Wednesday, October 15, 2008

True Women Conference 2008

Last weekend I traveled to Chicago for a National Women's Conference. This was the first time I left Amesley. It was hard to leave, but I knew she was in good hands.

There were 6,000 women in attendance at this conference. I had a great opportunity to travel with two other dear friends from my church. We had a great time of learning, fellowship, dinning & shopping

We were challenged by John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Karen Loritts, Mary Kassian, Janet Parshall, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and others. Here are a few quotes from conference speakers that are worth repeating:
“Women who stand when everything under them gives way have powerful theology,” John Piper.

“In every situation God is always doing a thousand different things you cannot see and do not know,” John Piper.

“I resolved three things: I will not embarrass my husband, I will not embarrass my God, I will not embarrass myself. Instead of listening to myself and how I feel, I need to talk to myself of the truth,” Karen Loritts.

“If you want your diamond in your engagement ring to really shine, you get out a toothbrush and give that jewel a good scrub. And a real jewel is a lot tougher than it looks. God knows the same is true with us. We are not as delicate as we may think. He is not afraid to give us a good scrub knowing we will shine more brightly for Jesus in the end,” Joni Eareckson Tada.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

This past weekend we went to a birthday party at the Schaefer & Collins Pumpkin Patch in Mayflower, AR. Amesley enjoyed a hayride, looking at animals, playing on the playground and picking the PERFECT pumpkin.

Amesleys First Year Video

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The BIG ONE one week ago today!

We had a wonderful time celebrating the first year of Amesley's life. It has been a wonderful reminder that life is a vapor here today and gone tomorrow. We have been challenged to live each day to bring God all the glory!

Amesley loved her party. She even enjoyed opening her gifts. I think her favorite part was when everyone sang "Happy Birthday to Amesley".

Joining the Blogging World

I want to start journaling to keep up with all the exciting things that happen around the Cranford home. I also want to keep family and friends posted with pictures of the Cranford's. However, most of all I desire to share the things that God has been teaching me as I am on this pilgrimage to heaven. I want to share my struggles with sin, trials of this life and hope in Jesus.