Oak Mountain with some friends. She had a great time touching the animals..The goats wouldn't stay off her and she was ok with it.. Didn't bother her one bit.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
a 1/2 sandwhich with the crust on it
sometimes. This particular day she was eating a pimento cheese sandwhich. YAY!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
her teachers this year have been teaching together for 17
years at my church. I think they might know what they
I was at work, so it was Debbie's day to keep her and she took her into school. I was lucky and got to leave work for an hour to see her on her 1st day.. Happy girl!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
I am posting this website because of the topic that it addresses, abortion. There is a potential new movie coming out on this topic in America. At this point, I really have no opinion, but WOW...
There is therefore, now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.