Monday, October 23, 2006


Last weekend we had our very first 'becoming' vendor booth! It was great! We did it at the girls conference "something beautiful"...Angela Thomas was the speaker. It was just a wonderful day for the girls in Abilene. There were 750 in attendance! We live in a small town so to have 750 is just great. My own youth girls went and had an all out blast.

God did a great work that day!

Becoming is a ministry that I have started for girls in Abilene. We meet on the last Tuesday of every month and talk about relevant life issues. At the vendor booth we passed out over 600 fliers and 300 water bottles with my website info on it. We will see what God has in store for becoming. Our next meeting will be in November because we have Judgement House this month. Please be in prayer for that! Ernest is in charge of this big event so needless to say he is very busy. Over 800 people went through Judgement house last year.

Here are some pics from something beautiful and our very first vendor booth...

working the!

some of the best jr. high workers ever....margie and jackie!!! with me

some of the girls with angela thomas

what kind of face is that??? Who knows!

me & marcie working the booth

ashley working the front end of the booth

what were we talking about???

they did such a great job passing out waters and flyers...kenzie & korey

the night we set up the booth...I was super tired!

Monday, October 16, 2006

what do you need?

this morning we sat at the kitchen table and began to discuss our vision for life, ministry and all else. I will be honest and tell you that it seems to have been a battle lately...the vision. It seemed like the more we roll it out the more things that happen to dampen our joy. I 'know' this is Satan attacking us and yet in the midst of it all there is still sadness and with some frustrations even a bit of hopelessness. We talked about how we are to have joy in the midst of trials and we began to really check ourselves out to see if there is joy evident. Anyways after much talking and much prayer we went on to the demands of the day.

I sat down on the couch with my book and bible in hand in desperate need of a note written straight to me...lo and behold he gave it to me! The devo I read this morning talked about being hopeless and having doubt and even being without was about all the things we talked about. It talked about how all those things were Satan's tricks when people are stepping out by faith to do something for him. Sometimes even though you know something you just need someone to remind you of it. I really believe that God was here with me and gave me this exact devo to encourage me to run the race with endurance instead of giving in to my doubts.

I wrote this to you for this reason...

What do you need from God?

I needed some encouragement to make it through my day and he gave it to me...he is so faithful to me...he is to you as well.

Go to him!!!! He is there waiting for you. He loves you like no one else ever can!

Hebrews 12 :1
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Sweet Jesus...I am madly in love with you and yet I long to love you more. Amaze me with you! I want to run with you with great joy and have no doubt...ready me Lord...I beg you. Protect us and bring us close to you. May I honor you in all that I do! //debra//

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

so very tired...

Okay so since my first post things have been crazy around our home. I guess that is how it goes anyway...right?

My husband has been laid up for a week due to back problems. He was not able to walk without assistance. I just want you to guess who his 'assistance' was. Needless to say I have been the driver to the doctor...the maid...the sock and shoe putter onner (yes i decided to make that term up.)

It seemed to us like this week was going to be a fresh start of preparations for our 'vision'...then the back problem happened. Something always happens and there is always a lesson to be learned. What did we learn this week? Determination! At some point you just have to decide no matter what to get up and move. Even when moving hurts like crazy. I watched my husband take great thought in each step that he made and as he reached out with the movement I was right there with him...isn't that how life is suppose to be? For a week we literally lived that out.

He is back at work now and feeling much better. I am very thankful for that.

We are still ready to follow God in whatever way he for last week...a good lesson was learned.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

calling away.

So it is weird...the feeling...your heart turning to something new. I can feel it. I know it is God. The time is coming and the preparations have begun. I don't know how or when. I would like to know the answer to both of those questions but for now he just wants us to follow by faith. So we begin to prepare ourselves for what lay ahead. The dreams that he has placed in our hearts seem too unreal to even hope for. I guess that sets the perfect stage for him to work his wonders. How I desire to live a great adventure with my savior. I will keep you posted on the journey and where it leads. I know that we will need encouragment along the way. Here we stand at the beginning of this road to a place we cannot even imagine.

as we begin this journey I ask that we would not take one step that you have not made ready. keep us close to you in all that we do and everywhere that we go. direct us and illuminate the path...give us ears to hear you and eyes to see you. I beg for your protection and provision.

following you...