Thursday, February 16, 2012


The book of James is tough.  He pulls no punches.  He pokes all of our sore spots.
If you cease to be changed by Scripture, and begin to only be "touched" by have become a "forgetful listener."

James 1:25 "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing."

He tells us to watch our tongues:
James 1:19-21
"Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of GOd. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls."

Did you know that the Jews believed that to lose one's temper was to "lose the shekinah?"  Lose the glory of God just for losing your temper.  Will that make you think twice before blowing up??? It will me! Because really, NOTHING on this earth should be worth risking losing the "shekinah" of God in our lives....nothing is EVER worth quenching the Spirit.

Master, help me live this today!!!

Time flies...

We are starting to make our plans for moving.  We have filled out the rental application for a townhouse in Ouray.  I'm pretty excited as it will be much nicer and bigger than where we are now.  The best part?  TWO FULL BATHROOMS!!!! WOW! You just don't realize how much you appreciate that stuff until you don't have it. Living in a tiny house with 3 boys and a husband and ONE bathroom is actually torture.  Of course, it's a bit scary making all of these plans and STILL waiting on God for a lot of the "how."  I sure wish there was another way for Him to teach me faith, patience, trust, and all that.  :)  This is surely the hard way.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Church Plant

So, it's now common knowledge that we are going to be moving to Western Colorado to plant a network of missional house churches. I sort of hate to put it that way, because there are so many bad stereotypes or false ideas about house churches.  So, I could just refer to them as Missional Communities.  We will be calling them "Villages" once we get there. I am eccstatic about the move...except for the packing part.

If you are a praying person, then please join us in prayer for this work that God is beginning.
We need prayers for strength, wisdom, spiritual protection, name it.  We need the prayers. If you are so inclined, pray for Ouray County.  God can and will soften hearts toward Himself.  Prayer is not part of the job or a supplementary IS the job. It IS how we join God.

Just for's some pictures of where we are going:

Hot Springs! WOO!

Park beside the Hot Springs. Sorry it's blurry. We were driving.


My favorite set of weird-os. 

Just read the sign.  It's funny. :-)

Some really cool bell. LOL.  No idea what it memorialized. 

The prettiest place on planet earth.

Outside the city of Ouray.  I believe it's referred to as Loghill area.

Walking up to a waterfall with Brad.

Waterfall from a distance.

Standing on the waterfall.  Wanted to get up on the rock by our heads, but couldn't do it with Carter.

Branche and Carter climbing down.

Rob getting ready to help Carter down.

Safter to sit and slide if you have balance issues.

Daddy showing Carter how it's done...and controlling the slide, it was steeper than it looks!

Rob and Roger crossing the creek.


Town Hall, I think.  And the Fire Dept. 

me and my sweetie.

Oh i love him so! :) 

Ouray from the overlook.

Roger took this of us.  DOwn town.  Check out awesome mural behind us!

Oh yeah.  I totally get that.... :)