Thursday, October 30, 2008

In Memory Of Jerry

Yesterday was a sad day for our family and many friends. We attended the funeral of our friend Jerry Haught. He had a heart attack on Saturday and is now in heaven.

We met the Haught family 8 years ago when our kids all went to Calvary together. Our boys played football and basketball together and I believe at one time all our boys worked with Chris and Colleen at Wendy's. Kevin became best of friends with Chris, Jerry's son in high school. They moved out and shared an apartment together which we remember talking to Jerry and Sandy about how nervous we all were about this move as they were only 18 and trying to go to school and work full time. Kevin and Chris are still great friends and I am proud of Kevin for how has been there for Chris every day. Chris has a sister, Colleen and his Mom, Sandy left at home and they will all be in need of prayer.

We have very fond memories of Jerry. He was the "voice" of Calvary sports. He announced all the games and well, let's just say, we were glad he was on our side :) A wonderful man, father and husband. I am glad we had the time with him when we did. Those days are wonderful memories.
This was from the card we received yesterday at the funeral~
Jerry William Haught
Date of Birth Nov. 29, 1948
1rst Day in Heaven Oct. 25, 2008

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, October 17, 2008

You Have Our Attention, Lord

A Prayer by Max Lucado~

Our friends lost their house
The co-worker lost her job
The couple next door lost their retirement
It seems that everyone is losing their footing

This scares us. This bailout with billions.
These rumblings of depression.
These headlines: ominous, thunderous -
“Going Broke!” “Going Down!” “Going Under!” “What's Next?”

What is next?

We’re listening. And we’re admitting: You were right.

You told us this would happen.
You shot straight about loving stuff and worshipping money.
Greed will break your heart, You warned.
Money will love you and leave you.
Don’t put your hope in riches that are so uncertain.

You were right. Money is a fickle lover and we just got dumped.

We were wrong to spend what we didn’t have.
Wrong to neglect prayer and ignore the poor.
Wrong to think we ever earned a dime. We didn’t. You gave it. And now, tell us Father, are You taking it?

We’re listening. And we’re praying.
Could you make something good out of this mess?

Of course You can. You always have.
You led slaves out of slavery,
Built temples out of ruins,
Turned stormy waves into a glassy pond and water into sweet wine.
This disorder awaits your order. So do we.

Through Christ,

God will always give what is right to His people who cry to Him night and day, and He will not be slow to answer them. (Luke 18:7 NCV)


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