1 Thessalonians 4:12-14 (New International Version)
13Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

I’m subbing today. Trying to stay busy.

Olivia’s having a sleepover tonight…………the girls are going to help me get ready for tomorrow…..we’re having a fundraiser for Nick’s foundation on Main Street during the Memory Days’ festivities. The girls are going to paint faces. We’re going to sell water and pop. If you happen to be on Main Street in Grayson, KY, tomorrow between 9 and 1, please stop by!!!

My heart is heavy in one sense………..

Joyous in another sense………

If you think about life and what really matters, it is serving God, pleasing God, living for God, and ultimately being with God. As a mom, that’s always been my most important goal….to know that all of my kids were headed towards Heaven. I’ve told them before that if I somehow fail them in that area, then I will consider everything else I have done as pointless. Ultimately, I know it is their decision whether or not to live for Him, but while they are in my hands, my major purpose for being on this planet is to guide them towards loving and serving Him.

So, today as I think about Nick, I have to smile.

Last night Olivia had a softball game. The other team was short a couple of players so they had to forfeit the game to our girls, but we played them anyway. In the second inning the other team was up 7 to 1, but we already knew that the win was ours.

Life is like this.

We may feel defeated. We may feel that so early in life we are being beat so badly. We may think there’s no way to ever regain our footing.

But, the good news is this!

The devil forfeited the war when Jesus died on the cross!! He lost! We won!

So no matter how “lost” you feel today, I hope and pray you remember with me that we are on the side of the Victor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Forget the score!

We won!!

Nick won!!

Adrienne won!!

Now I just pray that Erich, Evan, Todd, and Olivia win too!!! That’s why I’m here! And I pray you win too! Then we’ll spend eternity celebrating our VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Together!!!!

Thank you for every prayer. I feel them in a powerful way!