Monday, July 28, 2014

Give Me Jesus~

To start my week.....   I need this.  It's been a crazy couple weeks. Lots of days going here and there and I need to slow myself, my mind and rest in Him.

This song brings so many memories. The first time I heard it was over at Ann's blog.  It was maybe 8 yrs ago. It took a long time to load (the days of dial up!)  and I loved it.  Also, the month (JULY) that my Dad past .... this song eased my heart.

All we need is JESUS.   I am so very thankful for His love for me.

May your week be full of JESUS....   may you rest in Him.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

July Moments & Memories~

July is so full of moments and memories for me.

Our country's birthday.

My Dad was born July 8, 1924.

Our youngest Wesley was born July 14, 2003

My Dad saw Jesus on Wesley's 4th birthday~  July 14, 2007

My Dad's been with Jesus 7 yrs this month.

Memories.... they are such an amazing thing.
I love how God connected our two youngest boys to my Dad.  Wyatt's middle name is Emory and so was my Dad's.  You know.... at times Wyatt favors my dad.....    and Wesley was born the same month my dad was and turned 4 the day my dad saw Jesus.   Although that may seem sad....   as I think about it...   I am just so thankful....   God sees the bigger picture.  His thoughts are not our thoughts....    and I am so thankful for that.

So thankful for my July moments and memories.

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Grace~ Teena

Monday, July 07, 2014

Counting my Compassion JOY.

Jill over at Compassion Family shares each month about her Compassion JOYS. It's that time of the month when we take a few moments to name all the gifts and blessings God has brought our way through the ministry of Compassion. Join us! 

This is my first time doing this....   hoping to keep it up and join in each month. I am a little late....  but wanted to jump in! You should give it a try too! 

Letters from Neema, Eritus and Betlhem!

A special picture from Betlhem.

I was able to chat for a bit with Maureen (all the way from Kenya via fb chat) ~ Compassion LDP graduate and ext. director of the Mercy House.
                                       Jan. 2013

Several people from my church (GracePointe) want me to have a Compassion question/answer/letter writing class!

Seeing pictures of several Compassion Advocates trips to meet their sponsored child!

Counting all the ways He blesses us through the ministry of Compassion International!

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Grace~ Teena

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

So Very Important.

We received a beautiful letter from our Compassion girl in Ethiopia.

Betlhem.   She will be 15 in January.

In December of this year we will have Betlhem for 4 yrs. This is the first time we have received a picture with her letter!  We have only received her Compassion pictures when they update them but this time it was a picture of her.

 She shares with me about what she bought with her gift.  She shares about how much she loves us.

Look how much she has grown!
You know reading her words makes me want to sit right down and write her back.  The words we speak into these children's lives are so very important.

I am so thankful of the gift of sponsorship.  To me it is a gift.  We have several children that are ours... who live in different parts of the world. God allows us to touch the heart of a child on the other side of the world.  ONLY God could do that!  

Sometimes I get busy and life gets hard.....    and I stress over things that really do not matter.  I worry about things that I should just give it to God.  So often when I lose my focus...  a cream colored envelop will arrive in my mailbox and as those words jump off the page at me....  I realize just how much I let the small things rob me of the very important things!  

Sponsor a child... change a life forever!
Grace~ Teena