Wednesday, May 14, 2014

catch up time

So much has happened over the last month. My husband and I made a trip to Missouri to see our oldest and youngest daughters and their families. Their husbands were working the same pipeline job for the first time in their married lives and had their travel trailers parked side by side. We had such a great time while we were there. We miss them so much when they are off working.

Eli, Sawyer and Bryton - cousins, brothers and friends

Silas and Mercie with Nana

Mercie and Laylah Beth with Nana

Baby cousins Titus and Liam with Papa

Sweet Mikaela with Papa and cousin Laylah and sister Mercie!

My ministry team, For REAL Ministries, had the privilege of doing 3 conferences in March and April. What an honor it is to serve the Lord and be able to do what He has called you to do. We are just ordinary women with ordinary problems teaching women to live victorious lives in Him and for Him. We aren't perfect, but we serve the Perfect One! It was a blessing to see women get freed from bondage and we even got to see several women come to a saving knowledge of Christ. It was a very humbling experience to stand before a group of women and pour out a message that God had birthed in my heart on "Prepare for Rain" out of Hosea 10:12. He is still working out this Truth in my heart and I pray that He never stops!

What a precious team of amazing women that I get to serve alongside! They are my best friends and I can't imagine doing life and ministry without them. They bless me and they encourage me and they keep me accountable. Thank you, Lord, for this blessing and privilege.


My precious girls and their families finished their jobs and came home. It is always fun when they are back at home and I get to see them many times during the week. It's nice to have them 25 miles away instead of 800 miles away! I know that it will be short-lived until the next job comes up, but I try to enjoy them while they are here and focus on the God-given moments of Joy they bring me. 

Melissa came home from Boston for Mother's Day and it was the first time in several years that all the girls were home at the same time. What a blessing it was to fill up several church pews with my daughters, sons-in-laws and grandchildren. It was a special day indeed as my husband had the joy of baptizing 2 of his grandsons. Eli and Bryton had made the most important decision in their lives. To acknowledge the precious gift of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and their Savior and Lord. 

Bryton being baptized by his Papa

Eli being baptized by his Papa

 A joy-filled Nana and her 2 sweet, newly baptized boys!

Me and my girls - Megan, Melissa and Ashlie


What a great mother's day I had surrounded by a loving and caring husband, children and grandchildren. I am so thankful for my many undeserved but much appreciated blessings in life. God has been gracious and kind to me. Even when the times have been rough and hard, He has walked beside me and enabled and empowered me to keep my eyes on Him and walk on. What a mighty and powerful and loving God we serve. 

May His Word always " burn like a fire in our bones". (Jeremiah 20:9)  


NanaNor's said...

Dear one, It seems like forever since we've connected, but it was a joy to read all the latest in your life. Glory to glory having Jimbo baptizing two grandsons. I wish we were close enough that I could come for one of your conferences.
Sending big hugs, lots of love to you today.
God Bless you Beth!

Every Day Blessings said...

What a fun month! So glad that you were able to spend time with your girls and grands! Happy moment for your husband to baptize those grands as well. A sweet memory for them as well.
I would love to hear more about your for Real ministries.
God Bless you

Nana Jul said...

Love your update Beth! How blessed you are! Oh I think you need to do a few blog posts on the message you taught at your conferences :) I'd love that!
Having all your girls together again...Jimbo baptizing the boys...That is awesome!! Your pictures show the joy. Thanks for sharing your great month with us! Love ya sister! May His Word always burn like a fire!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A full quiver indeed - so much love radiating outward from these photos. You look great, Beth - fresh and ready to move the kingdom forward. I love your big heart!

Lisa notes... said...

Your grandchildren are so adorable. (And you are a beautiful Nana!) I look forward to that phase of life, hopefully not in the too far distant future. :)

What a blessing that your ministry team was able to serve in such an effective way. To God be the glory! And that your husband was able to baptize the grandsons. Special moments indeed.