Saturday, August 22, 2009

As Promised!!!


What a first week back home! We are just now seemingly getting back into the swing of things sadly to say. but thankfully all the laundry is done and put away!!! That is a never ending job at our house!
We did a trip to Six Flags with out teens on Tue. we had a blast and the weather was great!!!

I have been waiting for about 3 weeks now to Share this with everyone, but I Need to share it in person with my Home church family first!!!
I want to share what the Lord did in my life while we were at Life Action.
Each morning we had a session with Tom Elliff. a great man of God. One morning he was speaking about Assurance of your Salvation. and so I was taking notes like I always did. He was going down through a list...
1. Have you make an outward decision?
2. Are you living an upward life for the Lord?
3. Do you have Peace with the Lord on where you will spend eternity?


I was able to answer 1 and 2 but when He got to # 3 my heart was pounding out of my chest and I thought that I was going to get sick.
So I got on my knees before the Lord and asked Him where I stood with Him. and after a long time my answer was "No your not a child of mine." I was overwhelmed, but I knew for the past few years that I was doubting my Salvation, but thought to my self " I'm a pastors wife, what would people think ? I Made a decision when I was 5." But when my fear of man and Pride got out of the way the Lord revealed to me that I was...
"Just a Religious Woman, and not a Child of His."
I knew all the right things to say and all the right things to do but I was a Sinner, and I truly wasn't a Forgiven Child of God. So on Tue. Aug. 4Th I gave my Life to the Lord!!
I was nervous about coming home here to MD. but the Lord is so faithful Pastor Wally was starting a line of sermons about Salvation and so on Sunday I shared with our church family here! I was so nervous as I shared, but the Lord was glorified and one of our teens has already come to know the Lord through this, My prayer is that many people will really think through where they stand with the Lord and that He will make clear Yes or No. I'm so thankful for His awesome Grace and Forgiveness. that I now honestly know the meaning of!

Well as promised here are the Pix from our Northern states Vacation!

All packed and waiting for Daddy to got home from Work!

Who knew that we'd need this much for 2 weeks?


Sweet baby girl!



Exploring our room!


At the Lake with Mr. Nate!

How fast can we Go?



The Kids loved the beach in the afternoon!





Playing with Matthew and Johnmark Bearden.





In the evenings My Mom would watch the kids so that I could go with Jon to be with the Teens.

On Thurs we went to the Dunes!

Jon telling The Pink Monkey story



After our week at Life Action we went home to IN. to see all my side of the family!
we had a great time!!!!!
Time at the Overly's

It was so hot and Muggy that the kids played in the sprinkler!

They live in "Farm country" and so Liam loved to watch the Crop Duster planes.



Once back at My parents the cousins had lots and lots of fun times together!






One day we did a Family trip to the Zoo. we had a blast!

The kids loved the monkeys!

Other creatures Liam just wasn't too sure about!







Mama and Daddy loved the jelly fish!
What Zoo day can be finished without a log ride?

What the Zoo Does to our kiddo's!!!


Just a few more pix just hanging out!
Fishing at my grandparents


My sis showing off her little beauty!



My Uncle whom I hadn't seen in like 10 years happened to be down form NH. and so he got to meet Jon and the Kids!


Liam loved His Harley's!!!


Before we left we had Family Dinner with all the sibs that live near my parents.
It was a blast to be together with everyone.

And what Zeigler Family meal is complete without Home Made Ice cream?
Mmmmmmm! Thanks Mom!

Heading out for the Long drive home to MD!

One last stop for our Family Vacation!
Cabellas!!!
Liam had a blast. the Animals were great!
Lanna was just glad to be out of her carseat!
Home at last!!!
We had a great trip!




Here's just a few pix from this week.
Lanna is learning to use a spoon all on her own!



Have a blessed God filled week!

2 comments:

Sab said...

All those pictures are soo super sweet! Awww, I love the one with Liam kissing Lanna... awww.

That is awesome about your talk with God. It's scary to think about sometimes. I have my own fears... not of myself, I have definate peace about where I'm going, but for some of the ones I love. I get an uneasy feeling when I think about it. I will share with them what I think, but they always reassure me. Is it the devil trying to hurt me in some way?

Thanks so much for sharing such an intimate part of your life with all of us! And thanks for all those pictures! (Now I want homemade ice cream too!)

Danielle said...

Great testimony..thanks for sharing, I understand first hand how scary that can be!
Great pics..once again I wish we could have been able to connect while you were home...Glad to hear you had a great time while hear...PRAISE THE LORD for all the great things He is doing through your family...