Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ellie!!

We have a guest for a little bit!! Ellie!!! I know she will enjoy having a blog post named after her!! Haha!!! All the way from Maryland she came!! Funny we keep exchanging people from Oklahoma to Maryland!!! I guess I will have to be satisfied with that! :) maybe someday I will eventually get "those Maryland" people back to Oklahoma, all of three of them.

Yay for today!!! Our first day of "no school!!" So proud of all them for working hard this school year! It really was our best school year! Now for summer fun, projects and plans!!

Still very thankful for all the work the Lord continues to bring our family construction business! Just to think of 5 years behind us and seeing God provide all that time! What a mighty God we serve.

I would like to share something from my heart. So many of you have followed us from the birth of this blog. I can not even write with pen and ink the blessing that has been to our family. So many prayers, support, loving us and standing between the gap on our behalf. And I have no doubt many of you still pray for us on a regular basis. Thank you!! You have seen our lives, our fun, our hopes, our struggles, OUR FAMILY! I have had many personal messages and emails and everyone of them have been so encouraging, but I know as of late and it's been through the grapevine, that do not support our family now and (even some long time friends) can I make a suggestion for you? If your following our blog and do not support our family can you move on? If when you open our blog and you "gasp" and if your motive is to view our blog to find out what we are doing, what we are wearing, where we are going, then don't you think that's just not sincere? It's like your secretly behind the scenes looking in and then making judgments by all the outward and have no idea where our hearts are. Jesus had many words to say about people like you, Pharisees. I read a verse in Romans.
a while back and I will just end with it.

Romans 2:28-29

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

...and one more, so when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:7

Thank you for loving us! And bless you to those who find spots in our family!!

Have a great day!!




8 comments:

Naomi Elle said...

I came to your blog via Kristen's blog... and just wanted to encourage you with a verse that I have been meditating on:

"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Luke 6:27-28

It is very difficult to hear the unkind words of others, especially unjustified criticism. I know this from personal experience. Continue to live as Christ would, and as I see that you are, blessing those who intend to curse you.

Be encouraged, Christ is being glorified in your lives! :)
Grace to you!
~Naomi

Melinda said...

I'm sorry for the unkind treatment you have been receiving from others. I will be praying for you all!

Blessings!
Melinda

"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery...For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." (Galatians 5:1-13)

Marie said...

Keep your chin up, Cindy! I have to say I pity anyone who would view your life and your family in a negative way. You have been a huge blessing to me :)

Welcome Ellie !!! Just from reading this blog and seeing all the fun pics, you are bound to have a blast. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

Teena said...

Yes....you are such an encouragement to me!


Love you

Teena said...

Yes....you are such an encouragement to me!


Love you

Margaret (maggie) Kelley said...

Mr. Terry and Mrs. Cindy,
I read your blog because i enjoy it!! Your strengths of holding a big family is amazing. I learn so much when you read your Bible and put it in laimans terms for us idiots. I had major surgery in October and i still have open wounds and have a hard time sitting. Tnis makes my 19th surgery in 14 years. If someone has a problem or doesnt support your family, then God help them. You are a role model i would want to try to achieve. I love y'all and please don't stop writing encouraging words. I need them so desperately right now. Thank you, màrgaret kelley

Gottjoy! said...

I love your family and feel sad for those that otherwise want to criticize you or your family. Boo on them!

Gottjoy! said...

Maybe they are jealous...your family and pictures just oozes love!