"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord." Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Our Family Summer 2008
Brandon, Stacy, Samantha Kailey & Trenton
Monday, September 27, 2010
I Am Sorry
I haven't written in a while. It has been a very busy time for us. I have decided busy is good in so many ways. With the challenges we have faced in our 2010, these last few weeks of busy have kept me from thinking too much. I have also felt convicted in recent days and feel as though I owe an apology to some of my past ministers. I was raised in a family that held our pastor in high esteem. He was always Loved and respected. I never remember hearing any of my family members criticize or judge our pastor or his wife. I grew up with the belief that we should always love and respect our pastor. I have recently realized that I have never told Bro Hancock and his family, Bro Brett and his family and Bro Steven and his family how much I love them and appreciate the sacrifices that they have made. I have always loved and appreciated these three families and they have all had an impact on my life. I just never thought to tell them at the time. I assumed everyone else loved and appreciated them as much as I did and that they probably heard it all of the time. I realize now, that may not have been the case and that sometimes the negative voices can be way louder than the loving ones. I just want to say thank you to them for their LOVE for the Lord and thank you for the sacrifices they make each day to follow God. I only regret not telling you at the time.
Brandon is the most wonderful husband & daddy anyone could ask for! I am so thankful that in God's sovereign plan he brought the two of us together. I am so thankful for every day with him and we joke all the time about how we can't wait to grow old together! He is my Best Friend!
My husband Brandon & I live in Protection, Kansas where he was called by God to pastor a church in July 2008. We have a wonderful family including Samantha 13 years old & loves sports, Kailey who is 7 years old & loves to cheer & dance ALL THE TIME, Trenton who is 5 years old & loves John Deere Tractors & Trevor who went to Heaven on January 4, 2010 when I was 17 weeks & 2 days pregnant. I love my family & I love my life in Kansas.
The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God's idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am, and all that He wants me to be.-Elisabeth Elliot
"Every good & perfect gift is from above" James 1:17