Friday, July 8, 2011

Another Invite.........A Wedding!

Hello sweet ladies,

I have to write tonight, because I will be at a wedding tomorrow. It will be different than any........ I have ever been to. The couple will be marring at a Camp. They want everyone to stay and eat and play the day away. 
The invitation said this:

The Wedding Celebration
will be an all day event of fellowship & community. We would love to 
We woud like to offer you a day of retreat to enjoy the simple joys of life. 

The evening will be spent together singing praises to the Lord. I can hardly wait. My soul is in need of a worship night, singing under the stars. I know He will meet us!!!!!!!! I think it is so precious that the groom and bride want to do this. They are celebrating marriage! It seems like a very neat way to start it off. Family and friends.

My sweet man and I will hold hands. We always renew our vows when we go to weddings. We are coming up on our 37th. I can't imagine my life with any other! 

We met the bride this last year at the college that we serve at. I don't call it work anymore. We are on an assignment from the Lord to go and minister to the teachers, workers and young people at the college. Our family is seeing that clearly. We have been involved with some of the kids... even this summer. You know I have consciously asked the Lord to help me see the good in leaving my Home for part of my day with my family. He has. A lot of young people......far away from home.......they need a family......God has let us be that to a few. It is a good thing.

Today I received an email. I will not put her name on, but I have to show you. My heart was touched. In fact this little girl is so precious........ I just had to share. Amazing.........God will work  in the hearts of children especially if we teach them. Made me almost cry. Was so encouraged. You know every time I put up a post I wonder is it going to even make a difference or encourage someone. Today it did. I love it and I love this little girl and I don't even know her. I will be praying God will use her. God used her..... in my life.....BIG TIME!

Dear Mrs Linda,

Hey there
My Name is ----------, i`m 13 years old, so i`m not sure how i can help but i want to help Joplin, i think its just the greatest thing what Sherry and Jim are doing! i`ll be praying god blesses them in a huge way, even though he has already! 
I was wondering if you had the information on how i could Go on a mission trip to Joplin so i can help the poor people and give them the gospel. 
My heart has been aching to help So badly... Can you help me with ideas please?
Thank you Linda!

Let's go out and make a difference.

Blessings from my farm, 



  1. Oh how PRECIOUS is the heart of a child.. So WILLING so WANTING To SERVE the LORD...that her SWEET heart aches over it...May the LORD grant us that SAME kind of heart...

    Have a blessed time at the wedding..but especially Praising the Lord underneath His stars...

    SO Much fun visiting with you today... : )

  2. What a sweet letter! The wedding sounds so fun. You make me miss our campus kids when we worked at a Christian college, we still keep in contact with many of them. What a blessing you guys can be to the kids at the campus. Have a great weekend! You have to check out my giveaway!

  3. Ohm how precious, Linda. And don't think for a minute that you are not making a difference in someone's life. You touch mine all the time, and I'm sure that there is someone out there whose need is met each time you post. I love your attitude toward your "ministry" at the campus, and I can't imagine it being anything but just that. I thank God for you!

  4. Linda...

    wow, enjoy the wedding ;) :)...and renewing your vows :) :) I LOVE weddings ;) :)

    The letter from that young girl is just precious. God bless her for her heart to serve :) :)

    Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  5. Linda,

    That is the sweetest young lady! Her parents have taught her well.

    Linda, I can't imagine how many people will approach you in heaven and tell you how you and your blog blessed them and brightened their day! Your "blog ministry" is amazing.

    I hope you are having a wonderful time with your Honey at the wedding :)


    Susan Montgomery

  6. Hi Linda,

    I read that young girl's letter again. So sweet...and it just melted my heart that she wants to share the gospel :) :) What an awesome gift/blessing to have at such a young age ;) :)

    You know what, I can't wait to hear about the wedding. If/when I get married, I'd love to do something just like that!!!! How fun :) :)

    Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

  7. Oh Linda...we sure hope you all had a wonderful time at the wedding. So glad you are such a blessing to all these new found

    What a sweet letter from your little

    xoxo Gert

  8. Linda you and your Mr. are such beautiful folks. The wedding sounds wonderful. I think simplicity is the perfect ingredient to a beautiful life long marriage.
    The letter from the young teen was beautiful. I have these fabric quarters to send your way and the tea bags and the Scripture verses. I hope you come visit soon. Love and Hugs Anne

  9. Linda, I love that you said your job is not your work but rather your assignment from the Lord. I love that attitude, and I am going to share that with friends. Already I'm thinking of my job in a new and different way. Thank you so much.

    Blessings and congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! We are at #34 this year.

  10. How sweet is that! I wish that I lived just a bit closer to Joplin then I would let her come stay here and go serve along side with her!

  11. Thank you Linda for posting my letter . made me smile =)

    Love ya


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