We had a very good day at church for Father’s Day this past week. Of course, anytime I get to hear my husband preach is a good day. 😉 Terry preached some powerful messages, and by that I mean extremely convicting! The Holy Spirit was at work in my heart, that’s for sure. I like that, though. I like it when the Holy Spirit nudges me and says, “Ahem, that’s for YOU!” It’s a nice reminder that I’m saved and cared about by my Heavenly Father.  Of course, it’s uncomfortable for minute or two, but I think that a person who wants to live the Bible cannot be uncomfortable for long (unless they are not a child of God, then they just need to come to Christ for salvation.) A Bible-lover will repent and go forward. The Lord is rich in forgiveness and mercy, and that’s a wonderful feeling.

Here are a few pictures from our day.

 We were blessed to have the Silvey family with us this past Sunday to provide special music. Their oldest son, Will, plays the piano for us when they are there. Bro. Silvey is working on some curriculum to help encourage Fathers to complete their biblical role of leading the home and family.He is a pastor and is hoping to start a church soon, but has been visiting with us in the meantime.  I’ll be honest, we’d love for them to join us and help us in that endeavor! Oh how the hearts of men need to be less focused on working, fishing, hunting, golfing, etc., and more on their precious families! We are enjoying them as long as God lets them stay. 🙂 Terry had him share his burden for fathers with us. Very appropriate, considering it was Dad’s Day! 🙂
 Of course, this man needs no introduction. I know you recognized the world’s greatest husband, father and Pastor! 🙂
Here’s a group shot of the Father’s present this past week. 
Please pray for our ministry here, if you think of us. We are about to lose a wonderful family due to a job relocation. We will all miss them, but especially my own children. This family has five kids and my children have so enjoyed having them here to play with. I know God knows best and he will comfort their hearts and strengthen our faith during this time. But it will still be painful. Also, more specifically, we are needing workers for our Master Club ministry next year. This is a burden to my heart because I’m very involved in this work and would hate to see this ministry end.
Thanks so much for taking time to visit me! I have recently learned that the embedded comment form has been giving some commentators trouble when they’ve tried to write me. I’ve now changed it to the pop-up form, so I hope it makes it easier. Just wanted to let you know. Special thanks to Linda for letting me know that this might solve the problem.
Oh! And on a very happy note, my brother, Kevin Courtney, is the new pastor of Wild Peach Baptist Church in Brazoria, Texas. If you are down that way or if you live around there, please stop by for a visit! Tell him his little sis sent you. 🙂
Hope you all have a great week!

2 thoughts on “Father’s Day 2011

  1. I'm so glad that I can comment now! 🙂

    I'll pray for you and the church. I can definitely relate!


  2. Amanda Tyler says:

    We are praying for you and your church!


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