San Antonio Trip(Part 2)

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The speaker for the anniversary services at Alamo City Apostolic Church was Pastor Joel Booker of Rialto, Ca. He did an outstanding job of preaching the Word and walking in the Holy Ghost. If you’re interested in hearing his message that was preached on Sunday “And The Waters Prevailed”(I may have gotten the title wrong, but it was something like that.), you can click on the following link. If you want a greater understanding and appreciation of baptism in Jesus’ name, this is for you.

 

http://www.alamocityapostolic.org/listen      Click on the tracks icon and go to ACAC 8th anniversary day 3

 

 

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Pastor Connell(my hubby)teaching at theological seminar on Saturday morning

 

This seminar started very early for a Saturday(8 a.m), but the early birds that attended received a whole lot more than worms through the in depth teaching of Pastor Kelly Nix and Pastor Pete Connell.

Someone told me afterwards that my husband was so smart. I got to thinking about this later. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that opposites attract? It seems to be true in a lot of cases. My husband is an extrovert, and I’m an introvert. So, if my husband is so smart, well, I guess I’m……………………………….!       🙂

Seriously though, my husband put so much time and effort into preparing for this. There were many nights beforehand when I would wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning, and he would still be in his study. I don’t know how he did it, but he did. If you would like to hear the theological seminar you can click on the same link above, go to the track icon and select ICAT seminar Pastor Kelly Nix, Pastor Pete Connell.

 

 

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The Reading Mother

Next to teaching them about God, I feel that reading out loud to my children was the best thing I’ve ever done for them as far as their schooling goes. It is a painless way to teach vocabulary, geography, morals and a host of other important things without ever leaving your home. We also have many happy memories that are directly linked with books that we shared together. Strickland Gillian was obviously happy too that he had a mother who read to him.

The Reading Mother
by
Strickland Gillian

I had a mother who read to me
Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,
Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,
“Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath.

I had a Mother who read me lays
Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
Which every boy has a right to know.

I had a Mother who read me tales
Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,
True to his trust till his tragic death,
Faithfulness blent with his final breath.

I had a Mother who read me the things
That wholesome life to the boy heart brings–
Stories that stir with an upward touch,
Oh, that each mother of boys were such!

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be–
I had a Mother who read to me.

Got Milk?

Got milk? Got pasteurized milk? You might want to thank God and Louis Pasteur, who died on this day in 1895. I like the quote of Pasteur at the bottom of this American minute below. I am so thankful to know that there is a loving Creator and that my life is not just a series of mere random events!

American Minute with Bill Federer

September 28

He developed vaccines for rabies and anthrax, revolutionized medicine
with his germ theory of disease, and laid the foundation for the
control of tuberculosis, cholera, diphtheria and tetanus.

While Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at Lille University in France,
he developed the process of “Pasteurization” of milk.

This was Louis Pasteur, who died SEPTEMBER 28, 1895.

President Eisenhower wrote January 8, 1954:

“Pasteurization of milk has prevented countless epidemics and saved
thousands of lives.”

President Johnson stated April 7, 1966:

“Years ago Louis Pasteur said, ‘I hold the unconquerable belief that
science and peace will triumph over ignorance and war; that nations
will come together not to destroy, but to construct; and that the
future belongs to those who accomplish most for humanity.'”

President George H.W. Bush stated February 13, 1989:

“You know, Louis Pasteur once said: ‘Chance favors only the prepared
mind.’…For America to be prepared for the future, our children must
be educated.”

Dr. Louis Pasteur wrote:

The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the
Creator…

There is something in the depths of our souls which tells us that the
world may be more than a mere combination of events.”

Spectacular Sunday School Decor

Some minister’s wives that are friends of mine recently shared some photos of Sunday school classrooms at their churches. I was so impressed with these and asked if they wouldn’t mind if I posted them. Obviously  a lot of time and effort went into this, and if I were a kid in one of these classes, I’d feel very special.

Be submerged in Jesus’ name. I love it!

Are you ready for the Rapture?

The Word of God mixed with our faith in it will definitely change us to be more like Jesus!

God’s lab room.

The Cave Room

This is my favorite. What a unique way to present the books of the Bible! What decor do you like best?

How Well Do You Know The Bible?

I just found out about this free aptitude test you can take to see how well you know the Bible. If you’re a Sunday School teacher, I challenge you to take it. I haven’t taken it yet, but I have it saved on our computer and plan to take it soon. I may not do well on the geographical part. Geography has always been my weakness. Anyhow, if anyone out there is game to take it, let me know what you think of the test. Here is the link.

http://www.playinginsundayschool.com/iclub_003.htm

Checking In

This week I completed 3 days of training at my new job. The first day was basically an orientation and review of company policies. Day 2 and 3 were pretty intense.  We have received so much information to the point of being slightly overwhelming. I’ve found myself wondering, “Am I really going to be able to remember and implement all of this stuff?” I know, of course, that there will be things I will forget and need to review. One of our instructors assured us that in time, most of these things would become second nature to us, so I am not stressed. I am praying and trusting God that He will help me to do a good job.  Next week there will be 3 more days of training and also an opportunity for shadow training. Shadow training is when you go to a client’s house and watch an experiened skills trainer work with the child. I am looking foward to that. I’m also looking forward to when I’ll be working closer to home and not commuting daily to go to training. I think I’d wear out quickly if I had that commute everyday.

Anyhow, I am enjoying this new challenge in my life and praying that God will be glorified in all of it. More later. Eyelids are heavy.

Science Fair 2008

On Friday, April 25th, our homeschool support group held its’ 2nd annual science fair.  This year, my children participated along with about 33 other kids.  Each child had prepared a display board which told about their experiment, hypothesis, data, procedure and their conclusion.  First, second and third place awards were given for the various grade categories and each child received a special medal for their participation.  The special speaker this year was my husband whom I volunteered(okay, I asked him first if he wanted to do it before volunteering him)for the job.  In addition to being a pastor, he has his own business doing industrial hygiene consulting.  Most of what he does deals with infection control in hospitals.  He spoke for about 15 minutes on how science can be fun and shared some personal examples of how some of his work made a difference in people’s lives. (actually saving lives through some of his investigating).  It was a good time, and now that it’s all over, we’ll be working on converting our science lab back into a garage.  Here are just a few pictures from the science fair.

 

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