Saturday, April 05, 2014

Enjoying Our Spring Weather!

It's spring! In south Georgia it gets warm quick. Our house is not well insulated so when it is warm outside it is warmer in the house.... and same with the winter.    BUT, as cold as it has been I am NOT complaining!  The windows are open, pool is clear and the flowers are blooming. We have new puppies....  and guinea pigs!
 Wyatt loves this puppy best....  he named him Olaf.

Our chickens. First time out of their pen.

Even some swimming going on over here! The water though is FREEZING!!!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Sponsor a child today!
Grace~ Teena

Friday, March 28, 2014

Orlando Time~

Happy Friday! Looks like it will be a rainy weekend here.....    it is slow here this weekend. Last weekend we spent several days in Orlando with our oldest son Michael (Mike) and his wife Amber. We love it there. I was raised in Orlando. My sister is there. Mike & Amber moved there in 2010 to church plant. Mike is the worship leader. She is a nurse for a Heart Group in Orlando but works part time at Sea World. She gives us free tickets. We went to Aquatica. It is Sea World's water park. I love it.   It is so pretty there and peaceful.

It was a great day!

I am so thankful for all that God is doing.......   at Grace Conway. So proud of my son and so very thankful for our daughter in law.... Amber.

Have a great weekend!

Sponsor a child today!
Grace~ Teena

Thursday, March 27, 2014

When All is Quiet

To seek Your face.  In the quiet. Sometimes before sunrise or after sunset.  When all is quiet and I can just hear my fingers typing.

Like now....   only now... the sun is bright. Wind is blowing. I  can hear the clock ticking on the wall... everyone is gone. Doesn't happen very often. I. am. alone. at. home. 

I need a place to come away and write out what I am thinking.....  

As I am growing older every day....  it helps to write it down....  to focus.  

 Just time alone with Jesus and me.  

My gracious heavenly, Father....  may I glorify you in all I say and do. May Your peace flow through me....  may my Hope be only in You, Lord.  Not my circumstances ....  as I have learned through the years...  My HOPE comes from YOU. Only YOU.  Fill me now, God.  Wash Your peace all over me. May I seek your face....  Only by your grace. Grace alone.  

Cultivate a thankful hear, for this glorifies Me and fills you with Joy. ~ "Jesus Calling." 

gifts: the quiet, sun shining in window, clock ticking, smell of the house, sound of the wind

Even on the hardest days there is the possibility of JOY~ Kate Beckett (Castle/Stana Katic)

Jesus calls me to surrender and there's nothing like releasing fears and falling into peace. ~ Ann Voskamp 

Grace~ Teena

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Little Boy Named Fabian... and Forty Three More!

A couple weeks ago Lysa and I worked a Compassion Event. The Hands of God Tour.  I love working events... seeing children sponsored.  It is life changing like so many things are with Compassion International.

The people you meet and being able to talk to people about sponsorship and how it literally changes the child's life....  and your life too is amazing!

Lysa spent time talking to lots of people....   these two girls were asking her questions and she shared about Jazzy Rain, her sponsored girl from the Philippines. Sharing how she receives medical treatment, food, care, love and the gospel.  How their families are also blessed and encouraged through their child being sponsored. It was great seeing her just talk about Compassion.....   it is truly part of us and so being able to share about it....   is easy.

As I was looking at the packets of the children .... I saw this one boy named Fabian. He was from Columbia.  He had been waiting 445 days for a sponsor.  My heart just hurt for me. I remembered our Erik from Bolivia who always says in his letters "I am a kind boy, I am so happy you are a part of my family now."    Later in the evening ....   when the concert was almost over and we didn't expect many more to be sponsored.....    I saw Fabian's packet still there. A few minutes later ... a middle aged man approached the table.  He said "I want to sponsor a child.... just pick one for me."   Seriously?!  I went right over to Fabian...   told the man how long Fabian had been waiting and he said "That's who I want, I want to make a difference in someone's life today!"    Isn't God great?!  Not only was Fabian changed that day,  the man was changed and so was I!

So many stories of how children were released from poverty in Jesus name!  46 children were sponsored at that Hands of God Tour!  46 lives forever changed.  46 lives who will hear the gospel!

For His glory~

Change a life forever... sponsor a child today!
Grace~ Teena