Archive by Author: Esther

An Encouraging Weekend

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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 […]

Transplanted

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I have thoroughly enjoyed spending the past few weeks with my family. So many opportunities to join them in their exciting endeavors! Planting the garden with David was a highlight. One gardening project was to transplant half a dozen new strawberry plants. As I carried the plant on my shovel to its new location, it […]

February Blessings

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Some highlights this past month included seeing children grow closer to the Lord at Bible Club, watching the Lord provide volunteers to continue the work in the schools, skating on Chicago’s new ice ribbon (pictured  above), making marshmellows with Sauntina, attending CEF training, family times at Robert and Kendalyn’s, discovering Sweet Tomatoes (A new favorite […]

2015 Has Begun!

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Here are a few of my recent favorite verses along with a few pictures of January in full swing! Rev. 3:2 "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found they works perfect before God." Don’t give up, Esther, it’s not complete! 2 Cor. 4:17 "For […]

Fall Blessings

I am so grateful for the incredible family times the Lord has blessed me with! Taking Sauntina and Marilee out for walks, making pickles with the bounty of cucumbers from our garden, starting up the bell choir and visiting Graue Mill have all been highlights over the past month.

Words of Wisdom

The family came to visit!

I was encouraged recently by Tom Harmon’s sermon series. Here are some of my favorite quotes: “We desperately need a high view of God.” The people you count on the most will let you down. Where would I go, but to the Lord?” “Time is just one grain of sand on the seashore of eternity.” […]

Perspective Adjustment

Kendalyn took me out to Egg Harbor! Special times!

Last weekend a few of us had a grand excursion out visiting Cantigny Park! The beautifully designed flower beds and fountains amazed us. The tour of the McCormick mansion made us very grateful for the conveniences of our time in history. The museum centering around the 1st Infantry Division gave us a whole new appreciation […]

God

The evening at Steak 'n' Shake

What came to mind when you read that title? Friday night at Stake’n Shake, Gabe told us this quote by Tozer: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Without a right view of God, our doctrine is flawed and we don’t know how to live.

Barbara’s Wedding!

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Wow, what a joy to be part of the wedding of Barbara Sutton and Michael Hinson this weekend! I’m praising the Lord for their godly example of letting the Lord guide their relationship, seeking the blessing and counsel of their parents and vowing “till death do us part”. It will be exciting to see how […]