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Viewing entries posted in 2007

May
11

Code Adam

I was at Wal-Mart last week, in a hurry trying to get to my son's baseball game. I had everything on my list and was headed to the front of the store towards the registers when I heard the store manager come over the loud speakers "Attention Wal-Mart Associates, we have a Code Adam. Attention Wal-Mart Associates, we have a Code Adam" I froze. I know what a Code Adam is; it means someone's child is missing.My mother's heart sank as I stood there watching to see what would unfold. What I saw amazed me.

Apr
29

Fairy Tale

As I type these words one billion people are turning their attention to London to watch the Royal Wedding. It's every girl's dream. Horse drawn carriages, fairy tale gowns, tiaras, palaces. This morning Kate woke up a girl with no title, a commoner, and tonight she will go to bed Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus.I have to admit, I'm caught up in all the hype. My step-mom is British so her appreciation for the Royal family has rubbed off on me.

Apr
27

Disaster Relief for Flood Victims

Victory Church in Springdale is distributing care packages to victims of the recent flood disaster.They are collecting items Wed, Thurs. and Friday of this week from 9am to 7pm at their church (3598 S 48th ST in Springdale).They are collecting the following items:Foodblanketspillowstoiletriesbucketsbleach and other cleaning suppliesglovesmoney to help with specific needsThe church's phone number is 479-751-7926.

Apr
25

Disappointment and Longing

The last forty days I have purposefully cut out distractions (TV, books, social media) in order to focus more time and attention on God's Word and prepare my heart for Easter. As I have quieted my heart I have felt an awakening in my soul. A longing for more of Him.This weekend was the culmination of my Lenten season and I was so looking forward to Easter Sunday worship. As we pulled out of the church parking lot only one word came to mind to describe my feelings about Easter worship...

Apr
13

Refiners Fire

I think we would all say that we'd like our lives to reflect the goodness of God. I don't know about you, but I find myself guilty of wanting that reflection to involve my life actually being "good". For me God's goodness means that I'm happy, everyone's healthy, and all the bills are paid with some left over.When things start to go wrong I pull back, shut down, run and hide. I question God. Why would He allow suffering to come into my life? Doesn't He know that I want my life to be a reflection of His goodness? And...

Apr
8

Family Fun Calendar

BHS Drama Department Presents "Seussical, the Musical"BHS Drama presents the Broadway hit, "Seussical" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 7, 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m.  Ticket prices are: Adults - $10; Students & Faculty - $8; Children $5.  This fantastical, magical extravaganza lovingly brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Team ImpactDate: Friday & SaturdayTime: 7:00 PM to 8:40 PMLocation: First Baptist Church of Bentonville at 200 SW "A" St. Bentonville ARTeam Impact members perform feats of strength and lifting.

Apr
7

Plowing Season

It's Spring. Planting season. Time to break up the fallow ground and prepare soil for seed. I love the smell of freshly turned soil and the feel of dirt under my fingernails. It's hard work sometimes. Especially after a hard winter when the ground hunkers down on itself in hopes of holding off the bitter cold. But it's worth the effort required to break up and turn over the cold barren earth. It's the only chance of having anything grow.It's a bit of a different story when you no longer find yourself in the position of the gardener, spade in hand, but...

Mar
24

Clean Hands

At the end of David's reign as King he gathers the people together to commission his son Solomon to take his place as King of Israel. He also charges Solomon to build a dwelling place for the Lord. David had spent years gathering together gold, bronze, and cedar in preparation of the building of the Temple, and now the time has come. He asks the people if they too will give to make a house for God. And they do. In abundance.As David sees the generosity of the people he bows his head and prays a beautiful prayer of...

Mar
18

Will you pray with us?

Last night was a late night for the KLRC staff. We all went out to eat after Sharathon and it was after 9:00pm before I got home. To be honest, our hearts were a little heavy knowing we were short of where we hoped to be to meet our funding for this year. As I was getting ready for bed I heard my son's radio playing in his room. Since it was way past his bedtime I thought I'd peek in on him and see what was going on.

Mar
8

The Rose

My left hand holds a tiny crimson bud. Tightly closed, petals wrapped in and on each other. Glorious scarlet bursting forth into life. Sweet & fragrant in my hand."Innocent as a rose" The metaphor repeats through the ages of time.Innocent and Pure.But what of innocence stolen? What of beauty marred? Of purity defiled? What, when the thorn pierces flesh and causes crimson blood to spill? What then?The rose crushed and bruised. Broken by the grasp of evil. Plucked too soon. No longer destined to open, spread petals, releasing fragrance and beauty and pollen and life.