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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It was so sweet having a Christmas service where we sang CHRIST-mas songs together, read the Christmas story out of our children's book, discussed the humble gift it was for Jesus to come to earth, and ate dinner together as a family. We also sung 'The 12 days of Christmas' and had a comical white elephant gift exchange too!
Ah, God is so good! This has been one of the best quarters Holly and I can remember in our 8 years in IV...we are stunned at the goodness of God in the land of Isla Vista and are living in great expectation for all God is going to do in 2010.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
It was a short prayer, filled of faith, and God's love for her. She said 'Thanks for praying for me.' I knew when she said that she was expecting me to say have a good day and move on, but I said 'You should try to move your finger, because it may be healed.' So she thought about it and then to her great surprise, wide-eyed, was able to move her thumb to touch the rest of her fingers. I then asked her on a scale of 100, how much better was it? She said 90. So I said 'Well let's keep praying,' and without any hesitation she stretched her hand back out and this time as I was praying she said her hand was getting warm (which is a good sign that God is touching it). Once we were done praying she was completely healed, so thankful, and so receptive to the love of God. I later saw her using her healed hand to eat her lunch with a big smile on her face.
Thank You Jesus for expressing Your love in such a tangible way! "..they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." (Mark 16:18)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This last weekend we enjoyed a wonderful time in Vista with my parents, sisters, brother-in-laws, and many kids! Not to mention, 44 people total for our Thanksgiving dinner! As I (Jason) get older I am appreciating more and more the relationships that God has given me with my family…my heart is full of thankfulness for who each of them are to me and how the Lord is working in their lives.
Relationships are in end in life, never a means.