Thursday, February 23, 2006

God's Blogs

God's Blogs by Lanny Donoho

Did you know that God has a blog too? You can't access it over the internet but you can buy it at your local Christian bookstore. As I read through this humorous yet deep book I found myself laughing, pondering and coming away with a greater understanding of how God sees me and His world. It is one of those books that you want to keep reading because it is so incredible BUT you don't want to finish it too soon because then the experience will be over. I can't wait for God's Blogs #2!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Triplet Update

Tegan Eli Ali

Tegan and Ali are growing fast. Yesterday they weighed in at 12lb 12oz and 13lb 3oz. Eli still is the big man around town at 15lb 8oz! (at 4 1/2 months) Aren't they amazing babies? They sleep from @ 6pm-7am with one 10pm feeding inbetween. Great babies, can you tell I love 'em? Jenni and Scott are so blessed (as are the babies to have such great parents).

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Beyond the Gates

If you saw End of the Spear, you HAVE to rent the dvd Beyond the Gates of Splendor. We loved "Spear" and so I wanted to find out more information about the story and "Gates" gave me what I wanted. It is more of a real life documentary with interviews with some of the wives and a very moving interview with Frank Drown who was the head of the Missionary Aviation Team in Ecuador who went on the search party for the men. It is one of those movies that I can't get out of my mind. You can rent "Gates" at your local Blockbuster. And it is definitely worth renting.

I just have to wonder if I would be willing to do what those men and women were willing to do. I'd have to say realistically NO, but "all things are possible with God." When God speaks to our hearts, He gives us courage to obey. Those men and women made a tremendous impact not only on an entire people group but still 50 years later they are impacting generation after generation of those who still are hearing/seeing their story. I'm sure they are amazed themselves at how God took what satan meant for evil and turned it around for good, to preserve a people alive, just like God did with Joseph and the people of Israel.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thursday evening with the Tobertsons

Tina and Mason in Africa
Seriously, we got to know Gina and Jason through our Dream for Africa trip and have been totally blessed to get to spend time with them talking about Lost and movies and God and marriage and jobs and anything else we can think of. God has so enriched our lives through Gina and Jason. We highly recommend finding a couple to "do life with" and intentionally investing in each other. You might even get the added bonus of a "Copper" in your life as well! (that is their adorable dog that I don't happen to have a picture of.)

Retreat Time

My goal for this year is to speak at three women's retreats. I have one scheduled in October in Arkansas through my dear friend Ann Kinnebrew. If anyone else out there would like me to come and faciliate your retreat, just let me know! I am considering doing one here in Atlanta, maybe a one day retreat, on a Saturday for locals. If you would be interested in attending, let me know. Basically it would be "a day apart" where you would be given some guided prayer times to go off by yourself and spend some time with God and then come back together after each session to have small group share time. The focus would be connecting with God and basking in His presence. I just need to find a really pretty place outside to have it, somewhere where we could all go off in the woods to be with God in nature by ourselves and then have somewhere to come back to for discussion and sharing. Anybody know of somewhere like that?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Those Lawson Girls

Ok, I'm getting the hang of this now, forgive me for being a little slow. Remember I'm new to this!

Ok, I needed to give equal time to all the grands so here are some pixs of Aimee and Justin's three girls, Ellie who is almost 7, Bella-5, and Alexandra who is 1 1/2 yrs old. Melissa and Patrick's girls are Kynleigh-3 and Kaelyn who will be 2 in May. All precious and fun kids.

These are my precious triplet grandchildren: Ali, Eli and Tegan born October11, 2006 Aren't they precious? They were born at 35 weeks, very healthy and only stayed in the hospital 12 days. Jenni and Scott are doing so well with them, God knew what He was doing when He gave them triplets, they are the perfect parents for them. What a joy they are to our lives.

First Post

I am so excited to create my own official blog! Now I can join the millions of bloggers with my own thoughts to share with you all.

This morning I was reading in my favorite devotional of this year, Jesus Calling, that God says, "Nothing is impossible with Me." What if I really believed that? What would I pray for? Several things jumped to mind . . . emotional and physical healing for family members and friends, my children to grow closer to Father God every day, specific marriages that I know about that are failing to be restored, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. Ask yourself that question and then start praying. You never know what God will do!