It smells like smoke here.
Houses are burning down over Golden Gate. Please pray for the people who have lost their homes.
We got some rain today... praise God!
Friday, May 30, 2008
It smells like smoke here.
Posted by Laura at 3:20 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Car and Kev, You will always have a place to stay when you need to soak up some sun! You guys mean the world to us and we are so thankful for the friends that you have been. (And will continue to be)
Posted by Laura at 5:54 AM
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Posted by Laura at 5:55 AM
Monday, May 19, 2008
I am so proud of you! It feels like just yesterday that you were starting 8th grade, and now it will be college, full time. There have been many stories and crazy times from your high school years, but you definitely finished strong, and are becoming more and more the woman who God wants you to be! You are a blessing to both Slim and me. We love you!
Posted by Laura at 10:12 AM
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
From Tom Davis, author of Red Letters...
"It seems our "church" has been formed and reformed and shaped and reshaped and cluttered to the point that is is practically unrecognizable. I wonder what the first-century Christians would say if they could see the church today? I have often wondered what today's church might look like stripped of all the excess. I don't mean to disparage church movements or the many good things that the church is doing, but I wonder how much digging it would take to find the church in its purest form- people whose love and compassion for God overflows into the lives of the most needy."
What do you think?
Posted by Laura at 8:07 AM
We are reading Red Letters, as you know, in our girls Thursday morning study.
God is doing something in Kari's heart. Don't get me wrong, he is working in all of us through this book, but in different ways. Stay tuned to see if God is calling Kari to Africa:) (Right now she says she hates the book.) HAHA.
Her passion about doing the right thing for the right people is definitely there. It is hard for her to have any sort of compassion on the older people who are causing the spread of the AIDS pandemic.
It is easy to say that God loves us, despite our falling short, but when you read about men raping young girls and then the children receiving the HIV virus, it definitely breaks your heart, and makes you have hatred toward those men. God doesn't hate those men. Yes, he does hate what they do, but God still loves them despite their sin. This may seem controversial, but it is the truth. Those men were still created by Him, and just like us need a Savior.
How can we help? I am not sure yet, but I sure want to... How about you?
Posted by Laura at 6:20 AM
Monday, May 5, 2008
You may need to know this.
Posted by Laura at 12:40 PM
Thursday, May 1, 2008
This is going to be a great month. Here's what's happening...
1. Heather and Jake come today for the week. You are all probably sick of hearing about this, but you have no idea how excited I am!
2. Slim's 25th birthday is on Sunday. He is getting so old. ha.
3. My sister-in-laws are in the Estero High School musical performance of 42nd Street on the 9th and 10th
4. My brother Jimmy turns 23 on the 10th.
5. Ben and Caeden turn 3 on the 12th and 13th
6. Levi and Julie get married on May 17th. (I love weddings)
7. Kari's birthday is the 17th...
8. Memorial day is the 26th, so that means a long weekend from work:) Maybe Kari will have a boat by then and we can spend the day on the water... (just an idea, Kari)
9. My sister-in-law Kelsey graduates from High School (this might be the 1st of June though)
I love thinking ahead to the fun things to come, but for now, I must get back to today.
Posted by Laura at 7:08 AM