Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just kidding

We like to say at our house when we make a mistake..."Winning!" Well we need to change the Keep Um There date to October 9th! Now I can't tell you why yet but it is oh so exciting!

And I heard that our proper English friends are changing it to Keep Em There!

But you doesn't matter. God knows when it will happen. He knows what we call it doesn't matter. He will get His glory.

Just plan on being here.

Come swing.

And take a hay ride and see the silo.

She keeps all my secrets.

Ask her.

She won't tell.

More info coming.

Probably more changing.

But I can give you a hint.

Put on your dancing shoes!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Keep Um There


October 16th

Keep Um There
Help Keep the Clyburns and McAdams in Africa
Join us at The Roach Ranch
Bonfire, Hayrides and Family Fun

More information to come!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

When I Grow Up

I had an older sister. She had friends. They taught me things about tight rolling blue jeans, eye liner and boys. They pretended to like me and let me listen as they pranked called people at 2 a.m. Everyone should have sibling friends to learn from. Well one of sister's friend grew up to teach me the greatest lesson. Obedience. Her name is Allison Clyburn. She grew up to be a teacher, wife, mommy and now missionary. She along with her family and the McAdams' family went on a Mission Trip to Swaziland Africa and were changed forever. God called them to move to Swaziland as full time missionaries. They answered the call and moved to Swaziland over a year ago.
Their day to day life I sometimes try to imagine. I can't wrap my head around what they see on a day to day basis. They see poverty. They see starvation. They see the orphans. They see the dying. And at the end of the day they serve them all in His name.
I mean when I was little I tried to be like my sister and friends. I would wear their clothes even when they were too big. I would fix my hair just like theirs. And today I would want nothing more to grow up like Allison. Her family has made Africa a whole lot more "REAL" to my family. The pictures. The stories. They break my heart. And yet they serve in a place that most would like to pretend doesn't exist. Their work is not complete. They need our help to continue their mission. I will be posting more information on how you can become involved and even find out about an exciting event at Roach Ranch in their honor. I ask today you first Pray. Pray for their financial support and for God to provide. Second GIVE. Give monthly. Give what you can. No amount is to small. God will use it all for His glory. For more info leave me a message and I will send you the information.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My World

"My World" is getting a whole lot smaller.

Africa is getting a whole lot closer.

There is a story that is becoming a whole lot clearer.

Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something.-Author unknown

More to come.

You are needed.

Monday, August 22, 2011

School Is Back

I am slowly getting back into the routine of school and I have really been diving back into work. I can now check dunking booth of my bucket list.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweet Summer

The final days of summer are slipping through our fingers. This is always bitter sweet to me. Our lazy days of pool, playing and no agenda are coming to an end. I have enjoyed this summer so much partly because I could be an active participant this year. I am blessed to have two working feet this summer. The kids were so excited when I could physical jump in the pool.

I have enjoyed my new and old friends this summer. "Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles? " Proverbs 17:17

We enjoyed each other this summer. One thing about living on the farm is that is forces the kids to be friends. Either they play with each other or they play alone. There are always moments of killing each other but I watched them really grow to enjoy each other. We enjoyed some new experiences at the lake this summer. My kids got to know all their cousins this summer. We got to experience a long family vacation. The joys of the kids getting older meant we were able to enjoy the beach all day. It is still hard to believe they are 6 and almost 9.

My prayer for them this year is they make new friends easily.

I pray they are kind and generous.

I pray they grow as students and desire to learn.

I pray they can come talk to me even when it is hard.

I pray they grow with their love for the Lord and He becomes bigger to them.

I pray for their teachers who will love on them for forty hours a week.

I pray they write in color.

I pray they color outside the line.

I pray they dance when they feel like it.

I pray they sing out loud.

I pray the play in the rain.

I pray they mix the play dough colors.

I pray when they are not picked, when someone hurts their feelings, when they get boo boos they find the smile in their heart.

But I pray whatever the year holds I hope they ride the wave of life together.