Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mark and Janet

Each week I am going to start highlighting a person (or people) that are special to me. This could take me a while. Anyway, today is Mark and Janet Hatcher. I have them on my heart right now because they just had their first grandbaby! I met them at church....Janet works at the church and Mark is her most precious man!

Janet does not meet a stranger! She is one of the nicest people ever! I can't even tell you in one post what kind of heart they have. Janet sends me a card every year to let me know that she remembers my first born. You have no idea what that has meant to me. I have cried every time. She sews clothes for a ministry called "Threads of Love." It is a ministry that makes clothes for premature babies that die. Shelby had one of those dresses!

When Morgan was one...she smocked her a dress! I am amazed at her skills. Mark is one of the most tender people you will ever meet. He loves his wife and they have been married for years. They are such a picture to me of Christ and the church.

When Morgan was in the hospital they came to see her with their most sassy daughter, Molly. Molly was in my singles class back in the day and I just love her...I have seen the Lord do so much in her life. They came and brought Morgan a book as soon as they heard she was in the hospital. Then they stuffed 20 dollars in my hand and ran out the door. They wanted me to be able to eat while I was there. The thing that I love the most about them is that they are simple people. They are the most giving people and they are so modest. I truly want to be more like Jesus because of their witness to me. There are so many other things that they could do with their time and they use it to reach out to others and show the love of Christ. I don't even have time to list all of the areas of ministry that they are involved in...but I praise God for their lives here and how He uses them!

If there is a verse that reminds me of them it would be this one:
Matthew 5:5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.


Abby said...

this is an awesome idea!! i'm FINALLY catching up on blogs!! i've got lots of reading to do :)

ms. janet sounds AMAZING :)

Tam said...

That is great Jenny! True servants for His Kingdom. Their love, compassion and obedience to Him will reach far in to the future.

I love how you said they could be doing so much more with their time. But they clearly love doing exactly what they're doing now! That is awesome!

Thanks for sharing this story!

Fran said...

They do sound like some heavenly people and through your words make me want to be more like Jesus.

Thank you for sharing Jenny. I love ya...and I pray for you all the time.

Read Amanda's blog today. I pray this place of "peace" for all of us.

BethAnne said...

I want to be like Mark and Janet!

Bev Brandon said...

i just LOVE your heart Jenny Hope for so want to see things from your Good God's perspective...

went to hear Point of Grace last night and they sang You Are Good
I put it on just now and am
listening to it while I comment to you...and offer it as a prayer to the Good God you serve and love...

from the time you open your eyes
your God is good
with every breath you take
you live so grateful to Him
your God is good
even when the road turns
He is still good to Jenny Hope
when Mark & Janet's hands hold you up, your God is so goood
YES, with every breath you take
you tell Him you're good
How can you thank HIM
what can you bring
and lay at the feet of your KING
your life...
Your life is a love song
and tells HIM you're so grateful
for holding your life in HIS HAND
when it is dark and it's cold
world's gone gray and the rain
is here to stay
Jenny Hope's God is still good
How do you thank HIM??
What do you bring?
What do you lay at tge feet of your KING? your entire life...
Your life is a love song Jenny Hope...
You live grateful to HIM for holding your life in HIS HANDS.

this song so touched me and i'll probably play it a zillion times today and i'll think of you and pray for you today as i do, a love song to Him

Kim Sexton said...

Mark and Janet are two of my favorite people! They are full of joy and have such humility about them. I am so blessed to work with Janet!

Bev Brandon said...

i am wanting to discover how to post music to my blog...
so i came to your blog to see if there was a link that i could right click on...seems like you or abby or someone said to do that...well, it's been happening to me all morning---guess who was on your blog singing when it came up? shane & shane, chris tomlin, brooke fraser, and kirk franklin ALL AT THE SAME TIME...LOL...maybe i shouldn't try to discover how to post music at this time in my blog life...

Darla said...

Jenny, I love to hear things like this..makes me wonder why there isn't a news channel for good news! I know its not going to happen, but wouldn't that be cool??

BTW-just made your cookies!! For the first time my whole family agrees these are the best cookies! THey will never make it to Christmas, but Oh well! Hubs sends a special thankyou to you, grinning and eating cookies! :)

Bev Brandon said...

oh, i have to comment again...oh dear are so good about posting all the time---where are you? i jumped in to say pray for my daughter who just had a motorbike accident and we want her home for Christmas! oh no!

Bev Brandon said...

hey, don't worry about the book...even after christmas is fine...any time at all...i didn't even remember about it...thanks for praying for boorke

Teri said...

These people sound incredible! I might steal this idea for my blog...I just love this post!

He Knows My Name said...

jenny this is an awesome post and a great idea. i look forward to meeting the people you are inspired by.

i love your carrie underwood songs especially Jesus take the wheel. so good!!!