Monday, November 10, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Being the hands and feet of Jesus...
This is such a neat and awesome project to take part in. Anyone can do it, whether by yourself or with a group (church, school etc). Two guys in the residency program here headed up an Operation Christmas Child Shoe-Box Party for tomorrow night where we all pack and wrap our shoe boxes together to be shipped off. Just to think of all the children all over the world who don't have a Christmas, who don't even know the true meaning of Christmas. This makes such a difference in so many little lives while at the same time sharing the Good News of God's love. They are so content with a small box full of little toys. Here, in the States, we always want more. Reminds me of how much we take for granted.
The simple act of giving reaching so many...really so much more than just a shoe box. Just check out the video below.

Sorry, I know this is HUGE but have no clue how to make it smaller... anyone know??

Farm Fun

Russ and I wanted to get away for the weekend before the craziness of the holidays and work (and working the holidays):( all started. So, what better place than the farm in Carrollton!! We were able to spend time with some family, enjoy the beauty surrounding us and most importantly...relax! We also cooked out and roasted marsh mellows(forgot the graham crackers for smores) at the cabin. We had a great time! Just a few pictures...


cabin


lost little goat


my huntin' hubby

Friday, November 7, 2008

Letting go...Part II

Found this verse today in a stack of note cards Russ would give to me with different verses. Just some encouragement for myself and maybe for whoever else reads this...

"Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go,...you'll have it forever, real and eternal".
John 12:25

Thursday, November 6, 2008

bittersweet...

...cookies.
My friend Sally and I decided to make cookies for the Georgia/Florida game to bring to our husbands since they were both on call all day! Fortunately, we made them before the game started...otherwise I would've wanted nothing to do with them. Not that the game changed my status at all as a Georgia fan; I was just very disappointed! We even had an extra batch we were going to take at half time to the huge Florida fans down the street. Good thing we waited on that one! I didn't even watch the second half.
Oh well..the cookies were fun to make! Maybe next year Florida fans!