Andrew & Amanda LeJeune

Growing Undivided Hearts of Love for our Savior

Jesus our Reason for this Season December 24, 2008

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Andrew & Amanda LeJeune @ 6:15 pm

Jesus Has Come!I’ve been thinking lately about the real meaning of why we celebrate Christmas. I must admit truly rejoicing over the meaning of Christmas for many years was distracted in my heart with spending time with family, eating, and presents. But I am growing up more in the Lord and my heart rejoiced this morning on the preciousness of what I am celebrating this week.  We are rejoicing over the miracle of our God coming in flesh in order to one day suffer and die for us. That is incredible. Truly it is. There’s so much mystery wrapped around our wonderful God. No one is like him, who would humble himself as a baby.

As I just listened to Ravi Zacharias on You Tube talking with students about their deep questions around the Trinity, how to be a non adversial Christian, homosexulaity, atheism, and feminism, I was struck with awe through this very gifted speaker on just how special Jesus is. He is really AWEsome. I love using that word for him. It fits him to the tee. Oh Lord, you’re so great and awesome! We celebrate your coming to save us! We love you Lord! My heart cries out: Oh Lord, you are SO worthy! Worthy are you Father. You came to us. As in Bethany Dillon’s beautiful song called “You Are On Our Side,” the line I love is: ” when you could be silent and leave us here to die, still you sent your Son for us, You are on OUR SIDE!”

How grateful I am this morning to remember the sweetness of His beautiful heart towards us. What a sweet mystery we’ve been entrusted to proclaim. I pray God is merciful as I continue to throw off my selfishness in agenda, insecurities, and fears to proclaim this truth that blesses my heart. Christmas is a wonderful reminder of our King. The prophecy fulfilled, a new hope dawning like the rising of the sun– can’t you just feel the awe well up in your heart as you close your eyes and let the story of Christ lovingly coming down to save us from our hopelessness fill your heart with joy and peace. It makes me tearful. Thank you Lord. We worship you this week.

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Rearrangements December 17, 2008

Filed under: General,Pictures — Andrew & Amanda LeJeune @ 7:26 pm

Well….it turns out that it’s God’s plan for me to stay at home this time. Andrew will be going to Italy over the break, but I’ll be staying home to hold down the fort and praying hard! I can’t wait to see how God uses Andrew’s heart for sharing the gospel in Europe and for what God will reveal about himself there.

Our living room has changed! In it now sits our wonderful little blessing from the Lord: a free Christmas tree! We wanted to get one and the day before we bought it a vendor from work came and gave everyone $25 gift cards to Farm Patch. The Christmas tree happend to be $24.95! haha. Thanks Lord. Here’s our tree all purty:

O Christmas Tree

This past weekend we went to Brownwood and saw Allison graduate from Howard Payne University! We’re so proud of her.

Allison's Graduation

I ran the Dallas White Rock Marathon with myDad, Allison, her boyfriend Josh, and his 2 sisters this past weekend. My time was 2 hr. 17 min. I was pretty sore after that day, but it was so much fun!

Here’s some more Christmas pictures of our home:

Snow outside our house!

Snow outside our house!

We made these by taking pine cones, water/powder sugar mixture and cranberries!

We made these by taking pine cones, water/powder sugar mixture and cranberries!

Makeshift mantle

Makeshift mantle

 

Sweet Things December 10, 2008

Filed under: General — Andrew & Amanda LeJeune @ 6:01 pm

Here are some sweet things I’ve seen today:

  • Snow! It snowed today in College Station and stuck to the ground!
  • This website: iamsecond.com. This is such a neat website of testimonials of people who have come to see Jesus as first and themselves as second. Go check it out!
 

WorldFest & Thanksgiving December 3, 2008

Filed under: Pictures,Travel — Andrew & Amanda LeJeune @ 9:16 pm

Two weekends ago I guess it was I attended a multicultural event in downtown Bryan called WorldFest. It was super neat. You could try new foods, talk to people from all over the world right there in our town, and watch live performances! My friends Miriela and I went for the afternoon to spend some time together. It was fun to walk around and talk. I really cherrish our friendship that the Lord has given us. I got to dress in a native Indian wedding Sari. The woman kept telling me to buy it for my wedding. When I told her I was already married she said, “Wear it for your anniversary!” haha.

Andrew & I had Thanksgiving at Darrel & Susan’s this year. It was relaxing and pleasant. Susan made an awesome meal and I was put in charge of the yams (Darrel’s favorite, so I couldn’t mess up!). They turned out fine since I had a fool proof receipe.