Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Papa's Speech

Papa speaking at Eden's celebration service.

We planed to talk about 10 minutes each. Tina did great. I went over my alloted time! Since YouTube only allows 10 minute videos, I had to break this up into two 8 minute segments. If I were to edit out the nose blowing, it would be about 2 minutes! Hehehe.... :)


Jenny said...

I watched the videos this today during my morning devotions ( you were probably asleep downunder) LOL. I was moved and God spoke so directly to me using your words. Thank you so much. Thank you for reminding me of I Cor. 2 - God certainly does search the deep things of those who love Him. Thank you again.

Jenny Vowell

Jason said...

John & Tina,

It give me joy to see your strength during this celebration. I do like the description of 'Celebration Service' as this was. Thank you for sharing your moments with us and has given us an opportunity to know Eden through these images, videos and messages and will forever be with us in our thoughts and memories.

Lots of love,
Jason, Ingrid, William and Matilda.

johnvida said...

I finally had the strength to watch the service videos and here I sit in my office in tears. Your testimony and the the life of your precious baby girl are such a blessing to all of us. Thank you so much for your honesty, obedience and vulneratbility in laying your hearts wide open.

Vida Burtis

Anonymous said...

I'm so amazed at my brother! God definitely spoke through you that day. I keep thinking about your comment about God seeing our potential, and how often we must disappoint Him.
I'm sure Eden was proud of her Papa! I love you John. You did good!


Anonymous said...

I just watched your speech. It was wonderful and heart wrenching at the same time. I am inspired by your faith and the way that you both know Christ. Not as a dictator but as a loving Father. I love both of you so much. thank you really have inspired me to look at what my potential is.


Anonymous said...

It took me awhile to get emotionally ready to hear what you have to say of this Celebration. Today was the time. You have a gift for sharing God's lessons within your life and overlaying them onto others' so they can experience some deeper understanding of their relationship with their heavenly Father. I've also heard you teach the Bible, and you have that way of relating to a diverse audience.
In my opinion, you are being groomed to become a full time teacher. Perhaps the time is now?

I totally agree with you that life on Earth is much too short to not enjoy true & genuine chocolate.
May God's blessings continue to pour out upon His baby Eden's parents.