Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas




Today a Savior is born!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Proposal

video

Tim's wedding proposal was really creative. It was Valentine's Day 2006. We both worked full time so we decided to cook dinner together and then just watch a movie. He of course had different plans in mind for the evening, but me being completely oblivious to what the night held was in for a big surprise.

So I was suppose to be at his place at 6pm, but decided to freshen up by taking a shower and then started to cook the sides I was bringing. So I did not get to his place until 7pm. Whoops! :) So when I drove up to his place he pulled me into his house and gently told me to sit on the couch and watch this video. I had no idea what was going on because I did not think he would propose to me that night based on a conversation we had a few days before. So this video pops up. It was so sweet that I was crying and then at the end of the video, he gets in front of me and gets down on one knee and says a few sweet things and then proposes. So amazing!! So then we are hugging and then before he gave me the ring he makes me put on sunglasses just to be goofy. Then as he opens the box, this R&B song "Bling bling" comes on. It was so funny. Then we are hugging again and dancing to the music, Butch comes out with a video camera. He video taped the whole proposal! It was so great. I am thankful to have that on video.


I love him and am so thankful for the husband that he is.

So below is the video he showed me before he proposed.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Work in Progress

At our church we have been studying through the book of James. The name of our series is a Work in Progress. James focuses on our faith producing fruit in and through our lives.

Tim taught on James 5:13-18 which focuses on the power of prayer.

We need to pray in every circumstance because:
-God listens
-God moves


Click HERE to listen.

"Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops."

James 5:13-18

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

This month Neela will 7 months old. Wow, how the time has flown by. I just can't hug and love on that girl enough!

So I attempted to take pictures of Neela during her 1st Christmas season!! Check them out!


This was the very first picture I took. She is such a natural. :)


Neela was very intrigued with the ornaments. Glitter!!


Perfect!


Just can't get enough of those Christmas balls!



We love you!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Matt responding well after long surgery

For continuous updates click HERE

Matt Chandler recognized his surgeon and was responding well after a seven-hour surgery to remove a brain tumor. The operation started at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

The tumor’s pathology report, originally thought to be available on Friday, is not expected until next week. Doctors were pleased with the surgery, especially after Matt responded to questions in recovery. He will remain in the hospital for a few days before being released. His wife, Lauren, is staying with him. Full recovery is expected to take several weeks.

On behalf of the church, we thank God for Dr. David Barnett, for his skill and thoroughness of the surgery.

Evidences of God’s grace abounded throughout the day, as people from all over the world prayed and fasted. A young woman came to faith through this situation, and time and time again, everyone responded with prayers and testimonies of God’s goodness and mercy.

We will continue to post updates as they become available. Thank you for your continued prayers. Praise God for His grace. Praise Him. Praise Him.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Matt Chandler


He is the pastor of the church Tim and I were involved in when we lived in Dallas. We are so thankful for the gift of teaching God has given him and how God has used him in our lives to live the gospel daily and taught us to submit everyday to God so that we may be used by him and glorify Him alone.

On Thanksgiving Day he had a seizure and found out he has a tumor on his frontal lobe. He is having surgery today that started at 10:45am. Please pray for him and his family during this difficult time. I know they are trusting in God's goodness and faithfulness which has been an encouragement to me. In all things God is our rock and I see this in their lives now.

Click here to read the blog he wrote before he went into surgery.

"For great is His steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever."
Psalm 117:2