Tuesday, November 29, 2005

To go along with Jason...

Hey y'all, just a quick additional request to go along with Jason's mentioned before: A lot of y'all probably already got word of this, but Clay adn Jordan Willingham's grandad is going in for surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) morning to work on a brain tumor. Definitely needs prayer. May God's will be done.

I Know GOD is bigger than any disease -- (Prayer Request)

Hey Guys!
Ok, so I have an urgent request. My grandfather (dad's dad) has had cancer. We've known this, we knew it was in the stomach area and on the adrenals (kidney area) and that it was inoperable. We've known this for about a week. Today he went in to get some more tests run, and the results were not good. The cancer had spread and is nearly taken over his entire stomach area and is moving into his bones. As we already knew, the doctors said they could not operate, and since chemo is not very successful in this kind of cancer, they will not be doing any therapy. He asked them for a time table and the doctors would not give him one, so we don't know if that is good news or bad new.
I'm not 100% sure of his salvation. I know he claims the Lord as his Savior, but I'm not totally convinced. Now granted, I don't see him often (as he lives in Ohio), but it's just something else to pray about. My grandmother is saved and she seems to be doing as well as she can.
Just wanted to let you guys know, and let you know I appreciate the prayers. Thanks guys.

-Jason Hill

Where is the posting???

Where is the posting, friends? I am seeing a lack there of!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Jason's post and a little thought myself

Jason added his post to amber's post as a comment so I thought Id post it here so everyone could see.

Hope you guys enjoyed Thanksgiving as much as I did. It was nice to just chill and not have a crazy schedule for once. I really had an opportunity to just hang out with my family. Me and my brother got to shoot some hoops and spend some time together, which we haven't had much of lately. I thank God for having such an awesome brother, and for the relationship that we have. It's nice to have someone around that I can just hang out with without the drama of a normal friend. So overall, a great day. I think I gained about 20 pounds though. Hope you guys are doing good. God Bless y'all. -Jason H.

My thoughts:::::::::
I had such a wonderful time with my family. I hope all of you did too. I got to go to huntsville today to spend time with my family and we all had so much fun. I love being in hville. I could live there. Mountains all around while being in the valley. Houses and beautiful streets everywhere that could be on father of the bride. hmmm... my dad would like to move. It would be great. God's will alone.
I hope you looked for God in places you might have missed Him.
Prayer request: my summer. I am praying for the Lord to show me what to do in a lot of areas of interest and opportunities. I have many options and I know summer is a while away however for certain things, i have to pursue them now. God is ALL KNOWING AND IN CONTROL!!
til then....................HeatherJoy

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Turkey Day!

Hey there everbody!
I know that everyone is doing something different for thanksgiving tomorrow but I just want to wish you all a Merry Thanksgiving! I hope that you are blessed as you spend time with those that are close to you! God has blessed us so much and I believe we have so much to be truly thankful for! I am praying for you all. Heather I have been praying for your family and I know that God is doing something truly special in your cousin even if we can not see it yet! Romans 8:28!! Anywho, God Bless!!
In HIS love,
Amber

Friday, November 18, 2005

Reading Heather's post earlier about her cousin and the cf reminded me greatly of Dr. John Piper's words at UCF 3 weeks ago. The whole sermon was about rejoicing in the midst of our suffering and how suffering points to our sin and God's perfect grace.
We don't feel the least bit bad about most sin that we commit. As Dr. Piper put it, "We feel worse about the stain we left on Mom's carpet," than we do about the moments every single day where we don't desire God more than any of the world's pleasure. Therefore God sends judgment. That's why we have cancer, AIDS, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks. God gives those things to the world in order to show people how truly horrendous sin is in His sight and point us to Himself.
In Luke 13 Jesus asked a group about 18 people upon whom the Tower of Siloam fell and killed. "Do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish." Suffering like this should point us to our sin. Suffering like this points us to His grace. It's all part of His sovereign design.
On this Thanksgiving we should be grateful for God's amazing grace that saves us from our terrible sin which produces terrible results in this world and eternal damnation in the world to come. We can't ignore the everyday sin in our lives we so often overlook. Every time we desire ANYTHING more than Jesus Christ, we are commiting the same sin as Adam did in the Garden. I will be the first to admit I am the worst at this. But God is pointing out sin in my life and showing me His grace is so much more powerful than any sin this world has to offer.
Whatever we go through -- cancer, loss, hurricanes, war, etc. -- we must rejoice, for Christ is so much greater than these problems which come as a result of sin. As Paul says in Philippians 3, "Whatever I had gain, I have counted as lost for the sake of Christ." Once more the wisdom of Dr. Piper at Passion '05: We should pursue joy in God SO HARD that it can be shaken by no pain and competed with by no pleasure. Isn't it great that Christ has saved us from the darkness and despair of our sin and freed us to taste and experience complete joy in Him, no matter what?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I pray we all will taste the joy that only a true faith in Christ, coupled with suffering, can bring.

HOLIDAYS..... good Family Time....


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I also look forward to time spent with my other family. My heavenly family. Yall =) 



Man i can sound so stupid ha

Thanksgiving..........

So I had some time this afternoon to do some thinking. I decided since this coming week is thanksgiving, i know that a lot of people over look this day. I was praying last night about problems in my life or even just things that arent even that big of a deal. I was telling God that i know my problems are nothing compared to people dealing with cancer etc. however, God looks at our issues just as closely as He looks as ones with cancer. Nothing is hard for Him to overcome. He cares and listens about our small problems because He loves us.
Ive been thinking about the meaning of life lately. My cousin was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis a few weeks ago. She is 16 years old. I know that adam was diagnosed as a baby. Hers is also in her lungs. My family is crushed. My grandmother cries immediately if you even mention my cousins name. She just keeps saying "i love my grandbabies, I love my grandbabies". Her sister is even worse. she is not only dealing with Robyn now being diagnosed with cf but also her little friend has a brain tumor and there is nothing else they can do. My younger cousin is 12. what trauma for her to go through! Its makes you realize you thought your life was great one minute the next you could be dead. This world is so temporary. Dont get close to it, for more reasons that one. So back to thanksgiving...........
I looked up the definition of thanksgiving. I think of the pilgrims and all that jazz I did in elementary school. One definition says "Grace, blessing, a prayer before a meal"
I look at "grace". What a word. Grace makes us think of the cross. Its a reminder to THANK the Lord for His Grace not only for the cross but also DAILY.
second word: blessing. It is a reminder to THANK God for His blessings. How has he blessed you? Yes, he blessed us with parent [s], house, car, clothes, and food. But what about the little things? The little things that you dont think bout that He did just bc of His perfect Will. I thought of a small blessing yesterday. I was walking to class by myself. I never have to walk by myselff because my roommate has all of the same classes as me and she will for the rest of college [its the way that education works at BAMA]. It is a blessing bc it is a long walk to go by yourself every day. Ya, sometimes it can be good just to spend some time with the Lord alone, but in this situation its just awesome that you have someone to be with bc i get scared when i have to go down an allie type street by myself when i take a short cut on my way to my house. I get scared. I normally call my dad =) Ok off subject.
So All of this to say...................What are you thankful for?? Think bout it. Id love to hear...
Happy Thanksgiving..............
HEATHERJOY

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Hey there...

Well I officially have no clue what I'm doing, but it can't be too hard!
Anyway, great idea for this thing Hj!! I hope all of y'all out there are doin' awesome and the semester is totally rockin' out for you!! Keep it real and God bless you all!!

Hey Y'all

So I'm not sure about this blog deal, either, but whatever floats your boat, Heather! I really miss all of y'all, but it's only a week until I come home! I can't wait! So since we're sharing our hearts and everything, I have a prayer request. I'm really torn about where to go and what to do next year. I've had a plan, but I'm not so sure now. We did a class on Proverbs last week, and verses like 16:1,9, 33; 19:21 made me think. They all talk about man having plans, but man's actual steps coming from the Lord. So I felt like my "plan" was what God was leading me to do, but now I feel like He wants me to consider something else, completely different. I don't know if that makes any sense to y'all, but bottom line is I need guidance for this summer and next year. Ultimately, I just want to do whatever He wants for me, I just don't know what that is anymore. Anyhow, I trust Him and things are fabulous up here in NY. I'm so happy here! I'm so looking forward to seeing y'all in just a few days! Love!

BLOCK!

Ok, make sure that you only allow people to comment if they are a member. I got a few random spam type comments so just to be aware!!!
also i had a hard time figuring out "Blog" since i used live journal.
you can get the comments sent your email so then you wont have to check it all the time to see if someone commented.
Im ready to hear whats going on in people's lives! and what God is doing! and pictures!!

Read Psalm 139:2
think bout it~

hiya

Hey guys! This is my first post so I thought I'd say hello. I've never 'blogged' before. Anyways, I miss all you guys. Hey, it's almost Thanksgiving! Woohoo for that. Mmmm dressing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

What's up guys?!

Wow. It's hard to believe I haven't heard from most of you since the last day of camp. You guys have no idea how much you run through my thoughts and prayers. I really miss all of y'all.

Life is going good for me. Busy as always with sports. Had a basketball game tonight [lost =( ] but hey life's still good. I would ask that you guys pray for me, as I'm still in desparate need of finding a college to call home. I've turned it over to God, and I know He is going to put me where I belong, but sometimes I still find myself stressing out over it.

Really miss all of y'all. Hope you guys are as good as I am. Praying for you.

By HIS Grace Alone,
-Jason Hill

Oh and I really think this is a good idea for all of us to keep in touch. Nice work HJ!

Later on!

Yea! pictures!


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God's Creation

Yea for pictures!
Well, i am finally able to post what I wanted to!!! Arent these pictures beautiful? I look at the pictures overlooking the city of chicago and see God's amazing beauty. However, the middle one is the coolest to me. When I look at these pictures, I see three things that the Lord made. First I see His creation. The coolest thing about it is that there is three parts of it. There is the trees in the background, the obviously beautiful water, and then the sky above. I see all of this and it is so great to know that the Lord created SOOOO much beauty! He is the definition of beautiful. Second, I see the city in the background. Its a gorgeous thing that the Lord gave us as humans to think of and create by the knowledge that He gave us. The third thing and most important is I see Greg. God created humans. He created us in His own image. It is so beautiful to see his creation from the water, to the city, to humans. and the best part about it is the Lord loves Us, humans, so much and wants to not only just see these beautiful things and thats all but to have a relationship with us. His creation as a whole is gorgeous. I want to travel. I want to see the world. I want to experience everything! Im going to London this summer and Im pretty excited bout it. I want to ski in the mountains. Im planning on going to Chicago for Spring break with friends now. I want to go to Wilmington, NC to see One tree hill sights. Its going to be great. I am excited. I love the Lord for His beautiful creation!
the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. (psalm 19:1).

Im trying to figure out how to post the picture. Give me some time.....by the way, im not liking blog so much yet. i think live journal may be better. However, Blog sounds cooler than live journal =) We may have to switch over....hmm...

ovinlay ampcay

s'appening?

does this mean we get to share the tears of overnight camp year round? yippie skippie!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Could be...

Yes Heather, this could be the start of something great. Or it could just be something in passing, such as the verse of the day on the camp schedule which did not change throughout the whole summer. But that's not our fault, it's the administrator's. Wait. I'm out...

what? camp is over?

Suuuuuuuuuuup.

BLAH for you Heather

Don't question in the dark what God showed you in the Light!

Is this the start of something great?

Well, i hope that it is the start of a great thing to the future. I hope to build the friendships. Yes by the stupid internet! However, we live in an internet world and it shows our hearts by our writing. its great.
So get excited.