I had to smile the other day when I got an email from a friend who chastened me that I had not been blogging. I really did not know she even followed this blog. She is not on the "follower" list, she does not comment, and rarely do I hear from here in general. Her words were kind as she said that I actually had ministered a time or two to her. So thanks Sandy for spurring me on to good works. I will do better!
I hope you and your family had a great Christmas. We were doubly blessed this year to have John's family at our home for a week. During the same time my brother and his family were with my parents- so we had a double Christmas. It was good to be with family again. John's family headed out yesterday and my brother and his family on Monday. Amazing how the Christmas tree and all of the decorations just sit and stare at you quietly asking when they will be placed back in their boxes. I for one have ignored their rustling and have gone about my business.
Milestone moment for us this week was when my oldest left this morning for the AR Holiday Youth Convention. Kind of felt like that first day of kindergarten as I dropped her off. I didn't even get out of the car and hug her since that would be horrifying for anyone in the 7th grade.
MK Ministries has been so blessed with individuals, Sunday School classes, youth groups, and churches getting on board to send Christmas Gifts to our MKs. Amazing response. We currently have a drive to provide an e-reader (Kindle or Nook) to each on-site MK. If you would like to get involved with this project email me- I will be happy direct you to the online credit card giving link.
On a personal note- I have been trying to do a lot of kingdom praying. I was recently at a Kids Prayer seminar and was deeply reminded of the commandment in Luke 12:31 "But above all else seek the Kingdom of God, and He will give you everything you need." It is my responsibility to put kingdom prayers as a priority. I want my girls to know that HIS kingdom comes first and then our needs. How can I teach this if I don't example it myself?
To all of my friends, family, and bloggy buddies thanks for being there this year. Your prayers have sustained me every day. To those who invited me to speak to your amazing ladies groups and youth groups around the globe- thank you - They have impacted my life and taken residence in my heart!