It’s Official!

Denise and Charlie are getting married…it’s official because it’s been posted in Lincoln County’s newspaper!  Check out the announcement here

Something I kept meaning to post but never did:

Directions from Lexington:

  • Take US 27 (Nicholasville Road) South about 30 miles from the intersection of Nicholasville Road and Man O’War. You will pass through the city of Lancaster.
  • Turn Left onto Hwy 39 South (at the Country Diner). You are on the right road if you pass Moss Wholesale Flowers immediately after turning. Drakes Creek Baptist Church is 7.3 miles from this turn, on your right, about 1 mile after entering Lincoln County.
  • Mapquest, Yahoo Maps, etc. show the wrong location for the church.
  • P.S.: Watch out for the Amish! Drakes Creek is in the heart of Amish territory, so be on the lookout for buggies and pedestrians.
  • A printed map is on the front table at church.

The wedding will be at 4:30 on Saturday, November 1 at Drakes Creek Baptist Church. 

Yay!  We love you!  :o)  ❤

Prayer Requests (from October 1)

Prayer Requests (from Wed., Oct. 1)

  • Mary (Brenda’s sister)- not expected to live through the weekend.  Pray for Mrs. Goodpaster and Brenda, especially.
  • Donnie- vehicle situation (he’s a pro-hitchhiker now!)
  • Laura, Daniel, & Kids- sick
  • Jim C. (Ryan & Sarah’s grandpa)- heart surgery; doing better than expected
  • Sherry- traveling to dad’s this weekend (traveling mercies); congested
  • Roger- traveling to Indiana Thursday
  • Nick- revival at Waddy Baptist Church Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Steve D.- permanent position at hospital on night shift; has to decide whether he wants or not by next week
  • Kathrine C. (Cheryl’s niece in Philippines)- under observation for kidney infection
  • Julie S.’s mom and mother-in-law- both in hospital
  • Tommy- making baby steps!
  • Robert (Barb’s brother)- head shaking
  • Kenny- Doctor Appointment Thursday for weight loss surgery
  • Paul & Barb!  :o)
  • Kim- church in Frankfort helping Eric quit using alcohol; Madison- court date Thursday
  • Helen- health; job changes
  • Ron- ankle
  • Please also be sure to read the update I posted earlier about William
  • Seeds planted at Isaiah 58

Prayer Request Update

This is an update on William, the little boy Laura requested prayer for on Monday. She doesn’t think anyone in his immediate family or circle of friends is a Christian. Please continue to pray for William and his family. Thanks!

First Update: from Wednesday Morning
The 5-year-old son suffered a severe head injury in a 25-foot fall Sunday afternoon/evening. He is in critical condition, and the next 24 hours are the riskiest. Following is an e-mail he sent to the staff on Sept.30.

“Everyone, William, 5, is still in the pediatric ICU at CCMC. The next 36 hours are the most grave. He has a 1 in 3 chance of survival at this point. It is much too early to make any guesses as to long-term quality of life, but there have been positive signs in recent hours. He is in a stage 6 coma, up from a 5 yesterday. 3 is the worst, 15 the best. He has massive brain trauma, and a portion of his skull was removed to leave room for swelling and relieve pressure. The removed bone was implanted near his stomach so it can be removed and replaced as still-living tissue should he make it that far.

The nature of his injuries have actually served to help him survive this long. The multiple fractures to his cranium allowed his brain to swell without the kind of pressure that would have killed him. Remarkably, there are no other injuries of note and he is able to move all his extremities. We would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern, well-wishes and offers of support. We may need more later, but for now, my mother, my wife’s father and my sister are here and trying to keep our 6-year-old son on a routine.”

I went and visited William today. His head is severely swollen, but his numbers apparently were good. He had no other injuries aside from one broken vertebra. It’s a miracle he’s alive, but we’re hoping for at least one more miracle.

Please, any prayers, positive thoughts, well wishes etc. that you could afford to this beautiful child and his family would be appreciated by them and me.

Second Update: from Wednesday afternoon
I have a terrible update. Looking at the latest CAT scan, they think Willie had a stroke. They’re now preparing for the worst-case scenario, which is a persistent vegetative state.

I’m still hoping for a miracle.

*I apologize for not posting this sooner.

Isaiah 58 (September 30, 2008)

We were blessed Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at our Isaiah 58 Ministry. Although we had only about half the people we normally have (it’s getting a little chilly outside now!), there was more interaction between our members and neighbors than there has ever been before. We hope the Lord will grow the seeds that were planted and those that were watered. May he always be glorified through our lives.

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Weekly Announcements (September 28-October 5)


Sunday, September 28
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (John 3)
Devotion: Wayne (next week: Paul)
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (2 Peter 1:3-?)
Ushers: Harry & Jason (alternates: Paul & Roger)
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 20:18-?)
Happy Anniversary to Jason & Nikki!

Monday, September 29
Sunday School Devotion Recommendation: John 4:27-30
5:30 p.m.– Come pass out fliers for Isaiah 58 and get to know our neighbors.
Review your notes from yesterday’s messages!

Tuesday, September 30
Sunday School Devotion Recommendation: John 4:31-45
Men’s Morning Meditations- Men, warm up your chilly fall mornings with God’s Word, fellowship and a cup of coffee at your Pastor’s home from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Come at your convenience!
Isaiah 58– Starts at 6:30 p.m. Listen at church for details!!!!
Happy Birthday to Micheal!

Wednesday, October 1
Sunday School Devotion Recommendation: John 4:46-51
7:00 p.m.– We will continue our series on evangelism and the kids will review the last three lessons of the series we just completed!
**RSVP for Denise’s shower with Sarah by today, please!**

Thursday, October 2
Sunday School Devotion Recommendation: Revelation 22:17
Have you hidden God’s Word in your heart this week?

Friday, October 3
Sunday School Devotion Recommendation: Daniel 9:24-26
6:30 p.m.– Denise’s Bridal Shower at Cheryl’s House given by Lydia & Sarah; dinner will be served; RSVP with Sarah by Wednesday! Denise is registered at Target, Walmart and Bed, Bath & Beyond. (Click on these links to view their registries)!

Saturday, October 4
Have you prepared your heart for worship?

Sunday, October 5
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (John 4)
Devotion: Paul (next week: John)
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (2 Peter 1:5-?)
Ushers: Paul & Roger (alternates: Daniel & Steve G.)
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 20:22-26?)

Save the Date! November 1, you are each cordially invited to Denise & Charlie’s wedding! 4:30 p.m. More details will be posted soon! Keep in mind that it is in Crab Orchard!

...are getting married!!!!
...are getting married!!!!

Missionary of the Month:
Harold & Ursula Draper
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Links of the Week: (more to come!)

  • Bro. Paul told me about a really neat website called Pandora.  It’s basically like an online radio, but you can kind of customize it to things you like.  It’s absolutely free!  Check it out!
  • A list of reasons to pray for Iran from Josh Harris.
  • Did you read the Shine! post I wrote Saturday?  If not, I’d love for Miss Olivia grace to bless your day as much as she has blessed my weekend!
  • Kirk Cameron will only kiss his wife. Josh Harris writes, “Have you ever had the thought, ‘How do actors keep their marriages together when they’re constantly doing loves scenes in movies with people they’re not married to?’ Well, obviously and sadly, most Hollywood marriages don’t last. I thought this story about Kirk Cameron is a great example of a Christian putting godliness and his marriage before his career. Way to go! I met Kirk several years ago at Passion’s One Day conference. I was impressed with the powerful way he presented the gospel there. I look forward to seeing Fireproof.”
  • Desiring God’s Conference just wrapped up.  They discussed the importance of words and why they matter.  I haven’t had a chance to listen to any of the messages or panels, but I’ve skimmed the text of several of them.  I’m sure it’s worth listening to if you take the time!  :o)


The Lesson(s) I Learned From an 8-year-old
Olivia Grace had a soccer game last night. This wasn’t just a regular soccer game either. It was a scrimmage played at halftime of the UK Women’s soccer game against Auburn. To the “Infernos,” Olivia’s team, that was a big deal! Olivia told her mom that she was excited because it was “just another platform for her to perform on.” She was thrilled to get to show off the talents God has blessed her with to a bigger crowd and on a better field.

When I heard what Miss Olivia Grace said, I couldn’t help but think of Philippians 2:14-16.

“Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you


as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.”

You see, Olivia Grace realizes that each opportunity she is given is a chance to shine, not only for her family and friends, but also for her Heavenly Father.

Olivia also loves to sing. She sings at home a lot! But, when the school talent show rolled around, she used the bigger platform to shine even more!

Every time we play Scrabble, Olivia always wins (and keep in mind she’s the youngest of those playing). Who knows, she might play in the Scrabble Championships one day!

Her 65-point word!

God has given each one of us different platforms to perform on.  We have stages at work, school, at social events, church, outreach ministries and just in everyday life.  Sometimes it may be a small platform and sometimes He blesses us with a big one, but whatever kind of platform He chooses to give us, we need to use it to glorify Him.

So, thank you, Miss Olivia Grace, for reminding me to shine for Christ and always do everything for His glory!

“You could be a scientist. You could be a soccer player. It doesn’t matter as long as you do it all for the glory of God. So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (Our Song from 1 Corinthians 10:31)

14, her favorite verse)!

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 3:14, her favorite verse)!

For the Glory of God

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