Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Small Group Visit

At our invitation, our small group (discipleship group) gathered in our hospital room on Tuesday evening. We had a great time eating candy from the plastic pumpkin, talking, laughing, singing hymns and praise songs, and praying.

Here, Bill describes to Brian the finer points of opening a piece of candy.

Janice responds to Bill, as Betsy searches for a candy gummy worm.

Rose just smiles!

Frank enjoys a Sugar Daddy while Terri look on.

Carol also enjoys a Sugar Daddy, knowing that her children will not be asking her about what she is eating!

Below is the small group gathered around my hospital bed. Pastor Matt stayed home to watch his children so that Carol could partcipate. My wife is taking the picture.

Our small group exists to encourage one another to live for the glory of God. We pray for one another and challenge one another to follow and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.


Anonymous said...

You are as beautiful as ever.Your smile is one I can still picture from years past and as I see the current pictures of you It's still there. I am amazed at your strength and energy. I know it all comes from God. Jim is so blessed to have such a wonderful wife and yes it's obvious he knows it. He loves you so much. Yours has always been a love affair. You remember on "Our Walk", how much we couldn't wait to see our husbands? Remember how we talked about them in our bunks. We were like school girls in our dorm. Sparks flew when you and Jim came together. And I know that love is stronger than ever today. I also wanted to tell you how precious the children are. Little Issac is a doll! What a joy he must be to you and Jim. My love and prayers continue daily for you and Jim and the children, Cathie

Amanda said...

This might be an odd comment, but it might also be interesting, so here goes... I started reading your blog through Cindy's blog (MyAwesomeOliveShoots). I enjoy your observations, am amazed at your attitude in the midst of such a hard situation, and am always glad to see how the body of Christ is surrounding you and your family with lots of help. I was also surprised to see (twice now) the face of a former classmate of mine. Your pastor's wife, Carol, was one grade ahead of me at Friendship Christian School in Raleigh, NC. I haven't kept up with her at all, but am so happy to find out that she is a pastor's wife. Please give her my greetings - if you can. My maiden name was Mandy Van Dyke. I am now

Amanda Stonehouse

rico said...

I’m glad you people have the enthusiasm to passionately comment on this page. My mom is really getting into my nerves so I can’t be as passionate as you people are. Maybe I should ask her to attend a Family Blessings seminar with me.

christian said...

Very nice photos, but im sorry I thought you where showing photos of Covenant Marriage Seminars.