Monday, October 27, 2008

Thank you, Chad!

Check out Chad's super sweet post about Brent!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Please join me in prayer for Grant's little brother Ryan, who died this morning. He was 17 years old and so full of life just like his older brothers, Grant and John. Ryan is united with Christ now and hopefully will find his way to get to hang out with Brent, too!

It seems like God is taking our group through some really deep trials - such a season of suffering for my group of friends. I think He is deepening each of our faiths in such huge ways. It makes me think so much of my own homecoming!

My Dad found out this week that his cancer is back and so he is heading back to Houston to get going on some major treatments (PLEASE KEEP HIM IN PRAYER!) He is doing very well and is heading into this fight with God on his side! I am so super proud of my dad and his walk with God.

Our lives are journeys and it is what is on the road of our journey that counts - not just the final destination! It matters what we do with our journey. It matters that we TRUST our God to show us the way and let Him protect and guide us. In order to do this - we must completely empty ourselves of ourselves and let God work IN us. I am so glad that I am not alone - because this journey isn't EASY and sometimes it is a bit scary and a bit painful! BUT it is worth every STEP! I know I am rambling a bit and maybe not making much sense - but my heart is a bit heavy today!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I woke up in the middle of the night with that hymn "Grace, grace, God's grace . . ." in my head and it made me contemplate grace. I can't even begin to imagine where I would be today without God's grace. It is by God's grace that He gave me His strength, His courage, His patient endurance, and His joy these last 12 months. I am eternally grateful for God's sweet provision in my life and I never want to be the person I was before - God has "grown" me in such an amazingly perfect way for ME. I want my life (ALL of my life) to be a testimony of who God is and the tender mercy He shows His children.

Our day was perfect (except that A's phone broke!) We played in the pool, floated down the lazy river numerous times, sat by the pool and napped by the pool. The resort is beautiful with tall palm trees and the sky was an amazing shade of blue today! The kids made a music video - but I can't upload any pictures until I get home tomorrow - so make sure you check back for pictures. I can't thank each of you enough for your faithfulness in lifting us up in prayer. We can really feel your prayers.

Check out Megans post , Kelly's post , Haley's post, LivPurple post, and my sister-in-law's post regarding this one year mark!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

We are leaving in the morning for Pheonix where we will be met with WARM weather and a really really FUN water park! If you think of us - please pray for a sweet, fun, memorable day - I have no doubt that God will fill us each of us with His peace as He has done over and over this last YEAR! I treasure each and every one of your prayers and precious support over these last 12 months. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Edie Needs. . .

Megan, Jasmine and Kelly have done this and maybe some of you that I haven't checked in on a while - but I thought that some of these were super funny so . . .

You just type in your name "needs" in the google search box and see what comes up. here are some of the ones that came up with my name

Edie needs. . .
a green frog outfit by Friday!
a friendly voice
someone to boss around!
a loving and permanent home
more friends
legs (seriously this was one!)
to get a life!

SO by far my 2 favorites are the green frog outfit and the legs! which are yours!