Great Weekend

This has been a great weekend.  We had all the kids and my mother here on Saturday morning for an early Christmas.   After a great breakfast prepared by Janet it was time to start Christmas.  We spend a few minutes praying together; thanking God for Jesus and for all His blessings in our lives.  Then we did something new.  Instead of the normal items in the kids stockings (yes – they still have stockings), we put $50 in one dollar bills in their socks.  We then proceeded to play a game like the Auction they play each season on Survivor.  There were some great prizes and some that were not so great.  It was a new twist to Christmas for us and a total blast.  We finally got around to opening gifts (too many – but too much fun!)   This lasted the rest of the morning – we had a lot of fun and were blessed.  Spent the rest of the day together; watching movies, playing games and watching a very disappointing Cowboy’s game.  A few pictures of the morning are attached.

It was also a great weekend because I know the daughter of some of our great friends prayed and asked Jesus into her heart this morning in The Power Zone at church.  I know that at least one other child made the same commitment, but haven’t heard how many adults made commitments in our main service.

It was just a great weekend; and held many reminders of God’s incredible blessing in our lives.  Here are a few of the Christmas photos.

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About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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