Jake had opening day for his baseball season yesterday as well. While the kids napped and MeMe came to sit with them, I went and enjoyed his game. He is lead pitcher this season which is just awesome! He's such a good player and I'm so proud of him!
"Don't let anyone look down upon you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity!" 1 Timothy 4:12
Two seconds after this picture was taken (quite literally) Jake slammed a triple to outfield! It was AWESOME!!! Many more to come, I'm sure! Way to go buddy!
And to top of my day that was already filled with pride, I went to Clinton High School's Baccalaureate program in which our church's youth band played worship for. Daniel is the worship leader of the band that includes 6 other members. It was incredible watching them all play together. They are deeply anointed and I can see that they have not only been practicing hard but praying hard as well. Daniel sang almost every song and it was so powerful!
What I love about this man (one among many things) is that he knows he is faulted. He is quick to admit that he is. He has a short fuse at times, is known to throw a tantrum from time to time, acts selfish, is sometimes quick to anger and is easily filled with frustration. He can be impatient and unthoughtful. But he knows all of those things are true of himself. This is a man who is diligent to pray about those faults and even if he has to work at every day for the rest of his life, he will continue to be faithful to pray about those things. I can see the determination to improve himself all over his face in moments like yesterday. I see this man who desires to be used of God in the most powerful of ways. The bondage of fear that once held him to a place of not being able to sing in front of anyone has been broken and there was an awesome freedom in his voice yesterday! He is gifted from the hand of God and I can see the blessings of his persistence and faithfulness all over the work that he is doing! I am proud of him and will always support him as he continues to lead young people in this awesome act of reverence and worship to God!!!
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men!" Colossians 3:23
I dont know if I ever confirmed it, but I did indeed purchase a new laptop! I'm so excited and it should be here any day. It is not yellow, as I had hoped but it is red! To order a yellow one would have cost almost 200 dollars more! Craziness. Anyway, I'm thrilled. I am almost ready to take my first test in my school work and it is going well! I am really enjoying the things I am learning and feel as if I'm going to do really good in this course! We have a fairly uneventful week ahead until around Thursday when wedding stuff starts to get busy and crazy! I'm excited though and cant wait to be a part of my best friend's wedding.
Hope you're all well. We love you dearly! Remember that if at any time you need prayer and want us to agree with you about something in your life, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel and I will seek the face of God on your behalf anytime that you ask! ♥