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Full, indeed!

What a wonderful week it has been!

Sunday through Wednesday, Fraser Road put on a drama called “Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Flames”. A husband and wife team travel around and put on the drama at several churches across the country and I think Canada. There are different scenes throughout that illustrate what happens after you die. Those that confess and repent of their sins and serve Jesus go into Heaven. And those who do not are sent to Hell. The roles of Jesus, angels, Satan, demons and average, everyday people are filled by members of the congregation.

At the beginning is a portrayal of the crucifixion of Jesus, His Resurrection and His Victory. This is probably my favorite part! Next are several scenes that could happen in everyday life. A bar scene, a little old lady who had served Jesus all her life, a school shooting, two men on the job, one witnessing to the other, an unsaved mother and a Christian daughter , just to name a few.  The scenes throughly portray that Heaven is real, and Hell will be eternal torment and total separation from God.

Afterwards, there is an altar call, which I think is wonderfully done. Cast members and other church members come to witness to those who are willing to accept Jesus and repent. It is made clear that this drama is not meant to scare you into Heaven, that you should not go on your emotions and that you really need to mean that you want to accept Jesus as Lord of your life.

I got blessed each time I watched it. Along with that I spent time with my dear, dear friends. I got to have absolutely wonderful prayer time with a few of the ladies. The past few days, I have been filled up and loved on by my friends. I miss the camaraderie, the closeness, and the “We are all in this together” attitude. Lord, Thank you for them!

And I also got to witness an answer to prayer, a miracle, in one of my friends families, that was just the icing on the cake, no, that was more like the cherry on top.


My next entry will probably include some pictures and updates on how life is otherwise. 🙂


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Are we compromised? Have we no righteousness that reflects on their corruption? – Leonard Ravenhill

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Saturday was about as random as “Chocolate Rain” I went to the chiropractor to get my back straighten out. I can’t feel my knots, or the shooting pain down my leg anymore. All that hurts is my lower back. And that pain is on and off. When I got home, I went to different places and bought plants with m mom then we went to Cold Stone and had ice cream.I couldn’t finish it so I gave the rest to my dad when I got home.

I went for a walk later that evening. It was very nice out. My walk was shorten by a dog sitting on a front porch. I wasn’t sure if it was tied up and I didn’t feel much like running. So I turned around and swiftly walked the other way.

Yesterday, I went to church in the morning, the sermon was on a few of the attributes of God. I couldn’t play with or pick up any of the kids. Silas tried a couple of times. Zipporah said that I am no fun when my back is hurt. I went to the Cook’s house after church. After we ate my back began to bother me. The rocking chair I was sitting in wasn’t holding up my ice pack very well. Julie said that I could lay on the floor, I was hesitant for a split second, but then I figure that the Cook’s are more like family to me, so I got comfortable on the floor.

Then there was the issue of getting back up. Julie and Aaron explained it to me a couple of times. I started laughing really really hard, when Mr. Cook came into the living room and had a comment. I was quite entertaining for about three minutes.  Aaron even got down on the floor to show me. But I was too nervous about hurting my back.  I managed to get up after all of that.

After we went for a walk, Amy, Julie, Betsy, Brian and I all went to Aaron’s house to have ice cream. Most of us had cherry ice cream. Betsy had a Klondike bar.

Then I went with them to their church. 🙂 Mr. Cook was preaching. He talked about John the Baptist, the old covenant and Jesus, from John 3.

The Cook siblings have very interesting conversations. Sometimes, actually most of the time there will be more than one over lapping the rest. At first this racked my brain a little. I didn’t know who to pay attention to, because in my family we rarely have multiple conversations at the same time on account of our family size. I was telling them last night that is why sometimes I don’t talk because I don’t know when it is my turn! Only recently I have been able to carry on a conversation while overlapping another. I start out quietly though. 😀

I also met their cousins again, and their Uncle Wayne and Aunt Gera yesterday. After church we went to the Byler’s house for fellowship. 🙂

My back is doing well this morning, I can reach itches that were bothering me last night, stretch to a certain point and reach for my coffee on the nightstand. Thank you for your prayers!

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Which Jesus do you follow? Which Jesus do you serve?

If Ephesians says to imitate Christ, why do you look so much like the world?

Who is this that you follow?

This picture of the American Dream?

If Jesus was here would walk right by on the other side?

Or would you worship at His Holy Feet?

Pretty blue eyes, pretty brown hair and a clear complexion.

Is how you see Him as He dies for your sins, sometimes I doubt we would recognize Him.

Not a poster child for American prosperity, You see I’m tired of living for success and popularity.

You said to live like You to love like You.

I want to be like my Jesus.

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Thank You.

Thank God for His Word without it I would be lost.

Thank God for friends without them I would be lonely with no accountability.

Thank God for Jesus without Him I would be living life for me.

Amanda came up with a possible reason to why my hip and back are hurting. Due to my weightloss I probably carry myself the way I used to when I was heavy. My body is used to having extra to carry!

Rock hopping in Narnia at Cedar Campus.

The water! We are close!

The bugs were really bad up there.

Not the greatest picture of my rock hopping, oh well.

I’m not too sure what we are doing in this picture.

Nikki and I. It must have been red shirt day.

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“Give us some men who are righteous, give us some men who are holy. That is what the world is wanting”

-Leonard Ravenhill

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