Friday, February 25, 2011

Isaiah 30:15

In repentance and rest is your salvation, In quietness and trust is your strength.
Isaiah 30:15

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Updating on Life:)

All good things are a gift from God!

Celebrating Banner's 31st birthday at Atlanta Bread.

 Day out at the batting cages with Mommy!

 Lunch at Honey's! an adventure.  We are so excited about our new kitchen.  May it be used for the glory of God!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I have embraced the chaos.  I have accepted the mess.  No cleaning or cooking, washing dishes in the bathroom sink.  We are thinking of it like a camping trip.  It's an adventure, and I like adventures!  Just promise me that  Maids on the Move can come help me clean up after this is all over:)

Atlease everyone is over the flu.  Remodeling and the flu.  As one of my friends said, "The Locke's just can't do normal."

I will keep you posted on our progress.....more to come!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

RBC Ladies Had a WONDER FULL Time

Last weekend we had our ladies retreat.  Truly God was in the details.  He always amazes me!!!
Jana and Glenda at our registration table.  Then here I am, below, with Chuck Honey, our women's ministry assistant.
Laura Willeford and Glenda Yohn sharing from their hearts.  Somehow I missed getting a picture of the wonderful Angie Terry.  God used all three in amazing ways over the weekend.  So thankful for the team we had.
My travel group:  Jana Champion, Leigh Taylor and our new friend Kari Beth Price.  Only God could have put Jana, Leigh and myself was a total surprise, but God planned it that way.  The other beautiful ladies were the travel group we shared our table with.  They were all a fun bunch.

Our retreat T-shrits.....a vision given by God, created by Jana:)
In Africa (we were traveling the continents, exploring God's love and a women's heart) we were able to do a service project. Our ladies teamed up and made blankets to be donated.   These blankets will go to The House of Ruth and Women's Hope.

We survived!!!!  Mary Hickman, Glenda Yohn, Carmen Pearce and me.  Whew...God was good:)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Isaiah 41:10

Nancy Missler wrote "The Way of Agape."  That study has impacted my life more than any other study I can think of, other than "Experiencing God."    I get her daily devotionals which are a good reminder for me to choose "The Way of Agape" daily.  Just wanted to share today's.... Nancy writes:
"God's Love is faithful to the absolute.  He will never leave you or forsake you...'Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.  I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'"
Isaiah 41:10

I love those words.  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Purpose...

Next weekend we are having our ladies Winter Retreat at Lakepoint Lodge in Eufaula.  This retreat is different and there have been a few who have really questioned this event even happening.  But I know this is what God has for us, as He put this retreat into my hands.  I have questioned myself....a lot.  But I trust God, even when I don't understand.  Oh, and He has been so faithful to pull everything together.  Truly, it's not up to me.  He is doing this thing and I am excited.  We have a wonderful team that God has put together and I am so thankful for His provision in every way.  He is going to do more than any of us can imagine.

Just now I was sitting with my bible.  God was so sweet to speak to me and give me His Word on the purpose of this Wonder Full World retreat will be having next weekend.  Ladies, this is WHY we are doing something so different....He wants to do a work in us as the body of Christ.  Here is what God gave me:

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of UNITY among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."
Romans 15:5-7

I can't wait to report back what God does in the hearts of our women next weekend!!!  Praying for unity...for the glory of God.  In  breathless anticipation......