Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New person ( Creation )

      I didn't really want to write this, however The Lord has put it on my heart.
My name is Jerry,  Rebecca and Annah's Dad, and husband to My blessing from our
Lord Jesus, Mary.

      We have been hearing how our site has blessed people, encouraged, and maybe
even challenged some people sometimes.  I want to let everyone know ( especially those
on F.J.  )  That the only good in me/us comes through the grace, and gifts ( spiritual gifts )
we have received from our Lord Jesus, The Christ! ( the Anointed one from God )

  I don't like talking about my past because, I am ashamed of it, it was in ignorance of God's
Word. ( That gives No One an excuse for sin! We are accountable whether we believe Him or
not.)  Also I will not give the devil any Glory! 
  I was an alcoholic! My motto was to everyone else: " don't do anything I would do ".
Gags me now.  But we have a gracious God who cared for us soooooo much that He became
a human in the form of a baby, live a sinless life, and paid our sin price on Calvary ( the cross )
died, was buried and rose the 3rd day as it is written in the scriptures.
   One of the worse days in my life, New Years Eve 79' - I called on this God my mother kept trying
to tell me about. " God, I know you are a God, will you show me which way to go??
  He started leading me. He led me through the summer and led me right up to  the place
I needed to be. To the cross of Christ!  It seems ironic to many people, like a joke to some,
it is a blessing for others!!   My big spiritual prayer that day to invite Jesus into my life to
take over my life was;  " Lord Jesus, if you will have me here I am; I don't deserve anything,
I have ruined my life, hurt my family, and hurt everyone around me " I was on my knee's with
my face on the ground waiting for the lightning bolt to hit me.       

    The only thing that hit me was the " Agape' love of God ", He took me, picked me up and cleansed
the slimiest creature you could imagine, did heart surgery by " taking out the heart of stone, and 
replacing it with a heart of flesh " Ezekiel 36:26  The agape' love of God is the ONLY type of love
that gives without expecting anything in return. His grace - we didn't and couldn't earn it.
It is a Gift from God.  Ephesians 2:4-10 ( read it )  He removed the craving for alcohol right then
and right there! There was No 12 step classes.  He has done unto me what is promised in His Word'
His Word, The Holy Bible!  
   I know there is some of you sceptical because it sounds too easy, or maybe you are too old, too young?
Romans 10:9 -11  " if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that
God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. "  ( :11 ) " Whoever believes in Him will not be 
disappointed ".   ( be put to shame )  Yes I was a radical, what about the ones that have never rebelled,
grew up in a Chapel ( church ) under the true teachings of God??  When Adam and Eve sinned, it put a curse on all of mankind. We were eternally separated from God, He couldn't look on us, because He cannot
look at sin. We were born under the curse and still needed to have our rightstanding, our fellowship 
back with God.  He made the provision by sending Jesus, ( The Word that was made Flesh and dwelt
among us.  John chapter ! ) There might be circumstances in you life that tell you there is no god?
  That comes from the " father of lies " the devil - satan. I urge you to call upon Him today for the saving
of your souls. The time is short, at anytime Jesus will be coming to take His Church ( bride ) home with Him!

   If you don't believe there is a God, humor me; ask Him to show you! " God, if you are there would you show
me, so I can believe??? "  God would honor a prayer like that. Because; " Here I am " He didn't destroy me.
I would have deserved it.  I know you can't be as far gone as I was! Ask Him!

    Jerry W Kellum, PO Box 308, Moscow Mills, Mo 63362 For questions or comments, or testimonies.      

By the way, I was sooo far off course that when I started telling people I was saved, that asked " why
was the building on fire? " They couldn't believe God would have me either.

Small Update

Well, Mom and I have had cold/sinus problems since Friday. But today we
have a couple errands to do, one that NEEDS to be done. We're looking
for invitations for Leona's baby shower which isn't that far away.

Last week, Dad, Annah, and I did shopping errands the day we got alot of
that snow. It started when we left Aldi's, was pouring hard when we left
WalMart, but it settled down some when we got home. Then we told Mom
we were going to Sam's Club too. What? In this weather? The roads weren't
bad. Everybody took it slow, so that helped. Sam's was so quiet with only
so many customers (very unusual), so after gathering our items, Dad took
his time and we browsed around. The Lord protected us the whole way and we
got home safely without any problems.

We still have lovely snow, and are having another lovley snow fall this morning.
The Lord's blessed us with so much more snow than last year! I'm thankful for
that. When it's winter, I like it to look and feel like it.

Adalynn's becoming a big girl!
Nora playing piano

Nora's becoming a "go" girl. She likes going "bye, bye".
Cake batter cookies for the prayer meeting meal.
The snowy day we did errands.
Arriving home.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Chloe romping. She likes the snow.

Chloe keeping an eye on our territory at dusk.
Lovely sunset
"Let the rocks cry out, if I don't lift my voice.
All creation shout the glories of His name;
Lift your eyes to the sky, see His banner painted high
Praise the name of Jesus Christ! 
Lest the rocks cry out!"
-Rachel Wissmann

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentine Crafts

I wanted to do some sort of special craft for Valentine's Day, and even looked
for ideas on the internet. The Lord guided me, and gave me some ideas:
homemade cards! I have nothing against store-bought cards, I like them,
but I wanted to do something nice for what I was giving out.

Mom's card

Dad's card
The inside of each had a heart in the middle. Annah, a friend, and I made the hearts.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Of Birthdays and Showers

Friday night was Daniel Wilkerson's 16th birthday and we made him
a chocolate chip cookie cake. Hard to believe he's that old already!

Saturday was a shower for a young new mother who just had her
first baby. The shower was planned for a couple weeks ago, but
the baby came first! We did the cake for the shower too.

This picture was taken last year.

At Daniel's party. Sarah & Rachel
Ella & Uncle James

Rachel & Sharon

Baby shower cake for Joe & Tiffany Butler

Annah & me
Brittney, Mrs. Burney, Tiffany with baby Melody Ann, and Serenity

Rachel playing with one of the many little ones
Time for presents!

Brittney made this beautiful quilt!

" one another..." 1 Peter 1:22

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Helping Out

Lately, our cousin Leona's been having contractions often, and
she wants George to know us enough in case she needs us to watch him
when she has the baby. Her due date's a couple months away. Today
Mom and Annah are going over to help.

On Tuesday, Mom and I went over there. Most of the time I played
with George. I got to feed him too! He gets a little stubborn sometimes
when eating. After Mom helped give him a bath, we played some more.
It was fun and quiet around the house.

Later Aunt Jean came home, but was exhausted also like Leona. So
Mom made dinner for them while all of them rested. Mom made breaded
pork chops! I love Mom's breaded pork chops. They are super good.

 After fixing dinner, we were getting ready to leave when Leona came back
out with George, so we stayed for a while longer.

Barkley was very playful.
Sitting on my lap like the old days when we were both younger.

I think he looks cute and very boyish playing while his hair is all scruffy.
More playtime
Barkley watching George

Food?! I smell food in the kitchen!
Mmmmm. Looks delicious!
Any for me?

Playing with George
Mommy, the camera flash is very bright!

"Channels only, blessed Master but with all Thy wondrous power
Flowing through us, Thou canst use us, every day and every hour."
Channels Only - Mary E. Maxwell