Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fun at the Fair

I have to say that the goats were pretty cute! Leah and Kinley loved getting to feed them.
They both had fun seeing all of the animals and they liked the merry go round too. That picture didn't turn out. I love the bottom picture of the goats. It was so cute to see them all cuddled up together. :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Cross, His Blood, His Resurrection

Well . . . all I can say about the camp meetings is that I feel like a "new creation". Most of the teachings were on the cross, which Ben has been teaching/preaching on for the last few months. At times I have thought-are we going to learn about anything else? But it hit me this weekend as Ben and another pastor taught--What else it there? I need to stay at the cross at all times because that is where His grace, mercy, healing, strength, forgiveness flows. I have been a Christian since I was 12, really surrendering at age 20ish, but God revealed Jesus, His Cross, and His blood to me this past week in a way I have never known. I am dead. The old Mandy is gone and a new creation now lives--Jesus. I don't have to strive because I have nothing to bring anyway. I just have to come and fall into His grace and be united with Christ. This may sound simple, but it has hit my heart in such a new way. Praise Jesus for He is so good to me! I pray that my heart would stay at the cross at all times! That is where real life is!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tent Meeting Time

We're really excited for all that God is going to do at the Tent Meetings! Yesterday was fun setting up everything. The big tent is really cool!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy July!

Our July has been pretty fun so far. Kinley and I traveled to Litchfield on the 2nd with Sally, Anna, David, Mom, and Drew. Grandpa and Grandma Johnson and A. Janie, Kara, Kenzie, and Jessica came down Thursday morning. We had a fun day watching all of the little ones-nine under five. They all had fun playing on the closed in deck. It was great to see everyone again. Kinley especially enjoyed finishing everyone's lasagna that was left on the little table. :)
Yesterday on the fourth we went to the parade in Onarga, which I have to admit wasn't real impressive. We ate lunch at Chris' mom and dads and then had David and Anna's birthday party at Sally and Erik's last night. Kinley enjoyed watching his first fireworks show from their back yard. He was still up and happy at 9:30pm. Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July!