Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Here comes the joy!"

This past year has been, well, let's just say interesting. Ok, interesting doesn't really sum it up, but I don't want to unload on you all. We are in revival right now, with Bro. and Sis. Wells (think that is the right spelling) and we've had some incredible services. There is never a dull service at The Rock Church though, but somehow it has been different. The only way I can describe it is to say it feels like the "old" Rock Church. Some may understand that, others will wonder. Tonight was no exception, the presence of God moved in a beautiful way. Towards the end of the service, I sat there thinking, "I don't want to move or leave this atmosphere." Though we've been wounded, as a body we are still united and standing, and God is moving in our midst. While still sitting there, a song came to me that our pastor and a few of the men used to sing, and all I can remember of the words is "It looks like I can feel the breaking of day, oh the joy...", and I can't remember the rest of the words. I think this is a Winans song, but no matter, it is stuck in my head. There is a part in the song that says, "Here comes the joy" and I believe that is what is happening, we are returning to the point where we received our joy and claiming it again. I am looking forward to what God is about to do!
p.s. Does anyone remember this song? If so, what are the rest of the words?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wolves, and an old, wise Indian

The Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that 
Goes on inside people.
He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil.
It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good.
It is joy, peace , love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute
And then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'

The old Cherokee simply replied, 

'The one you feed .'

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Novice Tournament 2010

Today we had our Novice Tournament, at our church, for bible quizzing. For those you who are not familiar with bible quizzing, the Novice tournament is for the novice quizzers in the junior and beginner division. This is only within our church. We had five teams, each with two quizzers, except one team had three quizzers. They all did a fabulous job, and ultimately our church won! My little Elle~Belle was on Jacob Bolding's team and they took first place!! I am one proud momma! The individual trophies went to Jacob Bolding at first place, Booker Lewis in second place, Elle Marquez in third, Winston Jones in fourth, and Kristina Ezell in fifth. Jacob and Elle's team went undefeated and in one quiz they both quizzed out! Yay!! For Jacob and Elle and all our awesome bible quizzers, this is going to be a terrific year!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Princess La Nae and Fairy Princess Ashley (I think?)

I thought this picture was pretty funny but what happened prior to the picture was even more funny. Ashley got this tutu from Clayton and Sarah for Christmas, as well as the wand. She already had the tiara and wings, so she decided to dress up. So of course, La Nae, wanted to dress up too. She wanted to wear a tutu also, so Ashley showed her the other one we have, she wasn't satisfied. She wanted the one Ashley was wearing. Well Ashley was not easily swayed, even with the bribe of candy. After a few minutes, I heard La Nae starting to get real upset. Ashley  went and got the Cinderella dress and told her, "could you just wear this and be a princess?" I laughed and then I realized La Nae wasn't falling for it. So I told her she was a beautiful princess and I needed a picture of her and Ashley. She finally agreed as long as she could wear the sunglasses! (According to Ashley, princesses don't wear sunglasses, I told her this princess could wear them if she wanted too!) I got my picture, but notice La Nae's expression, got to love her!!!