Tuesday, December 19, 2006

These people are looking forward to Jesus second coming. They have been Christians for only a few years. They are our brothers and sisters.

Monday, November 20, 2006

India Was Wonderful

Michael and I had a wonderful time in India. We loved the people. They really got into our hearts. I hope we can return.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Hooray for Visa's

Our passports have arrived from the India Consulate with our visas. We are so excited!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I'll Miss You Steve Irwin

What I Have Learned From Steve Irwin

  • Passion is important. God put a passion in each of us and if we want to be joyful we should follow that passion and be the person God intended.

  • Marry someone you know will support your passion, respect you for who you are, and help you follow the path intended just for you.

  • Don’t let other people’s opinion, behavior or habits dictate who you are. God gave you a passion so live it, dance it, sing it - - Let your self go free to be yourself.

  • In line with the Biblical Adam’s commission, care for the creatures that share Earth with us. (See Genesis)

  • Make sure your family and friends feel your love and affection. Draw them into your world and let them take energy from your passion.
    Respect, love and support your parents. They are a treasure.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Dash News Letter

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Passport at Last

Today I picked up the mail before heading out to church. To my relief my passport was in the box. It had been delayed at the processing center for me to send them a different copy of my birth certificate. That all done I tried not to bite my nails while I waited. Our October 9 departure is fast upon us and we need to send the passports off for visas yet. One more roadblock for God to remove is money. We have not yet raised the needed amount to completely fund the trip. We wrote letters to friends and relatives. We held several garage sales. This has been a lesson in faith for us. If you are in a position to help, your tax deductible contribution can be sent to:

Sunnydale Seventh-day Adventist Church
Attention: India Fund
6964 Audrain Road 9137
Centralia, MO 65240-5907

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Go to this web address and watch the 4 candles.


Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Dash

This is a beautiful and meaningful slideshow that my mother sent to me.


Saturday, August 05, 2006


He had a dignity and self-awareness that was completely different from human pride. He did not want praise or greatness--He was happy to serve. . . . . To Jesus , no human was worthless. He gave hope to the roughest, most unpromising people, assuring them that they could become gentle, obedient children of God. . . . . .He offered help with gentle kindness. From the book, Messiah by Jerry D. Thomas (For a copy of this book check the side bar link: Adventist Book Center)

Mission Bolivia

I'm placing a link in my sidebar for a young couple serving the Lord in Bolivia. This is an interesting blog and I highly recommend it. Check it out. Look for Mission Bolivia

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

More India Trip News

I am so excited I am posting this in both of my blogs.

Michael's Passport came today. When mine comes I will send them both to get visas stamped in them for India.

This week we plan to get our shots. Ouch! Better that than coming down with typhoid or other nasty illnesses.

We are having a garage sale this week to help finance our trip. My sister Linnaea is also having a garage sale to help us pay for our trip and my parents are contributing items for our sales. Busy, busy, busy......

Keep praying for us as the time gets closer for us to depart.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Beauty in Nature

When the grandeur and beauty in nature strikes a person, his or her soul is refreshed and inspired. When we come in contact with the work of His hands, our hearts go out to God.
From the Book: Messiah, by Jerry D. Thomas

The scenic view or the up close details all draw me closer to God.

Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Friday, July 28, 2006

A Wonderful Story

Here is a link to a story I think you will enjoy.

Click on the Title below to read the story.

Can you sleep while the wind blows?

Friday, July 21, 2006

Do You Want God's Favor in Your Life?

"If you want God's favor in your life, you must be the person He made you to be, not the person your boss wants you to be, not he person your friends want you to be, not even the person your parents or your husband wants you to be. You can't let outside expectations keep you from following your own heart....………………….. Secure people rely on their inner direction 75 percent of the time. That means for most of the decisions you make, you should not have to seek everybody else's opinions and approval. You need to follow your own heart in light of God's Word and do what you feel is right and good for you."

Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now

Friday, July 14, 2006

Plane Tickets

India, Here we come!!! We have our itinerary and have purchased tickets on credit. I looked up the places we will be stopping and changing planes. I’ve even printed off maps for our scrapbook. Our flights will take us from Kansas City, Missouri, USA to Hyderadab, India. Now we have to have faith that the money will be provided. God is good.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Blessing

Mike Collins sent me this blessing created by Kate Nowak. I was touched by it and I hope you will be too.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

India Mission Trip

In October Michael and I (Kristine) will be leaving with a five team group on a mission trip to India. We are excited about going to India. Michael will run the audiovisual equipment, and I will run the children's program. A pastor and his wife are on the team to serve as the evangelists. We also have at least one nurse to give health talks and health screenings. People will be bussed in from five villages for the meetings.

The Holy Spirit is being poured out in India. After a series of meetings about 150 people are baptized per village. This is in contrast to a few years ago when only 100 people a year were baptized in all of India. Jesus said that the gospel will be preached in all the world and then the end will come. With over 300,000 villages yet to hear the name of Jesus the work is not finished.

Our task now is to raise the money for our airplane tickets and living expenses while in India. If you feel lead to help with this project there are two things you can do. One is to pray daily for this mission trip. Pray for the people of India we will be able to reach. Pray for the safety and health of the team members. A check may be sent to Sunnydale Seventh-day Adventist Church, India Fund. The money will go directly to cover the expenses of this venture. Thank you for your support.

Address: Sunnydale Seventh-day Adventist Church
Attention: India Fund
6964 Audrain Road 9137
Centralia, MO 65240-5907

Monday, July 10, 2006

A Blessing From Nature

Click on the pictures to see a larger view.

David and I reciently took our daughters and their boyfriends to Ha Ha Tanka State park in Southern Missouri. We spent the Sabbath Day enjoying nature together. The scenes were breath taking. The wild flowers caught my attention as well. Jesus mentioned flowers . See Luke 12:27

To view pictures of this family day visit the side bar link: Key Notes: A Place for Key Family News and Photo Albums.

Then select My Picture Albums.