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Revision as of 00:02, 17 January 2009

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Awesome Year for a new Connect Group

This year promises to be a year of spiritual growth and renewal. We are starting of the year as newly minted connect group leaders. It is our greatest desire that God will use us to move those we come into contact into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. As it says in Romans 12:2:

Romans 12:2
2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

David and Brandy Forward have graciously volunteered to be our host couple for this semester. They have a wonderful bonus room for the kids to play in during the meetings, at which we will be providing child care.

Our first meeting is Thursday January 29th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The Forward's house is located at 127 Boone Trail, Garner, NC 27529 (and for some reason its not on Google maps so try Mapquest) If you are interested in coming, please feel free to get in touch with us via phone(919-661-8409) or email additionally you can see our flier bellow.

This year is going to be awesome and we hope that you'll come and see what the connect group hype is all about! Thanks and God be with you and your family,

  • Josh and Jenny Patterson


--Josh 04:20, 17 January 2009 (UTC) Permanent Link

Family Update

So 2008 Was a rough year, whose back side we are not altogether sad to see depart. After the AC, Car, Baby, Jenny's Back, and the Microwave all failing in the last 4 or 5 months, we are definitely ready for a bit of a break from things breaking (no pun intended)

Jenny's Back is slowly but steadily healing; as many of you know its just hard not to use your back for a week straight (the prescribed remedy) when you have a 2 year old running around the house. With prayer and as much rest as possible, I am sure that it will heal. Losing the baby is probably the hardest thing that has ever happened to us emotionally, and only time will heal that wound. We are mostly back to a normal schedule of events now, and are "getting on with life."

Our friends have been so helpful and compassionate over the last 6 months as has family. We spent a lot of time with family this Christmas, and it was great to see Jordan spend time with her grandparents, especially the Patterson's since prior to this year they had been on the other side of the country.

--Josh 04:12, 17 January 2009 (UTC) Permanent Link

Our Baby Has Gone Home Early

So we had our 1st (and last) Baby visit Friday/Monday. I had hoped to post ultrasound pictures and announce to all of you our friends and family that we were having a baby.

Unfortunately I have the sadness of knowing that for whatever His reasons, God has decided to bring our baby home early. After the year we have had, when we found out we were pregnant in early November we were ecstatic. We thought This was God's miracle ending for our year. It isn't.

Friday afternoon (Dec 19th) Jenny began having cramps, so we went to the Dr. They did an ultrasound and we were able to see our baby and hear the heartbeat. They said that a number of things were smaller then would be expected, but that we would just have to wait and see. There was nothing we could or couldn't do that would have any affect they said. We prayed, the only thing we know to do. Sunday morning God took our baby back home. Monday we were back at the doctor and they confirmed it, and talked us through some of our questions etc. According to them, Jenny is healthy, and should have no complications. This is a minor blessing but doesn't really make anything better.

All this year bad things have happened, but God has provided. After each night, there has been morning; I don't know what could be more joyous then this; but I know that God will continue to provide for us and take care of us. I just don't understand how or what.

Jenny is looking for a sense of normalcy, and would prefer to not talk about it at the moment. I ask that you would honor this wish and try to keep conversation to normal topics :)

I know all of you will assist in praying for our family and the plans that God has laid for us. Thank you all for all of your support in this time.

--Josh 15:12, 23 December 2008 (UTC) Permanent Link

Yes I am a Geek

This year I am not going to let our christmas tree run dry. How to do this? LEDs, Solder and wire! What you ask does that have to do with water in a tree?

Water level detection! By connecting these simple items with some water detection sensor relays I have a nice simple Water Level detector. When the tree is full the Green LED comes on, when its almost empty the RED LED comes on. I added a nice yellow LED to indicate the device was on and powered.

Here is the ornament:

Here is the Schematic:

I will try and add some pictures of the sensor block later.

--Josh 14:41, 2 December 2008 (UTC) Permanent Link

2 Years Old

Its hard to believe our baby girl is already 2 Years and a day old! Yesterday was the big day and we had a great time. We had a bunch of family over (yes Paul and Angela that means you :P) Jordan had a great time playing with everyone, and she really enjoyed her presents too! I will try and post some of the pictures soon, and perhaps some more enlightening commentary.

--Josh 22:32, 24 August 2008 (UTC) Permanent Link

More Health Weirdness

So For those of you who don't know, Jenny has been having dizzy spells occasionally. Yesterday they got real bad, and I took her to the Doctor late yesterday afternoon. They did blood work, and gave her a prescription (which didn't do any good), and then sent her home.

Today we went back, and they did a CT scan, and gave her some fenergan (which did help) So she is sleepy now, but not dizzy. We just got the CT scan results back, and there appears to be no problems. This is probably good; it means this is likely just an "Inner Ear Virus". If this is the case it should run its course in couple of days and be done.

I appreciate people's continued prayer support! I'd also like to thank Angela Jenkins]] for dropping everything to come help out this morning; We really appreciate it immensely!

--Josh 20:25, 1 August 2008 (UTC) Permanent Link

Quick Health Update

Just so everyone knows, Jenny is doing much better, the chest pain has gone away. We are still in the middle of a medicine trial, after that is done we will see if it comes back or not. We are getting ready to Head to Concord NC to help my parents move in next week, so we will be away much of the week. Thanks for everyone's support!

--Josh 04:17, 30 June 2008 (UTC) Permanent Link

Fun With G.Grandma

Great Grandma AKA Grandma AKA Janet has been with us for the last week, and She and Jordan have been making great use of their time! You can see in the picture above they are having a blast playing ark (just about every morning!)
Jenny and I had fun getting ready for her stay; We put in some new french doors in the Parlor to turn it into a more comfy bedroom. We finished up the last pieces of the door/lock mechanism 5 minutes before we walked out the door to pick her up from the airport. The doors came from the Habitat for Humanity Restore They were a great deal, if they maybe took a bit more work then otherwise may have been neccesary.

What a blessing for the whole family to be able to have this time together. Three of four generations under one roof!

--Josh 03:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC) Permanent Link

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