Monday, November 9, 2009

Mulitude Monday - On Canton Road

Like many Monday's the day began with a list.
After traveling for over two weeks, just getting my luggage unpacked yesterday (I am the only one who does that...right?) and with this event less than 2 weeks away my TD list was pretty substantial.

With coffee in one hand and list in the other, I was off and running. After several errands around town I had done all the damage I could do and headed home to continue working there.
But God had other plans.
As I drove down the road the Holy Spirit gently stirred within me urging me to make a left into an area restaurant parking. The message was clear, go in and ask for food - soup in particular for our event.
I admit that the thought crossed my mind that maybe I had sent myself the message, but I quickly tossed that thinking aside recognising the familiar voice of my Comforter. Besides, I was ready to go home, I was sure this was not my idea.
Once inside, I asked to speak to the manager. Someone went to get him while I chatted with the hostess.
Once the manager, Carlos arrived we moved to another quieter location. As quickly as possible I introduced myself and began sharing about the event, where it would be held, McDowell County when this young man told me he was also a member of my church and knew about the need in West Virginia. He went on to say their restaurant, The Marietta Fish Market would be supporting this event....what did we need? Soup, bread, what?
I began crying and praising God. Not because I was surprised that God was once again paving our way for this project.
No, this was yet another God Stop moments.
The tears and praise came from realising at that
very Canton Highway...
God's Spirit stirred me into making a left and not going on home.
And this time...I listened and was so blessed in sharing this very intimate moment with my Father.
Dear Lord, may I never forget, go the other way or take a single God Stop for granted.
#112) A God Stop on Canton Road

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places

Please check out the
blanket tying marathon affectionately titled a
benefiting the
West Virginia Christmas Mission!

When? November 21st, 2009 from 8:00 am ‘til 5:00 pm

Where? First Baptist Church of Woodstock
In the Basement of the “B” Building

You do NOT have to spend the day with us!
You can if you choose, but you don't have to.

If you do nothing else, bring your family, friends and neighbors - spend a portion of your day tying some love knots, signing a few cards and sending up some thoughtful prayers for our Appalachian neighbors.
There will be music, fun, games and food!
The only thing missing is

• Please bring can goods to help our local food pantry

• Stop by the Cornucopia Canteen *
for delicious homemade soups, baked goods and beverages courtesy
of Diane and Augie Oberkrom of The Soul Food Market
Be entertained by a terrific group of performers
including the musical talent of
Heather Richardson as she debuts her new CD "He is Good"
Many local Fleece for the Flock members plan to attend.
But we will need a host of other blanket angels to complete the task.

If you can tie a knot, sign a thoughtful card or say a prayer, then make the time and get yourself there. If your schedule prevents it, let others know who CAN make it. Let them fill in for you.
With every ones help, we can be the hope for
For all you flock members unable to attend in body, continue to pray for the rest of us and the folks receiving each
blanket, scarf and socks.

Young, old, everyone is welcome and can help in some way.

Come share our bountiful blessings with our neighbors near and far.
*All proceeds from The Cornucopia Canteen will go to our local Church on the Street ministries.

Email us for further information

Dear ones, God has blessed us all with so much more than any of us could ever deserve and we should all be reminded of what Jesus said,
" I tell you the truth, whatever we did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me"
"If you are generous with the hungry
and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness,
your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
I will always show you where to go.
I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—
firm muscles, strong bones.
You'll be like a well-watered garden,
a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew,
rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
You'll be known as those who can fix anything,
restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate,
make the community livable again."
to be blessed by the full text check out Isaiah 58

Monday, November 2, 2009

An Extra Special Multitude Monday

Ten years ago we were blessed to welcome a beautiful red haired young lady into our family. Elizabeth stole our son David's heart and quickly conquered ours as well.

Throughout this last decade we have loved, laughed and cried with our precious daughter in love and grown to cherish and admire her with each passing day.

Today Dave and Beth blessed us by making us Grandparents for a fourth time. This latest baby grand marked the sixth pregnancy and second child born to our David and Elizabeth.

Despite extreme circumstances that might have caused many to lose hope, I watched as Bethy placed all her hope and faith in God, as a result her life has been a portrait of grace. Elizabeth was completely content to be the very best mother to one, if that was what the Lord willed...and then Beth became pregnant for the sixth time.

Today, on a very special Multitude Monday we welcomed a very healthy and whole Brock Douglas Mills into the world.
God is so very good indeed!!


Brock, you rock our world!