"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
And who can tell what a day may bring forth?! Yesterday and today our guys had the opportunity to work with Grandpa pouring a cement drive for their small-town cemetary. While it was quite a work project, there were many smiles and laughs exchanged in the process!
We love you bigger!!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." Phil. 1:3-6
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
From my earliest memories, the delight of climbing into a car (back when the Wissmanns all fit in a car!!!) to visit an elderly friend or relative will always bring a smile to my heart. Often we would go with Grandma, or bake bread with Mom to leave them a 'we-care' package. Their eyes would sparkle and laugh as we’d visit or sing (our first little 'concerts)'. When we’d say good bye they’d always wave and welcome us back 'anytime'.
Looking back, I'm sure there were many other activities that could have crowded into Mom and Grandma's schedule (there were 5 of us children under the age of 7). The ‘to do’ list would be endless!! But I am so grateful they made time to honor and care. They taught us by example that it is more blessed to give that to receive -- and that joy is multiplied when shared with others!
And so it brought back these special memories as we were able to share at a couple retirement homes this past week. Bethany caught the following moments on film……er, digital file:
Monday, November 13, 2006
"Whoever offers praise
Rather, it is my heart attitude.
Friday, November 10, 2006
For a quick glimpse of our week in pictures......
There is something special about singing for retirement homes. The joy on their faces when they see all the little children is priceless.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Ahhhh, the joys of teamwork. The camaraderie of working together to make an endless project somewhat....um.... less endless?!?! At any rate, such is the story of our "every-so-often" ministry newsletter production. With the added deadline of our departure for Michigan tomorrow, we've lately taken our efforts into the wee morning hours. But the end is in sight with only 10% to complete tonight!!! The final letter is always greeted with many cheers --- but after several months pass, we'll again be looking forward to the hours of talk, music, -- and teamwork. [smile]