An Encouraging Weekend

Happy summer days

What an encouraging day we had last weekend as we enjoyed the fellowship of Christian families and sat under the inspirational teaching of Chris Hogan, Gary Fraley, Bob Newhouse, Gabe Cleator and David Waller. Here are some of the points that the Lord spoke to me through the messages:

  • Have we recognized when
    God has left us? You don’t have to beg God for revival. God always does what he says he will do. Will we repent? Invite Him back.
  • Ministering to others keeps you on the cutting edge of being desperate for God.
  • The question is not if you are failing, it is a question of how fast you course correct.
  • The danger of doing great works is that He might never know you.
  • Is your zeal to reveal or to restore?
  • The Christian life is not an imitation of Christ, it is a participation in Christ.
  • Realizing who we are in Christ is what brings lasting change in our behavior.
  • The rains descended and floods came on both the foolish man’s house and the wise man’s house.
  • Not all urgent things are important. Prioritize carefully.
  • You know how much you love God by how much you love people.
  • Flee temptation and cling, hang on to Jesus.

Praise the Lord for the beautiful, cleansing truths of His Word!

Attending a Mozart Concert in the city together!


The Neely's cute little puppies!

The long car ride to Brandon and Michaela's wedding

We've been blessed with beautiful weather. Perfect for a picnic with friends!

My little garden helper harvesting our first tomatoes!


Looks like zucchini is on the way at last.

Oliverio pizza party. Good food, good friends, good times.


  1. Daniel August 30, 2015 at 10:32 pm #

    Great review, Esther! That truly was a delightful time with so many other families. Looking forward to doing it again!

  2. Donald S. September 1, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

    Praise the Lord for the rich fellowship there Esther. It is a testimony to the way fellowship grows around the truth! That’s the secret for any family connection!

  3. Sarah September 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    Looking forward to having this Wonderful Team come to our place in a couple of weeks. Sounds so encouraging! Thank you Esther for giving me a sneak preview of what will be shared! 🙂

  4. Crystal September 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Wow! Wish I could have been there!! Thanks for sharing a few water droplets from what must have been a fire hydrant.

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