Sunday, September 16, 2012


On Friday September 7, 2012 my family gained a new member... no baby.  My aunt Charlotte got married!  Her son walked her down the aisle and her daughter stood beside her as she married Jimmy.  We are all so very happy for them.

Congratulations to Charlotte and Jimmy!
(L-R) Arbie Webb, Kylie Hall, Donnie Webb,
 Charlotte & Jimmy, Amy Hall, Daniel Hall, Tyler Hall

Thursday, September 13, 2012

More Abudantly

I love this quote by Mark Lowry.  I think this explains my year as well. If you are having that kind of day, month, or year, I hope this makes you laugh or feel like you are not alone in that feeling.

From Mark Lowry's Mouth in Motion (1994) "Open Heart Surgery" 
But we have our Christian cliche, it goes like this - would you like to invite Jesus into your heart? Yeah, you've heard it. Let me tell you something. Jesus is just about as interested in getting into your heart as he is your kidneys. He don't want to get into your left ventricle and watch blood go by. But when you invite him into your heart, listen to me, if you ever do - get ready. At times you may have a broken heart, a lot of people say come to Jesus and you know you get saved and everything is fine from then on - let me tell you. Christ said that I have come to give you life, but not just life - life more abundant. First of all you've got to know what life is, y'all. Do you know what life is? Whether you are a believer or you're not a believer life is life - life is a series of emotions. Life is a mountain after a valley. A wife to feed, a husband to clothe, children to raise, a boss to put up with, car notes, taxes, April 15th. Life is life.  Christ says I have come to give you life, more abundant. If I could put the Christian life into one word you know what it would be? It wouldn't be joyous, it wouldn't be victorious, it wouldn't be sad, it wouldn't be depressing even though it has been all of those things at some point in time. If I could put it in one word, if I could put my entire Christian experience into one word it would be this - the Christian life is interesting. You want a boring life, don't come to Christ. You want an interesting life come to Christ. But I've got a great scripture for you, if your heart ever gets broken. This is my favorite scripture, its my life verse. I love this verse. It says this: And it came to pass. I love that verse, don't you? And it came to pass - it didn't come to stay. It came to pass! No matter where you are on that experience it will pass. Hey, you young 18 year old jocks who've got muscles in your earlobes enjoy them, they will pass! You older crowd, 35 and up, you've got gray hair now, some of you've got blue hair. You know who you are. Some of you got no hair. Some of you went out and bought you some hair, didn't ya? I saw a guy on TV the other day some TV preacher he had the nastiest looking wig I've ever seen in my life. I think the thing was made out of cat hair. Every time he scratched his head his rear went up. But enjoy it, it will pass. Hey, you may have arthritis living in your joints, hey enjoy it. It will pass. Either it will pass or you will pass. It came to pass. No matter where you are in your life, it will pass. Did you have a bad year last year? Hold on, it will pass. Did you have a good year last year? Hold on, it will pass. No matter what you are going through, this too shall pass.

1 Thessalonians 3:4