well its that time of year again, Allergy and cold season!!!!! yuk! Poor Whitney and Noah are fine during the day but when comes to bedtime they cough all night long. i took Whitneu to the dr today and he gave a cough medicine but she is still in there coughing. grrrrr. i maybe making another phome call tomorrow. *sigh*
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I cant believe i just spent two hours sitting here revamping my blog. I hope you like.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 11:47 PM
Monday, September 29, 2008
I just have to say that our womens Ministry team is the Best!!!!!!!!!! Thank You Dena for your obedience and your honest and straightforward words. Prayer team You Rock. Worship team there are no words to express what God gives me through you. thank you thank you thank you all for your willingness to serve and obedience to the Lord.
God Bless You All!!!!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 10:13 PM
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I got this email and thought it was good so.....
TEN PREDICTIONS NO MATTER WHO WINS THE ELECTION:
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost.
ISN'T IT GREAT TO KNOW WHO IS STILL IN CONTROL? AMEN!!!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 4:55 PM
Wow!!! what leesons we are learning(at least i am). terry has been out of work since July 4th.
We have been really tested this summer. His company fought his unemployment and after filling out paperwirk with dhs they said that we were eligible food because of the deal with his other job grrrrrrr Financially we have been through the ringer. Each day we have to pray for things like gas and basic needs. terry and i acutally almost seperated. It was at that time that i finally just gave up and said God you have to take this cuause i cant do this anymore. Wow!!!!! why didnt i do that before? Well we finally got his unemployment *yea* and our benefits back. and terry got a job finally after about 300 applications he put out. He starts next week. All we ask now is for prayer because obviously we are behind on a few things and we need wisdom and provision in getting some things paid. Like rent phone and utilities. Also i am looking for a babysitting job. so if you know of anything let me know. thanks
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 12:01 PM
Monday, September 22, 2008
Hi Our family is hosting an outreach with our church on Halloween called light the night. Our goal is to reach out to our community and show them the Love of Christ on a night that is traditioally very dark. we are doing U of M. vs. MSU theme. we are looking for as much as we can to decorate with. we could also use christmas lights sport equipmentwall hangings a goal post
those yard blow up things sacks fo three legged races.some fun bright ideas.sheets (themed msu um or colors)if have any ideas for games or would like to to participate please email.
If you are interested in donating some items and would like them back please label them and email what you would like to donate to me.
I really appreciate the help and like i said already some bright ideas.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please email.
Terry, Amy, Nck, Whitney, Haley, Kelsey and Noah
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 7:15 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 9:43 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
After a full three straight days of rain, it was so nice to have sunshine today.
i guess i cant compain to much cuz i have a house and electricity. i could be in Galveston right now!!! God bless those that are there. I pray for speedy recovery!!!!! I am just glad our basement is starting to dry out!!!!!!!!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 10:48 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Ok so i am going to vent a little. am i the only one that has issues with disrespect and disobedience? I feel like when i say something i am completely ignored or it is an negotiation*sigh* i want to just really scream. Seriously why cant i just get it straight.
Thank the Lord, that when I am disrespectful or disobedient He doesnt scream and stops his feet. His simply extends grace and mercy and gently gives correction. Boy have i got a lot to learn.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 11:30 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
sorry about the sun.
These kids are absolutely the best kids. They are crazy and so are the leaders(myself being one of them) the one question i have is who came up with this game? Its my favoerite and if you watch video you will see why.
Actually i have two viedos and again sorry about the sun.
More than the fun and games, These absolutely Love God and their Hearts becoming REFINED.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 8:17 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 4:21 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2008
THE "U" IN JESUS
Before U were thought of or time had begun, God stuck U in the name of His Son.
And each time U pray, you'll see it's true, You can't spell out JesUs and not include U.
You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name, For U, He was born; that's why He came.
And His great love for U is the reason He died. It even takes U to spell crUcified.
Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?
The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew, And this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.
When JesUs left earth at His upward ascension, He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.
'Go into the world and tell them it's true That I love them all - Just like I love U.'
So many great people are connected to U, Don't they have a right to know JesUs too?
It all depends now on what U will do, He'd like them to know, But it all starts with U.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 1:34 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2008
i pulled this off a site and thought it was good so here you go.
MOM - Job Description
POSITION:Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy
JOB DESCRIPTION:Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.
RESPONSIBILITIES:The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION:Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION:Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and this wish you could only do more.
BENEFITS:While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 11:49 AM
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
pastor has been talking about the Holy Spirit and i cant get enough i am so hungry and feeling like i dont have enough hours in a day to do the thing i should and i just want so much more. i was reading this on beth moore's site and thought was so good i i would pass along. So here it is.
More of His SpiritScripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2
Today’s Treasure: “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13).
You and I need nothing on this earth like more of the Holy Spirit. Do we need to love an unlovely person? Do we need extra patience? Could we use a little peace in the midst of chaos? Do we need to show an extra measure of kindness? Could anyone stand a little more faithfulness to God? Could anyone use a strong does of self-discipline? How about a heaping soulful of joy? Take a look at Galatians 5:22-23. They all come with the fullness of the Holy Spirit! You see, we don’t just need more patience. We need more of the Holy Spirit filling us and anointing us!
Now before anybody starts writing me letters, let me go on to explain. I realize the Holy Spirit is a person. When He comes into a believer’s life at salvation, He moves in personally. We believers have the Spirit, but the infinite Spirit of God continues to pour Himself into our lives. Any given day I may enjoy a greater portion of His Spirit from on high.
Does anyone need deep insight from God’s Word? An added measure of understanding? Anyone need the eyes of her heart enlightened to know the hope of her calling? Does anyone want to fulfill God’s eternal purposes for her life and think with the mind of Christ instead of the misleading mind of mortal flesh? All of these come with “more” of the Holy Spirit! (See 1 Corinthians 2.)
Child of God, don’t just absorb this truth! Get up and celebrate it! God gives His Spirit without measure! He has all that you need. Or more properly stated, He is that all you need. Our fulfillment and greatest joy are in the flooding of the Holy Spirit of God in our lives. He is how we understand God’s Word and will for our lives!
Here’s a good one: Could anyone use a sharper memory? Beloved, I could! Take a look at John 14:26. “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send you in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
The Holy Spirit is the blessed Reminder. Have you ever noticed we have a very sharp memory about destructive things, but a far duller memory over instructive things? We need more of the Holy Spirit! Recently I had to memorize lines for a Christmas pageant at our church. I had never done anything like that, and I was a nervous wreck. Because I knew John 14:26, instead of just asking God to help me with my lines, I asked Him to fill me with more of His Holy Spirit so the blessed Reminder would manifest Himself to me—and He did! He is your key to memorizing Scripture or retaining anything biblical. Take Him up on it!
What do you need most from the Holy Spirit? Are you actively praying for more of Him toward that end? Luke 11:13 implies that if we want the Holy Spirit to invade more and more of our lives, God wants us to ask Him for it!
Holy Spirit, I do need more of you in my life. Please invade every part of me with ever-increasing measure. Energize my speech, thought patterns, and actions. Please show me where I’m quenching Your Spirit and hindering Your work. Remind me to pray for more and more of You. In the holy name of Jesus, Amen.
Adapted from The Beloved Disciple, by Beth Moore, pages 163-164. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2003.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 2:50 PM
Monday, September 1, 2008
ok what happened to summer? seriously did it really fly by that fast? The kids and i start school tomorrow and i am just not im really ready for hustle and bustle of it all. The schedules and the homework. need i say yuk. lol i guess im just gonna have to go thith the flow. Any i deas to help are very welcome and oh i think i could really use supernanny right about now lol.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 9:22 AM