Sunday, December 23, 2012

I Believe in Miracles!

Our Savior is born of a virgin in a lowly stable surrounded by animals.  He is the King of Kings yet is born in such a humble way. He came and does save us.  If that isn't a miracle I don't know what is.

Luke 2 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”15 When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. 17 When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
 Little Ava Margaret Hall, born to Brittany and Charlie Hall on December 5, 2012.  She was given a 2% chance of living.  She is 2 weeks old doing okay but still has a roller coaster ahead.  She needs a lot of prayers. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7th

Today is December 7th, I would like to remember those who lost their live at Pearl Harbor.
The first wave attacked military airfields of Ford Island. At 08:30, a second wave of 170 Japanese aircraft, mostly torpedo bombers, attacked the fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. The battleship Arizona was hit with an armor-piercing bomb which penetrated the forward ammunition compartment, blowing the ship apart and sinking it within seconds. It was one of eight US battleships at the dock, five of which were sunk and the remaining three were badly damaged. Overall, 9 ships of the U.S. fleet were sunk and 21 ships were severely damaged. 3 of the 21 would be irreparable. The overall death toll reached 2,402. (info per Wikipedia)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Lord Giveth

Ava Margaret Hall
Today, We welcomed into the world Ava Hall.  She weigh 6 lbs. 10 oz.  She is doing well under ther circumstances. Ava has been born with a heart condition known as HLHS. My understanding is she doesn't have a left ventricle in her heart.  Ava is being flown to Vanderbilt tonight and will undergo surgery early next week.  As you can see in the picture above, she doesn't seem to have a care in the world.  The doctors are really happy about how stable she is.  Please keep her in your prayers. 
Ava will have surgery on Monday.  She is doing extremely well. The doctors are Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital are very pleased with her progress.  Please keep her and the family in her prayers.  We know God is hearing all of them.

The Lord Taketh Away

August 14, 1938 - December 4, 2012
Charles D. Wingfield
Beloved husband of Ruth E. (Davis) Wingfield; dear father and father-in-law of Doug (Lisa) Wingfield, Steve (Beth) Wingfield, Melody (Scott) Sutherland, Tim (Joy) Wingfield, Mindy (Marcelle) Sams and Paul (Julia) Wingfield; dear grandfather of 19; great-grandfather of 3; dear son of Julia and the late Harvey Wingfield; dear brother of William and Gordon Wingfield; dear brother-in-law, cousin, nephew and friend to many.
Charles was the minister of First Christian Church of Florissant for 40 years. He served in the ministry for 55 years.
Services are on Saturday, December 8.
Visitation: 1:30-3:00 pm
Service: 3:00-4:00 pm
Visitation: 4:00-5:30 pm
at First Christian Church of Florissant
2890 Patterson Road, Florissant, MO  63031

Burial will be near his family home in Virginia.
Ruth Wingfield invites gifts to honor Charles to be given to First Christian Church of Florissant's Building Fund (in lieu of flowers).

Mr. Wingfield was the minister of First Christian Church of Newport for several years.  My mother,Lois, remembers babysitting the children.  Mr. Wingfield was once asked why he had so many children. He replied that you couldn't have too many good people in this world and he intended to raise his family to be just that.  Mr. Wingfield leaves quite a legacy of good people behind.  We know his family is grieving this beloved family man.  They are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Manger Scenes

In Children's Church today, our lesson was of Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem for the census. Once there, Mary delivered baby Jesus in a stable. She laid him in a manger because there was no room in the inn.  As you can see from above, the kids and I had a great time crafting our displays.
1st picture- Marah & Kayde displays
2nd picture- Tyler & Kylie diplays
Last one is mine. Yes I got in on the action.