Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kentucky Trip Update- Day 5

Hello everyone!

We are having a fantastic time here in Kentucky! So far we have been to the Creation Museum, the Louisville Zoo, the Churchill Downs where the Kentucky Derby is held, and of course many other places in Louisville including relative's homes. It's a strange feeling to be in places where my dad grew up and to hear him talk about memories from his younger years.

We've also been doing tons of swimming. It's pretty hot and humid here. The swimming place that dad would go to every day during summer is still here in Louisville, and that's where we've been going. It's just down the street from his childhood home.

Right now, Alexa and Dad are still in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Alexa's Right To Life oratory contest. Caleb and I are here at Grandma Dixie's house.

We haven't been able to upload videos or photos for y'all due to internet issues. But now we've got internet so I can at least blog.

We miss all of you already.... ( well, I do... I'm not sure about the others. :P ). I'm having a blast but I still miss home.

Until next time, God bless!


Monday, June 21, 2010

Prologue: Kentucky Trip

Good evening, ladies and gents!

The Sleadd family is journeying to Kentucky beginning VERY early tomorrow mornin'. We're going to see Dad's family who all live in Louisville, Kentucky. The vacation will last until July 8 so we'll be gone for 2 and 1/2 weeks.

It's going to be very exciting to see relatives that I haven't seen since I was 6 as well as others that have been out here more recently.

Louisville is my father's home town so it will be great to see where he grew up. Pray that we'll be a Godly witness to our relatives while we're with them.

Also packed into our trip is a visit to the renowned Creation Museum, the Mammoth Caves, and the monuments and attractions at Washington D.C. Alexa and Dad are also going to be flying out to Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania from Kentucky so Alexa can give her speech at the National Right To Life Speech Competition.

We are very EXCITED and we'll try to keep ya'll updated on a daily basis; we've got our video cameras to take daily video updates.

Things to pray for:
  • Safe Travels
  • That we'll be able to spread the gospel where ever we are
  • And that Alexa's speech will do well and that she'll be instrumental in the cause for the unborn
God bless!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Greatest Burden...

"The greatest burden we have to carry in life is self; the most difficult thing we have to manage is self. Our own daily living, our frames and feelings, our especial weaknesses and temptations, our peculiar temperaments, our inward affairs of every kind, --these are the things that perplex and worry us more than anything else, and that bring us most frequently into bondage and darkness.

In laying off your burdens, therefore, the first one you must get rid of is yourself.

You must hand yourself, with your temptations, your temperament, your frames and feelings, and all your inward and outward experiences, over into the care and keeping of your God, and leave it all there...
...And here you must rest, trusting yourself thus to Him, continually and absolutely."

-Hannah Whitall Smith