Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Judgement House

Our church loves to be involved in Judgement House.  This is our 7th year.                                      
It is a walk through drama (8 scenes) that depicts various characters and the consequences of choices they make.   We had a practice session in the worship center last Sunday.

During the real performance, the scenes are in different rooms.  
The characters are played by different actors/actresses so you have to follow them by the clothes they wear.

  1. We just love to tell the story....

  2. I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
    Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love;
    I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true,
    It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.

  • Refrain:
    I love to tell the story,
    ’Twill be my theme in glory,
    To tell the old, old story
    Of Jesus and His love.

  1. I love to tell the story, more wonderful it seems
    Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams;
    I love to tell the story, it did so much for me,
    And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.

(tornado scene)
This scene is outside and is quite incredible.  Cars turned upside down.
The place is a mess!!  Injured and dead all over.

Judgement Scene
"It is appointed for men to die once, then comes judgement."
Hebrews 9:27

  1. I love to tell the story, ’tis pleasant to repeat,
    What seems each time I tell it more wonderfully sweet;
    I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
    The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.

  1. I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
    Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest;
    And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song,
    ’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.

In the heaven scene - seeing Jesus and getting a kind word, a smile and
 a twinkle in the eye from Him is the best!  Everyone ends up in tears in this room!

And here is my husband, one of the gospel presenters at the end.

 We would love for you all to come and hear that sweet, sweet story!

Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4-9
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6-9
Friday, Oct. 31, 6-9
Saturday, Nov. 1, 5-9

Talent Show

While I was there in Arkansas for Grandparent's Day, 
Emeri's school had a talent show.
It was pretty incredible!

Here the kids are waiting for the show to begin.  Emeri is a little "Japanese" girl.

The teachers and some moms dressed up as princesses.  I thought they were professional actresses that were hired, but I was informed that they were not!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Arkansas trip, continued

Although Emeri goes to the private school on Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday are for homeschooling.

Eli also joins in.  Getting ready for kindergarten. 
In our day, you learned these things in kindergarten. 
Emeri is learning things in 1st grade that I didn't learn until 3rd.

 Beautiful fall day!

My grandpa was a photographer and developed his own film in the cellar of their home.  I enjoy photography and my son is really good at it.  Emeri wants to do it too.  It really is a fun hobby!

 The kids have a guineau pig and gerbil that are kept at their grandparent's house next door.

Emeri cracks me up.  She found this ring.  
She is keeping it to give to her future husband!

Having a good time with the family in Arkansas!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Grandparents' Day

 I found out that Emeri was having Grandparent's Day and that meant a trip to Arkansas!  Al couldn't get away from work, but I packed up and headed down.

I found out that my friend Caryn and her husband were on their way back from Branson.  As I pulled into the gas station at Fredonia to take a little break, I noticed an RV in the parking lot.

 I pulled up behind it and noticed that it had Harvey county license plates!
I dialed Caryn's cell phone.
"Caryn, where are you?"
"Some small town....Fredonia, I guess."
"Look out the window."
"What?"  She looked out on the west side.
"I don't see anything.  What am I looking for?"
"Look out the other way."
I saw her in the window looking out and when she saw me (she thought I was back at home), she was so surprised!

We had a wonderful time visiting and it was just the break I needed!

By the time I got to Arkansas, the children were already in bed.
Josh, Staci and I visited for some time before going to bed ourselves.

The next morning, bright and early, I heard the pitter pat of little feet in the hallway.  I was so happy to see the children!  After breakfast, Emeri left for school and Josh and Staci went to work.  Eli and I had some time together and later in the morning drove up to Emeri's school.  For their grandparent's day, all the grandparents were invited to come and have lunch with their grandchildren.

Emeri's school is in a church.  She goes 2 days a week and the other days does home school in cooperation with this school.  It is a really neat program.

On the way to Emeri's classroom after lunch, we passed the entrance to the church.  I was pretty impressed with this big globe of the earth in the lobby!  (What do you think, Tami?)

 Recess time

Emeri was forever running.... 

Eli was bummed because he wore flip flops and it was hard to run on the mulch.

Run Run Run
 Run Run Run some more!
We said our byes to Emeri and went home for the afternoon.

That evening, we all decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants, Market Place!
Joby wanted to go too!  (Joby is named after Job, in the Bible.  He had a rough start to life and the kids adopted him.  He loves to be loved on and loves to get in the car!)

Eli making a silly face.  He's so happy with his mac 'n' cheese and sweet potato fries!
We used to come to Market Place back when Josh was in college at JBU.   And Staci used to be a waitress here in highschool!  

I love their bread!
You can see why!!

More about my time in Arkansas to come....