Our lives are so focused on searching, searching for truth, love, friendship, work, joy, freedom, and so much more. We may be looking for the best route to becoming the healthy you, or how to be the most productive you at work and in life, but with all these lofty goals, which may be good, our sight and paths have become crowded. Crowded with all good things, but forgetting the key to all happiness in life. The Bible tells us to seek the Lord with all our heart, and if we seek Him with our heart we will find Him.
(Jeremiah 29:13) “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” (Luke 11:9b) “Seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
So, can I ask? Are we seeking the Lord with our whole heart? Are we knocking each and everyday on the door through prayer and supplication to have the Lord rule, and reign in our lives? Theologian and author, C.S. Lewis, said this about seeking God: “Look for Christ and you will find Him. And with Him everything else.” So once we find Him, and let Him reign in our minds and hearts, everything that we worry about will come to rest. And everything we are searching for that is good and holy will be found. In the book of Amos 5:4 it says “Seek me and live;..” Do you desire to live? Then seek Him!
Now I’m not saying if you seek Him all of your biggest dreams and desires will be granted right away, but I am trying to say that God, in due season, and as He sees fit, will bless you, and help you to live. So, my challenge for all my friends is this: This week let’s seek the Lord with all our hearts and live.
It is with great delight that Emily and I announce the engagement of our eldest daughter, Naomi Jean Houston, to Mr. Lucas Champ, son of Pastor Tim and Mrs. Christyn Champ, of Chilliwack, BC, Canada.
The engagement took place in the snow covered forest of Chilliwack, British Columbia, along the Vedder River. Naomi and Lucas walked along the snowy trail until they came to a small bridge, where candles, roses, and lanterns were lining the path. Lucas then, on bended knee, asked for her hand in marriage, and she said yes!!
The funeral for Lemuel Craig Houston, son of Pastor Craig and Mrs. Emily Houston, will be held at GracePoint Church in Bremerton, Washington, Friday January 27th, 2017 at 1PM.
We desire to joyfully celebrate with our family, friends, and community, God’s grace and goodness to give us such a treasure of 1 year and 2 days with our beloved son, Lem.
“We sorrow, but not as those who have no hope.”
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Reception to follow.
8278 WA-303, Bremerton, WA 98311
Private Graveside for family and friends.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Bremerton, Washington.
Dear Beloved Family and Friends,
We are broken hearted this evening to share that our beautiful baby boy, Lemuel Craig Houston, entered peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus, while being held by his loving mother and father and surrounded by his siblings. We covet your prayers as we grieve his earthly loss and celebrate his heavenly reward.
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 5:6–8
We are so grateful for the medical care we have received beginning with the first responders at our home, the ER Staff at Harrison Medical Center, and the stellar care that we have received for the past 16 days at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. Every Physician, Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, housekeeper, and hospital staff provided us with competent and compassionate care.
We are also humbled by the thousands from all over the World who have prayed for our precious Lem! We have good news, your prayers and ours have been answered, Lemuel is completely and finally healed.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul: And all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1–5