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This is worship leader and singer/songwriter Louie Giglio. What a powerful message... another illustration of God's presence before in with and throughout creation!

PS- will let you know when we hear anymore from our friends in FL! Ryan and Bruce arrived back safe and sound today... had a great trip- got 11 hrs sleep in 3 days...

Mary Elizabeth

Praise God with me and continue to pray for Mary Elizabeth! Her mom, Jessica, sent this today,
"Andy and I noticed her face looked smaller yesterday and today. We’ve been praying over here, our Pastors are in Florida now praying for her and we put her on the prayer lists in Florida etc… we haven’t gone there quite yet but we feel Healing is taking place. Andy made this collage of similar poses of the one I just took of her now. The cysts in her cheek area seems to have come down A LOT!!!"
This is just the sweetest little girl! If you want to learn more about their story you can read more at
Kristen also should be going in the next couple days. I pray that they will not be overwhelmed- their are some shall we say unconventional methods- but God is moving in an amazing way! and we believe he wants to heal these two!
Bless you all this night!
Much love,

More on the Revival in Lakeland

Well, my husband, our evangelist, and good friend from WI are all heading to the revival on Wednesday. A little girl from our church is being taken by her parents on Friday. She has a rare and incurable condition where her lymph nodes do not drain. They form cysts under her chin, in her mouth, and her neck. She has to continue having surgeries to have them removed, but they continue to come back. Her name is Mary Elizabeth. Please pray for her and her parents as they go down, believing God CAN heal her of this!!! Also, my friend Kristen whom I wrote about earlier is also going this coming weekend... SO, Lord, we are expecting big things out of our HUGE GOD for whom NOTHING is impossible!!! Check it out at or .

Tribute to SAHM

Tribute to moms, part 2- I just couldn't leave this out when I found it! :) Taken from tonight. Still love you all! ~ Katherine

Study: Stay-at-Home Mom Worth Nearly $117,000 a Year
Thursday, May 08, 2008
BOSTON — If a stay-at-home mom could be compensated in dollars rather than personal satisfaction and unconditional love, she'd rake in a nifty sum of nearly $117,000 a year.
That's according to a pre-Mother's Day study released Thursday by, a Waltham, Mass.-based firm that studies workplace compensation.
The eighth annual survey calculated a mom's market value by studying pay levels for 10 job titles with duties that a typical mom performs, ranging from housekeeper and day care center teacher to van driver, psychologist and chief executive officer.
This year, the annual salary for a stay-at-home mom would be $116,805, while a working mom who also juggles an outside job would get $68,405 for her motherly duties.
One stay-at-home mom said the six-figure salary sounds a little low.
"I think a lot of people think we sit and home and have a lot of fun and don't do a lot of work," said Samantha Russell, a Fremont, N.H., mother who left her job as pastry chef to raise two boys, ages 2 and 4. "But they should try cleaning their house with little kids running around and messing it up right after them."

The biggest driver of a mom's theoretical salary is the amount of overtime pay she'd receive for working more than 40 hours a week. The 18,000 moms surveyed about their typical week reported working 94.4 hours — meaning they'd be spending more than half their working hours on overtime. Working moms reported an average 54.6 hour "mom work week" besides the hours they spent at paying jobs. Russell agreed her job as a stay-at-home mom is more than full-time. But she said her "job" brings intangible benefits she wouldn't enjoy in the workplace.
"The rewards aren't monetary, but it's a reward knowing that they're safe and happy," Russell said of her sons. "It's worth it all."

Tribute to Mothers

I received this via email but thought rather than email it to you all... I'd post it! Kudos to you my fellow Moms! You inspire me! :)
katherine <><
Invisible Mother.....

It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room while I'm on the phone and ask to be taken to the store. Inside I'm thinking, 'Can't you see I'm on the phone?' Obviously not; no one can see if I'm on the phone, or cooking, or sweeping the floor, or even standing on my head in the corner, because no one can see me at all. I'm invisible. The invisible Mom. Some days I am only a pair of hands, nothing more: Can you fix this ? Can you tie this? Can you open this??

Some days I'm not a pair of hands; I'm not even a human being. I'm a clock to ask, 'What time is it?' I'm a satellite guide to answer, 'What number is the Disney Channel?' I'm a car to order, 'Right around 5:30, please.'

I was certain that these were the hands that once held books and the eyes that studied history and the mind that graduated summa cum laude - but now they had disappeared into the peanut butter, never to be seen again. She's going, she's going, she's gone!?

One night, a group of us were having dinner, celebrating the return of a friend from England . Janice had just gotten back from a fabulous trip, and she was going on and on about the hotel she stayed in. I was sitting there, looking around at the others all put together so well. It was hard not to compare and feel sorry for myself. I was feeling pretty pathetic, when Janice turned to me with a beautifully wrapped package, and said, 'I brought you this.' It was a book on the great Cathedrals of Europe . I wasn't exactly sure why she'd given it to me until I read her inscription: 'To Charlotte , with admiration for the greatness of what you are building hen no one sees.'

In the days ahead I would read - no, devour - the book. And I would discover what would become for me, four life-changing truths, after which I could pattern my work: No one can say who built the great cathedrals - we have no record of their names. These builders gave their whole lives for a work they would never see finished. They made great sacrifices and expected no credit. The passion of their building was fueled by their faith that the eyes of God saw everything.

A legendary story in the book told of a rich man who came to visit the cathedral while it was being built, and he saw a workman carving a tiny bird on the inside of a beam. He was puzzled and asked the man, 'Why are you spending so much time carving that bird into a beam that will be covered by the roof, No one will ever see it. And the workman replied, 'Because God

I closed the book, feeling the missing piece fall into place. It was almost as if I heard God whispering to me, 'I see you, Charlotte. I see the sacrifices you make every day, even when no one around you does. No act of kindness you've done, no sequin you've sewn on, no cupcake you've baked, is too small for me to notice and smile over. You are building a great cathedral, but you can't see right now what it will become.

At times, my invisibility feels like an affliction. But it is not a disease that is erasing my life. It is the cure for the disease of my own self-centeredness. It is the antidote to my strong, stubborn pride.
I keep the right perspective when I see myself as a great builder. As one of the people who show up at a job that they will never see finished, to work on something that their name will never be on. The writer of the book went so far as to say that no cathedrals could ever be built in our lifetime because there are so few people willing to sacrifice to that degree.

When I really think about it, I don't want my son to tell the friend he's bringing home from college for Thanksgiving, 'My Mom gets up at 4 in the morning and bakes homemade pies, and then she hand bastes a turkey for three hours and presses all the linens for the table.' That would mean I'd built a shrine or a monument to myself. I just want him to want to come home.
And then, if there is anything more to say to his friend, to add, 'You're gonna love it there.'

As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we're doing it right. And one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible women.

Great Job, MOM!


Hey out there! Have you heard about the revival in Florida? Check it out online...

There are mass healings of every kind and 2 people raised from the dead! God is moving! How exciting! :)

I've had my own little revival with the opportunity to write 2 songs. Yeah! I will post one when I tape it with Ryan.
What are your thoughts and feelings about revival? (and... I changed it so that anyone could post- you shouldn't have to register...)
Have a Spirit-filled day!