Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MCC Sale

Every year we attend the annual MCC Sale at the KS Fairgrounds.  It is a rousing time of meeting lots of peopl you know, eating ethinic foods and great visiting while spending money for missions.  Cousin Steve and Dedra always sell Kettle Corn - sweet delicious popcorn by the bag.  My kiddos ended up using their Kettle Corn stand as "base" for us all running around and meeting back.  Sophia was allowed to help (with assistance) man the cash register.  She loved being on their stand and I could hardly get her to go elsewhere.  Same with my oldest.

Was warm good weather - the highest quilt sold for $11,600.  Coins collected by all the children get brought and sorted through a machine that is fun to watch - they raised over $12,000 as well.

If you are ever in the area - stop by at this spring annual event....they even have a 5K walk/run event!  Check out their website or find KS MCC sale on FB.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Support System

I've driven by these trees a number of times.  I love how they speak to me.

A farmer saves the tree from the cattle eating the bark and making the tree vulnerable....destroying the tree by the very foundation exposed - the foundation of it's life.
  • God surrounds us with His protection, much the same as the dead tree posts protecting these live trees.
  • The protection from outside influences is being demonstrated.
  • God's protection keeps the tender areas of our life safe from the harms of the world, those wanting to destroy us with evil exposures.
How like the tree are you?  Do you let outside influences of Satan chew at your foundation?  Do you have a "worldly" barrier?

God sent his son, Jesus, to save us through his son's sacrifice on a cross of wood.  Giving us salvation that we may have a support system, our protection while on this earthly place with the offering of eternal life...ours for the asking, ours for repentance of sins and acceptance of Christ.   So complex.

What a comfort to know I have this support system of safe haven on my tree base/stem that allows me to be fruitful in my life of service to God.  A partnership, as I can't do it alone. 

Having that protection - being held up ensures our future of salvation.  We all need it - do you see it in your life?

Things that God has holding my tree in place:
  • Love of my family.
  • Gifts of work satisfaction and the blessing of a job.
  • Church family, real family.
  • Community that cares.
  • Faith of my daily walk.
  • The tests of life that keep me grounded, growing and safe.
  • Purity of Christ's love.
The tree of support - I hope you have one in your life too!

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