My friend, April had her baby (Cody Ryan) early this morning. He weighed 8lbs 3oz. (the same as my sweet boy, Ethan) and was 19.5 inches. I wanted to be there so badly today. She lives about 3 hours from me and my hubby was speaking at church this morning so I really needed to be there to support him. I can't wait to meet little Cody and to take tons of photos of the sweet boy!!!
For those of you who don't know, David (my hubby) is our worship leader at our church (www.discoverpointchurch.com). Our pastor is out of town, so he asked David to speak. He was finishing up a series titled "A God Who Never Fails" and about the life of Abraham. He did such a great job! He spoke about the death of Sarah and about how life is fragile and short, so what are we going to do with our influence? He spoke about Noah (for the first time in a public setting like that) and how we are now able to encourage and influence people for Christ that we would never have otherwise been able to reach. My hope and prayer for this blog is that through the transparency of these raw emotions that I share, someone will be drawn closer to Christ. I cry, I mourn, but with the hope of Heaven. For without it, I couldn't go on. On earth we see death as the end. But for a Christ follower, it is truly just the beginning! This life is just a blink of an eye compared to eternity. So while we are here on this earth, what are you going to do with your influence? What are you going to do to impact this generation for Christ? What are you going to do with the gifts, talents, and experiences that God has given you? Will you use them for His glory? I really I hope I do. That is truly my heart's desire.
I'll post a link to the podcast of David speaking as soon as it's up on the website.