Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The story of your family

Today a lady originally from Germany came to our house and told us her story.  She was born in 1936.  Her father is Missing in Action and her mother and two brothers had to move several times during World War II.  It was fascinating!   I am so thankful that she would take time to share her story with my family.  I am so thankful that we were born and live in America.  Make time to hear from the elders in your life.  They have so many wonderful stories to tell.  Ask them how God has provided and been faithful to them through the years.  It will encourage you and your family.  Think about the Israelites - one of their main responsibilities was to pass down their history to their children.  We are missing out on this blessing today.  Don't be so busy living that you miss the "story" around you.  The story of your family.  I will be listening to my grandparents when I see them in a few weeks.

Monday, February 25, 2013

What Does It Mean to Surrender?

On Sunday, February 24, 2013, I shared my story of our transition from South Alabama to South Montana.  It was recorded from our home and many of you watched it on the live simulcast.  If you missed it, you can click the link below and watch.

A New Way to Stay in Touch

     I have enjoyed sharing Christie's Corner with each of you over the past few months.  It has also served as a journal of sorts for me - a great way to chronicle our journey west.  As we transition into Red Lodge and start a "new" website, Lee and I thought this may be a better way for you to keep up with our family.  We are so excited as we prepare to move into our new house and set up our Legacy of Faith Ministry headquarters in Red Lodge.  What a great little town!  I hope many of you will be able to visit us in the near future.
     Thanks to those of you who remembered my birthday!  It was a great weekend.  I was privileged to sing at our Treasure State Baptist Association Ladies Retreat.  We heard author Tracie Peterson share her testimony.  She is from right here in Montana.  Then my sweet family made a wonderful supper for me - grilled steaks, mashed potatoes, salad, and a homemade king cake!
Singing at the Ladies Retreat
"Everything to Me"

We also celebrated Colleen's birthday this month.  It's hard to believe that she is 12 years old! 
February also allowed us the opportunity to play with the Grace Notes Community Handbell Choir once again.  We played for the Holbrook United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, then played with the Bells of the Bridgers on Sunday afternoon.