Monday, March 29, 2010

Praises & Prayer Requests: 28 March 2010


Adam & Kristi C. are closing on their house this Friday! Pray that their old house will sell quickly.

Aimee & Lee M. received the deductible back on his car.

Caden is home!
Sydney is here!


Michelle C.'s sister & husband are considering moving from Florida to Madison. This is also the first week of a healthy household for Michelle.

Amanda C. is sick again; Ansley Kate is still recovering; Brett C. has a lot of soccer games in the next 2 weeks (one of his kids is Muslim and is having problems with is family along with having a cancerous lump on his back)

Kevin P.'s aunt Janie W. is in the hospital in Decatur after an ulcer started leaking

Aimee M. is having a CT scan done to have a view of her lungs

Laura Beth B.'s father and stepmother are getting divorced after 15 years of marriage. Pray for Laura Beth's children who don't understand, and that God's will would be done.

Rebecca B. could possible have a new job opportunity.

Kristi C.'s brother totaled his truck, but thankfully he is OK

Sydney Marie is Here!


The Lord has blessed our Sunday School Family with another bundle of joy. Baby Sydney Marie was born to Steve and Jennifer Case this past Friday afternoon. Praise God for this incredible gift. God is so good!

-Posted by PB

A Call to Witness

For those of you that attended Willowbrook this weekend, a challenge was issue by our Pastor. We were asked to invite our unchurched friends to church this weekend to celebrate Easter. It has been presented to us that more people go to church on Easter than any other Christian holiday (I'll have to check the sources on that one...). So, if you know anyone who might need a refresher course in Christianity or there's a person you've been asking the Holy Spirit to inspire and make "ripe for harvest" (John 4:35), this might be a good time to do it.

In that same light, I invite you to listen to Pastor Lon Solomon's most recent sermon. A little background about Lon, he is the Pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, DC. Lon grew up Jewish and has since become one of the leaders in the Jews for Jesus movement. He has recently been working his way through a series called People Jesus Met. It's a pretty interesting study about the people Jesus interacted with in the New Testament during his 3.5 year ministry. I encourage you to listen the his most recent installment about the Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42). Go to McLean Bible Church's Sermon Page and select Part 34 of this series. In his sermon he outlines how to witness to people just like Jesus did. This message really spoke to me, and I hope it speaks to you as well.

Have a blessed week, and we will see you on Sunday.

-Posted by PB

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Caden is Home!

I wanted to post this on the Blog, because I know how difficult this had to be for the Hortons! Praise God for little Caden!


The MRI came back normal. Thanks for your prayers. We appreciate all the e-mails and food so far. Ya'll are amazing.

-Email from Emily H.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Staff in Your Hand - A Devotional

Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The LORD did not appear to you'?" Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. (Exodus 4:1-2)

Sometimes we agonize in prayer over a particular situation and we ask God to give us wisdom as to what to do. We may wonder what is taking him so long to answer. Our problem may be that we are looking for the answer to come our way when the answer is already at hand. For Moses, the answer was actually in his hand. Moses had the answer he was asking God for, but he had to first learn that he could use his staff in a new way. God may be speaking to you about a new path, or, he may be prompting you to do the ordinary in a more extraordinary way. Stop and think about the abilities, possessions, relationships or experiences that you already use. As you spend time in prayer, ask God to show you how you can reorganize those into new patterns to pursue the new paths or ways he has in mind for you.

-Posted by PB

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Welcome, Caden Horton!

It's late, so you probably will not get this until Thursday, but baby Caden arrived tonight (Wednesday) at 10 pm!! He weighes 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Mom and baby are doing great. Emily was still in the labor and delivery room when I talked with her, so she did not know her room number on the Mother/Baby floor yet. She is at Huntsville Hospital. She and Jamey welcome any visitors and you can start coming by Thursday afternoon. If I find out a room number tomorrow, I will email it out. If not, you can just go the Mother/Baby floor and ask for her room number. I believe that is the 5th floor. I should know after delivering two babies there myself, but I can't remember if that is correct!! Let us all praise God for a healthy baby and new addition to the Horton family! God is so Good!!! :)

-Email message from Amanda C.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Drake-Hamilton Open

For this month's social event, we've planned a night of bowling at Plamor Lanes in Huntsville (see link on the sidebar for directions) on March 20 at 6 PM. I spoke with the manager there and she was able to get a pretty good deal. The cost will be $10 per person, which includes 2 games and shoes. I estimated 40 people (if we have more, that's cool), which will get us 8 lanes. I read a review online that said Plamor is "smoke free" since 2008, so we won't have to worry about that. Also, they have standard bowling fair (pizza, nachos, soda, etc.) if you want to grab a bite, too.

So bring your family and some friends, and we'll have a great time of fellowship and bowling.

-Posted by PB

Like a dear...


As the deer pants for the streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? (Psalm 42:1-2)

Whether in the best of times or in the worst of times, God calls us to pray, as he said, "Pray at all times (see Eph 6:18)". However, in real life we find ourselves praying more fervently, more specifically, in the worst of times. In Psalm 42, we can see that it was during this kind of worst time that David found himself seeking God for the troubles of the present. Have you ever wondered why a deer pants for water? The deer pants because it has been running from danger. Fears and worries, temptations and trials, these are often dangers that keep us on the run. So, run towards God. Stop all activity. Talk with him and read his Word. Prayer is simply talking with God and sharing all of your worries, concerns, and joys with Him. Drink in all you can of his faithfulness, his love, and goodness, his promise of sovereignty over every detail of your life. Be refreshed in his presence.

-Posted by PB

Monday, March 8, 2010

Praises & Prayer Requests: 7 Mar 2010


Katie Lane bounced back from RSV!


John C.--Jonathan L. has had cancer since childhood and doctors have found a tumor in his brain. He is having a biopsy done on Friday. John's sister Heather was arrested this weekend for a DUI.

Holly M.--Uncle has filed for divorce from Aunt Holly and he's kicking her out. Aunt Holly will need a lot of help adjusting to being on her own.

The WBC Madison satellite campus starts services April 4th.

Steve C. is traveling to Canada this week. Jennifer C.'s brother-in-law Collin has been looking for a job for 1.5 years, and he and his wife Gretchen are struggling financially and would like to have a family.

Holly & Trey R. will be traveling a lot in the next 2 weeks.

Courtney B. is traveling this week.

Patrick B. has been praying about our schools, guns, and the parents.

Adam & Kristi C. have been turned down by 2 banks for a loan due to Adam's accident. They are expecting to hear from another bank on Monday.

Brett C.--Ansley Kate has a fever, rash, and a busted ear drum. They are going to see an ENT specialist. Brett's principal gave him a hard time for taking personal time with is family last week.

Billy B. is traveling this week

Stephanie A.--both sisters are pregnant, Jennifer (30 weeks) has a fibroid near her uterus and she's hoping to make it to 38 weeks. Stephanie is also looking into different childcare for Parker in the summer while she is at work.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Invading Big Ed's

I would like to thank everyone who came out to Big Ed's on Sunday. It was a great time of fellowship, and it was a great opportunity for the newer couples to interact with some of the old timers.

A thanks also goes out to Kevin for following the leading of the Spirit, by getting us all better acquainted. There will be many more opportunities for all of us to get together and grow closer as a group of believers.

God Bless!

-Posted by PB

Praises & Prayer Requests: 28 Feb 2010


Patrick B's Mom, who had bladder cancer, had surgery recently and she is now cancer free! She will have follow ups to make sure the cancer doesn't return.

Holly M--Jay's parents are in Hawaii but luckily there was no tsunami, only just some little waves.

Patrick B for creating this website!


Patrick B's cousin Ted (28-29 years old) has melanoma in his lymph node and he has no insurance. Patrick's dad Mike is also going through a lot of personal issues.

Michelle C--sister Leah is pregnant with her 2nd child, sister Nicole is pregnant with her 4th child, and sister Lauren (21-years-old) and her husband just adopted a 13-year-old, Bailey.

Holly M's Aunt and Uncle in Kentucky who have been married for 30 years are not doing well. They are each seek counseling separately. Emma Grace has an appointment with an asthma and allergies specialist because she has been having problems with her asthma, ear tubes, and adnoids.

Adam & Kristi C accepted an offer on a house, but Adam's car wreck from last year may prevent them from getting the loan.

Summer M--the preschool ministry is really needing some volunteers.

Aimee M pulled her back out this week.

John C's sister Heather and dealing with family issues.

Eric & Priscilla C have decided on an architect for their house, and ask for prayer on selling their house. Priscilla is traveling next week to Tennessee.

Jennifer's friend Lauren's mom Pat is still fighting a cancer that the doctors originally only gave her until January. Steve, who is also recovering from eye surgery, is traveling this week and Jennifer is 35 weeks pregnant.

Dustin D--Robert M is still looking for a job and needs prayer for his spirituality. Dustin's Aunt Norma had a light stroke this week. Dustin's sister's daughter Chelsea is addicted to meth and was caught in a high speed chase this week; pray that she will be put in jail where she can get the help she needs.

Jon We is in jolly ol' England while Cristin is in Tennessee this week with family.

Billy & Rebecca B's daughter Katie Lane is sick.