Friday, June 12, 2009

2009 Senior Pictures are still available. Any senior who did not get their pictures taken during the school year, just give us a call. We are still taking images for the class of 2009. Angela is having a big celebration party, but was missing her senior portrait. She brought her mom in with her and we were able to create some beautiful images for her to pass out to friends and family. Congratulations, Angela, on your graduation.
God's 26 Guards (true story!) Here's a message that will bring you chills.

Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a li st and said,
"I'll pray for them later?" Or has anyone ever called you and said, "I need you to pray for me, I have this need?" Read the following story and may it change the way that you may think about prayer and also the way you pray. You will be blessed by this.... A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan.

"While serving at a small field hospital in Africa , every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies. This was a journey of two days and required camping overnight at the halfway point. On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine, and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field hospital. Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord. I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident...
Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the
> young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, 'Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight. We planned to kill you and take your money anddrugs. But just as we were about to move into
> your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards. At this, I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite. The young man pressed the point, however, and said, 'No, sir. I was not the only person to see the guards, my friends also saw them, and we all counted them. It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you
alone.' At this point in the sermon, ;one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and
interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened. The missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story:

"On the night of your incident in Africa , it was morning here and I was preparing to go play
golf. I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the Lord
was so strong, I called men in this church to meet with me here in the sanctuary to pray for you.
Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?" The men who had met together to pray that day stood up. The missionary wasn't concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw. There were 26! This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of the Lord moves in behalf of those who love Him. If you ever hear such prodding, go
along with it. Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell. I encourage you to send this to as many people as you know. If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world toward God once again. As the above true story clearly illustrates, "With God all things are possible". More importantly, how God hears and answers the prayers of the faithful.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Baby Angelo was the chosen winner from "My Sister's Closet" event. I promised I'd share some images with you. He was just too cute. His mom and dad had a hard time selecting which ones they wanted. Dad says, "Just get them all". Now that's what I wanted to hear. (smile) Angelo has had two sessions with us. He brought his big brother with him we will share those with you after mom and dad have had a chance to view them. They came all the way from Plano. Thanks, Tomara and Rafael for making that drive. We had a lot of fun today.

Pie & Butterball. Pie is short for papya, which is what her GG calls her. We all know what butterball means. These two little girls visited me from AZ. Pie likes to do every thing her big sister does. We had a lot of fun.