Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer! Summer! Summer!

As of May 15th, we will have started our third summer as full-time staff at Highland Lakes Camp. Between May 15th and August 15th, many of those serving work six days a week and somedays 17 hours a day. It sounds like torture, but it isn't when you are serving Jesus and spreading the gospel (it's actually a blast).

Please keep Kari, Landon, Logan and I in your prayers. During the retreat season we get to spend a lot of time together; this will be the first summer with both boys and the first time Dada won't get to kiss each of them goodnight every evening. Also, pray specifically for Kari, as she puts on her Super Mommy uniform everyday to love, take care of, teach, play and feed (among many, many, many other things) Landon and Logan.

Pray for our marriage: that through these three months, we would continue to hold on to our foundation, which is Christ and love one another as we have for almost six years now.

We thank each of you for your prayers, love and support.

God bless.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hellums Boys Update

From the bouncer to bouncing, from the jumper to jumping; our boys are growing up way too fast.

Landon is loves jumping on the trampoline. It's amazing to watch him build corridonation and the sheer excitement of him flying on the air (well maybe he doesn't fly that high). Some of his common words lately are: Jeremy, hold you, waguer (meaning water).

Logan went from crawling to sitting to speed crawling and now he is pulling up on everything in a matter of a month. He has now started holding himself up with one arm on some objects he pulls up on. He has also begun to find his voice. He says: dada, nana and baba.

One of the highlights of my day is to come home from work and watch Logan's face light up and speed crawl to me. After I pick him up, Landon gets on all fours and crawls to me with a big smile on his face. I pack both boys around and just love the precious time with them.

Thanks for tuning in.

God bless.

Friday, May 13, 2011

No Sin Home Video in Heaven

"As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103:12

There is a common misconception that when you get to heaven you will watch a home video of all your sins, mistakes, screw ups, etc. What kind of welcoming gift is this? It is one that I am not interested in and one I believe is not biblical.

I find truth in Psalm 103:12, which guarantees there is not a home video of my sins awaiting for my arrival.

Can you imagine " far as the east is from the west..."? The two never touch; one goes one direction, the other goes completely opposite of the other. Jesus' blood completely washes your sins away.

No home video. No shame. No guilt. No worries.

Are you living in this freedom?

Freedom in Christ. "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free..." Galatians 5:1.

I pray you remember that Christ's blood is powerful enough to cast your sins as far as the east is from the west. God bless.