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Saturday, June 24, 2006

VBS Fun at Union Baptist

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a big undertaking every summer in most Baptist churches. For several years now I've volunteered to do crafts with the older kids (1st - 6th grades). I'm not really a "children's" worker, my heart is more inclined toward women's ministry, but every year I say, "It's just a week. Surely I can do one week." At least that's what I say BEFORE it starts. But, AFTER it starts, I generally say, "What was I thinking? I'm never doing this again!" It's the same thing every year!

The thing that softens my heart and changes my mind is hearing that 23 children accepted Christ as their Savior as a result of our efforts. That's when I say to our VBS administrator, "I think I can do it one more year. Go ahead and sign me up!"

I hope you enjoy this photo of McKenzie being silly with the "Kayaking with Courage" scene. She’s going to kill me when she finds out I’ve posted this!!!

Posted by Tammie

VBS 2006 Was GREAT!

We had great music and hand motions this year. This is my last year in VBS, but next year I plan to be a helper becuase I LOVE VBS!

The workers and their children were invited to a swimming party after VBS on Wed.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Couple's Bible Study

Tonight was the first night of a mid-week, couple's Bible study which is sponsored by our church. We’re doing Kingdom Authority by Adrian Rogers. I think it’s going to be a GREAT study!

The study is over and it was a GREAT! If you’re interested in studying God’s Word, this is one study guide that you’ll definitely enjoy.

Posted by Tammie

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Playing My Guitar at Nana's Church

Sunday night, at my nana's church, I played "Here I am to Worship" and Mom and Dad led the congragation in singing. You should have seen how proud my nana was!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Home Alone!

McKenzie went to a week-long summer camp for the first time this year. She did great! She was so excited, and it was a good experience for her. It was a missions camp, and she went with several of her friends from our church. She LOVED it, and even though she had never been away from home that long before, her dad and I managed to survive.

Here we are waiting with friends to pick up our girls...

We were really glad to see her at the end of the week, though. That’s why these are my favorite pictures – the ones where we were picking her up to bring her back home. What will we do when she leaves for college? Oh well, let’s just not talk about that right now!

Posted by Tammie

2006 Blueberry Jubilee!

The weather was HOT at the Blueberry Jubilee in Poplarville, MS this year. Bro. Carl Myers, our Associational Missions Director, took a minute to pose with me after I finished my turn at the microphone. Under Bro. Carl's leadership the Pearl River Baptist Assoc. has been very active at local street fair events with a drive called "Taking Him to the streets." Posted by Picasa

Posted by The Rigneys

Sunday, June 04, 2006

A Very Special Family

This very special family was the guest of honor for Homecoming 2005 at my mother's church. Bro. John, Mrs. Margie, Evan, and his brother Matt (who wasn't able to be there) were the pastoral family from the time I joined the church until just before I Benjy and I were married. Their influence on my relationship with the Lord was invaluable. Bro. John baptized me (and my whole family!) and performed my wedding ceremony. "Mother Margie" taught my missions class, participated in most of our youth trips, and really took me under her wing. What a great family!

Posted by Tammie

Southside Baptist Homecoming

It is always a special time when we are able to be with our family and friends at Southside Baptist, but this year was made even more special by the presence of the Edwards family. Bro. John Edwards is the pastor who performed our wedding ceremony 23 years ago. He preached the house down during this special homecoming service. We were all blessed by the wisdom and vigor of this "retired" pastor who just can't quit preaching!

Posted by The Rigneys

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