Saturday, January 28, 2012

behind the wire

My heart is so full.
How can I describe this week in words?
How can I describe my thoughts as I walked behind these fences on Monday for the 32nd time in six years? 
How can I describe the honest JOY that filled my heart at the thought of what would happen during our three hours in prison each night?
How can I describe what it is like to see these men and women inmates broken before God?
How can I describe seeing God's power come down and literally, physically, heal the sick? 
How can I describe the fire of God that fell each night as my twenty-year old cousin passionately proclaimed the gospel and the truth of God's redemption and grace?
How can I describe singing to men and women who were weeping, laughing, shouting, and weeping again?
How can I describe the testimonies we heard every night from inmates?
How can I describe the church behind bars? How it is SO alive? How it puts our churches to shame? How it makes me want to know God more?
How can I describe all this?
I can't. Words can't express it....I just know that it changes me every time I experience it. 
I come away with a renewed sense of what I have in godly family....a renewed sense of God's glory.....a renewed sense of thankfulness.....a renewed sense of the POWER of Jesus in changing lives.
Yes...my heart is full!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Charming Little Man

Isn't this little Michael James one of the cutest little men? I LOVE his eyes.....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rebecca Shania

This is my baby sister, Rebecca Shania. 
Tell me, people.....is she not the most adorable, darling child you have ever seen??
I love her to the moon and back....
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(photo by GehmanPhotography)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

PEACE

"PEACE.....it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."
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