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Wordless Wednesday

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Thoughts...

I have been feeling a little "beat up" by the Word lately...my selfish heart is definitely getting pounded. Sometimes I feel like there isn't any more of me left to give...and I forget to let Christ take control.

He has been stretching me and teaching me and guiding me in paths that I never dreamed I would take, but I am interested to see where the journey leads.

So when I feel like I am not enough (which I am not), I need to truly depend on Christ and allow Him to be enough.

If you are reading this, please pray for me this moment. That I will continue to allow God to lead and not make plans that are not His will. If you know me, you know that is my struggle...I like to have everything planned out and all of my ducks in a row.

I can still plan...I just can't forget to check in with the Master Planner first!

Have a blessed week!

Show Some Gratitude...

The Military Wife

I found this online, but the author is unknown....


Dear Military Wife,

I am an American woman that has no idea what is going on in the military other than what I hear on the news.

I have never had to let go of someone so that they could go fight for people that they didn't know, people that sometimes do not appreciate or understand what they are fighting for. I have never had a sleepless night of worry because of a report that another bomb has exploded and I still haven't heard from my husband. I have never had to wait for months on end to hold the one that I loved so.

I have never had to tell my children that daddy wasn't coming home tonight because he was so far away fighting for something that they aren't yet old enough to understand. I have never had to hold my head high and suppress the tears as I hear that it will be at least another six months of separation before my loved one gets to come home.

I have never had to deal with a holiday away from the one that I th…

Happy Birthday, J!

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Dear Jonathan,

It is hard to believe that you are 8 years old today. It seems like I cannot even remember our life without you. You have brought us so much joy.

I know that you are getting older every day, and every day brings more changes; but I hope and pray that you keep the sweet, kind spirit you have as well as your joy in life. You are so very special...one of a kind. God has great plans for you, my son. Always keep your eyes and heart focused on Him. You will never be alone with Christ by your side.

Daddy and I love you so much!

Happy Birthday!!! Eight is GREAT!!!

Love, Mommy

Wonder Women...the Military Wives

My husband Tim has such a burden for the military. He is currently in seminary at Liberty, pursuing a M.Div in chaplaincy so he can be a Navy chaplain. This burden led him to start the MANA Military Ministry at Thomas Road.

At first, we thought that the ministry might reach out to the ROTC guys or the Nat. Guard guys at the local armory, as well as chaplain candidates at the seminary. Turns out that God has other plans so far.

The military wives.

This group of courageous women, most with young children, are here in Lynchburg while their husbands are in boot camp or getting ready to be deployed. Such a void is left behind when their husbands leave. Who will mow the grass? Who will keep me safe at night? Will I ever have a moment to myself again? How do I really know what to expect? These questions, along with many others, are difficult questions that the military wife has to ask herself.

So now, we are faced with how we can help them. What are their needs that we as a church can m…