15 years ago tomorrow the people of the United States turned to God in unprecedented fashion as our nation came under brutal surprise attack from foreign terrorists. God, in His mercy, held our hands as we worked to put our lives and our country back together.
Most nations don’t survive attacks like Americans did on September 11th, 2001! The impact of terror on our national infrastructure, our security, our defense, our economy, and our basic way of living should have spelled the end of the United States of America. Historically and statistically, we shouldn’t even be here! But on Sunday, September 16th, 2001, Americans filled up the churches and God was moved. As He had done so many times throughout American history – GOD RESCUED US – – when He owed us nothing!! Today, we are not broken and impoverished slaves but instead you and I enjoy vacations, televisions, high-tech cars, iphones and androids, great restaurants, sports, and countless other joys! Today, your kids are free! Looks to me like we owe God some thanks.
It’s summertime in Arkansas and that means HEAT & HUMIDITY!!! You may think we melted away since it’s been so long since we’ve posted anything! We’re fine…just busy with life & ministry!
Back in June, we enjoyed some time in Colorado Springs with Holli’s parents. We also took an excursion to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota! What an incredible sight! We even camped out in Rapid City overnight. Granted, we had electricity and WiFi, but it was still camping…we did sleep in a tent (ok, on an air mattress!)! Here are a few pics from the trip.
We also spent a day driving to and from Durango, CO, where we had lunch with some of Mike’s family. The drive was incredibly scenic! We drove over Wolf Creek Pass (10,856 ft.) which was scary but beautiful!!
Sierra even found a new friend, Tasha. Okay, so they didn’t really get along. This is as close as they ever got to each other…at least without hissing and chasing each other away!
Thanks for stopping by to check on us!! :)
Wow! From vacation in June to Merry Christmas! Sorry for the lack of posts in between! Needless to say, it has been a BUSY, BUSY 6 months!
We would like to wish everyone a Wonderful Christmas as we celebrate God’s “unspeakable gift” – Jesus Christ!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
We spent a few weeks in Farmington, NM, where Mike’s family lives! The time there saw us drive a new corvette, visit sister churches, explore ancient Aztec Ruins and even spend a day each in Durango, CO and at the Grand Canyon! Pics from the trip are on the slideshows above and also to the left. The Bar D Chuck Wagon in Durango was awesome because the food was delicious and the entertainment was crazy fun!! God was so good to not only keep us safe on the nearly 1,000 mile drive to New Mexico but also He greatly provided for us to be there!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ”