Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - April 25, 2017

Gifts!  :)

Trey's Grandma's birthday is tomorrow!  :)  And in honor of her special day, our family celebrated by having a Talent Show for Grandma.  What a joy it was to watch everyone pour out their love in various forms.  Each person offered their time and talent in order to show Grandma just how much they love her.
 Some told jokes.
Some did tricks.
Some sang.
Some danced.
Each one gave the gift of a perfect expression from him/her to Grandma.

God has given you a gift to share in order to reflect His creation in you.
Is it the gift of laughter?
The gift of giving?
The gift of tenderness?
Don't hide your gifts - give them away to someone today!  :)

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace"  I Peter 4:10

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - April 18, 2017

Mental Snapshots

Looking out the window this week provides a breathtaking postcard image of spring time in full bloom!  The pink and white tree blossoms accented by the clear blue skies are quite the contrast to the gray/brown views we saw just last week!  Take a mental snapshot today in order to savor this wonderful season longer - even on rainy days!

Precious newborn babies and cozy toddler hugs seem priceless....while the children are sleeping!  Take a mental snapshot in the quiet times to carry you through while the children are awake!  :)

Late night texts and confidential talks may be a lifeline close friends share....occasionally or probably rarely.  Take a mental snapshot of the sweet togetherness to encourage you when you are apart.

Memories of Trey are oh, so precious.  I cling to the mental snapshots probably more than actual photos.  Trey's voice, his squeeze, his love....

Easter Sunday was a wonderful celebration of God's HUGE gift of love for each one of us.  We rejoiced in His Victory over death!  But then Monday comes...and bills...and car repairs...and sicknesses...and life rolls right along.  Where is our mental snapshot of Easter?  How can we press on?  A Bible verse, a devotional, a calendar, a prayer, a song, a sermon, a friend....God's Hand is everywhere reaching out to support you and remind you of His Gift of Love.  Look for Him!  :)

"This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him."  I John 4:9

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - April 11, 2017


Yes! Passion!  Like a love story!
The greatest love story ever!

Holy Week, also called Passion Week, is the week before Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday.  The days unfold the most intimate love story ever told - and lived - and died!  A true story of God loving you so much that He would sacrifice His One and Only Son for your sake, to satisfy your deepest, aching need for love, significance, worth, and satisfaction.

Trey lived and loved with great passion!  Passionate right up in your face! :) And we wouldn't have had it any other way!

What are you passionate about?  These last few days before Easter, please make some time, even just a few seconds right now, and consider the overwhelming, sacrificial love God has for you. Yes, you!

"God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - April 4, 2017

Support Can Be Beautiful

Your friend sends you a text at that exact right moment.
A coworker offers you an extra hand when you have nothing left to give.
Aaron and Hur supported Moses' arms when he couldn't go on.  (Exodus 17:12)
Everyone appreciates the gift of support.

As Jay and Rachel traveled the journey with Trey, they were (and still are!) supported by Team Mitlo One!  What a blessing to still see friends wearing their bracelets!  How sweet to see people hug Joe and Bella extra hard sometimes!  And how very precious when friends still shed tears when we remember Trey.

Phone calls
Ice Cream

The old commercial from Playtex was close, but it fell short: Support IS Beautiful!

"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters."  I John 3:16