Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mark's Letter to the Senior Class

When they were in 7th grade - five years ago.

The TIS Senior Class of 2010

Every year Mark has his 8th grade students write a card of encouragement to each Senior student. Here is his accompanying letter.

To the Senior Class:

Please accept these cards as my gift to you. Those of you who have passed through my 8th grade class know that I take this very seriously. Some of you did this yourselves....when the current 8th grade students were in 4th grade. Although it is an assignment, when I explain who you are, what life transitions you are about to experience, what temptations you will students begin to see the seriousness of life through your eyes. When a student tells you that he will pray for you, he means it....or I would not let them say it.

I know almost all of you....some for 6 or 7 years. You have been, and always will be, a blessing to my heart. I will pray for you....all of you. It has been, through God's grace, my honor to know you, to teach you, to harass you and now, to give you to Him. I trust Him with your life, do you?
You may have already learned this....sometimes life is messy. You will look for answers, consolation, peace, healing, and for truth....something upon which to base your decisions, your hopes and dreams, even your sanity. I contend that there is only one source for all of this. His name is Jesus. He is the Christ....the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world....your sins.....and mine.

His Word is perfect. His Word is alive....before the foundation of the world He is. He never lies. He never changes His mind. He loved you on the Cross....that has, and never will change. His Word is not some obscure, outdated book. It is alive and active. It will show you who you really are, if you are willing to be honest. It will always tell you the truth....and the truth will set you free. You will find that in a world which wants to take control of you. Freedom is precious.

So, go on into the world. The Lord will help you to make a difference in the world without being part of the world. Seek His will in all things. When you're not sure if you are doing what He wants, keep on doing something for His honor and glory - not your own. Pray without ceasing. Ask Him for forgiveness. Forgive. Be patient. Be kind. Be generous. Be courageous. You are not alone. He will never leave you or forsake you.
Come back and see me. I love you very much.

In His Name,

Mark Prescott

Friday, May 14, 2010

Puppies for sale !!!

I was asked to make a flyer for Tim and Allyson since they like my collages. Here's what I came up with. The puppies are cute, but my granddaughters are way cuter !!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Third Annual Little Girl Party - May 9, 2010

Every Spring TJ and I decide to have our party for little girls. This year two of them are moving away to another country and we will miss them.
So we ordered pizza and had a grand old time together as you can see !!! There was face-painting, manicures, watching old movies, drawing. Their parents took advantage of this free babysitting and went out on a date.

Our Georgia Kids

Hannah and Lauren help their mom make bread, Lauren feeds the puppies, Tim preaches to his kids in an old abandoned church near their home, James fearlessly faces a chicken in the yard, Lauren and Hannah hold cute puppies, Papa Tim entertains little Timmy while he cleans up a spilled smoothie, the four kids on Mother's Day, Papa Tim playing with the puppies, and Mama Allyson with her four little angels.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday TWINS !

Here is Mia and me on our April 25th birthday we celebrate together every year.
She is moving with her family to U.A.E. this coming summer and I will miss her
very much !!!