Thursday, November 06, 2008

Octobers last standing Ovation

On Oct 31 I headed to Muncie, Ind for one of our Outlook Makeover fundraisers. We had a was $5.00 at the door and you got all you could eat Hotdogs (donated by Wal-mart) Chili with the fixins (donated by Steak-n-Shake) Chips and Brownies and cookies (donated by our church people) and plenty of pop and water. And when it got later we had S'mores!!! We also had games set up for the kids....they could go "fishin' for treats" , throw a ping-pong ball into a cup and win a prize, and I think they also had bobbing for apples. (Lacy's brother Brent, well his girlfriend loves working with kids and she set up and ran all the kids games. For the adults they had several games of cornhole, darts, they had a basketball hoop game set up, and a skee-ball type game set up too. Also a table with lots of board and card games like Skip-bo, Uno, Jenga, and Scrabble. It was a fun night and we ended up earning about $200. Thank the Lord. It was late going home...but I had a trusty carmate Liz Poe. (since Jon had to work early the next day he stayed home)

Krista, Me and Lacy

Our warm bonfire. Liz and I set outside for awhile and I got to enjoy one of God's MOST BEAUTIFUL creations..... (besides a newborn baby) a star filled sky!!! I told Liz something like: isn't it amazing that a God who took time to set each star in place and cares to let them to shine every night... and as little as they seem to us....they are actually very big creations. And we seem very small but GOD cares about us. The stars are just beautiful to me. It may seem strange to you that I go on about it. But I live 10 min outside of the city and it is VERY RARE that I get to enjoy a star filled sky. So I try to take it in when I can.

Grandma Crabtree was a pro at cornhole!!!!

All our wonderful food. Chili and hotdogs on a cold night and sitting in a dusty barn just somehow taste totaly amazing!!!!!

Along with the barnfest on Oct 31...we had revival all that week. Bro. Larry Grile spoke and the Spurgeons and Barricks where the singers. God was there is such a real way. Bro. Grile spoke out of Exodus 12. Saying our Saved experience is coming out of Egypt...and our Holiness experience is walking into Cannan. He made it so practical and attainable. This is a area in my life that I have struggled with so bad. I give up over and over again. But I again commited my life totaly to God in the way of Holiness. And I know if I goof up , I can back up and say sorry and continue on my journey. Bro. Grile said, "don't throw in the towel...thank God for the ground you have covered, back up and say your sorry and continue on your journey." DUH!!! why could I not see that before? I get the fact that you shouldn't make the same mistake over and over...otherwise you might need to dig alot deeper. I hope you get what I am saying. I just am so glad for God's peace in my heart. Also the singer were really good. We had alot of different arrangements of songs and music. They played the saw, which the kids just loved. Also they played the bass, guitar, mandolin and violin. I enjoyed playing my violin with their son Aaron. All in all I believe I sat in God presence all week.

Nov 1, we had Jesse Hales over for dinner and then he went to church with us too. We had alot of fun catching up even more. In December he heads back home and then in Jan. he heads to HAITI. God has brought Jesse thru alot of things, but is leading him into His plan. Here is the true Jesse posing silly with his Carmen Gia. (which on a side note he REALLY wants to anyone interested PLEASE let me know and I can hook you up with him)

Another thing that has come into my life is one of my Jr. Church girls has decided she wants to play the violin. She is only 4 years old...and her violin is about 2 times the size she needs. I had told her grandparents, that bought it for her, that she really needed a smaller one...but I would work with her. At the present she is proping it up on her knee and bowing across. I have got her to bow in the correct place and she is slowly getting the hang of having to press her fingers down on the strings. But she doesn't have a hope of getting it under her chin and holding it up and bowing correctly for at least a few years. I am NOT an accomplished voilinist myself. I can play and i know my strings and can read music...but i am not a music teacher. But her grandparents are happy that she is just playing. As is the rest of the church. She is just a doll and even Bro.Grile mentioned how cute she was sitting by me. Lily is a special little girl.
Dear Jesus, Help me as I am an example and teacher to these little ones. I feel very unworthy to be the vessel that they see...but yet so blessed!


Constance said...

What a great weekend. I am very glad that the event had such a turn-out.

Mom said...

I enjoy reading about your life, Sweetie, since we don't get to be together all that often. Love and miss you -- Mama

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work! Jason

Regi said...

You will have to check Dad's blog out soon. He hasn't posted it yet, but it is a neat little story based on your comment on my post "Quilt Therapy." It makes you think a little, but if you know the play Tilly (about an aborted baby) then it will make sense to you. It made me cry.