Thursday, August 31, 2006

Team Turtlefeet at the Richmond Race

Let me introduce Team Turtlefeet. Our Tuesday and Thursday morning track time showing has been around 20-30 people (includes kids). This has been just a fun time for everyone. It is open to anyone who would like to join us. We have walkers, runners, trikers, bikers, watchers and icepop eaters. It is such a treat to be able to run and monitor the kids the entire time.. either riding their bike around track, or playing in the long jump sand pit. They have lots of space, lots of friends and lots of fun. The attending ladies have been all ages and phases of life. It is fun to excerise together and chat or pray while we walk... (only some can talk and run at the same time.. I cannot.) It is mainly about our encouraging our relationships with each other... and in the process exercising (otherwise we could do the "exercising" on our own). As a goal to help us keep challeging ourselves to increase mileage (either in running or walking). Some decided to run in some races together. This past Saturday was our second. It was so fun to see Team Turtlefeet well represented. We had 9 racers (runners and walkers), 5 adults in the audience and 8 children cheer'ers. I think everyone accomplished their goals during this race... which is a bonus. But really the treat is that we did it together.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Goal Accomplished. Six Flags Survived.

Each youth group year, we set a challege before the students. This challege is for them to memorize the year's verses which correspond to the particular theme or book we study throughout the year. It has been unbelieveablely awesome in my own life to see how the process of hiding God's Word in my heart and mind can be so useful. It is a mystery how the Lord uses scripture that is committed to memory to nurture us in our walk of faith. The Lord has used this hidden word to rebuke me, comfort me, help me worship Him, pray for others and share the gospel. I'm sure there are many other ways , but all of these have been sweet to see the Lord use.

As for the students, our desire is that they persevere in scripture memory, so they can see (with time & diligence) how the Lord uses His Word. But knowing our short attention span we have an added incentive, we have hold out a fun trip to Six Flags New England to those who complete and can recite each verse by the end of the school year.
This year we had several students that accomplished this goal. Unfortunately, the date didn't work for everyone, so we took a subset of this students. Here is are some pictures of just some of the fun we had!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Who do you think within the scriptures displays the best visual of humility to God? And Why?? Join our discussion
(This goes with out saying but nonetheless it must be said... Our Lord is the ultimate display of all things He has called us to.)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

To My Mother

To A Mother.. Who lives showing us that life is about people not about things.

To A Mother.. Who loves with every bit of her being.

To A Mother.. Who creatively writes, a talent that has been passed on..

To A Mother.. That enjoys dancing, a joy that has infected others.

To A Mother.. Who can create beautiful things with her hands, a gift that will bless another trio (or maybe foursome we'll see in October) of girls.

To A Mother.. Who taught us not only with words but by her life.

To A Mother.. Who enjoys being a Momo to a bunch of girls.. and one lone boy.

To My Mother.. I hope to be like you when I am your age.


Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bunk Bed Play

The kids had a great time.. when Daddy surprised their play by climbing up to the top bunk to talk, read and tell stories. Here is the kodak moment.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Tea Time Bible Study Update

We have had a wonderful time during our Tea Time Bible Study. The discussions have been a sweet highlight to my day. Seeing girls interact with the scriptures on the truth of the gospel, what could be better?

My theme to this gospel bible study has been "CROSSROADS". We have talked about every time the gospel has been preached or told to them they come to a crossroad.. Do they accept and follow Christ? Or do they push it off or deny the offer of the gospel?
My continued prayer is that the girls would hear the beckoning call of Christ, giving up their lives in this world and following the precious path that our Lord walked Himself.
John 12:24-26 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.