The weather is here! Wish you were beautiful!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
For a great blessing and to see one of the cutest families in the world, go to Joy Wilson's new blogspot. Joy is a sweet friend of ours who also happens to be a fabulous photographer! Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the slideshow and be sure to turn on the sound!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 8:00 AM
Monday, May 26, 2008
Johnny reflecting on those who gave their lives for the freedom of our great country! A beautiful day at the Florida beaches to celebrate the holiday. Seriously, we do want to thank those who have sacrificed the ultimate for us....their lives. I am sure that every family has had someone who was killed in service to our country. My mother's brother, Wade, was killed in WWII. Even though I never knew him, my mother did and I honor him and his memory today along with all others.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 1:46 PM
Finally! School is officially out for the summer! However, not all children were excited about not being able to go back to school and Hopie was one of them! She was sad that she would not be going back to school on Monday! Hollie and Pete are even looking at a private school for her and we are praying that if it is the right place for her that the Lord will let them know by her being accepted to the school. It seems like a great place for her to continue her education, so we'll see!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 6:35 AM
Friday, May 23, 2008
Fun! Fun! Deanna hosted Lindsey's shower at her house last night in the 'garden' and it was so much fun! We had a great time and the weather was fantastic for an outdoor party. She received a lot of great gifts and we enjoyed visiting with friends...July 12th will be here before we know it! Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Dorner??? Sounds strange!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 8:15 PM
Some Can and Some Can't! But Katie Can!! Cute, Cute, Cute! Katie is such a doll no matter what she is doing! Her dance class went to the Oaks Assisted Living Center to perform. The people were very appreciative to see them dance.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 8:06 PM
Day 7: Even thought it is time to go home, we are leaving with mixed emotions. We are happy to be headed home, but at the same time do not want to leave such a wonderful place we have come to love and have a deeper appreciation for. One of the last places we visited was the place believed to be the area where the disciples met with Jesus in the Upper Room. I have pictured our dear friends we will certainly miss: Yuval Shemesh, our beloved tour guide and our sweet, kind bus driver, Zion. Shalom, Israel!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 7:57 PM
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Day 6: We're almost home! Today has been another great day in the land of Israel, but so far our most tiring! We started out early in line for the security check to visit the Temple Mount area and the Western Wall. (Pictures #1 & #2) Part of our group is pictured overlooking the town of Bethlehem while singing the famous Christmas song of that city. (Pictures #5 & #6) Josh Garcia who works with Newsong, and his father, Nap Garcia from Jacksonville, FL., (Picture #3) have been with us this week and have had a great time. It has been nice to see a father and son enjoy themselves so much. Picture #4 is one of our favorite signs in all of Israel. Johnny believes this sign is what is keeping many of our churches in America from growing and being what they should be! It hangs outside the Church of the Nations in Jerusalem. One more day of touring and we're headed home.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 1:45 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Closing out Day 5.....As if we had not had enough! A group of us went to see a great Israeli and Arab Folklore show called "Jerusalem of Gold". Lots of singing and dancing...great show. Good night, we are going to bed!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 1:41 PM
Day 5: The Highlight of the Day....The Garden Tomb....It really was empty!! Here is Johnny pictured standing outside the empty tomb....next, the place of the skull where Jesus was crucified. Can you see it? And...Newsong sings Can't Keep a Good Man Down and Arise My Love at our communion service in the garden of the 'empty' tomb area. Then, the beautiful city of Jerusalem! An Awesome Day! (more later....)
Posted by Janet Hunt at 1:10 PM
Friday, May 16, 2008
Day 4: This is Johnny's day to take pictures and blog the news of the day! Pic. #1: Let me introduce you to Linda and Buddy Wood. They became our friends through Scott and Millie. Buddy owns a large shrimping business in St. Joe, Fl. and through the years we have really come to love them.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 8:00 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Day 3: Today we began our day with an incredible time of baptizing in the Jordan River. There were about 7 people with us who had never been scripturally baptized and they got their first in the 'mighty' Jordan! Billy Goodwin baptized two of his children and his son-in-law, Eddie Carswell baptized his son Stephen and Pastor Tim Anderson from Alabama who is along with us baptized several of his church members. This is always a highlight of our trips to Israel.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 11:25 AM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Day 2: Wow! Another great day in Israel. The first picture is on the Mount of Beatitudes where Johnny preached a passionate sermon in a great place of remembrance. The next two pictures were taken on the Sea of Galilee which is one of my favorite places to visit since we KNOW that is definitely the Sea of Galilee and not a 'traditional' site! Look soon for Day 3....we are in the process of Day 3!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 9:44 PM
Day One: Exciting to say the least. Highlights: Caesarea by the Mediterranean Sea(picture #1), Mount Carmel and Nazareth (Johnny preaching overlooking part of Nazareth in picture #2). The weather is hot and beautiful!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 9:05 PM
Well, I did it again! I made it to everything I intended and it was a great weekend! Hope's party was just over the top! She had a great time and I am sure she is still talking about it...especially the clowns who were just the best! The 'ride' was just a little bit much but not too much for my special little Hopie! That was a real hit with the kids and adults.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 7:37 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2008
This week will be a very busy one leading up to what will be a whirlwind of a weekend! It will begin on Friday night with Hope's birthday party here at our house....she is turning 7! Can you believe it? I will then leave on the tour bus and travel through the night to Liberty University in Lynchburg to attend my niece, Lindsey's, graduation. After the ceremony and hopefully lunch, we will drive a little over an hour to the Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. for one of the PASS South races that Jake and Deanna's car will be running in. After the race, we will drive through the night to get back home for Sunday morning services and Mother's Day lunch. THEN, we will leave around 6:30pm for the airport to catch a plane to ISRAEL! I am really, really looking forward to going back. If you will remember, it was this week one year ago that we were there for three days and received word that we needed to go back to the U.S. because my Daddy was not doing well. We got a flight that night and arrived just in time to have a good but brief visit with him just before he slipped into a coma and died the next day. Israel will be a bittersweet time of remembrance.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 8:50 PM
Monday night will be the celebration of the home going of my sweet friend, Mrs. Homer (Shirley) Lindsay. Her late husband was the pastor for many, many years of the great First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida. Mrs. Lindsay was the perfect example of not only a godly woman, but the perfect example of what a mother, grandmother and wife of a pastor should be like. She has been a great inspiration to me for over 25 years since I first met her. Our last conversation was in January at the Pastor's conference when Johnny went to preach for that annual event. We had a very long visit and she was insisting that I plan a time to go to Jacksonville and stay with her in her home. I regret that I never did take the time to take her up on such a sweet, kind invitation but I will never forget her kindness toward me and her forever admiration of my preacher husband that she loved to hear preach.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 8:33 PM
Wednesday is our sweet friend, Debra Swims' birthday so Johnny and I took her along with Chase and Bre to lunch after church to have an early celebration since Chase would be going back to school tomorrow and not be here for her birthday. (This will be her first since Mike's death which you know will be very hard.) Happy Birthday Debra! You are loved!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 8:26 PM
This was a great few days with the Senior Adults at the Jubliee Conference in Myrtle Beach and the FBCW Senior Adult Choir Tour better known as the "Solid Gold" Singers! They sang at the conference and churches in Conway, SC and Wilmington, NC. We were in Wilmington only for the day, but it was great to get to see one of my little nieces and both nephews. They are so precious and I really miss them.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 7:54 PM