Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hello Everyone!

"In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. . . " John 1:4

Hope the heat isn't getting to you. Seems like not too long ago we were talking about how much snow we had and how cold it was!! Just gotta love Michigan! My husband and I took a little road trip last month around the west side of our beautiful state and on the coast of Lake MI. We have this thing for lighthouses so we followed around the "pinkie" side of the Michigan mitt and saw 15 lighthouses and break lights. I must tell you I had not done that before. We had visited a spot here and there but not taken the trip to see it all at once. We just got in the car and started driving, it was awesome! The lake was absolutely beautiful and what a joy to see the lighthouses right here in our own state. I was so proud of our MI beauty.

My husband and I spent time worshipping God on the shores of Lake MI. As the tears rolled down my cheek several times on the trip I couldn't help but think of the old song our family used to sing, Jesus is the Lighthouse! Many of the lighthouses were in ruin but now have been restored, however, it took many determined, steadfast lighthouse believers, that have formed "lighthouse keepers", to not let them be torn down and fall into complete ruins.

I thank God for the Lighthouse, Jesus, that stands upon the shore shining out the Light for a lost struggling soul to rescue and guide to shore. That Light never goes out! I want to be a Lighthouse Keeper for Jesus. I don't want to see the world ignore Him or try to tear Him down. The Lighthouse keeper is responsible for keeping the lighthouse in good repair, but primarily to keep the light shining strong. Join me in being a Lighthouse Keeper for Jesus.

Oh, let me tell you how wonderful our Annual Convention/Mini Retreat was! It was Wonderful! Thank you to all of you who attended, I know you were blessed. The West Berlin Women are amazing!! Thank you for being the perfect host and providing the most delicious "down on the farm lunch". Dr. Steve Edmondon's and Kathy Cox's presentation of their work in Haiti touched our hearts. Thank you to each of you who had a part in making this day a blessing. Thank you to Mark and Sherry Gorveatte for being part of our day, "Make hay while the SON shines!" And a special thank you to our guest, "Legendary Ralph" (Pastor Mark Lipscomb)

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