My life is ever approaching the empty nest time of life. Now, I spend my time spoiling grands, exploring making crafts, reading and my church. My blogposts will most likely be about these things in my life. Also book reviews and contests as love reading. Hope you will enjoy your visit and come again to see what is happening here.
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2oth Anniversary-Bible Baptist church
Psalm 122:1 Iwasglad when they said unto me, Let us gointo the house of the LORD.
20 years ago we had been in El Dorado for over 2 years and after being raised in church had not found a church home. There was churches everywhere and even right around the corner from our street, but we could not find a place we fit in. I picked up a newspaper and saw where a new church was about to start in a little storefront property the next Sunday. So that Sunday morning Billy, me, Jonathan and Amanda loaded up and went to church. There was 22 people including us and the Pastor, Bro JD Weido and his family. We loved it and felt at home from that very first Sunday.
We have had many ups and downs, I have gotten saved, Stephen was born and we are still there. We have not been perfect and we made mistakes but the pastor and the people of the church have always been there. Those people, have became family. I cannot imagine going anywhere else.
20 years have brought many changes, the Pastor and his wife went from 4 children to 4 children, 4 inlaws and 8 grands. We have gone from 2 children to 3 children, 2 inlaws and 3 grands. But more than that we have gained friends, sisters and brothers in Christ, people that care. We have gained a much closer walk with God and watched the church grown from the storefront building to the wonderful building pictured above. God is so good.
I love my church-if you are local and need a church home or ever visit El Dorado we would love to have you visit us at 2103 Smackover Highway. Sunday February 5th (tomorrow) we have a huge event planned with lots of visitors and folks coming home to visit. We will have one big service at 10 am with lunch served after services. You are all welcome to come join us.
From this little baby born on April 7, 1995 to the wonderful young man you have became April 7, 2011 Moma and Daddy were so blessed the day you were born and grow more blessed with each passing year. I pray God will richly bless you this year. Let Him be your guide and follow Him and do His will and you will be right where you need to be. We love you! God bless, Moma & Daddy
Saw this on a friends blog and had to share-Before you gripe about another petty something about your spouse or child-think how how you would feel if you woke up without them tomorrow. Man this hit me in the face and really made me really think! :( Then, I found this quote above about what if you woke up today with only what you thanked God for yesterday. Who or what would you still have? Would you have your spouse, your kids, your friends, your home, car, anything? Again, this really made me think and I ashamed to say I am not sure I like my answers to the above questions. I cannot change the past as none of us can but I am going to really work on changing my answers and my life. I know I need to really work on this but I am sharing it in the hope it might help others as well. God bless, Pat
I have been feeling overwhelmed and stressed for quite some time. I have tried so many ways to make it better and even tried just giving up. I have been doing lots of praying, talking to friends and even more talking to God. I am now choosing faith over fear. Faith over the fear I am not good enough; faith over the fear that God doesn't love me; faith over the fear of what other people think; faith over choosing the world and the lie of busyness to not make time for me and God.
There have been hurricanes, tornadoes and floods over much of the country. They are devastating and people think they can never overcome this.The storms of life are much the same.They are hard and devastating and we will like things are beyond our understanding and out of our life is out of control.This is where faith comes in. We have to have faith in what we cannot see, what we can not understand and in God. We have to choose faith over fear.