Thursday, October 30

Wednesday, October 29

The Wedding

Left for San Marcos AGAIN on Friday night.
This time, for real.
This was it.
What we had been waiting for.
The 25th.

Went to their apartment in New B. for a bit,
then went to Whataburger,
then to the motel.
When we were eating, a ballerina and an angel came in.....
playing dress up since it was so close to Halloween.
I told Kimberly she should stand by this pretty staircase in the morning
for a picture.  She said NO.
Then we both remembered nobody thought much about the
angel and the ballerina .
Nobody would think anything about a bride standing by a staircase.
She still wouldn't do it.

So, this is the way the motel informs people of what happens
when they take things out of the room.
They charge your credit card.
The pillow *might* be worth it,
but the coffee maker and hair dryer would not be a good deal.
I think it's funny how they worded this so nice
to a bunch of thieves.
Which would not be me.
I have a towels and an ironing board.

How handy for Kimberly to like purple.
I voted, yes.

Photo bombing time before the ceremony.

The new Mr. and Mrs. David Burkhart
It was a perfectly beautiful day.

Look to the left.
Is Caleb singing?

Happy Happy Happy

Let's all have cake,
but skip the beer.

October 25
(I still don't like October)


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Twin Mattress
Klarisa and I left on Sunday evening after all day services
to go get Kimberly.
From San Marcos.
We got there late, ate, and stayed up late.

We loaded her stuff up in the truck,
then went to their apartment to do a few
last minute things before we took her back
to Freeport for the week.

Guess who got an apartment on the third floor?
Guess who carries just one load of stuff up to that apartment?

Ate at Denny's.
If you haven't had red velvet pancake puppies.....
get some.
10 of them, at least.

Just a few things for her kitchen.....
the beloved glass pitcher, her cupcake picture....and the pig jar.

Good-bye for the week, David.
Yes David, we will bring her back.
As planned.

Shower on Tuesday.....this is Kimberly's favorite dessert.
It's the jello-cream cheese-strawberry-pretzel dessert.

Kelly friends.

Spent the rest of the week shopping and shopping and shopping.
We even bought stuff once in a while.

Ate at Panda's.
Not bad.
I prefer a buffet when it comes to this type of food,
that way I can avoid HUGE chunks of green pepper.

Kimberly played piano one last Wednesday.
It was good to hear.

Honestly, I wonder how some people EVER come out of
one of these places.  Too many choices. 

This was an easy choice.
Why not purple, Chinese, duck shoes?
They went perfect with the dress.

Kimberly said this to me every time we went somewhere.
New Mexico or Clute.
Even though she knew I wasn't driving......


Monday, October 27

Help Me Not To Forget (and random pictures from the trip)

 Luke 9:37-41
37 And it came to pass, that on the next day,
 when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out,
 saying, Master, I beseech thee,
 look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out;
 and it teareth him that he foameth again,
 and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation,
 how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
I've been called by somebody that tells me to look at Him.....
and confront my disbelief in His Word.
Faithless and Perverse
Don't see people as problems,
this man's son needed Jesus.
If Jesus died for all,
then all can be reached.

 Ezekiel 9:4
 And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city,
 through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men
 that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
Do we sigh and cry?
God is concerned about our concern. 
Are we part of the group that KNOWS the difference?
BUT, are indifferent?
Indifference: lack of feeling, lack of sufficient importance

Matthew 26:41
 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:
 the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
If it weren't for the flesh......
Something is in control.
The flesh or the spirit.
Fear the flesh,
 an object can go from being feared to desired.
Saved, but carnal?

 1 Samuel 30:1-6
 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
 And had taken the women captives, that were therein:
 they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire;
 and their wives, and heir sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.
Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess,
 and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters:
 but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
Has God ever done anything for you?
Get your eyes off of the giant.
The 9'6" giant.....
Use what you have.
You have it all.
If you have faith.
Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
1 Samuel 17:36

23% of the world's population is Islamic.
They will work to cover the world at any cost.
1. Infiltrate 2. Intimidate 3. Indoctrinate 4. Isolate
In the flesh, these people are our enemies.
In God's eyes, they are lost.
They are not only unreached,
they are practically untouched.

 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.
1 Samuel 17:16
Some of our greatest battles will be won when we have no resources.
Climbing a mountain sometimes isn't an option.
Fall on your face to God for the valley.
Growth is found in the valley, where we learn our weaknesses.
 Hosea 12:13
 And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt,
 and by a prophet was he preserved.
(It didn't take long for Israel to get out of Egypt,
but it took forty years to get Egypt out of Israel.)

Isaiah 30:1~~~
 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel,
 but not of me; and that cover with a covering,
 but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
Jeremiah 5:31
 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means;
 and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

 Nehemiah 2
And it came to pass in the month Nisan,
 in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king,
 that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king.
 Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.
Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad,
 seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart.
Then I was very sore afraid,
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever:
 why should not my countenance be sad, when the city,
 the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste,
 and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?
The city was in ruins......the people that lived there,
saw it every day.
They got used to the RUINS.
Sometimes we need to be told, what we see.
(woke up)

5 Steps to Apostasy
1. tolerated error
2. accommodated error
3. cooperate with error
4. contamination
5. capitulation
What will happen to YOUR children if you
don't stand up for what is right?

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
 for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
 to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
We need energy in a draining world.
Should we not be zealous for the one
that saved our soul from hell?
What stirs us up?
Stay excited for the work of the Lord.
It is never in vain.
I'll Live For Him,
Who Died For Me
Heaven's Sounding Sweeter All The Time

      Life has been so good, I can't complain....
When I'm down, God gives me strength to rise again....
I get weary from the struggle of it all...
So I listen, how I listen for His call....



And Can It Be?
 And can it be that I should gain
an interest in the Saviour's blood?
Died He for me who caused His pain
For me who Him to death pursued
Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me?
Amazing love how can it be
That Thou my God shouldst die for me?

He left His Father's throne above
So free, so infinite His grace
Emptied Himself of all but love
And bled for Adam's helpless race
'Tis mercy all immense and free
For O my God, it found out me
Tis mercy all immense and free
For O my God, it found out me

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature's light
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light
My chains fell off, my heart was free
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee
My chains fell off, my heart was free
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee