Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tommy's Nite Out II

When Tony and Mary Beth told me that they were planning to do another Tommy’s Nite Out, I didn’t think anyone would want to do this again. It takes so much work and effort, and really people want to do this for us again? Not only did they have the first meeting, but the committee members actually showed up, and were excited about working together on another event. Upon reflection, this really is not about us. However, we are incredibly blessed to be the receiver of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring through you. It was evident at the first Tommy’s Nite Out, it went way beyond helping a family in need. The feeling was palpable and contagious. So, we want you to know that on those days when we feel overwhelmed with the changes in our life, it is your prayers and your support that keeps us lifted up. You have taught me so much about the value of giving, giving from the heart, a caring word or card, and certainly your prayers. Thank you for allowing us to share our life with you.


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:1-3

the last 10 months

As you can see, my plan of updating everyone on a weekly basis or even a monthly basis was unfulfilled. I’m sorry for the lack of communication; it has been an eventful 10 months. I have had multiple hospital stays, surgeries and various medical issues which have slowed me down but I have continued to work at the office many days, spoken at an 8-5 workmatters (a work/faith organization based in Northwest Arkansas) event, gone bowling, spent a few weekends at the Savier’s cabin on the Little Red River. Robyn and I sent Ross to TCU for his freshman year of college and enjoyed a weekend along with some close friends on our annual camping trip (with me in a cabin).

We have had a few small hurdles to overcome, but together we continue to move forward with God’s grace and direction. Thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers….I couldn’t do it without you.

"Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe." Mark 11:24