Thursday, August 04, 2011

Waiting for word

Still haven't heard if the team has landed in China yet. Hoping they got a little rest on the long flight.

They plan to tour the Great Wall today and a few other touristy things. Then off to MBHOH in the evening. Hope they take lots of pictures and post to the blog.

I miss them already but I'm excited for what they are doing and what the Lord will do in their lives!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

China bound!

Today two of my daughters left on a trip to Maria's Big House of Hope in China to serve on a team from Show Hope. I'm very excited about this trip for them! Wish I could be going too.

Pray for them... that they would be open to what the Lord has for them to learn on this trip... that they would serve graciously and with great love... that they will be safe and feel secure with each other and the team.

I will miss both of them while they are gone and look forward to hearing all the stories.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

5 months!

It's been SO long! I think Facebook has killed the blog. But after reading Emily's post, I decided to dig this old thing up and post.

Not a lot going on. Just seems like all I do is work and sleep. The kids are growing up around me and I feel like I'm missing it all.

We sent our youngest off to his very first day of school today. The last first-first day. I have mixed feelings about that but he was so excited that I couldn't be sad.

No time for more right now, but I'll be sure to come back soon and post more.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Even Longer...

I had almost forgotten about this site. Life tends to be that way. Lots to do or nothing. But with as many kids as I have, is it any wonder that I have time to get on the computer at all?! Good thing I get a bit of time at work!

Now that I've come back, maybe I'll be a more frequent blogger again. Just for all 3 of my readers...

Saturday, November 07, 2009

3 Months!

It's really been a long time since I've been here! Guess I haven't had much to say. Maybe that will change soon. I kind of miss this.

I do want to share the SCC has a new recording out as of this week: Beauty Will Rise. I'd say that this could be some of his most stripped down and emotionally open work yet. Totally understandable when considering the place he had to go to experience this. Such agony and anguish... losing a child in an accident involving another child... I don't think I could be this open this quickly. The witness to the faithfulness and love of God provided by the Chapmans is what walking the talk is all about.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SCC News!

I've been gone a long time! Facebook has just about killed my blog... lol!

I know some (or most) of you probably already know about the new SCC album, but I wanted to spread the news here as well.

New disc is scheduled for release on November 3rd. Titled "beauty will rise", this one promises to be just as inspiring and personal as all of Steven's work. Maybe even more so considering the place in his life where he has been when writing it. I don't know. All I know is that I will definitely be in line to buy it as soon as I can. First single to be released is called "heaven is the face". I've included the lyrics below. Very personal stuff here. Can't wait to see how this ministers to so many!

“Heaven Is The Face” by Steven Curtis Chapman:

Heaven is the face of a little girl
With dark brown eyes
That disappear when she smiles
Heaven is the place
Where she calls my name
Says, “daddy please come play with me for awhile”
God, I know, it’s all of this and so much more
But God, You know, that this is what I’m aching for
God,You know, I just can’t see beyond the door
So right now
Heaven is the sound of her breathing deep
Lying on my chest, falling fast asleep while I sing
And Heaven is the weight of her in my arms
Being there to keep her safe from harm while she dreams
And God, I know, it’s all of this and so much more
But God, You know, that this is what I’m longing for
God,You know, I just can’t see beyond the door
But in my mind’s eye I can see a place
Where Your glory fills every empty space
All the cancer is gone
Every mouth is fed
And there’s no one left in the orphans’ bed
Every lonely heart finds their one true love
And there’s no more goodbye
And no more not enough
And there’s no more enemy (no more)
Heaven is a sweet, maple syrup kiss
And a thousand other little things I miss with her gone
Heaven is the place where she takes my hand
And leads me to You
And we both run into Your arms
Oh God, I know, it’s so much more than I can dream
It’s far beyond anything I can conceive
So God, You know, I’m trusting You until I see Heaven in the face of my little girl

Here is SCC's announcement of the new recording! Very special stuff here!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's been one year today...

Praying for this young man today. Maria is no longer in this world, but Will has to stay for a while. I have no idea what or how he is feeling. I have never lost a sibling, much less had one die as a result of an accident I was involved in.

Several of the blogs I read regularly feature posts today about this wonderful family.

I didn't expect to read this one, but apparently she is using her blog and other writing avenues to help in the healing. Pray for her. She is mom to both and hurts in ways that few can comprehend. And yet, her witness is strong!

Mary Beth Chapman

I am thankful for the writer of this other blog. He also lived through the event last year (although it was in a very different way and from a very different perspective). He has given a window into the world of the Chapman family that I would never see if not for his postings. Thanks Jim!

Jim Houser

And then there's Kelby. My source for all things SCC! She hasn't been able to post about this recently. She has a heart of gold and it is broken along with the rest of those who have followed Steven over all these years. Go there anyway and read through some of the archives. Look at the pictures, too. It will make you feel better. Thanks my friend!

Kelby (apostle)

Keep praying folks. It really does help.