Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kole and Family Update

Charlie went to Texas to see Kole last weekend!! 
 * I may or may not have made the reservations without him knowing.* 

 I just got a little tired of the big fat lump in my throat and the heaviness in my chest and I needed SOMEONE from this household to set eyes and hands on him. I got a FULL report on how Kole is, and I can breathe and swallow and it feels so good.  

Charlie's report on Kole:  The DUFUS is doing good.  He looks good, he's working hard, he's skinnier, he's less tan, he's got friends and a church.  He's focused (that's never been a problem for Kole).  He's sitting front row center in his classes (Charlie knows because he went to class with him.)  He's enjoying his bike and his room is a mess.  
Whew...some things never change.

Things are quite busy around here...Charlie is still working out of town, so every 5 or 6 days I see him for a few hours.  It's like an affair...with a whole bunch of years of marriage and kids and bills between us and without all the dishonesty and bad stuff.

We are gearing up for a rodeo we work every year.

Marcella ( Charlie's ANGELIC mother) is turning 90 in a few days and we are planning a little party.

That's the update!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

God is in Charge

Charsie and I got a good laugh at the post office today.  

I received a notice in the mail today from the IRS that the audit of our tax credit  is complete and everything checked out just fine and we can expect a refund in 6-8 weeks.

They don't even know that God already put it in our account.

Romans 8:28

English Standard Version (ESV)
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose.

(if you are confused by this my last post)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

He is So Faithful and We are *GOING*!

I stand in AWE!!!!  Let me just tell you God is FAITHFUL!!!!  

Let me give you a timeline of events:

We feel God is calling us to go to Uganda....we have no REAL idea of who or what or why.  
We ask Him to confirm and He does in His Word and in our hearts...over and over.

We decide to take a step of faith and "put it out there".  We decide we are going to book the tickets for November 27- Dec. 9.

We decide we will  purchase our tickets 40 days before departure.  That would be today.  Oct. 18.

Yesterday, me and a few others spend the day in fasting and prayer was focused on the Uganda trip, and wanting the Lord to stop us if this is not Him but that He would PROVIDE  ALL that is needed if it is Him.

*  I know from experience with Him...He will always provide what He has called us to...but He first requires a step of faith, an act of obedience.*

So...He did NOT give me the STOP out of OBEDIENCE, I TRUDGED UPSTAIRS to my computer to transfer money in *creative* ways to pay for the airline tickets for this trip.

I had to go to *online banking* first, to see how to do this creative work, and the whole time, I was praying, "Oh God, you know the situation, you know the situation.".  

I sat there STUNNED!!!! 

 Where the heck did all that money come from??  There was a LOT more money than I thought was supposed to be in that account....and low and behold...a tax refund that we have been waiting for from 2011, an adoption credit had come through YESTERDAY....*on a day of fasting and prayer, asking the Lord to confirm and provide for this trip*.  I was NOT expecting this in the least.  We have been audited on this tax credit and their response was, that they would get back to us on how they are going to respond by November 10, 2012. 

I knew it would come eventually, but thought it would be A LONG time.

God PROVIDED big time ON THE DAY that we needed it!

  Not before and not after! 

 It is complete confirmation and provision, and the timing was perfect to speak to my timid soul.
We will use this money and every other thing God has given us to do whatever He asks...even if it makes no sense to us or anybody else. 

PS.  I'm not a huge fan of putting money stuff out there, it's not our strong point, it is our WEAKNESS and it is NOT my favorite subject AT ALL...but when God so obviously provides....He deserves all the Praise and Glory.  I am RESPONSIBLE to testify of His mighty works.

Psalm 73:28

English Standard Version (ESV)
But for me it is good to be near God;
    I have made the Lord God my refuge,
    that I may tell of all your works.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

English Standard Version (ESV)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

GO !!

James 4:13-17

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Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

It's GO time!!! 

 After much prayer and seeking the Lord's direction Charlie and I feel it is time to 


Time to Go
Time to Obey
Time to Do

Do What?  Love

What does Love do?  Love Does..(you fill in the blank)

We are going to Uganda November 27 - Dec 9.

If you feel like God it calling you to GO with us...we would LOVE it! 
 We are going to be purchasing our tickets Oct 18th. 
 That's 40 days before departure.

We aren't sure of all we will be doing...we hope everyone that GOES has something they feel they could do to love on some people and we will see where God leads us.

1 John 4:11

English Standard Version (ESV)
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

I have an idea...that I am so excited about...and I will be working on's a hint:  for me, LOVE always feels the best when I'm getting my hair and or feet pampered. 

 Oh know I now know how to DO Ugandan hair ..right??  AND..I also happen to know how to make feet feel really LOVED!!

I know someone...he may or may not be named Robert that knows a lot about water and has quite a gift with drilling it and I know when I turn my water faucet on and have clean water to drink...I FEEL LOVED!!!

I also may or may not know a man named Dan that has quite a calling for building long and short call facilities.

And I know when I have bathroom facilities...I FEEL LOVED!!!!

It will be fun to see who the Lord puts together and what 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Brewer Bunch Fall Update

Some of  the Brewer Bunch update in pictures.

Holding on tight...because the week-ends go by WAY TOO FAST!!!
Charlie has good work "PRAISE GOD"...but for most of the  year...he has worked away from home.  

 Watching Luke play some football.  He is a crazy man on the field.  He is number 5.  Yep...that's him DIVING.  

Charlie sportin Texas gear and Moo celebrating a touch down.

 Lovin Lovin Lovin being grandparents!!! 
 This beautiful baby is MY GRANDBABY!!!! 
Watching Charsie run in Cross Country is one of my all time favorites!!!  Sometimes....she will even slow down for a training run and let me run with her.  FAVORITE!!

 2 awesome 5th graders!
A Sophomore and Roo.....Roo misses Sissy sooooo much when she is at school.  They are pals.