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Posted: November 30, 2008 in Cool Stuff just for you

I just wanted to post on the blog and let you know that we may or may not be posting a lot this week.  Probably not.  Suffice it to say, our first session was amazing and we want to get the most out of our time together with God this week.  We will share over the coming weeks what God shares with us.   Until then, please pray for us.  It is refreshing to say the least.

Love,

Rick & Amy

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an old gun battery covered in leaves on Bainbridge Island

an old gun battery covered in leaves on Bainbridge Island

Today was another one of those long days.  I had a lot to do.  I had to pre-pay my bills, in other words do my 1st finances early since we will be out of town for the week.  Andrew and I went in to Dennis Company and got ten bags of wood pellets for the pellet stove.  We got to visit with some friends and then we drove to Living Water for church tonight.  It was an excellent service.  Worship was so good!  The word was excellent from Pastor Jon Cobler.  It was on 2nd Timothy chapter three vs 6 through the end of the chapter.  Amy and I both really enjoyed the message.  He challenged us to be careful of what we let sneak into our lives.  This is a great message, you should subscribe the Living Water Podcast on Itunes and listen to it.  It should be up on Monday or Tuesday.  EXCELLENT STUFF!  After service we went up to be prayed for.  They had like four grandmas up there as the prayer warriors.  It was pretty cool.  We told this lady that we were going away for a week to be prayed for up in Yelm and she was very sweet.  She prayed and prophesied over us.  She told us that the Lord had this week prepared for us before the beginning of time and that it would point us in the right direction.  That was way cool.  We both cried.

Then we went shopping for the kids and my mother in law’s food for the week while we are gone.  After spending a massive amount of money.  🙂  We bought most of Safeway and brought it home with us.

Now we are packing for the week.  And I am cramming on the book I was supposed to have read before tomorrow at six.  🙂  It’s really quite an eye opening book. It’s called Biblical Healing and Deliverance by Chester and Betsy Klystra.  Not your casual read, but very eye opening and much more integrated than some of the other materials I have read on this.  Anyway, Amy and I will be spending a week up in Yelm being prayed for by a couple from Restoring the Foundations Ministry.  I am expecting good things from it.  Amy and I are both excited to see what God does in us.

I have to say that it is hard being vulnerable.  Living in a fish bowl for many years has good and bad things about it.  The good is that I live genuine and honest before God, my family and others.  The bad is that people find weak spots, or sometimes even invent them and hurt us with them.  So Amy and I were talking about how the risk is worth it.  We would rather live honest and upright with our flaws and all than to live hypocritical lives behind the scenes.  If we are to be judged for who we are, then let it be who we really are.  You know?  Anyway, risking being vulnerable is not fun.  It is difficult to lay everything out in front of others, especially people you don’t know.  But we are willing to if it means we will experience healing from hurts.  God knows our hearts and lives.  I heard him tell me to trust him tonight at church.  So I am making that choice, even though it isn’t comfortable for me.

God has sure been faithful to us.  Tonight after looking at finances I was a specific amount short for the week.  Only five minutes after I figured that out a couple called and wanted to drop something by for us.  They showed up, gave us a card with the exact amount we were short.  Go figure.  God is good and He continues to amaze me.

Ok, what we learned today:

1.  (Amy)  I can give up baking cakes, Catherine made cupcakes that turned out really well!

2. (Rick)  that I’m not a fan of doing the bills early.

3.  (Amy)  that I have a husband that is willing to take on the responsibility of paying the bills even though it isn’t so fun. 🙂

4.  (Rick)  that I’m thankful that all the bills are paid and I’m not late on anything!

5.  (Amy)  that I got to watch White Christmas with my daughter tonight.

6.  (Rick)  that I need to start thinking of how I’m going to light up the house this Christmas!

7.  (Amy)  that I’m going to have to find a place to put a Christmas tree in our house since my husband turned our front room into a recording studio.

8.  (Rick)  that Spiritual warfare sucks.  I don’t like it, and I wish it didn’t happen.  🙂

9.  (Amy)  that I’m going to need to grow in patience when my husband starts lighting up the house.

10. (Rick)  that I’m so happy that gas is under two dollars a gallon.  SWEET!

Ok, see you tomorrow.

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My mom taking photos of the family.  She is a great photographer.  We needed some good shots for our Christmas card this year and here she is behind the scenes!

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Here I am with my Dad and my Mom.  They are awesome parents, and good friends.

So today was a long day again.  I don’t know why.  I didn’t get up with my son Nathan who went to all the sales on Black Friday.  Not me man.  Not this year.  I already had the things I wanted and couldn’t afford to go splurge on more tech.  🙂  Too bad.  Went for my walk in the rain today, that wasn’t so bad, it was long but I listened to my ipod all the way, so that was good.

Here are a few pictures of our Thanksgiving Day with my folks and sister’s family on Bainbridge Island.

Kaitlyn makes sweet bread.  Mmmm mmm.

Kaitlyn makes sweet bread. Mmmm mmm.

Here is what it looked like before going into the oven.
Here is what it looked like before going into the oven.

 

 

 
And this is how it turned out.  And it was very yummy!

And this is how it turned out. And it was very yummy!

 

 There was some dough left over, so I took advantage of the situation.

There was some dough left over, so I took advantage of the situation.

Pac man!

Pac man!

 

Mo Mo and I jam on guitars after dinner Wednesday.

Mo Mo and I jam on guitars after dinner Wednesday. We went on a beautiful walk

Thanksgiving morning down on the waterfront of Bainbridge at Fort Ward.  aren’t the mountains beautiful?

I almost stepped on this little guy.

I almost stepped on this little guy.

I just thought these shutters looked cool.

I just thought these shutters looked cool. They were on a little storage shed.

Peeling potatoes for dinner

Peeling potatoes for dinner

we got eggs from the hen house!

we got eggs from the hen house!

Catherine petting Friar Tuck

Catherine petting Friar Tuck

The family visiting before we left.

The family visiting before we left.

Ok, here are a few things we learned today…

1.  (Amy)  we can give thanks every day, not just at Thanksgiving.
2.  (Rick)  That walking in the rain gets you wet.
3.  (Amy)  that you can do laundry all day long when five people have been gone two days.
4.  (Rick)  that the Monk and Psych Christmas specials were very funny.
Ok, short list tonight, but lots of pictures.
See you tomorrow!

So, the project is now released and if you are geek or science fiction lover, then it’s for you.  Star Trek Fans will love this holiday fun.  Christmas music at it’s geekiness! You can listen, download and even listen to a making of podcast on this site.  Check it out.

Merry Trekmas Website

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We had a wonderful time up at my sister’s place on Bainbridge Island.  We will have a lot of cool pictures to share in the next couple of days.  For now though, here was the Thanksgving table…

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We got to take a walk with my sister and brother in law down at Fort Ward State Park.  It was chilly, but beautiful.  Pictures to come soon.

It was a long day, as we had to drive home from Bainbridge tonight.  It was about three hours or so in the Cruiser, but we made it home.  Had to start the pellet stove, it was cold in the house!

Here are ten things Amy and I are thankful for:
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1.  A relationship with Jesus and that he will never leave or forsake us!

2.  Healthy kids.

3.  That we have family to spend time with.

4.  That we have a car that starts every time we turn the key!

5.  That the gas prices have come down a lot.

6.  That some of the best things in life don’t have a price tag.

7.  That we have a home to raise our kids in.

8.  That we have some very sweet friends.

9.  We have many exciting years ahead to serve God together.

10.  For 22 years of marriage and counting!

Ok, more tomorrow when I get all the pics done!

Happy Thanksgiving.  May Jesus bless you!

Amy went to bed early tonight, so I’ll be entertaining you all with a nice little poem.

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.

by Rick Moyer

Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house
we all were quite stirring like a crazy little mouse,
packed up in our cruiser all five of us traveled
to an Island called Bainbridge becoming unraveled

The bright spot was in Belfair where we traveled right through
and with our rewards card got gas for a dollar fifty two!
Ah the fun of traveling for three whole hours
I wish we could fly with our super hero powers.

To my sisters home to celebrate the season
to talk and to laugh and eat turkey with reason
enjoying the laughter that makes us all smile
we don’t get together often enough and not in awhile

When much to my surprise my mom she did make
an old family recipe called Grandma’s pepper steak.
the rice was delicious and so was the sauce
the steak was so tender I won’t have to floss.

Playing the guitar with Mo Mo from Japan
we sang lots of songs, Bob Dylan is the man
Laughing and talking this night was a blast
Realizing just how time goes just so fast.

My sister and her family were fun to see tonight
I’m glad that they gave our family the official invite
Tomorrow will be a lot of fellowship and fun
as we help prepare dinner and eat when were done.

Thanksgiving is about family, God and more
And I’m realizing all that I have to be thankful for
I hope you give thanks to the God who loves you
and don’t forget to bless others, it’s the least we can do.

Happy Night before Thanksgiving.

 

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

Our day has been busy with errands, dr. visits, walks, guests and much more!  Long day!  Phew!

Tomorrow we get to see my family and will be staying for part of Thanksgiving day.  That will be good.  It is always nice to see them.

Ok, here is what we learned today:

1.  (Amy)  that I’m really enjoying the message remix audio bible.  It is good.

2. (Rick)  that forcing myself to walk even when I don’t want to is good.

3.  (Amy)  that it’s good to see my favorite dr and nurse but wish Catherine didn’t have a sore throat to get us there.

4.  (Rick)  that that Thanksgiving sermon from CLF was good.  Listen to it here.

5.  (Amy)  that Ipod files can be confusing.

6.  (Rick)  that I have way too much to get done, but where do I start?

7.  (Amy)  that I don’t have one thing ready for Christmas yet.  hmm.

8.  (Rick)  that I’m looking forward to getting out of town.

9.  (Amy)  that I enjoyed holding Mayah Wisdom and eating pie with Kyle and Rhianna.  Marionberry is one of my favorites.

10.  (Rick)  that I enjoy working on websites.  The Merry Trekmas one goes live on Friday!  WOO HOO!