Category: Family

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Bobby Gilstrap posts 11 verses for Thanksgiving! How about posting them around the house tomorrow! My favorite: Ps. 107:1 “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (NIV) and Phil. 1:3 “I thank my God every time I remember you.”   GIVE THANKS!!!  

We are here. He is there. God is with us.

The biggest transition I have experienced in a long time. My oldest is now at college. He is no longer home. I don’t know when he gets home, when he sleeps, does his homework, or anything else. I know he was growing up anyway and he was beginning to make more and more decisions on …

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I Love Youth Camp

I love youth camp. I have been to youth camp as a youth, as a counselor and as a youth minister. I have served at youth camps. I have planned youth camps. Now, my kids go to youth camp. I love youth camp. This past week, my kids experienced youth camp through the State Convention …

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Shamburger Kids On Mission

TJ, Josh and Sarah have already embarked on a great summer of service. TJ assisted with Music in Theatre Camp and also co-directed one of the kid’s shows. Josh assisted his Dad as they led the “Dressing Room” station. This was the Bible Story area, Josh and Tim also directed a play. Sarah assisted in …

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Prayer Requests

Dear friends, Please remember us in prayer as we seek to become fully funded full time missionary church planters. Pray for us as we are about to have our first preview service (October 2, 2011). Debbie and I will be leading the children’s worship time for LifePoint Church at 11 AM that Sunday as we …

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Praise the Lord

Last week, the Lord blessed me with a Substitute Teaching job each of the available four days of school! I have 3 1/2 more days scheduled this month. Thank you so much for those who have been praying! God also blessed Debbie with a raise at her job because of the great work she has …

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New School Year

Wow. The new school year is upon us. I remember thinking years ago that one day i would have three kids in high school at the same time. Well, that day has come. I am so proud of all my kids and look forward to what this year brings. They have all served Christ well …

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The end of the summer

Well, summer is coming to an end. I have served in theatre camps, soccer camps, football, baseball and cheerleading camps, basketball and cheerleading camps, and Big Apple Adventure (VBS) Camps I have coordinated 32 children and youth getting to a theatre competition, we have sent off our three children to youth camp. In all of …

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Family Corner by Debbie for May 2011

Wow!  April was a busy month! Tim, TJ and Josh visited 2 colleges.  Pray for TJ and Josh as they determine God’s plan for their future. Part of that plan includes Advanced Placement exams they take in May. TJ has begun rehearsals for the next production at 82nd Street Theatre, portraying Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. Josh’s Baseball team …

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Family Corner by Debbie for April 2011

It’s April!!  April brings showers, so the saying goes.  This brings to my mind the old hymn and the verse from Ezekiel 34:26 which says, “There shall be showers of blessing”.  What a wonderful promise!  I think I’ll be singing that this month instead of focusing on rain (or snow!) showers.  Speaking of showers, we will …

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