To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die: a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stomes together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 5:20 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2007
My, how the months have flown by and it is time for Christmas already. I can hardly believe how fast this year has come and gone.
As we celebrate this Christmas, I am reminded so much of what Christmas is really all about. JESUS! The name above all names. There is a different spirit in our house this year. We have a tree and I put out a few decorations, but I have not really gotten into what others might call "the Christmas mood". With my dad passing away this year and the circumstances that lead to my daughter now living in Ohio, I have been quite depressed instead of in a celebratory mood. But then I have to think about the real reason for the season and my mood changes. Yes, I am still saddened and even depressed about many things that are going on in my life, but I am over-joyed by the reality that Jesus came to be born and die for my sins! There might not be presents under our tree this year, but Jesus is ever-present in our lives and that makes all the difference in the world.
I hope that all of you, my family, my friends, have a very blessed Christmas. I hope that you will take the time to ponder what this season is really all about. If you do not know God, my prayer is that you will find Him this Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all!
Lisa and Don
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 12:28 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!
Today is Sunday, November 11th. Veterans Day and The National Day of Prayer.
Thank you to all the Veteran's that have served and are serving our country. War is not a pleasant thing and whether you agree with it or not, we have to support our troops. Thank you for the freedoms we enjoy because of the sacrifice of the men and women in our armed forces. God Bless All Of You!
Today is also The National Day Of Prayer. Have you taken time to pray today? There is so much to pray for. We can never run out of things to pray for. I am hoping that those of you that read this realize the importance of daily prayer. It is good to celebrate a day of prayer but I think the fact that we still have to freedom to pray and worship the Lord without fear is reason enough to celebrate.
This past week we also celebrated the birthday of my dear husband, Don. He turned 37 on Nov. 9th. Yes, I know, he is younger than I am! He reminds me of that once in a while. I have to let him know that with age, comes knowledge! :)
My daughter, Krystle, also celebrated a birthday recently. We were in Florida on her birthday, October 25th. She turned 19. It also happened to be on the day we had the memorial service for my father. It was an emotional day for us but I went to get her a cake and wanted to show her that I still remembered her on her special day. I love you, my sweet daughter!
Today we went to church for the second week in a row at the Wesleyan church in Catskill, NY. It was a real good service. There was a pitch-in dinner after the service. All the food was yummy!
Well, that is all for now. Thanks for reading!
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 1:54 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 3:02 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I am still here in Florida. I will be staying here until the end of the month. The memorial service for dad is scheduled for October 25, 2007 at 10:00 am at the church my parents attended. The burial is at Bay Pines in St. Pete on the 26th.
Please continue to remember our family in your prayers. We are grieving. It seems so strange for dad not to be here. We know that he is in heaven and we do not wish him back to suffer in this world.
I love you Dad. You are greatly missed.
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 2:15 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I am back in Florida. My sister's and brother have come here as well. My father is slowly slipping away from us. It will not be long and my father will be going to his eternal reward in heaven. He sleeps most of the time. The hospice nurses have been coming in and are here mostly around the clock. Please keep our family in your prayers. It is a difficult time for us. We love our father and wish he could stay with us but it seems to be the will of God that he leave us. I will update again when I get the time to.
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 11:31 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I was thinking today and I realized something. Tomorrow starts another school year here in New York. This is the first year that Krystle will not go back to school. And, this would have been the first year of school for Jenna. I can hardly believe that Jenna is 5 now and would have started kindergarten this year. I know she is in a better place. But there are times that I still long to have her with us. I wish I could hold her in my arms but I know that Jesus is holding her for me.
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 6:42 PM
Monday, September 3, 2007
Wow, it is already September. Where has the summer gone? It always seems to fly by so fast that I seem to forget to enjoy it like I should.
It has been a summer of many changes for me. Some have not been so easy and I know that some of the changes are still happening and that is not so easy for me to deal with at times.
Krystle is enjoying her new-found wings. She is also finding out what it is like out in the world on her own. She has called me to ask my advice about things that she needs guidance with. I am glad that I can be here to help.
We just got back from a long weekend of camping. It was nice to get away, but it is also tiring at the same time. I have always loved camping. I was not feeling well the first full day that we were there so that put a damper on the first part of our weekend. The weather was so beautiful. We could have not asked for better. No rain at all. We camped in a borrowed camper. It was nice to have a camper with a working bathroom, hot water, etc. I know, I know, some would say we are not "real" campers, but I like some of the comforts of home away from home. I have went camping in a tent before, but I actually prefer the camper! :)
Well, I have to close for now and go check the laundry and get ready for bed so I can be rested for work tomorrow.
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 6:21 PM
Saturday, August 4, 2007
This week has been a bitter-sweet time for us. My daughter, Krystle, has ventured out on her own to live in her first apartment. I am glad that my daughter is responsible enough to be out on her own. She works at a good job and is planning on going to college soon. All this is good, right? But I am having those sad feeling that I think most parents go through when their child leaves the "nest". The night that she was gone, I cried like I haven't cried in a long time. My little girl is all grown up (so she thinks!). She is not breezing in and out of here like she used to on her way to school, work or to hang out with her friends. All I can do is trust that she will remember the values I tried to teach her while she was growing up to adulthood. My prayer is that God will keep his hand over her life.
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 10:13 AM
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 8:49 AM
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Welcome to our site!
It is good that you could stop in to see what is going on with the Slater Family.
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 5:39 PM